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Mortgage Broker News | 28 Apr 2016, 04:06 PM Agree 0
The industry is about to change following a decision that may force TREB to make its sold data public
  • Ryan | 29 Apr 2016, 09:36 AM Agree 0
    What about the privacy of home owners who sell and don't want that information made public to the whole internet?
    If someone wants sold data they can go to the town and pay a fee or contact their Realtor.
    Dont get me wrong I'd like to mail sold data to neighbourhoods as to inform them of where their Real Estate investment stands and advertise previous closed sales online but it's a privacy issue for the home owner and that needs to be addressed!
  • Ron Butler | 29 Apr 2016, 12:29 PM Agree 0
    The selling price of homes is public record. The fact you have to pay for a property search is meaningless. Public is public, this is the law of the land and has been for a century, so privacy is out the window . The fact that is should be more easily disseminated has now been established by the Tribunal. This is something that is in the public interest.
  • TWH | 02 May 2016, 11:59 AM Agree 0
    This morning across Canada in every MLS system's offices legal council would have been sought on what changes would be immediately needed to meet the CB decision. Association Lawyers will be using legal precedents rendered when Closed and Pending Sales data was being used or addressed in those court proceedings.
    The inevitable legal direction will be provided that causes an effective lockdown on mls system server data to occur.

    Listing Forms, Listing property practices and even mls system access will all immediately be needed to be revised, if law suits are not to follow.

    It is really a sad day for the consumer who for the last 26 years only had to supply valid id to get access to Sold data. That will no longer be the simply process required.
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