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Did you always want to be a fireman? If so, it may explain why you are thinking about becoming a managing broker in a...

At the ribbon cutting for the Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House, from left: John Percy, public education officer, Waterloo Fire Rescue; Steve LaRochelle, Kitchener fire manager, emergency management and business continuity; Geoff Lorentz, regional councillor; Peter Benninger, president, Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty; Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky; Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic; Waterloo Fire Rescue fire chief Richard Hepditch; and Kevin Schmalz, public education officer, Kitchener Fire Department.

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Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty has donated a custom-made Fire & Life Inflatable Safety House to the Kitchener and Waterloo fire departments to educate children on how to respond in emergency situations.

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Cards on the table. I was born in 1945, first licensed in real estate in British Columbia in 1970, qualified in the ’70s as...

Rotterdam’s cube houses are still an eye-popper, 32 years after they were built.

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Built in 1984, the cube houses were designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, who envisioned a singular cube as a sort of abstract tree and the complex as a forest or village.

Cheryl Skowronek of Cornerstone Properties in Winnipeg shows off her catch at the MREA Shelter Foundation’s Fishing Derby. She won the Helix GPS Fishfinder grand prize.

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The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation’s Hooked on Shelter Fishing Derby reeled in $5,250 for shelter charities recently.

Surrounded by organizers and supporters, Stephen Grant, president of Royal LePage Advance, presents funds raised at the Royal LePage Advance Salmon Derby to Carrie Sjostrom of the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society. (Photo: Eiko Jones Photography)

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Royal LePage Advance brought the spotlight to Campbell River, B.C. at their First Annual Salmon Derby recently. More than $20,000 in cash and prizes were awarded.

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I think my articles have covered nearly every aspect of my 46 years in this exciting and ever-changing business, including the Competition Bureau, commission cutting, part-timers, real estate bubbles, and more.

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Rolling into the 21st Century, the two boards on Vancouver Island were seeking executive officers and my observation in a 2001 REM column was, “Will the directors of those boards have the courage..."

Moncton (Photo by Stu Pendousmat)

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The longest operating real estate office in the Moncton Metro and surrounding area, Century 21 Countryside Realty, has new owners and a new name, Century 21 A & T Countryside Realty.

When do the training wheels come off?

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Everyone I knew as a kid had those training wheels. They gave us confidence and safety. Just as those first real estate sales training sessions did. Somewhere along the line, many of us forgot some of those skills.