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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. Real estate employers keep a lid on salaries
Real estate employers are lamenting their limited pool of job candidates, but still keeping a lid on salary levels. Results from a national survey of the demand for human resources reveal that 59 per cent of respondents in the property and facilities management sector experienced a pickup in business activity last year; yet, only one quarter bumped up salaries by more than 3 per cent and 16 per cent offered no raises at all.
 
2. Top rental trends of 2016
With more than 395,000 live listings currently in its real estate channel—of which, more than 83,000 listings are apartments and condos for rent—Kijiji’s rental listing data provides a great window into Canadian rental trends.
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3. CHBA pres to talk housing affordability with feds
The president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, or CHBA, heads to Ottawa this week to talk to the federal finance committee about housing affordability. Of particular concern for the group is one of the latest changes to mortgage rules.
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4. Edmonton Federal Building achieves LEED Gold
The Edmonton Federal Building (EFB), Parkade and Plaza project has achieved LEED Gold Certification. The preservation of the existing heritage building had been one of the main design drivers for project.
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5. TREB report predicts another strong year for home sales
The Toronto Real Estate Board recently released its annual Market Year in Review & Outlook Report, which provides a look into the future of the 2017 housing market and addresses current issues.
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