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  • July sales data paints positive picture by Olivia D'Orazio

    The Canadian housing market is still strong, despite concerns that a weak spring market would impact July sales. Instead, unit sales across Canada rose 7.2 per cent in July to 42,000, while the dollar value of those sales spiked 12.5 per cent to $19.3 billion.

  • How NOT to negotiate by Jamie Henry

    Jeff Weiss’ Guide to Negotiation identifies three common failings that negotiators make, some of which will come as a surprise even to seasoned veteran agents.

  • Brekland Realty fined $600,000 by RECO by REP

    Mississauga, Ont.-based Brekland Realty, also known as Monster Realty Corp., plead guilty to charges related to the improper handling of its real estate trust account, leading to a $600,000 fine by RECO.

  • Get interactive: Do you know your cultural profile? by Jamie Henry

    A new test can help avoid cultural misunderstanding holding back your business in Canada’s increasing diverse real estate industry.

  • Experts split on rate outlook by Jamie Henry

    Will there be a rate fluctuation in the next 30-45 days? It depends who you ask, with RateSupermarket.ca’s panel of experts not reaching a consensus this month.

  • Booming 2014 to give way to moderated 2014 and 2015? by Justin da Rosa

    CMHC forecasts gradually improving economic conditions in Canada in 2014 and 2015; though it also predicts a moderation in housing starts, according to its latest quarterly Housing Market Outlook report, released Wednesday.

  • CMHC crunches condo ownership breakdown by Justin da Rosa

    Industry professionals have often wondered what percentage of condos in Canada’s two biggest markets are occupied by their owners, and what per cent are owned by investors – and the data has finally been compiled.

  • Housing starts rise slowly in July: CMHC by Vernon Jones

    Housing supply in many markets is set to ease slightly as the number of construction starts rise again, according to the latest figures from the CMHC.

  • The three toughest work conversations by Jamie Henry

    If you’ve been in any sort of managerial role for a while, you’ve had to tackle some tough conversations - and talking about an employee's work ethic or attitude can be among the toughest.

  • Resales boom in one market by Jamie Henry

    July 2014 was likely one of the busiest months in recent memory for many real estate agents in one of Canada’s markets, with the number of resales marking the second best July on record.

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