From time to time, and mostly from people who don’t know us, we get an email or a phone call where the commission question comes up front and centre: "Can you tell me what your commission rate is?"
A few hours north of the congestion and pollution of the country’s largest city lies an oasis of solitude. A place where people can breathe fresh pine-tinted air, cannonball into crystal-clear water, or just sit around a fire under the stars. Ontario’s cottage country has been an escape for city-dwellers for generations. Every summer a
There have been a lot of articles and interviews in the media about how President-elect Trump’s ascendance November 8th, 2016 may affect the real estate market in Canada. Much will be born out with time and research but in most regards it is much too early to tell, even if the Government of Canada’s Immigration
As Canada’s population grows, the price for housing continues to increase in the country’s major urban centres. According to the Ministry Of Finance, in Ontario alone the population is projected to grow by 30.1 per cent over the next 26 years with the GTA the fastest growing region in the province. Population there is expected
Somebody always has to take the blame. But the lack of self-reflection causes needless panic among Canadians and the really disappointing fact is that it comes from the one body that should keep an eye on such events and keep them in check - the Canadian Government. This careless behaviour resulted in the introduction of
The Government of Canada initiated the creation of the National Housing Strategy in order to provide affordable housing for all Canadians. The project called "Let's Talk Housing" gives the opportunity to Canadians to express and share their ideas on how to improve the housing situation in the country. Richard Silver and Jim Burtnick were at
The unprecedented vote to separate UK from Europe has caught many investors flat-foot genuinely looking for an offshore place to park their money; and with BREXIT now inevitable, Canadian real estate fits the bill. Investment migration is nothing new Our broker and Senior Vice President-Sales Jim Burtnick opines that the move to Canadian shores needs not be
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it” is a beautiful quote by Margaret Fuller and numerous times we have published helpful articles on accessing global markets on Torontoism.com. In the newest bi-monthly, Global Perspectives by National Association of Realtors, however, we are able to share our experience with a much broader