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Don Procter

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Don Procter is a contributing writer for REM.

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Mortgage Professionals Canada is hoping the federal government’s review of the B-20 guideline will lead to more buyers in affordable markets.

David Cervantes moderated the panel session at the Canadian Real Estate Forum. (Photo: Don Procter)

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“It’s a journey of discovery,” said David Cervantes, senior vice-president of CBRE Limited, who moderated a panel session recently at the Canadian Real Estate Forum held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The system reduces safety risks for customers and salespeople showing properties in part because it does not permit unauthorized code-sharing.

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The traditional lockbox has come to a crossroads as high-tech lock systems that offer better security and transparency build a following in Canada’s real estate world.

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The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a decision to award Burlington-based Apex Results Realty more than $155,000 in unpaid commissions.

A partnership of New York-based Common with Toronto’s Dream Unlimited, the co-living project will be on a 34-acre mixed-use development called Common Zibi on the Ottawa River.

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“Co-living is as much a lifestyle choice as a product,” says Anil Khera, CEO and founder of Node, who believes it will represent “a real shift” in how people choose to live in rentals.

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Canadian real estate investment trusts (REITs) are “better positioned” to outperform most of their counterparts around the world over the next year.

Chris Chopik (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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Climate change is an emerging risk affecting the value of real estate, which is why Chris Chopik wrote a 75-page paper on the subject: Property Value in an Era of Climate Change.

Daniel Gargarella

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Still selling real estate, Daniel Gargarella, 95, might be the oldest Realtor in Canada. He operated Daniel Gargarella Real Estate from the 1960s to 2015.

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After a years-long legal battle, Burlington based real estate brokerage Apex Results Realty recently won a court case and was awarded 100 per cent of its claim for unpaid commissions.

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Commercial property services giant Colliers and technology innovator Techstars have created a proptech accelerator that helps technology companies develop products to serve the commercial real estate industry.