Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma

Neil Sharma is the news editor of Mortgage Broker News, Canadian Real Estate Wealth and Real Estate Professional, and has been covering the Canadian real estate market since 2012. Before joining Key Media, he wrote for the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, National Post, Epoch Times, and more.

Published Articles by Neil Sharma

Government initiative to embolden LPAT meets resistance

The Ontario provincial government wants to endow the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal—which was tasked with considering local planning rules when arbitrating developer applications—with the same power the defunct Ontario Municipal Board had t ...

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Industry fears condo cancellations erode consumer confidence

Fears abound that consumer confidence in preconstruction condos will falter after the Ontario Superior Court’s rejection of an application to nullify purchase agreements for a cancelled Toronto-area development

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Going on a home tour? Pray for rain!

Real estate agents typically pray for nice weather when taking buyers on property tours, but not Claude Boiron. He prays for rain

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Enhanced communication boosts bottom lines

A critical component of being an effective real estate sales representative is having strong communication skills—and that involves much more than being personable with clients

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Intergenerational wealth transfer will buoy housing market

While activity in the housing market has cooled, it will be spry within a decade

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Industrial land scarcity grips GTA

Rents shot up 14% in 2018, according to CoStar Group

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Last-minute amendment saves construction industry

Toronto’s construction industry may have just averted a calamity

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RECO, TICO come to agreement over short-term rentals

Real estate sales representatives will not have to register as travel agents to work on short-term rentals

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Ontario budget tackles root cause of housing affordability

Toronto is notorious for its unhurried approach to approving developments, but if the 2019 Ontario budget is any indication, there may yet be hope

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Rescinding bylaw exemption will cripple Toronto's housing market: RESCON

A proposed amendment to a City of Toronto noise bylaw could hamstring construction to the point of worsening affordability struggles and resulting in mass layoffs, charges an industry association

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