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Mortgage Broker News | 21 Dec 2016, 08:15 AM Agree 0
Gaps in the knowledge available to the public domain makes it harder for authorities to act effectively in response to affordability pressures
  • Kevin | 21 Dec 2016, 02:28 PM Agree 0
    The issue that you are ignoring is who owns this information? Your comment that "why not make sale prices, which realtors have access to, freely available online to everyone else?” assumes that this information is owned by the public. But the MLS system was developed, maintained and is paid for entirely by Realtors. Demanding that this information become "public record" is like demanding that Google make every citizens searches public record! How would you like it if every search you made on Google was available to your employer or neighbour? So the larger issue that Realtors are fighting is ownership of their collective data and balancing that with the inherent right to privacy of individual property owners.
  • Gully Bull | 23 Dec 2016, 05:43 PM Agree 0
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