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  • 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.

  • How to select an out-performing market by Jemima Codrington

    Each investor has a checklist when it comes to selecting the perfect income-generating property. But how do you choose where to buy it?

  • Online realty adds more bait to hook by Vernon Clement Jones

    The field of players in the online realty space just got wider, with a new Ontario entrant offering buyer cash-backs equal to as much as 50 per cent of Realtor commissions.

  • New York Times to U.S. investors: Go north! by Jemima Codrington

    Since the U.S. housing market collapse, Canadian investors have been facing competition south of the border. But could they soon be squaring off on home turf?

  • Rogers heading to real estate market by Jemima Codrington

    An announcement from Rogers Communications has left some Realtors reeling, as the goliath digital provider reveals it has applied to become a licensed real estate brokerage.

  • 'Walkability' steps into the spotlight for investors by Vernon Clement Jones

    Proximity to public transportation is one thing, but it’s a property’s “walkability” that increasingly determines its value, according to investors, pointing to the shifting priorities of both buyers and renters.

  • Vacant condos evidence of investors? by Vernon Clement Jones

    As much as a quarter of condo units in parts of downtown Vancouver sit "vacant but owned," suggests one researcher reviewing the 2011 census and calling for better appreciation of foreign investment.

  • Poll: Canuck interest in U.S. commercial grows by Jemima Codrington

    In a recent poll, 42 per cent of CREW readers said they were considering adding U.S. commercial real estate to their portfolio in 2013, a number that could rise following yesterday’s announcement that a Canada-based firm has entered Silicon Valley.

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