The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently kicked off a year-long celebration commemorating its 100th anniversary.

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Commissions: Steering our way into trouble

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Okay, here we go again. A few years ago we had the Competition Bureau down our throats telling us about our anti-competitive behaviour. Their point...

Supply-side constraints first fueled frenzy, then slowdown

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In its latest report on the housing market, the Royal Bank of Canada cited “tight supply” as the primary reason behind a dip in housing activity. In August, housing inventories in Toronto were down 51 per cent compared with August 2020.

The next looming threat to our business and why I don’t care

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For as long as I’ve had my real estate licence, I’ve been hearing all about “the next big thing” that’s going to change real estate forever.

Legal Issues

The perils of not having a written contract for a home construction project

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If disputes arise between the homeowner and the contractor, the first step to resolve matters should be to review the original written contract. But what happens when all that parties have to rely on is a verbal agreement?

Condominium owner liable for costs due to tenant’s misconduct

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A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice demonstrates the limitations faced by a condominium and unit owner to evict a tenant from the building, and the consequences to a unit owner for the destructive conduct of her tenant.

Oral agreement results in years of litigation between father and daughter

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Agreements between family members are often informal and not reduced to writing, even if they involve substantial assets such as real estate. The lack of a written agreement may lead to years of costly litigation.
RE/MAX By The Bay
We are excited to share that RE/MAX of Wasaga Beach Inc has recently undergone an exciting new rebranding, in which they made the decision to change their company name. With that, we are proud to introduce RE/MAX By The Bay Brokerage!

Products & Tech

Remine acquired by MLS collaborative in the U.S.

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Remine, a full MLS solution, has been acquired by MLS Technology Holdings, LLC, an MLS-driven collaborative. Mark Schacknies has resigned from his role as CEO of Remine and Liz Sturrock has been named interim CEO.

RIOS launches to improve efficiencies in real estate development

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R-LABS Canada and Teranet are partnering to launch RIOS, an “innovation company that has been created to improve efficiencies in the real estate development industry, beginning with business-to-business and business-to-government solutions”.

Kathleen Black plans virtual book launch event for Relentless to Rise

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Relentless to Rise: Powering Your Life From the Inside-Out is a new book by Kathleen Black that she says will show you how to unearth the gifts you are destined to share with the world.

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