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  • Get to know the average first-time buyer by Jamie Henry

    First-time home buyers may have increased their average budget, but a new report indicates that they are also waiting longer to make that first purchase in the wake of increased housing prices.

  • The Green Belt and Toronto property by REP

    The Places to Grow Act has fundamentally shifted the nature of home construction from single-family detached and semi-detached homes in the outlying regions of the GTA to condominium units in in building scattered across the city.

  • Analyst questions CREA stats by Justin da Rosa

    One industry analyst is questioning how the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports its home sales data, suggesting his own analysis points to a less frenetically-paced market.

  • Two benefits of MLS listings by Jamie Henry

    In the world of real estate, the more people who see the listings of homes for sale, the better the deal will be in the end for the home sellers – and, by extension, the Realtor. However, it is vital to ensure that those who are viewing the property are actually qualified and motivated homebuyers.

  • Top tips for first-time buyers by REP

    Buyers have to be ready to jump into the market when the right opportunity presents itself. Not being prepared could cost your client greatly.

  • Three things to consider before your help their kids buy a house by Jamie Henry

    Ask any Realtor or mortgage broker about home first-time homeowners, and you’re bound to hear stories about parents providing financial assistance.

  • Toronto Parking Wars by REP

    Condo parking spots are expensive and often deemed unnecessary by many buyers. But are your clients missing out on long-term appreciation by not investing now? Erica Smith and Joy Patterson from The Condo Chicks discuss the current parking wars in Toronto.

  • Broker calls for insurers to provide flagged properties list by Justin da Rosa

    One industry player is calling on mortgage insurers to make a list of red-flagged properties available to Realtors, after a deal fell through in the 11th hour.

  • Personal branding for Realtors by REP

    All Realtors have a personal brand, whether we’re working for a larger realty firm or for ourselves. A personal brand can sometimes be seen as lightweight, but it’s not just about your image, as important as that is.

  • Agents call for ban on Photoshopped images by Jamie Henry

    Real estate agents across the country are calling on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to ban the use of Photoshop in creating marketing materials, arguing that creativity is adding to their workloads.

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