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  • 5 Minutes with Ira Jelinek by REP

    Ira Jelinek is a Realtor with Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Toronto, and was ranked in the top one per cent of all agents in Ontario after just four years in the business.

  • If you build it, they will finance it… maybe by REP

    Is your client thinking about building their own home? Will they require any level of financing along the way? Suggest they start at the very beginning with an in-depth project review with their mortgage broker, one that is specifically experienced with construction mortgages. In fact, have this conversation prior to their purchasing the lot if possible.

  • 5 Minutes with Ricky Chadha by REP

    Ricky Chadha is a real estate agent with Royal LePage in Toronto. He is also a real estate columnist for The Globe and Mail.

  • The condo soft landing begins? by Jamie Henry

    Construction in the condominium market slipped 3.7 per cent to 192,368 units in August compared to 199,813 in July, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in a report release Tuesday.

  • 13 steps for agents to conquer their day by REP

    Peter Heinrich, managing director of The National Finance Institute, has come up with some solutions to help agents only spend their time on what is really important.

  • Tipping the balance: How to stop work taking over your life by REP

    One of the key barriers to achieving a healthy worklife balance is the feeling of guilt when you stop working, something that is especially difficult for perfectionist or A-type personalities, says business coach Jon Dale.

  • Despite its decline, we still need CMHC by REP

    While many have called for CMHC to leave mortgage insurance in the hands of private corporations, one industry player believes relying solely on the free market to limit exposure could lead to economic problems.

  • CMHC continues its decline by Justin da Rosa

    CMHC insurance in force continues to decline after the crown corporation – and Canada’s largest mortgage default insurer – axed a number of its programs earlier this year.

  • Rent to own benefits all parties involved by Jamie Henry

    Rent to own properties benefit clients, Realtors and mortgage brokers, according to one broker, who lays out the elements of a R2O strategy for those agents looking to suggest this method of homeownership for clients.

  • Time for an email curfew? by Jamie Henry

    Are late-night emails eating into your team's sleep-cycle, productivity and overall happiness in their job? Some companies are testing out email curfews to kick the habit - and finding success.

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