Today there are a number of real estate companies that help homeowners sell their own house with promises of big savings. We compared key sold data for FSBO sales versus sold data from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) MLS sold data for 2021.

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Putting ‘For Sale By Owner’ into perspective

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Today there are a number of real estate companies that help homeowners sell their own house with promises of big savings. We compared key sold data for FSBO sales versus sold data from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) MLS sold data for 2021.

Opinion: The mega agent illusion

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This type of misleading advertising is one of the biggest reasons why the public perceives Realtors as a bunch of bungling sleaze-bag amateurs.

Women in real estate: Advancing diversity

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Real estate professionals who identify as women have made remarkable advancements towards equal representation in the industry.

Legal Issues

Ontario’s new estates law changes – what you need to know

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Estates law in Ontario has undergone a noteworthy change: There has been a sizeable increase to the value of what is known as a surviving spouse’s “preferential share” of the other spouse’s estate.

Courts show little empathy for failed purchasers

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Purchasers should take these risks to heart: the courts will not impose a duty on purchasers to extend closing dates, as it would effectively be to condone breach of contract.

When are buyers entitled to rescind a purchase agreement?

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While the discovery of incorrect descriptions as to the size of a property or unpermitted renovations may allow a buyer to terminate a purchase transaction, that is not always the case.
Authentic connections and effective systems have been at the center of our operation since we entered Nova Scotia's real estate market, which we attribute significantly to our success.

Products & Tech

Cybersecurity concerns grow during pandemic

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The real estate industry has been shifting to an online focus over recent years, as has virtually every sector as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – and this has only led to there being more opportunities for cybercriminals. 
Chad Guziewicz

Rentify helps landlords screen prospective tenants using bank data

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A new platform, Rentify, is an online tool to help property owners and managers improve their ability to screen prospects and identify ideal residents.

Mortgage-seekers don’t shop around, says poll

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More than half of Canadians do not shop around for their mortgages and over the course of their amortization, they may end up paying thousands of dollars more than is necessary, says Toronto-based Homewise.

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