Major Canadian bank economists say Hamilton will continue to be one of the strongest housing markets in the country in 2015. Some predictions are even more striking. “For 2015-2016, Hamilton is the only city where we actually have home prices growing over the two years,” said TD real estate economist Diana Petramala . The TD analysis looks at the largest 14 cities in Canada. 'For 2015-2016, Hamilton is the only city where we actually have home prices growing over the two years.' - TD real estate economist Diana Petramala Over the last few years, Hamilton’s housing market has been hot, often ahead of the pack in how much prices rose or how many homes sold. The market has been a frequent talking point, its strength touted as evidence of the city's vibrancy. A Article: CBC.ca.
Is Hamilton getting too cute? The idea seems a trifle unlikely. The city at the west end of Lake Ontario still has a reputation as a gritty working-class steel town. But a wave of gentrification has rolled through in the past few years. Young couples priced out of the Toronto real estate market have been coming down the QEW to shop for houses. Galleries and cafés are popping up on once-derelict downtown streets. Throngs of people turn out for gallery-hopping art crawls. This city of drivers even has a bike-share program and a new central-city bike lane. Full Article..... Article: Globe & Mail. Building blocks in place for a new Hamilton
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