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Number of GTA realtors has doubled in past decade
CBC News
The city's searing housing market is luring more realtors than ever before, according to new numbers reported by the Toronto Real Estate Board recently. There are currently 40,000 realtors operating throughout the GTA, the board says, up from 20,000 ten years ago.
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Canada's housing market still 'quite balanced,' realtors tell Harper
The Globe and Mail
Canada's realtors told Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the country's housing market is essentially balanced, as they kicked off a lobbying effort in Ottawa that saw them make appointments with more than 160 MPs. About 300 realtors descended on the nation's capital in recent days for a political action campaign that the Canadian Real Estate Association has carried out annually for almost 30 years.
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A better way to bet on Canada's real estate market
The Motley Fool
Canada's housing market is one of the country's most polarizing issues; everyone seems to have a strong opinion one way or the other. So far the bulls have been right, although one could easily argue that the price surge has made Canada's houses that much more overvalued. If you think that our housing market will continue its upward trajectory, there are numerous ways to make that bet.
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It's never too late to be the early bird
Real Estate Magazine
I'm going to throw a word at you and I want you to note your first reaction to it, okay? All right, here we go... change. If you felt apprehension, nervousness or even fear at that word, you're not alone. Change is something that most people are uncomfortable with and would do almost anything to avoid.
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Greater Toronto REALTORS® report mid-month resale housing market figures
Daily Commercial News
Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher announced that "Sales reported by Greater Toronto REALTORS® were up strongly during the first two weeks of May in comparison to the same time last year. However, new listings were down slightly over the same period, which means competition between buyers continued to increase and price growth remained very strong."
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6 things to know about real estate deposits
Toronto Star
In Ontario, the standard real estate contract gives the buyer two choices; you can pay the deposit immediately when you make an offer, or you can agree to pay it within twenty four hours after the seller accepts it. Most buyers prefer the second option. If you are in a bidding war, you will be encouraged to come up with the deposit immediately, to show good faith to the seller.
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Real estate investment hits record but now it's office buildings and malls
Financial Post
It's not just the residential real estate market that continues to sizzle, the commercial property market continued its red hot pace in the last quarter. "Those expecting the Canadian commercial real estate investment market to come off the boil will continue to wait," says a new report from CBRE.
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Kathleen Wynne: Condos at Ontario Place 'off the table'
CBC News
Ontario Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne said Monday her party would not support condos or any other residential developments at Ontario Place, a government-owned theme park on Toronto's western lake shore mothballed by the province two years ago.
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In Toronto, sometimes meeting the asking price just isn't enough
The Globe and Mail
Bidding wars that lead to offers six figures over asking have become routine in Toronto's spring market. But even in a contest reduced to a single buyer and seller, the results are unpredictable, as agent Ira Jelinek and his clients found out recently.

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Ontarians see home ownership as part of the 'Canadian Dream'
BREB
Home ownership is part of the 'Canadian Dream' say 90 per cent of Ontarians, but a Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), like the one imposed in Toronto, would stand in the way of this dream for seven in ten Ontarians if it were imposed in their municipality.

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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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Report: Canada's real estate market is 'fraying'
The Huffington Post
Canada's real estate market may look healthy, but it's showing signs of fraying in certain regions and prices could fall by 25 per cent in the long term. So says a report by Capital Economics, a consulting firm that is holding fast to an ominous prediction it made for home prices in 2012 and 2013.
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WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust announces May 2014 distribution
Canada Newswire
WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust recently announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a cash distribution for the month of May 2014 of US$0.0583 per unit. The distribution will be payable on June 16, 2014, to unitholders of record as of the close of business on May 30, 2014.
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