Ottawa, ON, December 16, 2013 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were little changed in November compared to October.  Highlights: National home sales edged 0.1% lower from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was 5.9% above November 2012 levels. The number of newly… Read more »


Ottawa, ON, December 16, 2013 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2013 and 2014. Stronger than expected activity through summer and early autumn was widely thought to reflect the transient influence… Read more »


The Bank of Canada announced on December 4th 2013 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 1 per cent. It has been at this level since September 2010. Consistent with its previous announcement and Monetary Policy Report (MPR) in October, the Bank is no longer indicating that its next move will be… Read more »


Toronto, ON – November 26, 2013 – Earlier today, REALTORS® hosted Lucie Tedesco, Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) at a roundtable to discuss Canadian homebuyers’ financial literacy. Enhancing Canadians’ financial literacy is a priority shared by the federal government and REALTORS®. Today’s roundtable with the Commissioner allowed representatives from The Canadian… Read more »


Despite how many reports are claiming that new construction is the key to developing a healthy recovery method for the real estate market, it would appear these reports aren’t looking in all directions very effectively. If they were, there would probably be a leniency towards re-visiting that mentality and developing a more comprehensive approach, rather… Read more »


Original Article via Castanet Kelowna found itself in elite company Tuesday, when in the space of one hour, top realtors from nine of the world’s most luxurious neighbourhoods gathered to share their market insights. The top-grossing realtors from Coldwell Banker offices in Paris, Miami Beach, Beverly Hills, Aspen and others connected via teleconference for a… Read more »


Everybody right now is complaining that there’s too many houses on the market; which is true. There is certainly a bit of a general market flood occurring in most areas of the country. However we might be too quick to complain because the future or real estate might take a different turn than expected once… Read more »


Though the United States are reporting their Q4 as having the strongest quarterly growth in over seven years, it seems that we aren’t so lucky. Canadian home sales are in fact taking a slight dive, as we predicted in our blog post, Here We Go Again.Despite our neighbours to the south prospering, our real estate market is not comparable… Read more »


An article released by the National Post is bringing a particular amount of attention to the world of real estate marketing. A Calgary, AB, based real estate agent recently released a billboard advertisement that’s been drawing a lot of attention; whether that attention’s a good or bad thing we’re still unsure. The billboard featured a photo of… Read more »