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  • Experience says it all – doesn’t it? by Nicola Middlemiss

    Experience is undoubtedly important when it comes to buying and selling real estate, but some experts say it’s not the be-all or end-all when hiring new agents.

  • Big bank makes bold rate prediction by Justin da Rosa

    One of Canada’s biggest banks made a bold prediction on Monday, but according to mortgage brokers, agents don’t have to plan for market hysteria just yet.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Commission cuts to attract buyers the new way?... Colliers: 2015 to be a good year from commercial real estate in Ottawa... Prime Rate cut to spur growth, investment?

  • We’re not down yet, Alberta agents say by Olivia D'Orazio

    Analysts and industry watchers were pointing to Alberta for the reason behind the BoC’s decision to lower interest rates, but agents on the ground say Alberta’s doing just fine, thank-you-very-much.

  • Lower rates to help Kitchener market by Jordan Maxwell

    The overnight interest rate cut from the Bank of Canada last week will boost home sales and activity in Kitchener, Ont., a market that is seeing tremendous growth of the last year, according to a local Realtor.

  • Court confirms transfer of “ownership” for rebate by Martin Rumack

    As you may know, the HST New Housing Rebate is established and governed by the federal Excise Tax Act, and is aimed primarily at those who buy a new or substantially-renovated home from a builder.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Micro-condos a welcome alternative in Surrey... Yaffe: Immigrants to keep the good times rollin' in Vancouver... Single family lots at all-time low in Calgary... Mortgage war underway?

  • Lower rates doing nothing for up-sizing clients by Olivia D'Orazio

    Lower interest rates – announced by the Bank of Canada last week – will mostly benefit first-time home buyers, not the average up-sizing clients, say agents.

  • Panic caused by listings shortage extends to investor clients by Olivia D'Orazio

    Competition due to a shortage of listings is threatening many investors’ livelihood, and lower interest rates are set to make the job of finding properties for those clients even more difficult.

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