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  • Realtors move to specialize in investor deals by Vernon Clement Jones

    A leading GTA brokerage is among those shifting its focus to investors, a tacit acknowledgement of the power and, indeed,the proliferation of those property buyers and sellers.

  • Homebuyer adaptability rains on landlord dreams by Vernon Clement Jones

    A new survey is suggesting any boon for landlords because of tighter mortgage rules may be temporary, with young Canadians deferring and not abandoning their home-buying dreams.

  • Realtors to buyers: Price drops ain't gonna happen by Christopher Myrick

    House prices remained relatively flat in the first quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier, with increases across the country averaging between 1.2 per cent and 2.4 per cent, according to a new survey released Thursday.

  • How to hold onto good tenants by Jemima Codrington

    Placing an average cost on tenant turnover is hard, given the number of variables. But it can be a stressful process, especially if the new tenants don’t hold a candle to the ones that just left.

  • REITs now driving TSX growth by Vernon Clement Jones

    It has increasingly fallen to REITs to bring new offerings to the TSX and other Canadian exchanges, according to a new report from PwC, identifying those trusts as responsible for all IPOs in the first quarter.

  • Four questions to ask your Realtor by Jemima Codrington

    CREW caught up with Mat Piche, RE/MAX Real Estate Centre, to find out what questions investors must ask a Realtor before deciding to work with her or him.

  • Buyers bullish on Saskatchewan and Manitoba by Jemima Codrington

    In the face of doom and gloom housing market predictions, buyer confidence in the Prairies has remained strong, so is it time for investors turn to turn westward?

  • Pocket listings cut into MLS sales by Vernon Clement Jones

    The move to pocket listing is at least partly to blame for a slump in home sales through Toronto’s MLS system, say industry experts, asking investors to get more creative with their property searches.

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