Ottawa to restore and increase charge for affordable housing
The charge levied by Ottawa city council to fund affordable housing is set to be restored and slightly increased.
Toronto sees rental market surge
The number of condos on the MLS in Toronto has hit an all-time high according to figures from market researcher Urbanation.
Consumer expectation rises for real estate price escalation
Canadian consumers were feeling a little better off financially last week, according to the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index.
Are bad manners hurting your career?
Saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ do count, especially in the workplace – and a recent survey of Canadian workers show that nine in 10 believe it has an impact on your career prospects.
Network adds to its team
One leading mortgage broker network has beefed up its team by installing a former banking industry professional as its director of sales for the Alberta and Prairie regions.
Many brokers don’t unplug during time off
Summer is quickly coming to a close and many brokers are thinking of taking some much needed time off; but with today’s technology is it possible to truly take time away from the office?
Daily Market Update
More stats confirm the heat, but a warning from the UK market reminds us of how things can change… Edmonton sees a construction surge, but City Hall struggle to keep up… Big banks set to post healthy profits; good news for mortgage markets …. And a new type of foreign visitor for our biggest cities.
New poll: How do you vacation in the smart phone age?
Let’s face it: cell phones these days are tiny computers that make it almost impossible to leave work behind at the office. We’re connected 24/7, expected to respond almost immediately to every inquiry – even if they are received at midnight or, dare I say, while we’re on vacation.
Hot summer continues for brokers across Canada
According to CREA’s monthly national statistics sales edged up less than one per cent from June to July, continuing a trend begun in spring.
Condo market to land softly but certain markets in danger
The Conference Board of Canada is joining the chorus of experts forecasting a soft landing for Canada’s condo market, though the optimism doesn’t extend to some of the more popular cities.