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By Caprice Weston
(Caprice Weston's Home Staging)
Credit: Freepik via FreepikAs a homeowner, one of the most critical aspects of maintaining your property is ensuring the integrity and longevity of your roof. Regular roof inspections are essential in identifying potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs or even more severe structural damage.If you identify any issues, work with the best roofers with experience in maintenance and repairs to return your roof to prime condition.The Benefits of Identifying Issues EarlyBy conducting regular roof inspections, you can identify potential issues in their early stages, which offers several key benefits:Extending the Lifespan of Your Roof through Regular CareOne of the primary benefits of regular roof inspections is the ability to extend the lifespan of your roof. A well-maintaine...
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 3.74%* Est. CANHOU 12/15/29 [-0.04%]     10 Year - 3.95%* Est. CANHOU 12/15/34 [-0.03%]     Floating Rate insured cost of funds 5.22% [-]     Prime Rate 6.95% [-]     GoC 2 Year - 3.99% CAN 05/01/26 [-0.05%]     3 Year - 3.68% CAN 03/01/27 [-0.05%]     5 Year - 3.48% CAN 03/01/29 [-0.04%]     10 Year - 3.45% CAN 06/01/34 [-0.03%]     GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only * denotes interpolated rate
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 3.61% CANHOU 12/15/29 [+0.01%]     10 Year - 3.82% Est. CANHOU 12/15/34 [-]     Floating Rate insured cost of funds 5.22% [-]     Prime Rate 6.95% [-]     GoC 2 Year - 4.00% CAN 02/01/26 [+0.02%]     3 Year - 3.59% CAN 03/01/27 [+0.03%]     5 Year - 3.34% CAN 03/01/29 [+0.01%]     10 Year - 3.32% CAN 06/01/34 [-]  
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By Robert Havana, Alberta Real Estate License Parking
(Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking)
As we approach the last quarter of the licensing year for Alberta real estate licenses, we once again have opportunity for discounted licensing fees for those who are needing to register their license with RECA.  Here is the statement by RECA regarding upcoming discounted renewal fees:"Effective July 1 through to September 30, the licensing fee for each individual class of licence is reduced to $275. The REIX premium, if applicable, is also reduced to $100. The fee reduction applies to any industry professional who has not been registered in the current licensing year. The Assurance Fund levy does not change." ~ RECAAt Park And Protect, we also have a couple of unique options for Alberta real estate agents who are in need of registering or renewing their license. These options represent...
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 3.94% CANHOU 06/15/29 [+0.04%]     10 Year - 4.11% Est. CANHOU 12/15/34 [+0.05%]     Floating Rate insured cost of funds 5.29% [-]     Prime Rate 7.20% [-]     GoC 2 Year - 4.32% CAN 02/01/26 [+0.04%]     3 Year - 3.95% CAN 03/01/27 [+0.04%]     5 Year - 3.68% CAN 03/01/29 [+0.04%]     10 Year - 3.61% CAN 06/01/34 [+0.04%]     GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only * denotes interpolated rate  
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By Robert Havana, Alberta Real Estate License Parking
(Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking)
Temporary Real Estate License Parkingby Park And Protect There are agents who are completely inactive and yet do not want their Alberta real estate license to be deleted. These agents generally have no short term plan to return to the industry and no interest in utilizing their license status to generate referral income, they are truly only interested in temporary parking their Alberta real estate license with a brokerage to avoid the 3 year unregistered timeline at which point their entire license credentials are deleted from the Real Estate Council of Alberta list of eligible licensees. For these agents, there are few options for the temporary parking of Alberta real estate licenses. The large active traditional real estate brokerages have no interest in allowing the temporary license...
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By Robert Havana, Alberta Real Estate License Parking
(Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking)
Thanks to the very generous labour mobility laws in Canada, Provincially licensed real estate professionals are now able to transfer their credentials and work in other Provinces.  While each Province has their own process and requirements to do so, it is an amazing opportunity for Real Estate Agents to be able to relocated and not lose their licensing certifications and career.  Right now the most prominent trend to capitalize upon this ability to license and work inter-provincially is evident with the quick thinking and opportunistic REALTORS, Agents and Brokers from Ontario who are eyeing the booming Alberta real estate market. Ontario real estate agents who have for years been very successful selling construction and pre-construction projects across the GTA have found these projects...
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By Robert Havana, Alberta Real Estate License Parking
(Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking)
Before jumping in, you may wish to check out my last post about "what is real estate license parking" if it is a term you are unfamiliar with.There are may reasons that a REALTOR, Agent or Broker who holds a valid license in Alberta would choose to become inactive and park their alberta real estate license.  Here is a list of common reasons why a Licensee parks their real estate license: they are retiring but wish to continue to earn referral commissions from their established client list they are taking a break from actively selling due to any number of reasons (such as health, travel, change of life plans, etc) they are transitioning their career and wish to maintain their real estate license in good  standing they have spent thousands of dollars and countless hours in earning their c...
