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  • Law firm: Hold your e-horses, Realtors by Caitlin Nobes

    While Ontario Realtors push for allowing e-signatures on property sales, a national law firm is warning there are significant reliability issues to solve first.

  • Investors welcome falling housing starts by Vernon Clement Jones

    It was with a tap and not a thud, but May housing starts did, indeed, fall from the previous month’s record high, according to the latest national numbers.

  • Miami heats condo market for Canucks by Kit Kadlec

    Predicting the bottom of a real estate cycle can be tricky, but Canadian investors who bought into the Miami condominium market last year may have done just that. And the rewards have been huge.

  • 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.

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