From blockbuster property purchases to A-listers vowing to move to Canada because of President-elect Donald Trump, here are the 20 most-viewed stories from BuzzBuzzNews’ market coverage in 2016.
BuzzBuzzNews was the first to report that one of North America’s biggest commercial property owners was selling a major asset.
And, as it turns out, entrepreneurs with deep-running ties to the Vaughan, Ontario, mall showed interest, reportedly.
The most expensive home as of March this year eventually found a new owner at a discounted price of $14,950,000.
4. Chinese developer Greenland Group (Canada) just bought a Toronto waterfront property for $166 million
The previous owner paid $60 million for the property, the current site of a sprawling FedEx warehouse, back in 2014.
See how Royal LePage’s mid-year forecast stacks up to what has actually happened.
Well, at least one of them has gone back on their word, but can you blame them for not wanting to leave their multi-million-dollar Brooklyn pad?
Rendering: M City
BuzzBuzzNews was the first to report on the Rogers family’s M City plans for a 15-acre plot of land in Mississauga.
At one point, the sixth most expensive home in Toronto was a condo.
National Bank says the reason is based on supply.
Biddings wars aren’t limited to Toronto.
The real estate doomsayers have had a less than perfect track record when predicting where the Canadian market is headed.
It involves reassessing how land in and around the GTA is designated and used.
Rendering: Norm Li
Take a look at Drake’s new digs, in 3D.
There’s no denying demand is strong for low-rise housing in the GTA.
The vision for the site channels Toronto’s Queens Quay redevelopment, with ample pedestrian space, bike lanes and greenery.
16. 5 reasons (besides low interest rates) why Toronto and Vancouver real estate may only get hotter
There was a strong supporting cast of factors, suggested Robert Kavcic, a BMO senior economist, in June.
What to expect next year in terms of Canadian home prices, sales, and potential interest-rate cuts.
Maybe you haven’t heard of the top buyer’s market in the country, but with an average selling price of well under $300,000, you may want to take note (or pack your bags).
The number of single-detached homes builders complete could surprise you.
It’s all about household formation, suggests Stefane Marion, National Bank’s chief economist.