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  • Commercial mortgage business booms by Jamie Henry

    The commercial real estate realm is set for a boom, as commercial mortgages experience a resurgence in both Canada and the United States led, in large part, by one specific type of lender.

  • Agents should warn would-be investors, landlord says by Grainne Burns

    With an increasing number of events targeting enthusiastic property investors, one landlord says agents should warn would-be investors about the bad advice being offered.

  • Extra supply squeezes rental rates by Vernon Jones

    A huge surge in the number of condos coming through the MLS and greater competition is squeezing rental rates in the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Condo market to land softly but certain markets in danger by Vernon Jones

    The Conference Board of Canada is joining the chorus of experts forecasting a soft landing for Canada’s condo market, though the optimism doesn’t extend to some of the more popular cities.

  • July sales data paints positive picture by Olivia D'Orazio

    The Canadian housing market is still strong, despite concerns that a weak spring market would impact July sales. Instead, unit sales across Canada rose 7.2 per cent in July to 42,000, while the dollar value of those sales spiked 12.5 per cent to $19.3 billion.

  • How NOT to negotiate by Jamie Henry

    Jeff Weiss’ Guide to Negotiation identifies three common failings that negotiators make, some of which will come as a surprise even to seasoned veteran agents.

  • Brekland Realty fined $600,000 by RECO by REP

    Mississauga, Ont.-based Brekland Realty, also known as Monster Realty Corp., plead guilty to charges related to the improper handling of its real estate trust account, leading to a $600,000 fine by RECO.

  • Get interactive: Do you know your cultural profile? by Jamie Henry

    A new test can help avoid cultural misunderstanding holding back your business in Canada’s increasing diverse real estate industry.

  • Experts split on rate outlook by Jamie Henry

    Will there be a rate fluctuation in the next 30-45 days? It depends who you ask, with RateSupermarket.ca’s panel of experts not reaching a consensus this month.

  • Booming 2014 to give way to moderated 2014 and 2015? by Justin da Rosa

    CMHC forecasts gradually improving economic conditions in Canada in 2014 and 2015; though it also predicts a moderation in housing starts, according to its latest quarterly Housing Market Outlook report, released Wednesday.

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