The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales climbed 2.2 per in December compared with November as they recovered from a dip following the introduction of new mortgage rules
Two markets, two diverging paths
The most recent kidnap and murder of a real estate agent during a showing is being taken as a lesson to sales reps throughout North America.
Agents who once turned up their noses at leasing clients are now taking on the lower-paying work. Is this a sign of the changing times, where Realtors now outnumber buyers in several parts of the country?
Realtors top the list for wage increases… Should Vancouver for a large number of small developments rather than a small number of large ones?… The loonie takes a hit after weaker GDP figures… And Nova Scotia introduces fracking ban…
With the lack of inventory plaguing several municipalities across the country, agents are working hard to make sure the deals they do have close as seamlessly as possible. But one check that seems so straight-forward actually has the potential to destroy a deal and send your clients spiraling into years of arbitration.
Barry Lebow was a wandering young man. After leaving the Israeli army, Lebow says he "failed into real estate", finding reprieve in the motivation he drew from his work as a Realtor.
Confidence grows in real estate and job security… Is there a link between the stock market and condo sales?... And US pending sales dip in August...