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  • CMHC reveals confidential memo to finance ministry by Justin da Rosa

    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) has admitted that it told the finance ministry in 2014 its concerns about increasing high household debt levels and rising prices in a number of urban property markets.

  • Lighter Side: Sustainable housing has a green side by REP

    Sustainable housing and renewable energy sources are two of the most important issues facing the social population, but one German designer is trying to address both issues at once.

  • Daily Market Update by Jordan Maxwell

    Winnipeg housing market cools off in early 2015... Okanagan homes sales strong in February... Sales growth expected in Toronto, Vancouver...

  • BoC rate changes: Not what, but why by Jennifer Paterson

    Real estate experts were not surprised by the Bank of Canada’s announcement yesterday that it would maintain the interest rate at its current level – but some suggest that agents should advise their clients not to make any buying or selling decisions based on the BoC’s movements.

  • Never too soon for a summer home by Olivia D'Orazio

    Our Canadian winters can be brutal, leaving many people to dream of a warm summer, drink in hand, lounging on the dock of their lakeside retreat.

  • Daily Market Update by REP

    Property tax increases to stifle homebuyers?... Chinese New Year spurs real estate in Vancouver... Million-dollar homes a growing trend...

  • Major cities post massive February sales growth by Olivia D'Orazio

    Homebuyers in Canada’s larger city centres are wising up to the fact that home prices aren’t about to tumble, sending February sales through the roof.

  • Bank of Canada announces overnight rate by Justin da Rosa

    There has been much speculation since the Bank of Canada’s surprise rate cut in late January, but have the predictions come true?

  • Part-time agent debate heats up by Olivia D'Orazio

    As agents are increasingly forced to compete for a shrinking pool of clients, some sales reps are calling for the regulation of their part-time counterparts. But is that ever likely to happen?

  • Pricing strategies to prove an agent’s value by Olivia D'Orazio

    With cut commissions, rebate programs, and other pricing strategies taking over the market, how can traditional agents prove the value of their services? REP readers have their say.

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