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Message from the President, Edward Short, July 2014
BREB
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather!

I'm happy to report that we ended June with a total membership count of 1,093. During the month of June, we grew by a total of 22 new REALTOR® Members.

I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Raquel Bacchus to the BREB Staff team. Raquel is working in the capacity of Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself the next time you stop by the Board Office.
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Welcome!
BREB
The Brampton Real Estate Board wishes to extend a warm welcome to all of our new Member REALTORS® for the month of June, 2014!
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Have you requested your FREE access to Top Producer® CRM Account??
BREB
Simply email education@breb.org and state your full name and brokerage name and we will set you up! Build referrals and build your business with real estate's most intuitive real estate customer contact management (CRM) software for agents and brokers. Top Producer CRM (customer relationship management) software helps you generate leads, prospects and referrals. Referrals are the life-blood of real estate, and satisfied clients are your best source of new business. And because 90 per cent of leads are closed between the second and 12th contact, staying in touch is critical to your success — and that's what Top Producer does better than anyone else. Top Producer keeps your sales pipeline running smoothly with automated, PERSONALIZED follow-up on a regular schedule, and you don't need a PhD to use it. For more information about this software, visit here.
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REIC2280: Legal Issues in Real Estate
BREB / REIC
A new two-day course brought to you by REIC and BREB.

Date: August 11-12, 2014 (Monday and Tuesday)

Location: Brampton Real Estate Board, 60 Gillingham Dr. Brampton, ON, L6Z 0E9

Time: 9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Tuition: REIC Member: $455.00 plus HST (must include REIC Member #)
REIC Non-Members/BREB Non-Members/Registrants: $595 plus HST
BREB Members: $595 plus HST OR (*use one of your four complimentary courses and pay $545+HST*)

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Results. Together.
CREA
For decades, members of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) have harnessed their credibility and coordinated their advocacy efforts to successfully make Canada a better place for REALTORS® and their clients to live and do business. As a REALTOR®, your active participation in this effort is the key to continuing success.
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CREA successful in defeating request for interim injunction against out of province listings policy
CREA
As you may know, a lawsuit was filed in Ontario earlier this year challenging CREA's removal of certain listings from REALTOR.ca pursuant to CREA's Out of Province Listings Policy. A motion was also filed by the plaintiffs for an interim order requiring CREA to allow the listings determined not to be in compliance with the Policy to remain on REALTOR.ca until the full hearing of the issues at trial.
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Market Stats made easy
TREB
The reporting of stratus™ Market Statistics has been enhanced with the introduction of the new stratus™ Market Stats dashboards. Brokers and Salespeople accessing New Stratus have the ability to use market stats in many exciting new ways. Members may create custom charts and tables using historic data and have the ability to export into PDF and Excel. These new capabilities further support the suite of market reports and videos currently available on New Stratus. CLICK to view the detailed User Guide for stratus™ Market Stats.
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Get the MyRECO Certificate app
RECO
MyRECO Certificate allows you to display your RECO registration certificate on your mobile device, in real time. Once you have downloaded the app, you can pull up your certificate any time you are connected to the internet, or keep a copy stored for offline use. It can be used in lieu of your paper registration certificate.
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Here's the hottest housing market in Canada nobody's talking about
Global News
The pace of home sales in this city has been growing faster than even in Toronto, while price gains in recent years have strained local affordability to levels that trail only Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Calgary? Nope. Edmonton? No again. Welcome to Hamilton, a city TD Economics says "has been an up and coming market since 2009."
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High-end home sales booming across Canada
CBC News
Sales of houses that cost at least $1 million are booming in Canada's four biggest cities, high-end real estate firm Sotheby's International Realty Canada says. Sales of homes priced higher than $1 million increased in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, the firm said in a report published recently. But as with other segments of Canada's housing market, demand for luxury homes isn't increasing evenly.

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Are REALTORS® soon to be obsolete?
Mortgage Broker News
The need for an agent in the selling process is dead. Or so believes many investors that are getting their lawyers to do the hard work. An increasing number of buyers and sellers are ditching their real estate agents in favour of lawyers to save cash. Seasoned landlords say they get their lawyers to handle all of the paperwork and negotiation with the whole transaction costing, on average, around $1,000 including HST.

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Canadian housing bears stand their ground as prices keep rising
The Globe and Mail
It's too soon to relax about the Canadian housing market, says Bank of Nova Scotia economist Derek Holt. "I remain of the conviction that one doesn't drop one's guard on housing risks as we push toward higher and higher peaks," he writes in a research note. "Indeed, one's guard should be raised."

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Toronto home sales, prices surge in June
The Globe and Mail
Toronto's housing market chalked up a stellar June, with both sales and prices surging from a year earlier. A recent report from the Toronto Real Estate Board adds to the sentiment expressed by the Conference Board of Canada, which said the city's residential real estate market was dinged by a harsh winter but should rebound.
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Renovating to sell
Inside Halton
Most home owners know that the secret to selling a home quickly and at a good price is to ensure that potential buyers fall in love with the property at first sight. However, before undertaking any renovations with the aim of selling your home, take the time to think about how much you want to spend, carefully decide which aspects of your home need improvement, and draw up a list of priorities.
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Nearly half of Canadians say mortgages aren't debt
Huffington Post
Nearly half of Canadians don't see their mortgage as being debt, according to a survey from Manulife. The survey of more than 2,300 Canadians found 45 per cent would consider themselves debt-free if the only outstanding debt they had was a mortgage. But this seems to be a generational difference — the younger you are, the likelier it is you don't see a mortgage as debt.
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Condo sales surge as house prices climb
Toronto Star
Gera Nevolovich has accepted that he will never be able to afford a house in Toronto for his two young sons. He considers himself lucky to be living in the next best thing — a two-bedroom condo within easy walking distance of the Davisville Park soccer fields. His family of four is just one tiny part of the wave now pushing the GTA condo market to new highs: Sales were up 20 per cent in June, year over year, and the average price of a condo in Toronto has climbed to almost $400,000, according to figures released recently by the Toronto Real Estate Board.
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Mortgage management 101 for the new buyer
Montreal Gazette
To buy or not to buy? With house prices generally increasing each year and interest rates still at all-time lows, buying a home remains an attractive option for individuals and couples ready to make the commitment that home ownership requires. But is it always the best financial decision? Since few first time buyers are able to buy a house for cash, the answer to this question lies in how well the mortgage is managed.
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