Poll: Holiday schedules
The Holidays are a time for relaxing with the family, pounding eggnog and watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on repeat. So how much time do you take off to share the season with your family? Take our poll and let us know.
4 tips for making your holiday parties profitable
It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual company or neighborhood holiday party and all the other social events that come with the holiday season. The truth is that these seasonal events are also a great place for networking. And even if you don’t look at them as ‘networking events,’ you likely will be meeting new people and making an impression in the process. You may as well make the most of it!
Ontario set to lead the economy in 2015 says TD Bank
With the decline in the energy and raw materials sector it will be Ontario that leads the nation’s economy in the coming months.
December sales up in Toronto but listings are too low
Toronto Real Estate Board reports that year-over-year figures for MLS sales for the first 14 days of December were up 1.9 per cent.
Vancouver businesses set to be hit with higher property taxes
It will be another few weeks before formal notices of property tax assessments will be sent to businesses in Vancouver but building owners have already been contacted to warn them of increased costs.
Canadians want a more equal society
A survey by the Broadbent Institute shows that Canadians underestimate how much of the nation’s wealth the top 20 per cent control.
RECA brings court-ordered injunction against fake broker
The Real Estate Council of Alberta has brought a court-ordered injunction against a man who, despite several cease-and-desist orders and more than $60,000 in unpaid fines, continues to illegally trade in real estate and mortgages.
Exclusive: CMHC chief economist weighs in on foreign condo investment
For the first time, CMHC released data on foreign condo investors in Canada Wednesday and in an exclusive with MortgageBrokerNews.ca, a CMHC economist shares some details behind the methodology used.
Fake emails being sent to brokers purportedly from FSCO
FSCO has warned brokers advertising on Kijiji that an imposter is sending fake FSCO emails warning of action if the ads aren’t removed.
The high cost of a bad hire
If you're looking to add new employees to your brokerage, take care in your hiring process. We’re all aware of how an employment error can hit the company’s bottom line but now, one new survey is suggesting the biggest cost of a bad hire might not be financial.