• Brokers shrug off RBC’s Realtor incentives by Olivia D'Orazio

    The Royal Bank of Canada is leveraging Realtors’ relationships with their clients to draw first-time homebuyers, and the reaction from mortgage brokers has been unsurprisingly cold.

  • Is there money in puppy love? by Grainne Burns

    As more condo boards clamp down on their animal regulations, should Realtors move towards showing more pet friendly units to potential buyers?

  • Commercial market bolsters building permit hike by Olivia D'Orazio

    The 13.8 per cent rise in the value of building permits that was recorded in May can be attributed to higher construction intentions for commercial buildings, according to a report from Statistics Canada.

  • HGTV Effect boosts home renovation spending by Olivia D'Orazio

    More homebuyers are willing to take on less-than-perfect properties, largely due to what a report by the Altus Group calls the ‘HGTV effect’.

  • Boost your web presence with better video by REP

    Using video is a great way to boost your online presence, and with sites like YouTube and Vimeo, it’s even easier to market your services with this medium – for free. But with millions and millions of videos uploaded every day, it’s hard to find your way through the noise.

  • Look beyond granite: Surprising features that buyers want by REP

    There are certain things that everyone wants in a home: granite countertops, hardwood floors, maybe an extra bathroom or two… But there are some bonuses that lots of homebuyers don’t immediately recognize.

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