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Diane Slawych

Diane Slawych is a contributing writer for REM.
Parliament Hill at night. Every 15 minutes, the display turns day to night.

These really are tiny houses. A first look at Little Canada

Welcome to Little Canada – the miniaturized world of iconic Canadian landmarks and scenes of daily life, at a 1:87 scale (the most popular size for model railways), which officially opened to the public on August 5.

Problematic listings issue sparks petition

A group of Ontario Realtors has started a petition to end a long-standing practice regarding listings that they say prevents Realtors from being able to do their jobs and puts home buyers and sellers at a distinct disadvantage.
“It’s not easy to cut those off,” says team leader Rob Golfi.

Hamilton agents report stolen and vandalized lockboxes

Hamilton sales rep Cindy Cloutier said a spokesperson with the condominium corporation told her that lockbox theft is happening “all over the city right now.”
Lipa Green (centre) was the father of Al and Harold Green, who started Greenwin. Benny Lerman (left) from Milwaukee, and Lipa Wise (right) from Europe were both first cousins to Green. The photo was taken in 1955 in Toronto’s North York.

Documentary traces forgotten era in Toronto’s real estate history

Long before Toronto became a city of condominiums, there was another kind of building boom taking place. It was the construction of residential apartment...

New documentary explores WeWork’s rise and fall

WeWork, the U.S. company that popularized co-working spaces, shot to fame shortly after launching in New York in 2010.

“Cute branding” gets attention of Realtors and buyers alike

For sale and sold signs all look fairly standard and don’t usually garner much attention. Not so with Robert Francis’ signs, which feature a photo of a serious-looking toddler.

Coping with COVID: How Kitchener brokerage Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty supported agents

In the midst of the first COVID-19, the leadership team at Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty in Kitchener decided to loan each agent up to $2,000. The terms? “Pay this back when you can.”
The Kate Broddick Team

Kate Broddick’s close-knit Brantford team has each other’s backs

If Kate Broddick has ever helped you buy or sell your home (and you have the slightest interest in real estate as a career) don’t be surprised if you end up on her team!
Jennifer McKeown and Andre Parisien

Condos sell virtually for $36 million

The sale of $36 million worth of pre-construction condos in Quebec over a two-day period at the height of the COVID pandemic sounds impressive. But perhaps equally notable is the fact that all the transactions took place virtually.
Anne Brobyn

Anne Brobyn: Helping clients purchase property abroad

Ontario-based Hibiscus International has carved out a niche in the area of real estate tourism. Company president Anne Brobyn believes it may be the only business of its kind in North America.