Cottage Country Real Estate Trends

Cottage Country Real Estate Trends

Summer getaways are becoming much more in the wake of COVID-19. While some real estate business has taken a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic so far, one market is turning red-hot: cottage country real estate. Areas like Muskoka, Lake Huron, Haliburton, and more are seeing a surge in city-dwellers looking…

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Is Hyper-Local Specialization the Answer to Real Estate Recovery?

Is Hyper-Local Specialization the Answer to Real Estate Recovery?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, certain parts of the economy are beginning to re-open. However, even with re-opening, true economic recovery could take more time, particularly if a predicted second wave of COVID-19 comes to pass. For real estate sales professionals, the question becomes how to navigate this uncertainty and…

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RE/MAX Best Places to Live 2020: Canada Liveability Report

RE/MAX Best Places to Live 2020: Canada Liveability Report

How important is neighbourhood to real estate decisions? According to the RE/MAX Canada Best Places to Live 2020: Canada Liveability Report, it’s critical. A Leger survey, conducted on behalf of RE/MAX before COVID-19, found that 82% of Canadians say they would sacrifice at least one desirable attribute to live in…

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Housing Supply Focus

Housing Supply Focus

Housing supply has been a major challenge in Canada, ranking near hot-button issues such as affordability, the mortgage stress test, and more. In fact, many industry professionals say that some of these other issues stem from housing supply. For instance, in some areas of the country, limited housing supply could…

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One Very Powerful Real Estate Report

One Very Powerful Real Estate Report

Many different types of professionals use GeoWarehouse for many different reasons. Appraisers, developers, investors, real estate agents, and the like rely on GeoWarehouse for in-depth property data that helps source land, reveal crucial ownership information, spot red flags, and more. Even those in non-real-estate industries — such as law enforcement,…

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Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020 – a Useful Review by PwC Canada

Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2020 – a Useful Review by PwC Canada

One month into 2020, the year is still young, but already changes might be coming to Canadian real estate trends. While some trends can be impossible to predict, others come with advance warning — such as PwC Canada’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate® report for 2020. Every year, PwC looks…

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Real Estate Industry Events 2020

Real Estate Industry Events 2020

Real estate industry events present many opportunities: networking, professional development, insightful speakers — not to mention they’re fun! Organizations such as the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), Mortgage Professionals Canada, the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), and more host in-person events as a way to foster connection, learning, and…

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