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Canadian home sales drop sharply in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017. Highlights: National home sales dropped 6.2% from April to May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in May stood 1.6% below last May’s level. The number of newly… View More >

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CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Housing market trends continue to diverge considerably among regions along four general themes: British Columbia, the Greater… View More >

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Canadian home sales drop in April

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined in April 2017. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.7% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in April was down 7.5% from a year earlier. The number of newly listed homes… View More >

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Canadian home sales edge higher from February to March

Ottawa, ON, April 18, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in March 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.1% from February to March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in March was up 6.6% from a year earlier. The… View More >

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Laura-Leah Shaw, REALTOR® from Vancouver, selected for national award celebrating wide range of philanthropic work

OTTAWA, March 27, 2017 – The Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation has named Laura-Leah Shaw, of Vancouver, British Columbia, the recipient of its national award – the Canadian REALTORS Care® Award 2017 Proudly Presented by REM. Shaw, of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside, was selected because of the multitude of charities and activist organizations she actively supports…. View More >

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Canadian home sales climb in February

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in February 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 5.2% from January to February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in February was down 2.6% from a year earlier. The… View More >

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CREA Updates and Extends Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Canadian housing market trends continue to display considerable regional divergence. In British Columbia, activity in the Lower… View More >

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Canadian home sales edge down from December to January

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down slightly in January 2017 on a month-over-month basis. Highlights: National home sales declined 1.3% from December 2016 to January 2017. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in January was up 1.9% from a… View More >

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Canadian home sales up from November to December

Ottawa, ON, January 16, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in December 2016. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.2% from November to December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in December was down 5.0% from a year earlier. The… View More >

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Canadian home sales cool in November

Ottawa, ON, December 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were down on a month-over-month basis in November 2016. Highlights: National home sales fell 5.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity remained 1.6% above levels in November 2015. The number of… View More >

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CREA Updates Resale Housing Forecast

Ottawa, ON, December 15, 2016 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2016 and 2017. Canadian housing market trends have evolved largely as expected since CREA last published its forecast in September…. View More >

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Canadian home sales rise in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales were up on a month-over-month basis in October 2016. Highlights: National home sales rose 2.4% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 2.0% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October 2016. The number… View More >

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Canadian home sales edge up in September

Ottawa, ON, October 14, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales edged slightly higher in September 2016 compared to August. Highlights: National home sales edged up 0.8% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity in September rose 4.2% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of… View More >

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Canadian home sales decline further in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2016 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales declined for a fourth consecutive month in August 2016. Highlights: National home sales fell 3.1% from July to August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity came in 10.2% above August 2015. The number of newly… View More >

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Home sales rebound in Oct

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, November 16, 2015 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales increased in October 2015 from the previous month. Ottawa, ON, November 16, 2015 – According...

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Policy Advisor

Policy Advisor The Policy Advisor would provide analytical and technical expertise and research on various files and to supplement the work of the government relations department.  The Policy Advisor would conduct research and work with multiple partners on new...

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Home sales ease in Sept

Thu, 10/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2015 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity eased in September 2015 from the month before. Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2015 - According to...

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Home sales little changed in Aug

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2015 - According to statistics1 released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity posted a small month-over-month increase in August 2015. Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2015...

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CREA Resale Housing Forecast

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 08:58 Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2015 - The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2015 and 2016....

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BOC keeps rates on hold

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 12:47 The Bank of Canada announced on September 9th, 2015 that it was keeping its trend-setting target overnight lending rate at 0.5 per cent. The Bank of Canada announced on September 9th, 2015 that it was keeping its trend-setting target overnight...

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Bank of Canada cuts rate

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 13:30 The Bank of Canada announced on July 15th, 2015 that it was lowering its trend-setting target overnight lending rate from 0.75 per cent to 0.50 per cent. The move follows another cut of the same size in January. The Bank of Canada announced on...

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Home sales lower but still strong in June

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2015- According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged slightly lower on a month-over-month basis in June 2015. Highlights: National home sales edged...

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Home sales strengthen further in May

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2015 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity posted a fourth consecutive month-over-month increase in May 2015. Highlights: National home sales...

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Systems Administrator (12 Months Contract) Tue, 06/02/2015 Reports to:Manager, ITS Operations Type of position:12 Months Contract General Description:Provide second level of support; participate in the design, architecture, deployment, monitoring maintenance and...

