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What’s Next for Canadian Housing Markets in 2021?

After several record-breaking months for home sales and prices in 2020, what can we expect to see in 2021? CREA’s Quarterly Forecast is back! “The stat to watch in 2021 will be new listings, particularly in the spring – how many existing owners will put their homes up for sale?” ...

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Diffusing Disputes with Neighbors

Even if you live in a beautiful home in a great community, a dispute with a neighbor can make living there a miserable experience. That’s why it makes sense to settle such disputes quickly and amicably. How do you do that? Here are some tips: Deal with the issue quickly. It’s tempting ...

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Six Commercial Real Estate Investment Strategies for 2021

Investment strategies for 2021 range from selling overpriced industrial assets to taking a full accounting of the top Commercial Real Estate risks. With the holiday weekend behind us, it is not too soon to look at what will be the top investment strategies for next year. They include: Sell Overpriced ...

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Why the next few months are the best time to put homes on sale

Timing is a crucial consideration when selling a home. A recent market study indicated it is ideal to put properties on sale during the months of February, March, and April. While the weather is not ideal during February, the month allows home sellers to gain exposure before the spring rush. The normally ...

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Ontario Rent Freeze for 2021

Rent Freeze for 2021 The Government of Ontario has passed legislation to freeze rent at 2020 levels. This means that rents will not increase in 2021 for the vast majority of rented units covered under the Residential Tenancies Act. The rent freeze applies to most tenants living in: rented houses, apartments and ...

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The Seller Representation/Listing Agreement

Guaranteeing You the Very Best in Real Estate Service When it comes to just about every kind of contract, signing on the dotted line makes us all a little bit nervous. When buying a home, most people are aware they sign a Buyer's Agreement with a REALTOR®. There is, however, an agreement ...

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Understanding how Homes are Priced

Whether you plan on putting your home on the market someday soon, or you’re just interested in how much your property is worth from an investment perspective, it makes sense to know how homes are priced. When a home goes on the market, there is an overwhelmingly high probability that it ...

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COVID-19: Government Financial Support During Lockdowns

Please note: the federal government is constantly updating their website as new information is announced. Remember to check Canada’s official coronavirus webpage and CREA’s COVID-19 online hub to stay up to date. As some provinces re-enter strict lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19, here are the financial assistance options currently available to Canadians and ...

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Update – RE/MAX North Country Realty Inc.

December 18, 2020 Updated: December 18, 2020 On December 8, 2020, the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) laid 35 charges under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) against RE/MAX North Country Realty Inc. and Ray Jarvis. RE/MAX North Country Realty Inc. (15 charges) Ray Jarvis (20 charges) The outcomes of ...

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Province-Wide Shutdown Effective December 26, 2020

Real Estate Still an Essential Service The Ontario government has announced a province-wide shutdown, which will begin December 26, 2020. The shutdown will be in effect for the entire province until at least January 9th, 2021. and until January 23, 2021 for southern Ontario, including Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area ...

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