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Stiffer penalties can deter double-ending - B.C. advisory group by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-21 10:57:25 AM

Higher fines of up to $250,000—instead of the current $10,000 ceiling—would discourage realtors from engaging in deceitful practices like dual agency, says an advisory groupread more

Network head weighs in on ploy to cool housing markets by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-21 10:43:50 AM

New Zealand’s central bank is taking aim at investors by jacking the required down payment for a home to 40% in a bid to cool its market; one industry veteran has some strong opinions about what a similar Canadian would meanread more

Should mortgage regulators follow OSC’s lead? by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-18 1:00:52 PM

Ontario’s securities regulator has launched a whistle-blower program that offers up to $5 million to for tips that lead to the prosecution of fraudsters; should the mortgage industry develop a similar program?read more

Tough times ahead for the economy, one important housing market by Justin da Rosa | 2016-07-17 2:24:47 PM

A leading broker economist is sounding the alarm about economic turmoil – at home and abroadread more

Foreigners buy 5% of B.C. homes in less than 3 weeks by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-15 11:36:02 AM

Latest data from the B.C. provincial government reveals that Metro Vancouver is a hotspot for overseas capitalread more

Young professionals should avoid non-liquid assets like houses - analyst by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-15 11:25:55 AM

Finance industry professional says young people who are still finding their financial bearings should avoid buying houses altogetherread more

Red flags of possible bubble burst now apparent in Vancouver - analyst by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-14 11:32:14 AM

Declining sales volume, growing inventory, and rising vacancy have become more evident in Vancouverread more

Household debt responsible for housing bubble - Capital Economics by Ephraim Vecina | 2016-07-14 10:53:13 AM

A new report pins the blame for the Canadian housing bubble solely on debt holders and the banks that approved these transactionsread more