Is Your Home A Sustainabuild?

There have been many advances in the realm of renewable and sustainable energy and practices when it comes to applying them to households and businesses, such as friendlier low-energy bulbs, cutting back on paper usage and promoting recycling, and even … Continue reading

Posted: June 18, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

Shocker! Couples buy homes before wedding

A new study from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC says that about one in four married couples between the ages of 18 to 34 purchased their first home together before their wedding date, compared to 14 per cent of those … Continue reading

Posted: June 11, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Insurance Industry VS Weather Disasters

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the frequency, severity and cost of extreme weather in Canada are increasing, with Alberta leading the way. Alberta accounted for 67 per cent of disaster payouts in Canada, according to the bureau. Don Forgeron, … Continue reading

Posted: June 3, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Affordability is Key

Despite how many reports are claiming that new construction is the key to developing a healthy recovery method for the real estate market, it would appear these reports aren’t looking in all directions very effectively. If they were, there would … Continue reading

Posted: May 24, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Taking Advantage of a Renter’s Market

The property market’s slow yet steady recovery is not a result of new home-owners entering the market, but instead can be attributed to the purchases being made by investors to capitalize on the market’s vulnerability and the current amortization restrictions, … Continue reading

Posted: May 22, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Check Your Password Strength

We often encounter users that find effective passwords difficult to create. Are you one of these users? Don’t worry, not everybody’s an expert at this stuff. But now you can be by using this handy new password strength verification tool from Intel. … Continue reading

Posted: May 7, 2013 Category: Blog, General

The High Road to Success

The world is filled with talkers, but not many walkers. The timeless question for many real estate agents and brokers is how they can differentiate themselves from the competition; to appear as the more legitimate choice when it comes to doing business. … Continue reading

Posted: April 30, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Generation Gap In Buyers

Beyond speculating the ups and downs of the market, there seems to be a disjoint in most peoples’ thoughts about the future of the real estate market, and more importantly, its future buyers. The future of the real estate market … Continue reading

Posted: April 25, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Green Properties Save Money

via Vancouver Sun An environmental program started by employees in 2006 has reduced energy consumption, water use and waste sent to the landfill at Cadillac Fairview’s Vancouver properties, the property management firm said Monday. Cadillac Fairview’s Green At Work program … Continue reading

Posted: April 24, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Personalized Professionalism

During our recent sessions of crawling the internet, we seem to encounter more and more ‘lifechanging’ pieces of advice being thrown around to try and help agents and real estate stay on top of their game and innovate the industry…but … Continue reading

Posted: March 22, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Office Tips, Real Estate

House Prices To Remain Flat Over 10 Years

According to predictions made by TD Bank, as outlined in the original article included below, house prices in Canada are estimated to remain constant (and flat as a pancake) for the next 10 years. How is this possible? Well, the … Continue reading

Posted: March 11, 2013 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Will Housing Become A Luxury?

Everybody right now is complaining that there’s too many houses on the market; which is true. There is certainly a bit of a general market flood occurring in most areas of the country. However we might be too quick to … Continue reading

Posted: March 7, 2013 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Cleaning up the Future

It’s no secret now that public opinion if shifting in favour of a potentially greener tomorrow. With technological advances in electric and battery-powered technology, we have now reached a transitional phase in energy usage where we’re slowly moving towards these … Continue reading

Posted: February 28, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Haunted Houses…Literally

In the event of foreclosures or long-standing ‘For Sale’ properties, things aren’t always going to sail as smooth as they seem. Due to the peculiar nature of human beings, there’s never a set in stone safety measure that can be taken to … Continue reading

Posted: February 27, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Got Wood?

We tend to focus a lot of our efforts talking about clean energy and other environmental issues on our blog; however this week we’re talking about something that we have a lot more to do with: Trees. As mentioned in … Continue reading

Posted: February 21, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Keep Your Toilet and Save The Paper has recently released a video in which Matt Damon announces he will be protesting for clean water by no longer using his toilet. Yes, that’s right. No toilets = improve the environment? Not exactly; this is more of a … Continue reading

Posted: February 14, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

We’re Experiencing Some Turbulence

Though the United States are reporting their Q4 as having the strongest quarterly growth in over seven years, it seems that we aren’t so lucky. Canadian home sales are in fact taking a slight dive, as we predicted in our … Continue reading

Posted: February 13, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Real Estate

Is That A…House?

Last week we posted a compilation of creatively sustainable properties; more specifically, a series of old water-towers that were renovated into living spaces rather than destroyed and built upon. This week we stumbled across a brilliant compilation of images of … Continue reading

Posted: February 8, 2013 Category: Environmental, General, Real Estate

Sizzling Marketing

An article released by the National Post this morning is bringing a particular amount of attention to the world of real estate marketing. A Calgary, AB, based real estate agent recently released a billboard advertisement that’s been drawing a lot … Continue reading

Posted: February 8, 2013 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Non-Disposable Housing

It’s typical of our culture to replace rather than reuse; this applies in all areas, such as clothing, vehicles, food, housing, and more. We live in an essentially ‘disposable society’ where the norm is to replace or be rid of … Continue reading

Posted: January 31, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Industry News, Real Estate

Stop Forcing It

One of the main issues with the market right now (besides it’s obviously ‘flattened’ state) is that people can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that their property isn’t worth as much as they think it should be. … Continue reading

Posted: January 26, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Real Estate

