Could this market be the next to implement a foreign buyer tax?
Brokers continue to put forth arguments against moving to a trailer fee-based commission structure, with one broker pointing to the potential for dishonest brokers to withhold paying associates the proper commission.
Complete the following sentence: “I wish I had more time for ...” Following that, complete this sentence: “I know I sometimes waste time on ...”
The Economist has revealed data that shows that Canada’s real estate is some of the most overvalued in the world; by around 25 per cent in fact.
August was a slower month for real estate after a vibrant July but now that Labour Day has been and gone things are already shaping up for a busy fall.
It’s a trend that’s been seen in New York and has sparked criticism and now it’s also being seen in Toronto.
Credit agency Equifax says that Canadians are increasing their debt levels, fuelled by mortgages and personal loans.
A major broker gripe about a big bank mortgage policy has finally been addressed by Finance Minister Joe Oliver and more transparency about the practice is forthcoming.
Canadian brokers don’t buy the premise that a move from an up-front commission-based structure to a fee-based model will result in better loan quality.
The Global Financial Crisis has fundamentally changed how the financial services industry approaches a number of issues, one of which is ethics.
A new report from consulting firm Altus Group predicts that condo building could push overall housing starts to record levels this year.