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  • Is concierge service dying? by Grainne Burns

    First, there were virtual concierges and now there’s a movement afoot to slash the working hours of the actual humans still in the job. Does this mark the death knell for concierge personnel?

  • “Cleaner” Hamilton ready for investors by Grainne Burns

    Hamilton landlords may be fretting about the city’s new property standards, but others are optimistic that a clean-up will boost the region’s offering.

  • Flaherty prepared to intervene again ... if by Justin da Rosa

    Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he will step in to intervene once more if the housing market appears to move toward a bubble, potentially upsetting the boom market for many real estate professionals.

  • August sales exceed expectation, stir concerns by CREW

    New home sale numbers confirm what every real estate agent and mortgage broker has already guessed -- home sales in August were sharply up from the same month last year, driven by fears of rising interest rates.

  • Don’t believe the Section 8 hype, expert warns by Grainne Burns

    Section 8 -- or government-subsidized housing -- is held out as the carrot for Canadian investors looking at Detroit and other low-income U.S. markets, but there's a warning attached to that.

  • Analyst: Home prices primed for 15% fall by CREW online

    Are the doomsayers back in the building? At least one investment specialist is now predicting home prices will drop 10 per cent to 15 per cent as mortgage rates tick higher.

  • The forks come out for farmland by Grainne Burns

    Vancouver investors, move over. You are not the only buyers frustrated by international demand for Canadian property.

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