If so, that would alleviate some of the extra pressure placed on potential home buyers caused by tightened mortgage rules. Economists weigh in
Housing is bound to become a less influential force following the cooling effects of tighter mortgage regulations, BMO warns
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Arguments around cutting commissions are usually centred on the impact on a selling agent’s income, but full-service players are increasingly suggesting the practice has a knock-on effect for them.
A growing number of agents are refusing to leave money on the table, instead helping snowbird clients in their search for a foreign home – and collecting a referral fee for the service.
The most influential real estate agents have already mastered the art of body language. Without saying a word, they can seem confident and collected – which is exactly what potential clients are looking for.
If you’re the kind of agent who believes in rumours, you might want to brush up on your Mandarin: the Canadian government is apparently planning a replacement immigrant investment program.
A $6 slip in oil prices on Thursday took the wind out of agents’ sails following an RBC Economic Research study that suggested a strong Calgary housing market, as home prices actually hit record levels for the quarter.