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The Business Education Centre brings information on Propertyline to the Board
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Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Credits: 3 CE Credits

For details visit http://www.mreb.ca/education or call the Board Office today.
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Mississauga property management company puts emphasis on green living
Mississauga.com
A Mississauga property management company recently received a certification from the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario that lets residents know it's committed to green practices. Park Property Management Inc. became the first property manager in Mississauga enrolled in FRPO's Certified Rental Building program to recertify, now that new environmental standards have been added to the program. That status means that the property managers are committed to environmental activities that support energy consumption management and recycling practices.
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Condo projects to transform Hamilton skyline
The Hamilton Spectator
A slew of upcoming condo projects in the lower city promises to transform Hamilton's skyline. More than 20 multiple residential developments — some rising 20 storeys and more — are in the works throughout the core. These townhouses, condos and apartment developments are all part of a wider trend across the entire city. Glen Norton, the city's manager of urban renewal, says the condo boom is common in downtowns across North America because of shifting demographics.
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CMHC: 'Soft landing' expected for Canada's housing market
CBC News
Canada's national housing agency says it expects builders to stop making as many new homes and focus on selling the ones they've already built. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's latest quarterly forecast predicts lower sales volumes for 2015, with 163,000 to 203,200 homes expected to be built. The lower end of that forecast is below the 179,600 to 189,900 new homes expected by the end of this year.
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FSCO warns about unlicensed Toronto-based 'broker'
Mortgage Broker News
The Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is warning mortgage consumers and industry players not to conduct business with Mortgage Approval Canada and Mortgage Approval Centre, both of which are not licensed to broker business in Ontario. "If consumers arrange a mortgage from a mortgage brokerage, broker or agent that is not licensed in the province, they are not protected under the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006, which holds Ontario's mortgage brokerages, administrators, brokers and agents to specific standards," an official statement from FSCO reads.
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Canadian house prices continue unrelenting climb
Toronto Star
Canadian house prices continued their unrelenting climb in July, rising five per cent over a year ago to an average sales price of $401,585. That number was skewed, as usual, by high sales activity and price climbs in Vancouver and Toronto, according to the Canadian Real Estate Board figures for July. If those two markets, Canada's largest, most competitive and most expensive, were factored out, the average national sales price would dip considerably, to $327,988, notes CREA.
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OPP introducing new billing model for municipalities
Mississauga
The Ontario Provincial Police says it is introducing a fairer billing system for cash-strapped municipalities but one cottage country politician says increased policing costs are anything but fair for summer residents. "We have people, who have worked hard for their hopes and dreams of having a cottage, who will probably end up losing their cottage over this," Haliburton County warden Dave Burton, told the Star, adding he expected his county's annual policing bill to jump to $6.5 million annually from $3.3 million at the end of five years.
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In Toronto: Put your money into REITs, not condos
The Globe and Mail
Investors would be better off putting their money into real estate investment trusts that specialize in apartments than they would buying a condo to rent out in either Toronto or Calgary, real estate analysts at Royal Bank of Canada suggest in a new research note. "Although purchasing hard real estate assets usually has a positive emotional aspect to it, the fact is that REITs generally outperform condo investments in both Calgary and Toronto over most time horizons," write the analysts.

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Real estate board offering new courses for agents
Mississauga.com
The Mississauga Real Estate Board has partnered with the Real Estate Institute of Canada to offer courses for real estate professionals in the Mississauga area. MREB will now offer courses that will lead to the Fellow of the Real Estate Institute designation. As well, it will also offer National Association of Realtors courses.

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Sellers' form still troubling the real estate industry
Toronto Star
The Seller Property Information Statement, a disclosure form created by the real estate industry, continues to cause grief for sellers, buyers — and real estate agents. Back in August, 2008, Daniel Fors bought a house in Thunder Bay from Vance and Dorothy Overacker for $392,000. Jack Mallon was the real estate agent for the sellers on the transaction. Following closing, the buyer experienced significant water problems in the basement and roof.

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How parents can help their adult children buy a house
The Globe and Mail
Where there's a will, there's a way for parents to help their adult children buy a house. That's will as in last will and testament. In the kind of extremely expensive real estate market we have in many cities, maybe what your adult children need is a sweetheart deal from Mom and Dad. Maybe pass the house down in your will, or sell it at a bargain price to a son or daughter.
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New in Toronto real estate: River City Phase 3 condos
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River City Phase 3 is one of the most interesting condo projects in Toronto from an architecture and design standpoint. Not that previous phases of the large scale development in the West Don Lands are any slouches, but the third phase is about as bold a design as Toronto gets in its residential towers — both inside and out. With a variety of modular features, Urban Capital's suite designs are both minimalist and functional, where it is the former term that one tends to see most often in isolation when it comes to condos around town.
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Housing starts expected to remain stable in Guelph
Guelph Mercury
While there is a forecast for a downward trend in housing starts across Canada over the next two years, new home construction in Guelph is expected to hold steady, a housing market analyst said. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation forecasts that Canada's housing market may begin to slow down in the next two years, as construction generally trends downward. CMHC predicts 2014 starts nationally will range from 179,600 and 189,900 units on an annual basis, and 163,000 and 203,200 units in 2015.
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