Ottawa office sector set for shake-up
The office market in Ottawa, which ended 2014 with a near-record high vacancy rate, is set for a shake up.
No slowdown in household debt
While Canadians may be wary of the outlook for the economy, as shown by recent polls, it’s done little to dampen the appetite for debt.
Consumer sentiment dropping regarding housing prices
Brokers may be in for a difficult year, with consumer sentiment regarding the health of the housing market eroding, according to one recent report.
Useful client info: The cheapest day to buy
In what might be a useless bit of information for brokers to share with their clients, one Realtor has pinpointed the cheapest day of the year to buy a house.
How email newsletters can grow your business
Email newsletters may be viewed as an obsolete marketing tool, but their impact is undeniable: on average, they boast 4,300 per cent ROI – or about $42.08 for every dollar spent, according to a recent Direct Marketing Association report.
Weaker housing market in Calgary as oil revenues plunge
Housing activity in Calgary has started the year with an increase in listings and a year-over-year fall in sales.
US citizens in Canada may face house tax bills
US citizens living in Canada may find they are hit with hefty tax bills when they sell their home.
Energy costs to soar in Alberta
The cost of electricity is set to soar in Alberta with transmission costs expected to double in the next ten years.
Online rate discounting the future?
The future of the business is online and, according to one major broker, industry players who embrace that model will thrive in the coming years.
Brokers discuss housing values
The ever-popular discussion about just how overvalued Canadian housing is has received its most gloomy prediction, which has sparked discussion about the accuracy of the methodology used to arrive at these figures.