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31 Reasons, Your Realtors® are Worth His / Her Salary

REASON # 1 The numbers are In. Statistics from the National Association of Realtors® prove that homes listed with a licensed full-time agent sell for approximately 26% more than those sold “For Sale By Owner”, even after the commission. Why? Mainly because active agents know the market and what a ...

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Real Estate – More Than Just Sales

Members of the public seem to think that all I do is sell property. While that is part of my work, the amount of time I spend selling represents just 20 per cent of my job activities. The role of the REALTOR®, in my view, is not so much a ...

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How Do You Calculate the Profit You’ll Earn on Rental Property Income?

Are you thinking about investing in real estate to earn rental property income? Whether you invest in a residential or commercial building, there are several things to consider to make sure the property will generate a profit. Here’s what you need to take into account to determine how profitable an ...

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Money Laundering Can Drive Home Prices A Lot Higher, In A Short Period Of Time

The Objective Of Money Laundering When you buy an asset, whether a home or an investment property, you try to get the best value for your time and money. You want a deal. The seller is trying to extract the maximum price they can get from you, without driving you ...

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10 Family Camping Games to Play This Summer

These family camping games make the great outdoors even more fun. Courtesy of Julia K. Porter WAVEBREAKMEDIA/SHUTTERSTOCK Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or lounging in a camper (like me!), take advantage of the time to play fun family camping games. I asked friends for their top recommendations. Going camping ...

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Can REALTORS®—or Clients—Secretly Record Potential Buyers?

Smile! You’re being secretly recorded. Oh, the joys of privacy law! With more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel, it truly is the gift that keeps on giving… if you’re a privacy lawyer. For normal people, maybe not so much. Perhaps it’s because of the warmer weather that’s ...

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Bank of Canada Increases Interest Rate, for the Third Time This Year

Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points, continues quantitative tightening On March 2, 2022, the Bank of Canada began its rate hike cycle by increasing its target for the overnight lending rate by 25 basis points to 0.5%. The Bank maintained its portfolio of government bonds until ...

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