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
CMB 5 Year - 3.97% CANHOU 06/15/29 [-0.03%]     10 Year - 4.11% CANHOU 03/15/34 [-0.02%]     Floating Rate insured cost of funds 5.35% [-]     Prime Rate 7.20% [-]     GoC 2 Year - 4.29% CAN 02/01/26 [-0.02%]     3 Year - 3.92% CAN 03/01/27 [-0.02%]     5 Year - 3.69% CAN 03/01/29 [-0.03%]     10 Year - 3.65% CAN 06/01/34 [-0.02%]  
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By Rosalind Nicholas, Toronto Condo Real Estate Agent, Toronto ON
(RE/MAX Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage)
Condo Unit for Lease in River City 3 at 170 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ONA bright unit with lots of natural light in the Iconic River City 3 building, a Premier Leed Certified Energy Efficient Building (LEED Gold) near the base of the Don Valley and river with Corktown Common Park across the street. The large den can be used as a 2nd bedroom or home office. It has a door for privacy. This approx. 625 SF unit has an exposed brick wall With 9’ high concrete ceilings and exposed ducts giving it a Loft feel. The wall-to-wall windows give amazing unobstructed views. The open concept design has a modern Euro style kitchen. Easy transit and highway access. Also, paths, walkway, bike trails and minutes from the waterfront. The vibrant Queen East and Distillery District are close-by.The integrated ...
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 3.94%CANHOU 06/15/29 [+0.10%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.02%CANHOU  03/15/34 [+0.10%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 2 Year - 4.37% CAN 11/01/25 [+0.07%]   ‌ 3 Year - 3.99% CAN 09/01/26 [+0.08%]   ‌ 5 Year - 3.62% CAN 03/01/29 [+0.10%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.55% CAN 12/01/33 [+0.11%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.41% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]
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By Real Estate Kareer - Sara Kareer, CLHMS, This Kareer Helps You Build Real Estate Wealth
(Re/Max Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage)
7 Must-Haves in a Luxury Home  In a realm where opulence meets functionality, where comfort intertwines with extravagance, and where every detail exudes sophistication. Whether you're envisioning your ultimate sanctuary or simply yearning for a glimpse into the world of high-end living, this blog post is your guide to the must-have features that define the quintessential luxury abode. Click this link and join us as we explore the essence of luxury living and discover the essential ingredients that transform ordinary dwellings into extraordinary estates. See if you can discover the one item intentionally omitted from the list. 🤔
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 3.91%CANHOU 06/15/29 [-0.05%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.98%CANHOU  03/15/34 [-0.03%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 2 Year - 4.32% CAN 11/01/25 [-0.05%]   ‌ 3 Year - 3.93% CAN 09/01/26 [-0.05%]   ‌ 5 Year - 3.59% CAN 03/01/29 [-0.04%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.52% CAN 12/01/33 [-0.02%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.46% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.09%CANHOU 06/15/29 [+0.15%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.09%CANHOU  03/15/34 [+0.13%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 2 Year - 4.51% CAN 11/01/25 [+0.16%]   ‌ 3 Year - 4.11% CAN 09/01/26 [+0.14%]   ‌ 5 Year - 3.78% CAN 09/01/28 [+0.15%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.63% CAN 12/01/33 [+0.13%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.21%CANHOU 12/15/28 [-0.06%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.37%*Est. CANHOU  03/01/34 [-0.10%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 2 Year - 4.47% CAN 11/01/25 [-0.04%]   ‌ 3 Year - 4.19% CAN 09/01/26 [-0.06%]   ‌ 5 Year - 3.84%* CAN 09/01/28 [-0,08%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.75%* CAN 12/01/33 [-0.09%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.40% [+0.08%]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.49%CANHOU 12/15/28 [-0.05%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.49%*Est. CANHOU  03/01/34 [-0.05%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 4.15% CAN 09/01/28 [-0.06%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.92% CAN 06/01/33 [-0.05%]   ‌ 15 Year - 3.93%* Est. 12/01/38 [-0.04%]   ‌ 20 Year - 3.93%* Est. 12/01/43 [-0.04%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.32% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.73%CANHOU 12/15/28 [+0.06%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.79%*Est. CANHOU  03/01/34 [+0.05%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 4.40% CAN 09/01/28 [+0.05%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.24% CAN 06/01/33 [+0.05%]   ‌ 15 Year - 4.24%* Est. 12/01/38 [+0.04%]   ‌ 20 Year - 4.24%* Est. 12/01/43 [+0.04%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.32% [+0.04%]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.55%CANHOU 12/15/28 [-0.04%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.47%*Est. CANHOU  03/01/34 [-0.02%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 4.23% CAN 09/01/28 [-0.05%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.94% CAN 06/01/33 [-0.03%]   ‌ 15 Year - 3.95%* Est. 12/01/38 [-0.01%]   ‌ 20 Year - 3.95%* Est. 12/01/43 [-0.01%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.28% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.38%CANHOU 06/15/28 [+0.03%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.20%CANHOU 06/15/33 [+0.03%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 4.10% CAN 03/01/28 [+0.03%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.70% CAN 06/01/33 [+0.02%]   ‌ 15 Year - 3.71%* Est. 12/01/38 [+0.02%]   ‌ 20 Year - 3.65%* Est. 12/01/43 [+0.01%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.15% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
Commercial Bond Yields CMB 5 Year - 4.38%CANHOU 06/15/28 [-0.03%]   ‌ 10 Year - 4.23%CANHOU 06/15/33 [-0.04%]         * denotes interpolated rate GoC 5 Year - 4.10% CAN 03/01/28 [-0.03%]   ‌ 10 Year - 3.75% CAN 06/01/33 [-0.04%]   ‌ 15 Year - 3.76%* Est. 12/01/38 [-0.05%]   ‌ 20 Year - 3.69%* Est. 12/01/43 [-0.06%] GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only Floating rate insured cost of funds 5.15% [-]                   Prime Rate 7.20% [-]    
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