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Why more Canadians are turning to non-traditional lenders for mortgages
Financial Post
Squeezed out by stricter bank regulations, a growing number of mortgage-hunting Canadians have been turning to non-traditional lenders to overcome borrowing hurdles like bad credit. The proportion of mortgages given out by alternative institutions, other than banks or credit unions, remains small at roughly 2.2 per cent of the entire market, said a recent analysis by CIBC.
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Survey: Print marketing still has a role
Real Estate Magazine
A survey by WebsiteBox asks, "In this era of online marketing, why are business cards, flyers, postcards and lawn signs still essential tools of real estate sales efforts — even though there isn't overwhelming evidence for a return on investment?" The company says print marketing tools appear to produce fewer sales leads than online-marketing efforts, according to the results of a November 2014 WebsiteBox survey of 369 real estate professionals in the United States and Canada.
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Canadians set to jump on home buyer bandwagon amid lower rates
The Globe and Mail
Canada's housing market is already seeing the impact of falling interest rates, with nearly half of Canadians telling a new survey that they are planning to buy a home in the next five years and more than 15 per cent saying cheaper mortgage rates will allow them to make the purchase sooner than expected.
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No excuses: Be willing to be held accountable
Real Estate Magazine
In order for each of us to fulfill the potential of our destiny we must be willing to be held accountable. There may be reasons but there are no excuses. You are in the right place at the right time and influenced with the appropriate circumstances. This is your moment.
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How low interest rates have changed retirement planning
Financial Post
Since the financial crisis hit in 2008, it's been great to be a borrower but lousy being a cautious saver. Canadian savers receiving one per cent or two per cent on their GICs well know the phenomenon of "financial repression," which tempts them to embrace riskier stocks.

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A word with the President, Bradley Harman
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What a year it has been leading up to my role as the 2015 President of the Brampton Real Estate Board. I'd like to take this opportunity to share a little about my personality and history with you.

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Stan Albert: It's not easy for part-timers
Real Estate Magazine
At a family gathering over the holidays, my youngest grand kid said she's going to enroll in the OREA Real Estate Course and she's saving up for it. I asked her, "Why real estate?" The answer: "Because I can make a lot of money!"

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Canadian banks on brink of mortgage price war
The Globe and Mail
Canada's major banks are heading into a renewed mortgage price war in the wake of the Bank of Canada's surprise decision to cut interest rates. Mortgage brokers reported that Royal Bank of Canada dropped its five-year fixed rate for qualified borrowers to 2.84 per cent recently.
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IMF says housing in Canada overvalued by as much as 20 per cent
Financial Post
Canada's housing market is overvalued by as much as 20 per cent, says the International Monetary Fund which is forecasting a soft landing for the sector. The IMF opinion is for the country as a whole and it noted there are important regional differences when talking about overvaluation which may also be as low as seven per cent.
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