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Presenting funds from the gala hosted by Royal LePage South Country Real Estate Services, from left: Manson Kelly, chair; Jeff Reimer; Ally Keith; John Guliker; Pam Nicholson; Sam Oyemala; Jennifer Lepko, CEO, YWCA Harbour House; Nancy Stuart, YWCA Harbour House; Jillian Chaffee; and Yvonne Bainbridge, YWCA Harbour House.

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Royal LePage South Country Real Estate Services in Lethbridge, Alta. raised $77,744 at its 21st annual Royal Gala, held in support of local women’s shelter, YWCA Harbour House.

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The new Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), formed on Jan. 1, brings together more than 12,500 real estate brokers and agencies.

From left: Dwayne O’Connor, Home Horizon; Sonia Ladouceur, Shelter Now; Alison FitzGerald, My Friend’s House; Matthew Lidbetter, 2018 SGBAR president; and Deb Piggott, Home Horizon.

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Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Association of Realtors presented cheques to local charities representing proceeds of almost $8,000 from the Ontario Realtors Care Foundation – Every Realtor Campaign.

Living Realty collected 200 coats for the local clothing bank.

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“We have held a number of successful charity events but the outcome to the winter coat drive is our most successful campaign yet,” says Living Realty broker of record Kelvin Wong.

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Real estate laws change and you need to be up to date in order to practice in a manner that protects both agents and clients. Here are five tips to assist you with what I hope will be a successful 2019.

Dwayne Evens

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Dwayne Evens recently joined The Trilogy Team at Sotheby’s International Realty in Toronto. Evens entered the real estate business in 2011 after a career in renovation and construction.

Kiki Smith performs as Pink during her first song of the night at the third annual Lip Sync Battle in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. Smith went on to become the evening’s grand prize winner.

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The third annual Lip Sync Battle hosted by Amy Layton of Royal LePage NRC Realty in Niagara Falls, Ont. brought in $6,400 for the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

At the Ottawa Real Estate Board cheque presentation to Maison D’Amitie, from left: John Rogan, broker of record, RLP Performance Realty; Judy Mulligan, manager, administrative support, RLP Performance Realty; Francine Groulx, executive director, Maison D’Amitie; Deborah Burgoyne, 2018 Realtors Care Committee Chair/2019 OREB president-elect and salesperson, RLP Team Realty; and Tony McDermott, 2018 Realtors Care Committee member and salesperson, Homelife Capital Realty.

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Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) raised $92,180 for the Ontario Realtors Care Foundation last year and provided grants to 25 shelter-related charities in the Ottawa area.

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Federal policy changes designed to cool housing prices and demand continue to impact housing markets across Canada with cascading consequences and pressures, says a new report by Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC).

Michelle Yu presents a cheque to World Housing co-founder Pete Dupuis.

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Michelle Yu recently sold a home in Vancouver's wealthiest neighbourhood and is now donating 100 per cent of her commission – more than $56,000 – from the sale, providing homes for 10 families in El Salvador.