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Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Development, Elevators, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Restoration, Retrofit, Roofing, Suite Renovations, Technology, Utility Management

Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC) 2017

MINGO Rally presents: The Energy Programs and Incentives Conference (EPIC), Toronto   ONE FOCUS. ONE GOAL. Did you know that more than tens of $millions of energy incentives are available to building owners every year? Navigating the variety of energy programs and incentives available to apartment owners can be overwhelming and intimidating. EPIC – The Energy Programs and Incentives Conference, showcases active energy programs within the City of Toronto, along with their incentives...

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Jenny Affe, recognized by Human Resources Director Magazine

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Jenny Affe, recognized by Human Resources Director Magazine

Jenny Affe, Vice-President of Human Resources for Greenwin Inc. is recognized in HRD’s annual HOT LIST, which brings together an impressive group of 30 top achievers in the HR profession. Catch Jenny’s profile...

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FRPO Announces new President and CEO

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FRPO Announces new President and CEO

FRPO announces the resignation of Scott Andison as its President and CEO and the appointment of Jim Murphy as his replacement. Scott Andison: In his three years at the helm of our organization Scott drove significant change in our industry and delivered many positive accomplishments for our organization. Through a deep knowledge of policy trends and public impacts, and ongoing relationships with industry stakeholders at all levels, he helped to transform the organization in support of...

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Vancouver Real Estate Board releases 2016 home sales figures

Posted in Appraisal, Association News, Broker Sales, Broker Sales West, CMHC, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy

Vancouver Real Estate Board releases 2016 home sales figures

By The Canadian Press, Wed., Jan. 4, 2017   Release wraps up  tumultuous year for cooling housing market.   VANCOUVER—Home sales in Metro Vancouver dropped by 5.6 per cent in 2016, the city’s real estate board said Wednesday, wrapping up a tumultuous year in one of the country’s most watched housing markets.   The composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver, as measured by the Multiple Listing Service home price index, hit $897,600 in December....

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Serendipitous Jobs, Trade Data Help Canada Shake Off Doldrums

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Serendipitous Jobs, Trade Data Help Canada Shake Off Doldrums

by Greg Quinn, @quinngreg More , January‎ ‎6‎, ‎2017‎ ‎12‎:‎51‎ ‎PM Canada is turning the page on the oil crash. From trade numbers to jobs to the stock market, evidence is beginning to mount the commodity producing nation is emerging from a lingering slump, after struggling through a cocktail of hurt that included collapsing oil prices, slow global growth and an aging population. Data released Friday showed the country recorded its best half-year of job gains since 2007. The merchandise trade...

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Four reasons home prices keep soaring in Vancouver and Toronto

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Four reasons home prices keep soaring in Vancouver and Toronto

There are four key reasons housing prices have soared in Vancouver and Toronto over the last two decades, according to a report released by RBC on Friday. And foreign investment is not one of them.   The report estimated that since 1999, home prices in Toronto have increased 162 per cent in Vancouver and 140 per cent in Toronto. There have been many theories as to why this has happened, but according to RBC, there isn’t one singular factor to blame. Here’s a breakdown quantifying the main...

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A look at key Canadian housing measures unveiled in 2016

Posted in Association News, Broker Listings, Broker Listings Atlantic, Broker Listings GTA, Broker Listings Ontario, Broker Listings Quebec, Broker Listings West, Broker Sales, Broker Sales Atlantic, Broker Sales GTA, Broker Sales Ontario, Broker Sales Quebec, Broker Sales West, CMHC, Development, Housing, Industry Trends, Legal, Legislation, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Real Estate Law, Tax Law

A look at key Canadian housing measures unveiled in 2016

It has been a busy year for government intervention into the Canadian real estate market, and not just the hottest Toronto and Vancouver regions as many of the policy changes impact homebuyers across Canada. Below, BNN looks back at the highlights of 2016 Canadian housing policy.   Feb. 15 – Down payment hike – Announced in December of 2015, Ottawa raised the minimum down payment requirement for homebuyers to 5 per cent of the purchase price up to $500,000 and 10 per cent of any...

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Forget oil: Why natural gas could be poised for even bigger things in 2017

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Forget oil: Why natural gas could be poised for even bigger things in 2017

Geoffrey Morgan | December 30, 2016 1:57 PM ET     CALGARY — In March 2016, natural gas producers in Canada were staring down another bleak year in what had been a string of difficult years marked by low prices. Henry Hub natural gas prices had fallen to 23-year-lows following an unusually mild winter heating season and storage levels remained high.   Mercifully for the gas sector, the rest of the year was a dramatic improvement driven by a hot summer and record-setting seasonal...

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Oil hits 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts

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Oil hits 18-month highs as markets eye output cuts

Christopher Johnson, Reuters   LONDON – Oil prices hit 18-month highs on Tuesday, the first trading day of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut.   Benchmark Brent crude jumped more than 2 per cent to a high of US$58.37, up $1.55 a barrel and its highest since July 2015. By 1430 GMT (9:30 a.m. ET), Brent had eased to $58.12, up $1.30.   U.S. light crude oil...

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Large Building Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking Information Session (Bill 135)

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Large Building Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking Information Session (Bill 135)

Story by FRPO The Ontario Ministry of Energy is proposing to introduce new requirements for energy and water reporting and benchmarking for large buildings, which as currently drafted would include large multi-residential buildings. The draft regulation that would implement this proposed requirement is currently in the consultation stage. FPRO submitted its position and advice on April 15th to the government, which recommended that the multi-residential sector be exempt from this new regime...

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