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  • Investors win new Realtor commission option by Jemima Codrington

    When selling a property with the assistance of a Realtor, paying a standard commission is par for the course. Or is it?

  • Investors facing glut of new T.O. condos by Editorial

    June building permits point to the widest-ever gap between condo-hungry Toronto and the rest of the country.

  • Toronto condo sales fall 10% by Vernon Clement Jones

    A 10 per cent slip in Toronto condo sales forced an overall decline of 1.5 per cent in Canada’s most buoyant market last month, according to the city's real estate board.

  • More investors turning to vendor-takebacks by Jemima Codrington

    Recent changes to mortgage rules have tightened lending restrictions across the country, but have also renewed interest in the often-controversial vendor take-back.

  • Flaherty: New mortgage rules doing their job by Jemima Codrington

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Wednesday that there will be no more tightening of mortgage rules, following a series of revisions beginning in January.

  • Poll: BoC rate hike ain't in the cards by Jemima Codrington

    An increasing number of economists are convinced the Bank of Canada will be forced to raise its key lending rate this year – despite tighter mortgage rule. But a new poll suggests over 80% of Canadian property investors beg to differ.

  • Flat confidence reading good for investors? by Jemima Codrington

    A new index reading suggests the confidence of Canadian small business diminished to an all-time low in July -- a sign rental markets may get even tighter.

  • $25B Halifax contract challenges local investors by Richard Killeen-Payne

    In October, Halifax got an adrenalin shot in the arm, otherwise known as a $25-billion shipbuilding contract. While that's sparked unprecedented interest on the part of property investors across Canada, it has presented their local counterparts with real challenges, explains Halifax property expert Richard Killeen-Payne. The opportunities, however, are just as real.

  • Realtors split on fee-for-service model by Vernon Clement Jones

    The decision by Quebec professionals to split from the national association of Realtors is exposing a fault line on the issue of “fee-for-service.”

  • Go north, investors, for 30% appreciation by Vernon Clement Jones

    The newest incarnation of Canada’s gold rush may be set in Northern Ontario, with home price gains outpacing those to the south, including T.O's.

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