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  • Realtors must lower commission rates to compete: Re/Max Realtor by Shane Buckingham

    Last week’s announcement that Realtysellers and PropertyGuys.com had merged to create a real estate powerhouse offering both private listing and brokerage services has only added to the reality that most Realtors must get competitive or get out of the business altogether, says a Burlington real estate agent.

  • Toronto is most expensive city in Canada by Editorial Team

    Vancouver might have highest home prices in Canada, but a new survey ranked Toronto as the most expensive city in terms of cost of living, according to a report by consulting firm Mercer.

  • Low price point, yields exceeding 10% in Memphis by Kit Kadlec

    The vacation hotspots of Florida, Arizona and California have long been the most popular states for Canadian investment south of the border, but a Tennessee investment company is making a push for an alternative, less-explored option: Memphis.

  • Housing starts up slightly in June: CMHC by Editorial Team

    The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts edged up to 197,400 units in June, up from 194,100 in May, keeping the total number of starts “above their trend line since March,” according to Bob Dugan, senior economist for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

  • Average price statistics are misleading: CIBC by Editorial Team

    Gains in average prices in Canada have been surprising in the last few years, leading some analysts recently to say it is a bubble ready to burst. But average prices are misleading, according to a new report by CIBC World Markets Inc.

  • Ottawa sales, prices up from last year by Editorial Team

    Average prices and sales activity in June are up from last year in Ottawa, led by demand from first-time homebuyers, according to the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB).

  • InvestorForum Vancouver early-bird tickets on sale now by Shane Buckingham

    CRE’s hugely successful InvestorForum is making its way to Vancouver this fall with a solid lineup of informative speakers, with Real Estate Investment President Don Campbell and author Peter Kinch among the experts.

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