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Second units policy review: Brampton's implementation of Bill 140
BREB via City of Brampton
Second units — also known as accessory or basement apartments, secondary suites/units, two-unit housing, "granny flats" and in-law flats — are self-contained residential units with kitchen and bathroom facilities within dwellings or within structures accessory to dwellings.

On April 13, 2015, the City's Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee approved new policies permitting second units in the City of Brampton, pending final approval by City Council on April 22nd, 2015. If approved, the registration program will begin June 22, 2015.

Please click on the link below to view the policy in further detail and FAQs:

http://www.brampton.ca/en/Business/planning-development/projects-studies/Pages/SecondaryUnits.aspx
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Canadian home sales climb in March
CREA
Highlights:
• National home sales edged up 4.1 per cent from February to March.
• Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 9.5 per cent above March 2014 levels.
• The number of newly listed homes rose 1.8 per cent from February to March.
• The Canadian housing market remains balanced.
• The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 4.95 per cent year-over-year in March.
• The national average sale price rose 9.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in March; excluding Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto, it increased by 2.4 per cent.

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2015 Referral Contest!
BREB via Nelia Maria Skilich
Running from May – October this year, for every referral sent to me, your name will be entered for a chance to win one of thee fantastic prizes! There will be a draw in November and a newsletter sent out announcing the winners.
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Tax & Estate Planning (Part I)
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OREA's Articling Course
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Name of Course: Principles of Mortgage Financing
Scheduled start date: May 4 – 8, 2015
Venue and address: Brampton Real Estate Board, 60 Gillingham Drive, Brampton

To Register, please call OREA at 416-391-6732.

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Use live chat to get live leads
Real Estate Magazine
Did you know that 65 per cent of online shoppers have engaged in a live chat at some point? That means the lions' share of Internet-savvy users are engaging with vendors of products and services online. Are you missing an opportunity to engage with the website visitors that you've worked hard to earn?
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Brian Buffani's Success Tour
Buffani & Company
Brian Buffini’s Success Tour is coming to Toronto. Learn how to focus your resources and increase your income in this sneak peek. Download your free resource: Social Media for Real Estate
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Generational shift in real estate forces Gen Y to downsize
The Globe and Mail
First-time buyer Jordan Hopper paid $383,500 for a place to call his own, getting a taste of what a difference a generation makes in Metro Vancouver's expensive housing market.

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Bidding wars, bully offers heat up Toronto's condo market as house prices soar
Metro News
When Toronto realtor Sohail Mansoor listed a 30-year-old, two-bedroom condo on Maitland Place for $419,900 earlier this month, even the building's security guard warned that the price was too high.

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Disclosure and latent defects: Be careful what you sign
Real Estate Magazine
On the issue of disclosure and latent defects, an Ontario Small Claims Court judge recently awarded a ruling in favour of a buyer who alleged that the seller had not disclosed a defect that had repeatedly occurred over many years prior to the seller selling the property.

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Secret #14 of Superstar REALTOR®
YouTube
Well today you're going to learn the advertising secrets that Superstar Realtors® use to get at least 200 per cent higher response rates than the average REALTOR®.

Here's exactly how they do it...

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When it's time for a price reduction
Real Estate Magazine
Often the seller refuses to reduce their price, even though no buyer has shown significant interest. Now what to do? Your next strategy should be to ask some tough questions. Here are four good ones to consider.
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Home buying frenzy defies Bank of Canada's view of soft landing
Financial Post
At the central bank in Ottawa, officials are forecasting a soft landing for the housing market. On the ground in Canada, brokers and homebuyers see prices that keep going up. Re/Max, the country's largest residential real estate agency, raised its forecast for home price growth to three per cent from 2.5 per cent recently because transactions and values were so high in the first three months of this year. In March, housing sales rallied 4.1 per cent, the most in 10 months.
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Failure or success: Prepare for both but accept only one
Real Estate Magazine
Now that we're a quarter way through 2015: how do you feel you and your business are performing? Are you flourishing under your current business plan? Are you underperforming? Or maybe you're running into similar issues that you faced last year?
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GTA condo apartment sales rose in first quarter
REMI Network
The 4,940 condo apartment sales recorded by Greater Toronto Area REALTORS® in the first quarter of 2015 marked an 11.1-per-cent year-over-year increase, reports the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). Active listings were largely the same at the end of the first quarter, as sales grew faster than new listings, which were up 6.2 per cent, year over year.
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