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Bank of Canada stays on the sidelines

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 09:45 Ottawa, ON, May 29, 2015 -The Bank of Canada announced on May 27th, 2015 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 0.75 per cent. The Bank of Canada announced on May 27th, 2015 that it was keeping its trend-setting...

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Canadian home sales up again in April

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2015- According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity posted a third consecutive month-over-month increase in April 2015. Highlights: National home sales...

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Canadian home sales climb in March

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2015 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity was up on month-over-month basis in March 2015. Highlights: National home sales edged up 4.1% from...

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Canadian home sales edge up in February

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, March 13, 2015- According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged up slightly on month-over-month basis in February 2015. Ottawa, ON, March 13, 2015- According...

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CREA Extends Resale Housing Forecast

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 08:58 Ottawa, ON, March 13, 2015 - The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2015 and...

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Bank of Canada keeps rates on hold

Thu, 03/05/2015 The Bank of Canada announced on March 4th, 2015 it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 0.75 per cent. Six weeks earlier, the Bank surprised markets by cutting the rate by a quarter of a percentage point as insurance against economic...

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Home sales edge higher in July

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:10 Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2014 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged up almost one per cent in July 2014 from the previous month. Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2014 -...

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Home sales higher in June

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, July 15, 2014-According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged up almost one per cent on a month-over-month basis in June 2014. Ottawa, ON, July 15,...

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Business Systems Analyst

FUNCTION:The Systems Analyst supports the creation, development and enhancement of CREA’s IT-based Services by detailing and documenting requirements; designing component solutions; and, taking a lead role in releases of new or enhanced CREA...

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CREA Resale Housing Forecast

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:59 Ottawa, ON, June 16, 2014 - The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations for 2014 and 2015. The...

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Home sales up in May

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, June 16, 2014 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity posted a sizeable month-over-month increase in May 2014. Ottawa, ON, June 16, 2014 - According to...

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Home sales pick up in April

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:00 Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2014 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity was up on a month-over-month basis in April 2014. Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2014 - According to statistics...

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Affordability is Key

Despite how many reports are claiming that new construction is the key to developing a healthy recovery method for the real estate market, it would appear these reports aren’t looking in all directions very effectively. If they were, there would probably be a...

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Kelowna Luxury Market Best In Canada

Original Article via Castanet Kelowna found itself in elite company Tuesday, when in the space of one hour, top realtors from nine of the world’s most luxurious neighbourhoods gathered to share their market insights. The top-grossing realtors from Coldwell Banker...

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Will Housing Become A Luxury?

Everybody right now is complaining that there’s too many houses on the market; which is true. There is certainly a bit of a general market flood occurring in most areas of the country. However we might be too quick to complain because the future or real estate might...

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We’re Experiencing Some Turbulence

Though the United States are reporting their Q4 as having the strongest quarterly growth in over seven years, it seems that we aren’t so lucky. Canadian home sales are in fact taking a slight dive, as we predicted in our blog post, Here We Go Again.Despite...

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Sizzling Marketing

An article released by the National Post is bringing a particular amount of attention to the world of real estate marketing. A Calgary, AB, based real estate agent recently released a billboard advertisement that’s been drawing a lot of attention; whether that...

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Stop Forcing It!

One of the main issues with the market right now (besides it’s obviously ‘flattened’ state) is that people can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that their property isn’t worth as much as they think it should be. Startling, but true. This mentality unfortunately...

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Starting 2013 The Right Way

The end of the world never came, so here we are back to the grind at the start of what we’d like to hope will be another great year. One of the biggest issues with the new year is getting back into work mode. Everybody suffers from this (you’re lying if you deny it)...

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Market Slump Contributes to Recovery

You’d think that the market being down in the dumps would be something to worry about, but according to new theories put forth by several economists this could be somewhat of a God-send for real estate recovery. Like we were saying in our post ‘Collaborative...

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Here We Go Again

As it turns out, the housing market is reportedly stabilizing as we, among many others, have been talking about for the past couple months. The interesting portion about this is where the stability is being derived from. From what we … Continue reading

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NAR Owns The Block

NAR now officially owns every building on the block on which they operate off Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois, after purchasing the last remaining non-NAR building – a two-story building previously occupied by the Wrigley Company. Though, we’re not sure which … Continue reading

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Wages Are Up, Prices Are Down

The National Association of Realtors have released results of a survey revealing interesting details. The survey’s results concluded that in 2011 there was a 2.3% increase in average salary amongst Realtors; the first increase seen in nine years. Yes, that’s right. 9 … Continue reading

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