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  • The three toughest work conversations

    If you’ve been in any sort of managerial role for a while, you’ve had to tackle some tough conversations - and talking about an employee's work ethic or attitude can be among the toughest.

  • Daily Market Update

    Toronto suburbs see more seven figure prices… Saskatoon listings surge in July… Families demand bigger condos in Vancouver… And commercial real estate developers work closely with tenants as vacancy rates hit highs.

  • Major market heats up in 2014

    Brokers in one of Canada’s hottest markets will continue to enjoy an influx of business, as sales have surged despite the naysayers.

  • Brokers, are your clients overleveraging themselves?

    Investors are being fooled by big promises of price appreciation and not looking at where the buying value and cash-flow is. And it’s not going to end well, says one experienced landlord.

  • Broker: Positive attitude = positive growth

    It can be tough – what with constant rule changes and increased difficulty funding deals – but having a positive attitude will help your business, writes Jake Abramowicz of Mortgage Edge.

  • Daily Market Update

    Vancouver and Calgary continue to report price rises and sales growth, but Edmonton sees a “seasonal slide”…. Household debt on the rise, especially in the west… And consumer confidence falls for the first time in six months.

  • Insurer stat points to healthy market?

    One of Canada’s leading private insurers unveiled strong second quarter results and, perhaps more interestingly, one statistic that potentially points to a healthy housing market.

  • Bank products superior to monolines'

    Brokers often prefer sending business to their monoline partners rather than to one of the big banks and CMP’s forthcoming Brokers on Lenders survey will provide those partners with details on how to better compete.

  • How to get your brokers tech-savvy

    Getting your brokers up-to-speed with technology needs to be made a priority if your brokerage is to stay afloat.

  • Daily Market Update

    Could ‘try before you buy’ be the way ahead for real estate?... Co-housing project struggles with sales but do people understand what they are?... And mortgages become easier to secure in the US…