October 12, 2018
OCTOBER 12, 2018 National Composite Index: Flat in September In September the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM came in flat from the month before,1 matching the historical average for September since 2010. Only five of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed showed gains, the weakest diffusion in six months. These were Winnipeg (1.1%), Montreal (0.5%), Victoria...

Your Go-To Guide for Using Property Data for Background Checks, Real Estate Fraud Investigations, and More When you need to conduct a property investigation, time is of the essence. You want as much information about a property as possible, as quickly as possible. And the data must be accurate. With a GeoWarehouse Property Details Report,...

October 2, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving weekend from all of us at GeoWarehouse! This year we are thankful for being able to live and work in this beautiful country and getting to engage with all of our wonderful clients. We hope you spend the holiday with family and friends. What are you thankful for?...

There are many advantages to being a paperless real estate professional. And with electronic real estate technology, it’s easier than ever. Traditional handwritten signatures can be an inconvenient process. You might find yourself scanning and faxing paperwork back and forth between agents. Electronic signatures can significantly improve your process. It will save you money –...

There is a lot of opportunity available for private investors in real estate. Often, though, we hear about private investors who find it hard to compete with big investment firms who have deep pockets and seemingly endless resources. There is a way to level the playing field, though: real estate technology. You need access to...

September 12, 2018
In August the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was up 0.2% from the previous month.[1] Removing normal seasonal patterns (seasonal adjustment), the index would have been virtually flat, following retreats in June and July. In other words, after seasonal adjustment, the downtrend of June and July did not turn around in August. Individual market indexes...

Have you been working with real estate deals financed using syndicated mortgages? If so, it may be time to re-evaluate. Syndicated mortgages are investments where a developer finds several private lenders to invest money in a property, instead of getting a loan through a bank. Syndicated mortgages have been linked to mortgage fraud, including more...

The Bank of Canada (BOC) interest rate is remaining at 1.5% for September of 2018. The BOC increased interest rates from 1.25% to 1.5% in July of 2018 — the fourth increase in a year. On September 5, 2018, the BOC announced that interest rates would stay at 1.5% for now. High cost of consumer...

August 27, 2018
Helping Clients Find A Down Payment They Can Afford One dollar isn’t that much money in the grand scheme of things, but when it comes to buying a house it can make all the difference. Back in February of 2016, Canadian mortgage rules tightened concerning mortgages over $500,000. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)...

Real estate appraisers, developers, and contractors, how do you determine property valuation? Traditional property valuation and even automated valuation models (AVMs) have historically been geared towards estimating property value, but the digital property valuation of today is so much more. Our FREE new eBook will walk you through how you can leverage technology to perform...

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