An increase to Toronto’s land transfer tax not expected to materially impact housing affordability, according to one real estate veteran
Among other factors, the recent changes to federal mortgage rules will significantly contribute to dampening the Canadian mortgage sector’s activity starting this year
Are the days of brokerages accepting any agent with a license and a pulse numbered? Several Toronto-area players hope so, calling on big-name brokerages to do more to weed out bad agents.
Many agents are now proactively suggesting gen-Y clients ask family for help with a down payment in anticipation of the growing struggle they’ll face to qualify under tighter lending rules.
As if selling houses wasn’t tough enough, a growing number of leading agents say you’ve got to be actively blogging about it several times a week. David Fleming, a high-flier with Bosley Real Estate, tells REP that he’s doing just that.
Building permits decline in August; reversing the trend… Canada may need to take measures to slow housing market says IMF... Homebuyers demand a clean house…
Phew! Prima donna clients may increasingly be a thing of the past as Toronto buyers – even the well-heeled ones – show new willingness to overlook “nuisance features” in today’s tight market.
Agents are choosing to forego bus ads and billboards, instead turning to their past clients in order to drum up business, signs of a particularly competitive market where sales reps outnumber listings.