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The first thing we noticed when we arrived at the property was the pile of broken drywall and lumber just beside the house. Before walking into the house, I asked the client, ‘You’ve got your flashlight?’”

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One of the questions that professional stagers are most often asked is “Who should cover the cost of staging? The agent or the homeowner?” It...

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I recently read about four young professionals who were able to rent a detached home together for less money than they would each have to pay for a one-bedroom apartment.

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With media reports and international policy-making bodies pointing to Canadian real estate as a high-risk area for money laundering, it may be time for real estate brokers to ensure they’re prepared.

Andy Puthon

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On behalf of our Canadian team in Burlington and the entire Coldwell Banker Canada network, I extend our congratulations on your retirement after a truly distinguished career in publishing.

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This is my continuing series about the future of real estate and teams. Many of us, as mortals are apt to do, reflect and...

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If you haven’t eaten grilled portobello mushrooms, you really don’t know what you are missing. Truly they taste like a good steak. Quick and easy and beyond delicious.

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This is my last regular column before I retire. In the words of a dear friend I lost a few years ago, it’s been a slice. Thank you all so very much for making this a great ride!

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There is a lot of support within the real estate industry for weeding out unethical or unprofessional behaviour. Self-policing can’t replace public sector regulation, but it’s a welcome extra layer of consumer protection.

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Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time has more likely had to deal with varied levels of stress in their day. Here's Dan St. Yves' humorous take on stress busting hobbies for Realtors.