For #Americansabroad in Canada the “own vs. rent” question is more difficult

As real estate prices continue to increase, man are asking the question whether it is better to rent or to own. Obviously, there are a number of intangible factors that are important. The tangible factors are of course money and the economics of investment. The economics of investment are influenced by taxation. As real estate professionals you are called upon to advise your clients. Interestingly one of he most important questions is to know whether your client is a U.S. citizen (triggered by having a U.S. birthplace). The reason is:

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Becoming a Real Estate Professional in Ontario: New rules and a new school are coming @RECOHelps


A bit of advice: If you want to become either a real estate sales agent or a real estate broker in Ontario you should earn these licenses NOW!! The rules are changing and I don’t think it is going to get easier.

I received the following email from RECO on December 15, 2014

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Workshop for OREA Admissions Test and Course 1


Next Math Prep Workshop for both the OREA Admissions Test and OREA Course 1 (Real Estate as a Professional Career)

When: Saturday March 25/17 – 9:00  a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St.

Who: John Richardson – Ontario Real Estate Broker, Lawyer (Member of the Ontario Bar) and exam prep instructor

Fee: $95 – HST and materials included payable in cash only at the door

Registration is available by email or through Eventbrite.

BONUS!!! Take Chilla Riddle’s “Real Estate As A Career” course on Saturday afternoon March 25 for the discounted fee of $50.

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Real Estate Math Prep Course – Toronto





Should #TorontoRealEstate sellers use: No broker, a discount broker or a full service broker

The Toronto Real Estate market continues to be strong. It’ relatively easy to sell a relatively well priced house in the Toronto market. That said, how should sellers go about the process of selling? Do the service of a “full service” broker add value in such a market?

Toronto Real Estate agents who want to build their careers in real estate need to consider how real estate commissions are perceived from the perspective of the client.

On May 9,  2014, The Toronto Star ran articles with differing perspectives.

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Chat with Chilla: Real Estate Agent Edition


Are you a real estate agent looking to turbocharge your sales?

This thread is to engage in discussion with our Real Estate Gure and mentor Chilla Riddle.

Post a question as a comment. Chilla will do her best to answer.


Chat With Chilla: Real Estate Career Edition


Welcome to my world…… A world filled with passion, excitement and “on going” learning. Real estate is a career with many rewards based mainly on your work habits.
This post is intended to connect with those of you looking to begin and or develop a satisfying real estate career…
I invite you to address your questions as comments and I will respond as a comment.
Chat soon,