On August 24th, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it would not hear an appeal of a Competition Tribunal ruling against the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). This Supreme Court decision makes MLS data widely available.
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Supreme Court Ruling on MLS Data Favours Consumers

A recent Supreme Court ruling on MLS data favours consumers by making this information widely available.  This is a progressive step with important long-term implications for the real estate industry.

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Toronto prices fall in December

The most recent Teranet and National Bank House Price report on house prices in major Canadian cities released on January 12th showed that house prices in Toronto have continued to fall since their peak in […]

Fewer Toronto buyers
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Toronto buyers stay home in October

The October real estate market in Prince Edward County continued the “return to normalcy” which began after the market peaked in May. Detached home sales for the month were slightly below the average for October […]

Toronto versus County sales
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County hot while Toronto down?

Several clients have asked me about the impact of the slowdown in Toronto on the real estate market here in Prince Edward County. Even as the Toronto market has started to cool during May in […]

Toronto versus County average price
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What happens if Toronto crashes?

Opinions differ, but many real estate authorities believe that the Toronto market is over-heated and is due for a correction. If that happens, what will happen to real estate in Prince Edward County? If and […]

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BC to eliminate “double ending”?

As far as I can tell so far, Treat Hull & Associates may be the only full-service brokerage in Ontario representing buyers only, but there could be more, at least in BC. In response to […]

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Housing sales mixed across Canada

Statisticians have a saying which illustrates how averages can sometimes obscure what’s really going on: “head in the oven, feet in the fridge, but on average, the temperature is OK.” This is a pretty good […]