Canada’s Largest Real Estate Regulator Is Eliminating “Customers,” and It’s A Big Deal

Canada’s largest provincial real estate market is about to become more transparent. The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is looking for feedback on proposed rule changes. The proposal is to create more transparency, and includes allowing multiple-bid disclosure. Multiple bids get the most attention, but a less-known change is a bigger deal — eliminating […]

Mutiny At Canada’s Largest Real Estate Board? Brokers Want An Inquiry Into MLS Data

A power struggle is quietly building at Canada’s largest real estate board. Brokers at the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) received an anonymous letter calling for an inquiry into its management. The letter claims the non-profit board is creating a for-profit entity without member approval. This lit up broker chats, which are rallying support […]

Over A Quarter of Toronto Real Estate Is Bought By Investors With Multiple Properties

Investors are taking over Canadian real estate markets, especially in Ontario. Teranet, the private operator of the province’s land registry, looked at buyers from January 2011 to August 2021. Their analysis shows the largest segment of buyers is now multiple property owners. Armed with cheap money, these investors now represent one in four Ontario home […]