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  • Amazon and Realogy gang up on Zillow to entice homebuyers

    You purchase toilet paper, computers and paper towels through the Amazon website. Now, you can buy your next house. The world’s largest retailer is partnering with Realogy, the largest U.S. residential brokerage, to match homebuyers with real estate agents through a program called TurnKey. In return, customers get up to $5,000 of Amazon products and services. And, yes, that includes Alexa-enabled smart home devices.

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  • Canadians struggle with near-record household debt

    Flock to U.S. housing market?
    Canadians are dealing with near record levels of household debt, but mortgage delinquencies continue to improve. As the country worked to cool its heating housing market, home sales dwindled. So now where are the latest round of potential homebuyers looking? Here, in the U.S.
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  • Foreign investment in U.S. real estate surges 49%

    Fueled by increase in Canadian buyer volume
    Transaction growth from foreign buyers exploded over the past year, climbing a full 49%, to an all-new high. While Chinese investors hold the number one spot on U.S. real estate investment, the sudden surge can be credited to a hike in sales volume among Canadian buyers, whose unprecedented growth also hit a new high.
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  • This is what happens when foreign investors invade Vancouver

    Now the most expensive housing market in North America
    When you think expensive major American metro housing markets, you think San Francisco and New York right off the bat. Maybe Washington D.C. if you’re into that sort of thing. But according to the New Yorker, the single most expensive housing market -- thanks to foreign investment -- in North America is not a major market and it’s not “technically” in America but rather in Canada.
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