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Save the Date: The Brampton Economic Update for Real Estate Professionals
BREB
The Brampton Real Estate Board's Government Relations Committee invites ALL real estate professionals to join us for our Annual Brampton Economic Update.

Thursday, Sept. 18th, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Registration/Refreshments: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  (Brampton City Hall — Council Chambers 2 Wellington St., West — Brampton)
Complementary to BREB Member REALTORS®; Non-BREB Members — $10.00 +HST
Registration Deadline; Monday Sept. 15th, 2014
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Do you need to complete your articling courses?
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There is an OREA Articling Course coming soon and spaces are still available. Register today directly through OREA. Name of Course: Principles of Property Management; Scheduled start date: Sept. 9 – 18, 2014 (Tuesday – Thursday); Venue and address: Brampton Real Estate Board, 60 Gillingham Drive, Brampton. Please contact OREA to register: 416-391-6732 or register online by logging on to your portfolio at www.orea.com.
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CREA announces launch of .REALTOR top-level-domain
BREB
Beginning on Oct. 23rd, a new .REALTOR top-level-domain (TLD) will be made available to all members of CREA in Canada, and all members of NAR in the U.S.

The new .REALTOR TLD will be made available to Canadian REALTORS®, as well as their local boards and their provincial associations at a later date, through an agreement that CREA has entered into with NAR.

National Association of Realtors® began the TLD application process eight years ago through the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates domains and Internet Protocol addresses globally. CREA is NAR's exclusive marketing partner and responsible for the .REALTOR domain in Canada.

CREA will provide the first 10,000 members who register for a .REALTOR TLD with a free one-year licence on a first-come first-served basis.

More information is available here.

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Re/Max brings agent incorporation to Ontario
Real Estate Magazine
Re/Max Integra has brought agent incorporation to Ontario. Called the Agent Brokerage Program, the initiative brings Ontario in line with other provinces like British Columbia where real estate agents can incorporate and take advantage of the benefits, including significant tax deferral, which operating their business as a corporation offers.
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Quirky tactics that agents sometimes use to sell homes
Toronto Star
When you choose a real estate agent, the decision should be about more than the cost of their commission. It should be also be about their ability to market your home to the widest possible group of potential buyers. While you have to beware of gimmicks, what you're looking for is creativity and techniques that stand out from the pack.
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Real estate investors lament lack of decent REALTORS®
Mortgage Broker News
An investor is arguing that despite the increasing number of REALTORS® in the market, there are not enough good ones to help investors grow their portfolio. Finding a good REALTOR® to source the best deals is proving increasingly difficult and especially in prime markets, according to the founder of one of Canada's biggest investment clubs.
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Small towns hope to replace exodus to cities with new immigrants
Canada.com
Canada's cities are booming, but it's killing the rural parts of the country. The 2011 census found that 35 per cent of us now live in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver and a big chunk of that is from immigration. Now a growing number of small towns are banking on new Canadians filling their greener pastures, too.
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Real estate scams: How to avoid falling for one
CBC News
One man is warning others to take precautions when house hunting online after he nearly became the victim of a real estate scam. Tom Mason's search for an Orangeville, ON, home for his family was not going well. All the apartments that interested Mason were quickly snatched up by other prospective tenants.
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A great downtown condo, but where does little Johnny go to school?
The Globe and Mail
Eight years ago, Hazel Liau's husband bought a 1,268-square-foot, pre-construction condo in the CityPlace complex at Spadina Avenue and Front Street. He spent two years in his bachelor pad before Ms. Liau moved in. Now, the two-bedroom-plus den unit is a family home for the couple, their two daughters, a French bulldog and a school of saltwater fish in a 300-gallon tank. Their evolution has been mirrored in the neighbourhood around them.
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8 mind-blowing numbers from Toronto's real estate market
The Motley Fool
Is Canada's real estate market a bubble? A number of groups are sounding the alarm. Over the past few months, several research organizations, including Fitch, Morningstar and the International Monetary Fund have published reports warning about skyrocketing property valuations across the country.

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Did a murder or meth lab happen in your home? Find out here
CBC News
When a property changes hands again, the sellers may not disclose the house's history. That's where two Ontario brothers come in, hoping you'll turn to their website to research a property's past.

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One man's $50,500 real estate commission lesson
Toronto Star
When you sign an agreement with a real estate brokerage to sell your home, you have to pay commission if you make a deal with someone who saw your home during the listing period. If you try and make a private deal to avoid paying commission, you are likely to get burned.

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TREB: Real estate will always be a great investment
Toronto Sun
Raise the topic of real estate at any gathering this summer and the question as to whether housing values are well founded routinely arises. Generally, most Canadians feel very positive about the housing market outlook, as reflected in the results of a recently reported Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, a weekly survey that gauges the mood of people from coast to coast.
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