• 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.

  • Are strong farm real estate values here to stay? by Olivia D'Orazio

    Rural-based Realtors shouldn’t rejoice too soon – last year’s 15.1 per cent increase in farm real estate values reported by Statistics Canada isn’t likely to be repeated in 2014, according to one farm real estate expert.

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