How Much Are Real Estate Commission Rates in Canada?
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How Much Are Real Estate Commission Rates in Canada?

When it comes to selling your home, you have to spend money to make money. Land transfer taxes. Lawyer fees. Mortgage discharge costs. But your biggest cost? Likely your real estate agent’s commission. It’s been said that Canadian sellers typically pay between three and seven per cent of their home’s selling price to their real estate agent, … Continue reading »

Property Virgins Scared into Rushing Their Purchase
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Property Virgins Scared into Rushing Their Purchase

The real estate market is a daunting place to be for the first time, especially in big cities. Skyrocketing home prices and bidding wars make the dream of homeownership seem out of reach for some first-timers – mostly millennials. So, what’s still motivating property virgins to take the home-owning plunge? Continue reading »

2014 Mortgage Trends in Canada: A Year in Review
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2014 Mortgage Trends in Canada: A Year in Review

2014 may be drawing to a close, but speculation regarding this year’s mortgage market is far from over. Economists and home buyers alike are waiting with baited breath to see if 2015 will usher in change for borrowing costs and the housing market. To better understand the market’s future direction, we’ve looked to the past; read on for the strongest trends seen within the mortgage market in 2014. Continue reading »