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  • Investor scores big by Jemima Codrington

    Since his win at last year’s West Coast Top Investor Awards, Nik Fast has gone from strength to strength.

  • TREB chief: Realtors have breached client privacy by Nestor Arellano

    Realtors may point to privacy concerns in their fight to limit a seller’s information on MLS, but many release it themselves – spawning half of all privacy complaints to the Toronto Real Estate Board, heard a competition hearing Tuesday.

  • Retreating homebuyers benefit T.O. investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    August in Toronto was the slowest, stingiest month in more than two years for new home sales, according to numbers released Monday and hinting at the effects of tighter mortgage rules.

  • Mortgage rules slow market: report by Vernon Clement Jones

    A new report is placing the blame for a slowing real estate market squarely on the shoulders of the federal government and its move to tighten mortgage rules in July.

  • Green acres is the place to be, investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Just gimme that countryside! It's one place where “flipping” still works – in fact, where it increasingly works, according to a new report, charting bidding wars for Canadian farmland.

  • Panel rejects TREB call for closed hearing by Nestor Arellano

    Sorry, and better luck next time. It’s essentially what the competition tribunal told the Toronto Real Estate Board this week in rejecting its request to turn a public hearing challenging its use of MLS information into a closed-door affair.

  • 25% price correction coming: Capital Economics by Vernon Clement Jones

    There are gloomy forecasts and then there are gloomy forecasts, with a new economic report predicting a price correction nearly twice as deep as others for the Canadian housing market.

  • CREW poll: Leave MLS alone by Jemima Codrington

    Amen! say CREW readers, in agreement with Canadian Realtors. A new CREW poll suggests they agree the competition bureau has overstepped the mark in calling for more of a seller’s personal information on MLS.

  • Investor sifts through financing options by

    Financing an income property is almost as important as finding the right property, writes veteran investor Paul Kondakos: Both play a significant role in dictating how much cash flow the property will eventually spit out.

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