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Promoting your rental property today
It’s all been said before: To succeed in this modern marketplace, all rental property managers need to embrace social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. To help landlords navigate their digital journeys, this round-up of today’s top marketing tools will give landlords an edge in the online marketing game.
Complex alternative to carbon tax questioned
Ontario’s pending cap-and-trade system will initially function as an elaborate structure for applying a carbon tax on fossil fuels, while creating an avenue for proceeds to flow to California.
Data to enable informed discussion of diversity
An exploration of the Canadian real estate industry’s demographics and attitudes to diversity is now underway, beginning with data collection. Beginning last week, approximately 12,000 real estate professionals were asked to confidentially share information about themselves and their workplaces. Responses will be collected via digital survey until June 30.
Understanding the Importance of Cash Flow
Brian Kimmel sees it all the time. A prospective client will approach him looking for financing on what they think is a valuable property. Kimmel does a cash flow analysis and delivers news that’s often shocking. From a cash flow perspective, the building isn’t worth what the borrower thinks.
Affordable housing coming to Vancouver
A partnership of co-op and non-profit organizations led by the Co-operative Housing Federation of B.C. and the Vancouver Community Land Trust Foundation is developing 358 affordable homes on four sites owned by the City of Vancouver.
Service provider introduces hoarding cleanup
ServiceMaster of Canada, a firm that provides services for residential and commercial properties, is expanding its restoration services to include hoarding and extreme cleanup as part of its ServiceMaster Restore business.
H&S Building Supplies Ltd. is one of Ontario's premier maintenance supply wholesalers. We specialize in the multi-unit residential space; providing quality products, competitive prices, on-time delivery, and product knowledge second to none. We exist to service & supply the property management industry.
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Housing starts expected to slow in 2016 and 2017
In the second quarter Housing Market Outlook (HMO), Canada Edition released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), national housing starts are predicted to slow in 2016 and 2017, while MLS sales will reflect renewed economic growth in 2016 but will falter slightly in 2017.
FirstOnSite Restoration acquired by U.S. firm
FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada’s largest independent disaster restoration service provider, has announced the sale of its company to Interstate Restoration, a U.S.-based firm, has been finalized.

Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning
New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016 will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
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