International buyers: court them or ignore them?

You know that international buyers are important, but are they important enough to warrant an agent’s investment of serious time and effort?

Alberta: An affordable place to call home

The real estate market in Alberta is heating up, but housing prices are still reasonable enough that first-time buyers can invest in a property that they can actually afford.

Why Canadian real estate companies should worry about Zillow

Traditional Canadian real estate companies should be concerned about Zillow and other new proptech companies that are capable of disrupting the traditional business model.

A capital gains tax is not a panacea

A capital gains tax would effectively create a disincentive for anyone to ever list their home, and further exacerbate the already dire lack of housing supply across Canada.

Diary of a real estate developer

The following is an abbreviated timeline of my first development project. There are a lot of details and side stories that have been omitted, but this gives you a good idea of what you’ll need to go through if you want to get into land development.

A “SUITE” strategy for pricing in a challenging market

What drives housing prices? Public perception often points the finger at the real estate industry, but industry insiders know there are many other factors at play. When dealing with clients, think "SUITE".
Elon Musk

How rocket man Elon Musk is changing Canadian real estate

Elon Musk, through the determination and foresight of two of his companies, SpaceX and Starlink, has been busily launching clusters of low-orbit satellites into space every week or so since the first batch of 60 was launched on May 23, 2019.

Ontario Real Estate Association outlines advocacy goals

OREA’s advocacy was already in full swing by the time the pandemic struck in early March. The Trust in Real Estate Services Act (TRESA) had passed third and final reading in February and was on its way to being enacted into law.

How home inspectors have adapted to social distancing

Many buyers and sellers are viewing properties and having their homes visited in a much different way thanks to COVID-19. The same is true for home inspections.

Real Estate Regulators of Canada developing competency profiles for real estate professionals

The Real Estate Regulators of Canada (RERC) has partnered with CamProf Inc. to develop pan-Canadian competency profiles for real estate professionals – both sales and brokerage management positions.