Eco-Housing Done Right

Gizmodo recently compiled a photographic series of sustainable and eco-friendly houses from around the globe and we enjoyed them so much there was no way we weren’t going to share them with you. Follow the link below to check out … Continue reading

Posted: January 24, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

On The Edge of Our Seats

This coming month, President Barack Obama is expected to make a decision on whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline; a pipeline project that would span from the Alberta tar sands all the way to Texas. Though it … Continue reading

Posted: January 18, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Groundbreaking Sustainable Living Space

Gizmodo featured an article this morning that caught our immediate attention – a walk-through of a 350 square foot apartment that’s been customized to fold and expand into up to eight different rooms. To boot, the apartment’s owner is the … Continue reading

Posted: January 17, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, Industry News, Real Estate

Agents Need To Step It Up

Technology has revolutionized many industries throughout the course of time. It’s permitted for the development of new realms of employment and opportunity, while simultaneously doing the exact opposite. We’ve replaced bank tellers with ATM’s, cashiers with automatic registers, industrial workers with computerized … Continue reading

Posted: January 9, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Industry News, Real Estate

A New Year For Sustainability

Headed into 2013, there’s a seemingly increased incentive on behalf of some large companies to improve their sustainable policies and pushing harder on recycling materials. For instance, Starbucks has announced that this coming Thursday, $1 re-usable plastic cups will be … Continue reading

Posted: January 4, 2013 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Easing Your Way Into 2013

The end of the world never came, so here we are back to the grind at the start of what we’d like to hope will be another great year. One of the biggest issues with the new year is getting … Continue reading

Posted: January 3, 2013 Category: Blog, General, Office Tips

The End Is Near

The past year has been one of many great steps forward. One might even say we’re using this year to triple-jump into 2013 by launching a new version of our software jam-packed with great features for all to enjoy. It’s … Continue reading

Posted: December 20, 2012 Category: Blog, General, Industry News

Batteries Take A Step In The Right Direction

Literally. Doubtful? Don’t be. Apple has in fact recently patented movement-powered charging technology. (Now in English) Apple has patented technology that will potentially provide future iPhone owners with the ability to charge their phone simply by walking with their device in their … Continue reading

Posted: December 20, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Climate Change Is Killing You Too

Those still unconvinced of the potential detriment we are about to bring upon ourselves by forcing hands to participate in an economic structure that will eventually dissipate is damning not only society’s financial structure, but the future of employment, and most importantly, … Continue reading

Posted: December 15, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Christmas Came Early

Well, not fully, but let us at least give you something to get excited about heading into the New Year. We will be re-branding our Real E.Net document, transaction and business management software for real estate, and releasing the anticipated version 2.0 under … Continue reading

Posted: December 13, 2012 Category: Blog, General, New Features, Real Estate

Begging for Climate Change

We need climate change. Not the terrorist war on clean air that’s currently happening; what we need is a climate regression – a divergent spectrum from the life-sucking Earth-killing thing that we’ve got going on. We’re talking about bringing back … Continue reading

Posted: December 6, 2012 Category: Environmental, General, Uncategorized

Market Slump Contributes to Recovery

You’d think that the market being down in the dumps would be something to worry about, but according to new theories put forth by several economists this could be somewhat of a God-send for real estate recovery. Like we were … Continue reading

Posted: November 30, 2012 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Laying the Foundation for Cleantech

Cleantech is a blanket term used by many to describe technologies related to furthering the sustainability of industry while preserving Earth’s life span. A recent Gigaom interview with a panel of cleantech investors unveiled a unique concept. A comparison between the … Continue reading

Posted: November 23, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General

Sustainable Construction – A Future Necessity

Before it’s too late, many areas in the United States are making serious revisions to their infrastructure’s ability to withstand the augmenting rate of natural disasters, which are presumably directly related to issues of climate change. Not only are new … Continue reading

Posted: November 21, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

Collaborative Recovery

A short while ago we talked about how the real estate’s market recovery will more likely than not depend on full societal collaboration and participation within the market, in a post called ‘To Stabilize We Must Equalize’. If only those … Continue reading

Posted: November 16, 2012 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

Prepare for the Worst

If Hurricane Sandy has taught us anything, it’s that disaster can strike at any moment in the most unforeseeable and traumatic ways imaginable. Perspective is always provided in moments of crisis; it makes us realize how temperamental our habitation of Earth can be, and … Continue reading

Posted: November 14, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, General, Real Estate

To Stabilize We Must Equalize

Speculations around market recovery are many. The desolate state in which the property market resides is remaining stagnant, with fragments of measurable recovery being made. Therein lies the question of how to inject some life into the current market; enough … Continue reading

Posted: November 10, 2012 Category: Blog, Industry News, Real Estate

One Page At A Time

Real estate, according to a recent article, is responsible for the fall of one tree per 17 transactions completed. This may seem like a lot, and it may appear as an overzealous assumption, but rest assured that this is most … Continue reading

Posted: November 9, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Industry News, Real Estate

New York Dodged a Bullet…Financially

Though it may be bitter-sweet, New Yorkers will fortunately not be subject to an even further ‘worst-case-scenario’ in terms of dealing with the aftermath of the notorious Frankenstorm, better known as Hurricane Sandy. According to a recent CNN article insurance … Continue reading

Posted: November 2, 2012 Category: Blog, Environmental, Real Estate
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