• Home sales continue to rise with moderate boost in June by Olivia D'Orazio

    According to the June housing report released by the Canadian Real Estate Association, home sales rose 11.2 per cent over the year-ago period. However, sales were steadily rising throughout 2014, as June marked the fifth consecutive month-on-month increase, with a 0.8 per cent boost over May.

  • Are smart homes a wise investment? by Vernon Jones

    Samsung’s big deal with a leading condo developer for the country’s first smart home systems may be making the news, but will it make the best investment choice?

  • 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.

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