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Open Houses – Pertinent in This Day and Age?

Posted: September 28, 2010 at 11:16 AM by Real Estate Information

A lot of the old-school methods of selling real estate in Mississauga are starting to go by the proverbial wayside. Bench advertising, although good for branding, does nothing to sell a home. Newspaper advertising still gets you a lot of dead leads, but the good ones are getting fewer and farther between. Even the more-recent method of keeping a database of agent email addresses and then sending each and every one of them a “Just Listed” EXCLUSIVE email… even this ploy has seen mu read more

How Effective Was the Home Renovation Tax Credit?

Posted: September 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM by Real Estate Information

 If you were planning on using the government’s Home Renovation Tax Credit, you’ve unfortunately missed your chance: the program ended at the beginning of February. However, now that is over, we are starting to get an idea of how it affected the real estate industry.A recent report released by the Toronto-Dominion Bank tries to do just that. It argues that the tax credit did encourage people to renovate, and helped boost the economy. Diana Petramala, the author of the report, estim read more

Are You a Client or a Customer Know the Difference

Posted: September 01, 2010 at 11:10 AM by Real Estate Information

 The real estate industry sometimes uses language that appears at first glance to be clear, but do you as a consumer know what some terms really mean? At first glance, the words “Client” and “Customer” seem pretty clear-cut, but they mean completely different things to a REALTOR®. It also means a tremendous difference in how seriously you are taken as a Buyer.Think we’re splitting hairs? The words “Client” and “Customer” and the way they relat read more

China Extends Canola Import Allowance with Canada

Posted: August 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM by Real Estate Information

 Good news for canola producers who have been struggling since China closed its doors to imports of Canadian canola last year: government officials have managed to secure an extension of the transitional measures that will allow Canada’s canola growers to export crops to China.  In an announcement, federal Agriculture Minister, Gerry Ritz, stated that Canadian canola exporters will now be able to sign contracts with China for their 2010 crop.“This is good news for Canadian can read more

Ensure That Kids are Safe When Riding ATVs

Posted: August 26, 2010 at 2:38 PM by Real Estate Information

 For youth who grow up on a farm, what they lack in urbane culture that they may desire is often made up for by some of the adventurous privileges they have courtesy of country life.  For younger teens, being able to ride an ATV – while city kids are still waiting for their car licenses – is often one of those benefits.Size is an important consideration when it comes to ATVs.  First-time buyers often don’t appreciate just how powerful an ATV can be.  That means read more

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