Future friendly houses are worth more, today and tomorrow

It is increasingly clear that housing is central to the story of climate change. The business opportunity for Realtors is to build brand and trust by advising clients of these trends.

The home inspection – An inspector’s perspective

Today’s home inspection is a vital and necessary part of almost all residential real estate transactions in North America.

Fighting over parking: A case of commercial easements

What recourse do you have when your commercial neighbour decides to unilaterally remove parking that you both share?

Preparing for a showing: The cloak of invisibility

To improve market value, invite your sellers to participate in the marketing by transforming (and maintaining) their house into a professionally designed, decorated and furnished model home. Their extra effort will pay off.

Dan St. Yves: Making fibre fun!

Farewell, salads! Arrivederci, apples! Hit the road, hay and bran – I’ve got myself a new friend with fibre.

The commercial lease rollercoaster is just starting up

Ontario tenants breathed a collective sigh of relief when the moratorium on evictions via the Protecting Small Business Act in Ontario was extended to the Halloween weekend.
Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash

REM and the impact of COVID-19

While our new and improved October issue turned out better than I could have dreamed it would, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an utter nightmare. There will be no more print issues of REM in 2020 and, most likely, well into 2021.

Are ghosts about to haunt your real estate deal?

I am what some of you would call a surrealtor. The majority of my clients are from the New Age Community and are believers in the supernatural.

Recipes for Realtors: 6-minute baked fish filets

Did I hear that right? Busy Realtors don’t have time to cook? This no-time-at-all delicious fish might cancel that comment. And multi-tasking is always doable.

Personal Real Estate Corporations (PREC) and higher standards for Ontario Realtors

One of the most significant pieces of law affecting Realtors in Ontario received Royal Assent in March: the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2020 (TRESA), repealing and replacing the Real Estate Business and Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA).