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BREB's Arbitration Committee currently seeking volunteers
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BREB's Arbitration Committee is currently accepting volunteer applications for 2014.

Arbitration: The BREB Arbitration Committee provide Brokerage Members with an inexpensive alternative to the courts to have disputes heard and handled on a timely basis by fellow real estate professionals. The Arbitration Committee shall consist of not less than seven (7) Members and a Chairperson, all of whom shall be appointed by the Directors, three (3) of whom must be Broker Members of the Board, provided not more than three (3) Members employed by a Brokerage Member may sit on the Arbitration Committee.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please click HERE to download and complete the volunteer application form. Please submit all completed form via email to info@breb.org or via fax to 905-791-9430 no later than May 6th, 2014.
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Welcome to new member REALTORS® and new brokerages from March & April 2014
BREB
The Brampton Real Estate Board wishes to extend a warm welcome to all of our new Member REALTORS® and Brokerages who joined throughout March and April of 2014. Click READ MORE to view the list in its entirety.
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9 things FSBO companies don't want consumers to know
Real Estate Magazine
To strike back against the negative advertising that some for sale by owner companies use, Wes Hoover offers this list for your clients. Here are nine things 'For Sale By Owner' companies don't want consumers to know.
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CMHC moves to tighten mortgage insurance rules as market cools
CP24
CMHC is moving yet again to tighten the home mortgage market with changes that would make it more difficult for certain Canadians to obtain government-secured financing for real estate purchases. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation says that as of May 30 it will no longer insure purchases by self-employed workers without third party income validation, and will offer no insurance on Canadians seeking to purchase a second property.
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5 reasons investments should be treated like houses
Financial Post
One of the great debates in Canada, from the local Tim Hortons in B.C. to the 5 a.m. hockey practice in P.E.I., is whether or not your house should be viewed as an investment. Proponents on both sides defend their views armed with myriad statistics and both can make good arguments. But they both seem to have lost sight of the real issue: it is not whether housing should be viewed as an investment, but rather if investments should be viewed as housing.
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Close your home purchase on a Wednesday
Toronto Star
As the spring housing market heats up, it's a busy time for closing deals. The price you pay is very important, but you also have to think carefully about your closing date, so that everything goes smoothly. Here are seven things to remember.
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In Vancouver, lots of money for not much house
The Globe and Mail
Despite high prices that seem destined to rise even higher, Vancouver house hunters are in a mood to buy. Amid reports of strengthening consumer confidence, prices are expected to increase two per cent this year, according to the recently released Re/Max Spring Market Trends report.
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The new way Toronto condo developers are saving space
The Globe and Mail
Prepare to duck. RealNet Canada released its latest stats for new condos in Toronto recently, and the numbers showed that the average size of a unit has shrunk to about 797 square feet, from closer to 900 square feet five years ago.

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Carbon monoxide detectors: What you need to know
Canadian Residential Inspection Services Brampton
Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. Low exposure can cause health problems and high levels of exposure can be fatal. Detectors are recommended if your home has gas, oil or wood burning appliances, or if your home has an attached garage.

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Save on home and auto insurance
BREB
Brampton Real Estate Board (BREB) and Small Business Owners and Professionals Association (SBPA) is pleased to introduce a new exclusive home and automobile insurance program for BREB and SBPA members.

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Failure to get house survey can be costly
Toronto Star
Buying a house or condo is a complex process, and many purchasers make decisions under deadline pressure. Vanessa Herman wrote to me about her mistakes buying a house in Toronto's Corso Italia area near St. Clair Ave. W. Her top priority was parking. Not until after closing the $520,000 house deal did she learn that her concrete parking pad was illegal.
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Debating fixed versus variable? Focus on your needs, not interest rates
The Globe and Mail
Historically, homeowners have fared better with variable-rate products, from an interest rate perspective, compared to a five-year fixed-rate term. However, variable rate mortgages aren't right for everyone, and while even experts can't predict future interest rates, fixed rates have rarely been lower than they are today.
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New survey charts homebuyer attitudes, aspirations
The Globe and Mail
They're facing tighter mortgage rules, a national economy that's growing at a moderate pace and real estate prices that continue to rise. Despite these challenges, Canadian homebuyers remain confident in the long-term benefits of buying a home.
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