• T.O. mayor to Realtors: To the trenches! by Caitlin Nobes

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reiterated his commitment this week to reducing or removing the city’s land transfer tax, asking Realtors to step up their lobby efforts in anticipation of council opposition.

  • Murder headlines spark calls for background checks by Caitlin Nobes

    Could effective tenant screening have prevented a Quebec landlord from renting to Luka Rocco Magnotta and saved another in B.C. from being shot?

  • BoC rate decision holds potential downside by Vernon Clement Jones

    The Bank of Canada left the overnight rate unchanged at 1 per cent Tuesday, in the process suggesting a hike may not come anytime soon.

  • 1/4 of B.C. homeowners now landlords by Vernon Clement Jones

    A new report suggesting a quarter of B.C. homeowners rent out a portion of their home is confirming the province’s title as the property investment capital of Canada.

  • Canada crowns its top Mortgage professionals by Editorial Team

    Westerners challenged Ontario dominance at the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards Friday, the industry celebrating that excellence in Roarin’ 20s style at Toronto’s historic Carlu.

  • Demand rises for pricey B.C. commercial property by Vernon Clement Jones

    British Columbians bullish on commercial property are pointing to a record number of big-ticket sales for the last quarter -- proof, they say. of the sector’s health.

  • Investors grow their reliance on mortgage brokers by Vernon Clement Jones

    A new spring report suggests more and more buyers – among them investors – are turning to mortgage brokers as credit challenges creep in and banks grow reluctant to lend.

  • Housing price hike erodes affordability by Editorial Team

    The costs of owning property increased in most major cities across Canada after two consecutive quarters of improvement.

  • Best renovations to boost ROI by Caitlin Nobes

    Think it’s all about kitchens and bathrooms? Or maybe you’re focused on the basement suite? Turns out a lick of paint could be the best investment you make for your investment property.

  • Investors await 'Klondike days' for Fort Mac by Vernon Clement Jones

    Any Klondike rush of small investors will have to wait at least until the end of summer for details on new developments planned for housing-starved, oil-bloated Fort McMurray.

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