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Connie Adair

Connie Adair is a contributing writer for REM.
Jack Turner’s missions involve assembling purifiers and providing fresh water to the disaster regions.

Realtor Jack Turner helps out when disaster strikes

Some people live to help people, so when real estate agent Jack Turner of Re/Max Realtron Realty in Toronto discovered GlobalMedic, he was hooked.
Danielle Singer

Danielle Singer on starting a commercial real estate career during COVID

Starting a new career can be daunting at any time, but Danielle Singer, vice president, leasing and hospitality at Madison Group of Companies in Toronto, started her commercial real estate career six months before COVID shut down the world.
Sharon Mason (Photo: David Naman Photography)

Sharon Mason’s tales from the real estate trenches

For decades, Sharon Mason’s friends have been urging her to write a book. “At my age, I thought I’d better get on it,” says the energetic and youthful 79-year-old Realtor with HomeLife Benchmark Titus Realty in Surrey, B.C.
Task force members, from left: Kay Langmuir and Gail Power, Sutton Group Masters Realty; Stacey MacDonald, Royal LePage ProAlliance; and Kendra Hodgson, eXp Realty. Missing from the photo is Jackie Blakney, Re/Max Finest Realty.

Kingston and Area Real Estate Association raises funds to build Homes for Heroes village

The Kingston and Area Real Estate Association (KAREA) recently launched the Kingston Homes for Heroes - Veterans’ Village Sign Rider Program.
Logan Yergens

Willow offers fractional investing in commercial real estate

Some agents feel sad and helpless when their clients are priced out of the real estate market but by using a new Toronto-based start-up called Willow, agents can help their clients invest in commercial real estate until they can afford to buy their own home.
The home is set on a property with 125 feet of frontage on Lake Ramsey.

Martinus Geleynse: Selling Sudbury luxury home takes planning, patience

Martinus Geleynse started marketing preparations for a 6,200-square-foot home in Sudbury, Ont. in August 2021. It didn’t go live until March 16 of this year.
Karen Willison

Karen Willison on closing a deal with ‘lots of moving parts’

Real estate agent Karen Willison of Royal LePage Locations North in Collingwood, Ont. recently put together a deal as the perfect solution for her client, Bruce, and his wife Joan.
Marcia Alderson with her parents, Yvonne and George Hubbs.

Marcia Alderson’s song about racism, real estate and triumph

Marcia Alderson’s first foray into song writing tells the story of her mother, who tried to buy her first house in Scarborough in the 1950s. The builder refused to sell it to her because of the colour of her skin, says Alderson.

Flips and rental are out, land development in says Darcy Marler

Land development and new construction will be the next big things in real estate investing, as regular investors become tired of the flip and rental world, says Calgary-based real estate investor Darcy Marler of Hutton Radway Real Estate Mentors.
Evan Apostol

Closing Hamilton’s largest land assembly deal of 2021

It was one challenge after the other for three years but the deal – the largest land assembly transaction in 2021 in downtown Hamilton – is done.