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Re: Meet Ottawa's 'most-hated' Realtor, April 8.
As a Realtor, I take great exception to this Citizen article. The Canadian Real Estate Association has always taken great pride in encouraging different business models, and... [ more
Markets in some cities are overheated while others show modest growth
TORONTO, April 8, 2010 – After a buoyant, if geographically uneven start to the year, Canada’s housing market is poised to moderate as 2010 unfolds, according to the Royal... [ more
Vancouver Sun April 1, 2010
Realtors compete with each other for your business, but at the same time cooperate to help you buy or sell property. That unique concept of cooperating while competing lead to creation of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in 1950 by the... [ more
TD: The Loonie Spreads its wingsThe loonie has spread its wings, rising from 95 U.S. cents at the end of last month, to currently hovering near parity. The Canadian dollar has received support from a string of stronger-than-expected economic indicators increasing... [ more
The implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax is looming and how it will affect homebuyers depends on specific dates.After July 1, 2010, consumers begin paying the HST, a 13% blended tax comprising 5% GST and 8% PST on the majority of goods and services throughout... [ more
Loonie chases parity
By STEFANIA MORETTI, QMI AGENCY March 18, 2010
The loonie continued its flight toward parity Wednesday hitting 99 cents US at one point pushed forward by
solid commodity prices, a renewed low rate pledge south of the border and... [ more
Value Elements in an Offer
The Purchase Price represents a significant contributor to value, but there are other important factors which can reduce the amount that the seller receives or which can compromise the transaction. It is not the purchase price, but the... [ more
Buying a Home Still a Good Investment
Despite a tricky economy and concern about climbing household debt, a survey says the portion of Canadians who are “very likely” to purchase a home in the next two years has increased from 7 to 10 percent since the... [ more
Best of both worlds in Ottawa - Real estate in the capital remains in fine form
By Robert Bostelaar, The Ottawa Citizen; with files from Financial Post
March 16, 2010
For real estate shoppers and sellers, Ottawa could be the city of two tales -- both of... [ more
By THE CANADIAN PRESS March 15, 2010
A new report says the cost of owning a home in Canada increased slightly across all housing segments in the
closing months of 2009.
RBC Economics says rising prices made it more expensive to own a home, but that was partly... [ more
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