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BREB holiday hours
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Wednesday, Dec. 24 — CLOSED at Noon
Thursday, Dec. 25 — CLOSED
Friday, Dec. 26 — CLOSED
Wednesday, Dec. 31 — CLOSED at Noon
Thursday, Jan. 1 — CLOSED New Years Day
Friday, Jan. 2 — CLOSED

We will be resuming regular hours on Jan. 5, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Phase out of options in Old Stratus: Jan. 7
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, the following options will no longer be accessible from Old Stratus. Instead, users in Old Stratus will be redirected to New Stratus when they click on any of these options:

• Add a New Prospect Search
• Create a New CMA
• Market Areas
• Notice Pages
• Financials
• MLS® Sold Statistics
• Public Records
• RealNet
• RealTrack
• REALTOR.CA
• OREA
• RECO
• IDX Management
• TREB Commercial
• Connect
• BRS®

These changes are coming into effect as we move towards the retirement of Old Stratus in March 2015.

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Save the Home Buyer's Plan
REALTOR® Action Network via CREA
Your Member of Parliament (MP) is particularly crucial to the REALTOR® community's advocacy efforts this fall. Please take two minutes to respond to our industry's call to action. As a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, your MP is an integral part of the pre-budget consultation process. Their support could tip the political scales in our favour as we push to save the purchasing power of the Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) from erosion in Budget 2015.
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Research: Ontario's home hunters say they will continue their search during the holiday season
NorthumberlandView.ca
The holiday hustle will not interfere with real estate shopping this month according to new research from the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), which found that two in three Ontarians in the market to buy a home plan to continue their search over the holidays. In fact, a majority feel that shopping for a home during the holiday season could mean less competition among buyers and possibly a better deal on the price of a home.
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Unmanned drones taking real estate market to new heights
CTV News
Canadian real estate agents are embracing drone technology to capture stunning aerial fly-over videos of the properties they have for sale. Windsor, ON realtor Paul Rouillard recently introduced drone-recorded aerial videos to boost his business, and he says his customers love the bird's-eye view the drone provides.
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How to play oil prices from a real estate perspective
Financial Post
Publicly traded Canadian real estate companies should remain unaffected in the short term by lower oil prices, according to a new report from RBC Capital Markets analyst Neil Downey. "Real estate is a lagging sector and it will take a protracted period of lower energy prices before impacting underlying real estate fundamentals," Mr. Downey writes, noting the magnitude and the duration of any downturn in oil creates a guessing game.
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November 2014 housing starts in Ontario
Marketwired
Housing starts in the Ontario region were trending at 54,602 units in November, down from 55,949 units in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)[1] of housing starts.
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Are you ready for the 'everything store' of real estate?
Inman News
I'm a full-service agent running a full-service brokerage, and I'm posing a question to you: if a market force required that we lower commissions to be competitive, how would you react and adapt to stay in business?
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RESAAS surpasses 300,000 verified real estate professionals
IT Business Net
RESAAS Services, The Real Estate Social Network, announced that the company has reached 300,000 verified real estate professional users on its Platform.

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Do open houses still work?
The Chronicle Herald
Today many new real estate agents question whether hosting open houses is an effective sales strategy. A recent industry analysis suggested open houses only account for five per cent of sales and instead just attract the neighbours and "lookie-loos" out for some free weekend entertainment.

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Real estate agent loses $120,000 commission for not sending simple email or letter
Slaw
The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a trial decision costing a commercial real estate agent over $100,000 all because the agent failed to send a simple email or letter.

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Study: Windsor's housing market strong with prices and sales trending up
Windsor Star
Brisk housing sales pushed the average residential housing price in Windsor-Essex up five per cent in 2014, rising to $192,200 from $183,518, according to a national housing market report released recently. And the good news is expected to continue into 2015 with gains of an additional five per cent expected, predicts the outlook conducted by Remax Realty which studied residential sales across Canada.
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