Canada’s market not as healthy as believed to be?
All is not as it seems in the Canadian housing market, according to one major economist who points to several vulnerable markets that may be lulling economists and the Bank of Canada into a false sense of optimism about the market, overall.
Market continues its impossible growth
Brokers in one market are surely reaping the rewards as the market continues to boom, but how long is it expected to last?
Five first steps for new leaders
Learning on the job is not enough – great team managers start the right way.
Consumer confidence defies the stats
With the latest figures from CREA showing that house prices increased again in August; a 2.1 per cent rise year over year; you might expect that consumer confidence in the housing market would also be high but it’s not.
Vancouver edges closer to tax on vacant homes
With a mayoral election looming there could be consensus on the hot topic of vacant housing in Vancouver.
You can get a big mortgage, but should you?
We know that prices are increasing faster than incomes, and we know that market conditions are attracting people to become owners, but are too many people overstretching their household finances?
Deferred sales spike soon to end?
Brokers who lamented the early year slump have likely made up for the lost business, according to recent stats that point to continued strong summer sales.
Brokers discuss bank underwriting practices
One industry professional is questioning why many are calling for improved underwriting standards among the big banks.
Four essentials for an open business culture
Listening is not enough – you need to actively encourage your employees to contribute, with these simple exercises
In an industry full of big characters, it can be intimidating for quieter members to contribute. But that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say.
Teranet-National report shows increase for 9th consecutive month
The latest figures from Teranet-National Bank House Price Index exceeded the historic average for August, with a 0.8 per cent increase for repeat sales of single-family homes.