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Commercial Real Estate: It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn

While there’s been significant disruption to commercial real estate due to the pandemic, many parts of the sector have been surprisingly resilient. Here we examine the damage, the recovery, and—most important—the opportunities. A spring of dramatic change and uncertainty Commercial real estate suffered during the pandemic: Hotels were shuttered, malls ...

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Toronto City Council Approves Plan to Implement Vacant Home Tax

Toronto city council has approved a plan to implement a vacant home tax starting next year. In a news release issued Thursday July 15th, city officials said the goal of the tax is not to collect revenue, but to create a disincentive for homeowners to keep their homes vacant and in ...

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What Is a Full-Service REALTOR®?

Many home sellers are looking for ways to make more out of the sale of their home. Because houses represent one of the largest purchases in many Canadian’s lives, it’s only natural for you to want to make all that you have put in (plus some, if the market is ...

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Referral Fees in Real Estate

Originally published by RECO December 1, 2015 This post deals with the topic of REALTORS® receiving and/or paying referral fees to third parties who may not be directly involved in a real estate transaction. Depending on the specific situation, this may not be permitted under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, ...

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More Than One in Ten Homeowners in Canada’s Three Largest Urban Centres Owns Multiple Properties

Highlights: 14% of homeowners in Greater Vancouver, 13% in the Greater Toronto Area and 12% in the Greater Montreal Area own more than one property More than 40% of secondary property owners in the greater regions of Vancouver and Toronto, and 21% in the Greater Montreal Area, used equity from ...

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Beyond Boxes: Packing Materials You May Need for your Move

As you probably know, when you’re preparing to move, you’ll need boxes and tape — and, perhaps some bubble-wrap or old newspapers to use as protective wrapping for delicate items. But that may not be all you need. Take a look at this list and see if you want to ...

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Free Moving Made Easier Checklist

Congratulations on finding your dream home! Now it’s time for the big move. To ensure your transition is as smooth as possible, I’ve created a moving checklist for you to follow from the beginning to the end of your journey. Happy moving! Click here to get your free copy ...

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