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Annual Charity Golf Tournament (May 27, 2014): New date, new menu, new venue, new itinerary; same fun and always for a great cause!
BREB
Mark your calendars for the BREB Annual Charity Golf Tournament which is being held at Caledon Woods Golf Club on May 27, 2014 with a shotgun start at 9:30 am. Proceeds will be donated to Ste. Louise Outreach of Peel. Visit The Keg's sampling hole to enjoy a shrimp cocktail; visit the ACISS Hole-in-One for a chance to win $10,000 and enjoy homemade salsa and chips at the Lone Star Texas Grill sampling hole. Brett Cleverdon will perform his trick shot show following the round of golf. Join us for a three-course plated meal and awards in the evening for more chances to win.
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Listings updates
BREB
In the evening of Wednesday, March 26, the functionality of the stratus™ Add/Edit program was enhanced so that it can associate and display up to 20 photos with each listing. Click here for more.

On Wednesday, March 26, the number of Market Areas was increased from 4 to 6 for Today's Listings. Click here for more.

On Saturday, March 22, the following enhancements for the MPAC Public Records application were implemented.

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New Board Sponsor: U-Haul of Central Ontario
BREB
BREB would like welcome U-Haul of Central Ontario as a proud Board Sponsor!
We look forward to working with you.
www.uhaul.com (905) 790 - 9433

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RECO's new digital resources
BREB via RECO
RECO has launched a new spring campaign to educate consumers about being home smart during the buying and selling process. We wanted you to be the first to know about the campaign, before it launches tomorrow. The campaign will deliver helpful information on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and in the news media to educate Ontarians about the role of RECO and the value of working with a registered real estate professional.
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BRS® Hourly Property Match Goes Live
BREB via TREB
On Wednesday, March 26, the Buyer Registry Service® program was enhanced with new BRS® Property Match functionality. You will be able to configure Property Match searches and emails to your registered BRS® Prospects at selected time intervals and as frequently as every hour. A BRS® Property Match is very similar to a Prospect Match in New Stratus but with a few differences.
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GFCI outlets
Canadian Residential Inspection Services Brampton
The GFCI outlets in your home should be checked monthly. The purpose of a GFCI is to protect you from electrical shock. They are usually in areas of the home where electrical current might come in contact with water, such as bathrooms, kitchens and outdoors.
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Buying or selling a home? Why a good real estate lawyer is crucial
The Globe and Mail
Finding the right real estate lawyer is a crucial part of buying or selling a home. These transactions are among the biggest in a person's lifetime, and they can be harrowing for first-time buyers. Even if you have another lawyer you regularly work with, experts across the industry stress that it's crucial to find an experienced real estate lawyer who is the right fit for your purchase.
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Real Estate Council aims to ease bidding wars
Toronto Star
The Real Estate Council of Ontario has launched a new public education campaign aimed at curbing bidding wars by warning buyers not to be overly influenced by emotion when purchasing a home. The regulatory body has no plans, however, to probe whether the practices of the realtors it regulates are contributing to the escalating problem of bidding wars, especially in the Toronto market, says RECO registrar Joe Richer.
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REALTORS®: PQ majority in Quebec could see homeowners flee to Ontario
CTV News
The Quebec election has real-estate agents on both sides of the Quebec-Ontario border agreeing on one thing: the market is on hold as homebuyers await the outcome. Libby Brody, a Montreal real estate broker, stressed she is not seeing people wanting to sell their homes and move to nearby communities on the Ontario side of the border. But that could change, she believes, if the PQ wins the election.
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More Canadian real estate being scooped up by foreign investors
Financial Post
Foreign investment proved to be one of the main drivers in the hotel sector last year, says a new report. According to Colliers International, investors from outside the country bought $857 million worth of hotels in 2013 — the highest level for foreign investment in the sector since 2007.

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Foundation crack concerns
BREB via Marcos Ramos
As a qualified home inspector, I can tell you that cracks in foundation walls are not an unusual sight. In fact, most homeowners have discovered minor cracks in their basement walls or in stone or brick work, whether they own a home that was built recently or one that has been standing for many years. But sometimes even small, seemingly insignificant cracks can be the sign of a major problem.

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Call for BREB Volunteers!
BREB
BREB has several Committees, Councils and Task Forces looking for motivated Members with new ideas and a commitment to ensure the strength and positive direction within the Board. Don't miss the opportunity to get involved and make a difference by serving on one of the many BREB Committees, Councils and Task Forces. All volunteer applications must be received at the Board Office no later than April 15, 2014.

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Evidence of a previous fire
The Inspector
One item that ranks high on purchasers' lists of concerns is damage from a previous fire, whether they voice it or not. The damage from a fire can be severe enough to render the structure unsafe if not properly repaired — a surprise no one needs!
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Ontario tenants can offer rent up front
Toronto Star
Ontario tenants can offer a landlord rent up front, a court has ruled. A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court provides important lessons about lease negotiations between landlords and tenants in Ontario.
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Canadian cities where an average income will no longer buy you a house
The Huffington Post
Average-income families can no longer afford a detached house in more than a quarter of Canada’s largest cities, according to an analysis carried out by The Huffington Post Canada. And while Toronto and Vancouver are famous for their high house prices, HuffPost's survey shows those cities' traditionally affordable suburbs are now out of reach for middle-income earners as well.
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