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  • OREA poll points to positive outlook by Olivia D'Orazio

    A new survey by the Ontario Real Estate Association revealed regional disparities across the province; some 41 per cent of prospective homebuyers in Toronto said they were looking to purchase a condo, but in the rest of the province, more people are eyeing detached homes.

  • Realtors at odds over CMHC impact by Olivia D'Orazio

    Realtors across Canada are at odds over the impact of the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation’s decision last month to eliminate insurance on second mortgages.

  • 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.

  • Quick Fixes and How to do Them by REP

    There are still a lot of people who can’t seem to look beyond the small things to see a house’s greater potential. That’s why it’s even more important to fix those small things before bringing a house to market.

  • Vacancy rates in seniors’ residences decreases by Olivia D'Orazio

    With an aging population, investors should look to seniors’ residences for solid investments, especially as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) reports a drop in the national vacancy rate to 9.7 per cent for 2014.

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