Guest Columns

Guest Columns

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Our very purpose at the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is to support our REALTOR® members. So, when we heard you needed more from WEBForms®, we delivered CREA WEBForms® 2019.

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As the cost of ownership housing also steadily increases, more would-be real estate purchasers are lingering in the rental market for longer.

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As a regulator, our most important responsibility is to educate consumers. It’s a lot easier when you and the consumer are both well informed.

From left: Tara Petch, director of partnerships, Habitat HM; Bob Van de Vrande, 2019 RAHB president; Tim Mattioli and Bruce Moran, RAHB members and former HOAP board members; and John Gerrard, CEO, Habitat HM.

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The Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) recently stepped up to support Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga but more long-term support is needed.

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The new minority government could be just what Canada needs to pull it out of this housing quagmire, which only seems to have gotten muddier since the Liberals took power in 2015.

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While the go-to markets for this new-found interest in recreational properties tend to be in vacation spots in Canada, many may not realize the advantages of investing in the U.S.

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Whenever I speak to real estate boards and brokers of record, I like to remind them that consumer protection is a shared responsibility between the provincial real estate regulator and the profession.

Ettore Cardarelli

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It is with a very heavy heart that the OREA family recognizes the loss of friend, leader and a true legend of organized real estate in Canada – Ettore Cardarelli.

George Cormack

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With history as our lens, a small handful of leaders stand taller, even in such towering company. George Cormack was such a man. It is with great sadness that I share that he has passed.

John DiMichele, left and Miguel Lameiro.

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John DiMichele: "Earlier this summer, I met with Miguel Lameiro, Humber College associate dean of program delivery, education and training solutions."