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  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Canada ranks highly in study of the world’s most livable countries… Forum aims to address the affordability issue… Canadians believe they will have to work until they die… US pending home sales higher…

  • Specialization or bust, say agents by Olivia D'Orazio

    The age of generalist agents is coming to a close, say industry players arguing sales reps need to hone in on a particular property type or neighbourhood, or risk extinction in an increasingly competitive market.

  • Mystery bidder buys 6,000 foreclosure homes by Jamie Henry

    A dream client is one who wants to buy an expensive luxury home. Maybe he or she is an investor who’s ready to buy two at once to add to their portfolio. But six thousand homes?

  • Can Canada compete with Jennifer Lopez’s $22 million NYC home? by Jamie Henry

    Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez recently spilled $22 million on a 6,250-square foot condo in New York City, and while that seems lofty even by Manhattan standards, our real estate market here in Canada is quickly catching up.

  • This ‘new’ trend group is growing, wealthy and ready to buy – are you prepared? by Olivia D'Orazio

    First-time buyers are finding it hard to get enough funds to buy a property, Gen Y are happy hanging on at home for a few more years and upsizing is, well, pretty expensive for many. But there’s a growing demographic that appears, for now, to have been largely overlooked.

  • Daily Market Update by Jamie Henry

    Vancouver site breaks record for condo development land… Housing bubble talk shifts to autos… US housing market continues to grow; but it’s still early days…

  • Rich agent, poor agent by Olivia D'Orazio

    You work hard, you do the networking, you study and you’re still not making as much as you should be. We’ve done the research, crunched the numbers and this might be the reason…

  • Lighter Side: Is this the best listing video ever? by Olivia D'Orazio

    You had better start rehearsing! All tour-guiding agents have a new standard to meet: this listing video raised the bar with its splash of humour breaking up the traditional sweeping vistas and gratuitous kitchen shots that make up modern listing videos.

  • Commission alternative to stave off time-wasters by Olivia D'Orazio

    There is arguably nothing more dear to agents as their commissions, but some industry players argue a fee-for-service payment structure would ward off time-wasting clients – without eating into agent paycheques.

  • Lighter Side: Swap an iPhone, get a home by Jamie Henry

    How do you know it’s time to leave a market? Well, in Detroit, the tanking housing sector has taken on a new low, with one eager seller offering his home in the Motor City for the new iPhone 6.

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