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Average home prices to fall in 3 oil-producing provinces next year: CREA
Canada’s national average house price is expected to edge higher by 1.4 per cent in 2016, to $448,700 — with Ontario leading the other regions with an increase of 2.9 per cent. Also read “The housing bubble has already popped in some parts of Canada“.

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Federal government increases minimum down payment for homes over $500,000
Homebuyers will now have to put 10 per cent down on the portion of the home purchase price over $500,000.

465,000 people may miss start of Ontario’s low-income energy rebate
The lights go out on Ontario’s provincewide energy rebate Dec. 31 — and fewer than seven per cent of the eligible low-income ...

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Realty Point 1st Annual Dinner & Food Drive

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Thank you to all that attended this event.

It was a great success and was generously supported by our guests and sponsors.

Highest Commission Award

1st place: Majid Torkashvand – Trust Realty Point
2nd place: Vijit Witane – Crimson Realty Point
3rd place: Tariq Mumtaz – World Class Realty Point

Pre-construction Sales Award

1st Place: Arshad Bhatti – World Class Realty Point
2nd Place: Arshad Hussain – World Class Realty Point
3rd Place: Ishrat Laeque – World Class Realty Point

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Real Estate in the News

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Court decision expands risks of disclosure with seller property information statement
A SPIS is a standard form document that was drafted by the Ontario Real Estate Association. It will contain information relating to defects, renovations and other pertinent property information based on the seller’s knowledge and experience. A vendor is not obligated to complete a SPIS and if the vendor elects to do so ...

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Real Estate in the News

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Real estate news stories that we’ve been following this week.

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Realtors warn land transfer tax could double across Ontario
The Ontario Real Estate Association, in a release Tuesday, warned homebuyers that the province is moving ahead with a plan to allow all other municipalities to levy a land transfer tax.

Toronto experiencing a traditional fall market – with some unusual bumps
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Five Home-Seller Mistakes to Avoid

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Any one of these mistakes can cost you a lot of time and money. Make the best of your home sale, and maximize the price you receive, by not allowing any of the following to distract potential buyers or be the reason for an offer to fall apart.

Mistaking clutter for the “lived-in look”

Potential buyers want to picture themselves in your home but cannot if there isn’t room for their imagination to see themselves within your walls. Declutter table surfaces, ...

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What Can Real Estate Agents Learn From Travel Agents?

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If we compare the travel industry to real estate sales, and how online services and real-world knowledge has affected the travel industry, will we learn a lesson applicable to real estate agents?

Being a travel agent was included by CareerCast as a “useless job” in their finding that the traditional travel agent is no longer necessary (1). Online booking systems and review sites of destinations have taken away the bulk of their work.

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Real Estate in the News

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Real estate news stories that we’ve been following this week.

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Canadian Real Estate Association says September home sales down from August
The Canadian Real Estate Association said Thursday that home sales in September through its Multiple Listing Service were down 2.1 per cent compared with August. Also read “Home prices continue to grow“.

House prices in some GTA suburbs rising more ...

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Real Estate in the News

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Real estate news stories that we’ve been following this week.

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Clients want privacy, TREB witness tells Competition Tribunal
The fourth and final day of the Toronto portion of the Competition Tribunal hearing between The Commissioner of Competition and The Toronto Real Estate Board finished with testimony from the only witness TREB introduced during this half of the hearing before it moves to Ottawa next month.

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A Needed Addition to Your Listing Presentation Package

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Driving leads to your real estate business is the first step in gaining clients and businesses. How you do it is as varied as the people that will offer such lead generation recommendations to you.

When it’s time to meet that next home seller and present your listing package and proposal, in the hopes of signing a listing agreement, you should have a well-documented package that details the property, the neighbourhood, current and recent selling prices of comparable properties, etc.

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