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Yahoo Finance Canada presents Editor's Edition, featuring finance industry insiders and the Yahoo Finance Canada editorial team discussing the top issues facing Canada's business and political realms.

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    Editor’s Edition: Toronto, Vancouver rental real estate markets red hot

    Canadians appear to be thinking about post-pandemic life more than real estate these days, but prices are still sky-high in many housing markets. A return to a relative normal is also resulting in a booming rental housing market in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Vancouver area. Home price charts look more like cryptocurrency or tech stocks and federal party leaders are pressing the Liberal government to take action on housing affordability for first time buyers. The NDP’s plan includes tackling money laundering. We’ve been getting monthly updates from the ground floor from Realosophy Realty’s John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty’s Steve Saretsky, who help make sense of it all, with advice for anyone buying or selling a home. Also See: The latest real estate news for housing prices, mortgage rates, markets, luxury properties and more at Yahoo Finance Canada. They answered viewer questions and shared their thoughts on where they see markets going If you have questions, email them to jessybains@yahoofinance.com and John or Steve will answer them on the next episode. Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jessysbains.

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    Experts answer your Canadian real estate questions

    The rapid rise in home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot of people scratching their heads, and many are priced out of real estate in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Metro Vancouver. Some are asking about moving out of the province or even the country. Others are wondering if they’ll be underwater if they buy today. We’ve been getting monthly updates from the ground floor from Realosophy Realty’s John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty’s Steve Saretsky, who help make sense of it all, with advice for anyone buying or selling a home. Also See: The latest real estate news for housing prices, mortgage rates, markets, luxury properties and more at Yahoo Finance Canada. They answered those questions as well as why rent is rising, being underwater on investment properties, and activist housing groups calling for change. If you have questions, email them to jessybains@yahoofinance.com and John or Steve will answer them on the next episode. Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jessysbains.

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    Soaring price of Canadian real estate is turning into a political football

    Home prices have been on a tear during the COVID-19 pandemic in The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Metro Vancouver, a large cohort of first-time buyers find themselves priced out as a result. The federal Conservatives are pressing the Liberal government to take action on housing affordability for first-time buyers. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole took it to the Liberals during question period on the effects of the rapid rise in prices as well as a developer buying up a billion dollars worth of properties. We’ve been getting monthly updates from the ground floor from Realosophy Realty’s John Pasalis and Oakwyn Realty’s Steve Saretsky, who help make sense of it all, with advice for anyone buying or selling a home. Also See: The latest real estate news for housing prices, mortgage rates, markets, luxury properties and more at Yahoo Finance Canada. They weighed in on the politics of Canada’s real estate markets. If you have questions, email them to jessybains@yahoofinance.com and John or Steve will answer them on the next episode. Jessy Bains is a senior reporter at Yahoo Finance Canada. Follow him on Twitter @jessysbains.