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  • 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.

  • Investor confidence up despite market reports by Jemima Codrington

    Investors remain largely positive as they sift through a mountain of analysis on the housing market from banks, investment firms and industry analysts, often offering conflicting interpretations.

  • Scotiabank weighs in on crash debate by Jemima Codrington

    TD’s prediction of a flat housing market for the next 10 years made waves in the industry last week, but Scotiabank is now chiming in with similar analysis.

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