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.
Just your average million-dollar home
If you need even more proof that the housing market’s hot, consider this: million-dollar homes are hardly considered luxury properties in many of Canada’s larger metropolitan areas.
What can your wages buy you?
A new report shows how much you need to earn to live in Canada’s major cities and as you’d expect there’s some disparity.
Living in the loft adds density to Halifax
It’s not a new idea but it’s one that’s gaining popularity in Halifax, loft conversions creating new homes on existing plots.
Flipping could land you with a large tax bill
Investors hoping to make a quick buck by buying, renovating and selling properties should look into the tax implications of doing so.
Deficit for Alberta as oil revenues plummet
Alberta’s expected surplus will now be a $500 million deficit due to the fast and deep drop in oil revenues.
Brokers prepared to earn back market share
While it may not be what brokers wanted to hear, the prediction that broker market share will continue to drop has inspired players to focus on what they can do thrive in the changing industry.
Housing starts measure drops to end year
The trend measure of housing starts in Canada dropped to 192,047 in December, compared to 194,807 a month prior, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.