Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the upcoming spring budget will include a package of measures dealing with housing affordability
Comparing the inventory today to that of 10 years ago is sobering
In hot markets like Toronto and Vancouver, open houses are increasingly seen as superfluous, but some industry players caution agents not to count out their potential to build your business.
It’s the inventory challenge Canadian agents don’t talk enough about, but it’s nonetheless drawing both institutional and mom-and-pop buyers south of the border – and into the hands of American brokers.
The latest in the debate on commissions has some agents pointing the finger at their high-rolling counterparts, arguing sky-high payouts are overly opulent, not well-deserved.
The housing market in British Columbia has seen one of the country’s biggest increases in sales activities in the past year, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, beating out both Alberta and Ontario.
Brokers may continue to debate the fiduciary obligations around so-called stigmatized properties, but with one particular type they’re increasingly having to go beyond the letter of the law.
Despite frustration regarding the number of so-called bad agents, Canada’s largest regulator says it’s not going to restrict the number of licences it hands out.
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