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Welcome New Members

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our association between May 29 and June 25, 2019!

Behnaz Anvari Totonchi
Linda Davies Real Estate Ltd.

Marcia Leigo
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.

Matt Van Huizen
J.J. Ellens Real Estate

Terry Jenkinson
IPRO Realty Ltd.

Richard Matysiak
Andrew Fasan
Margot Hartt
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Jonathan Verduyn
Ryan Olejnik
Michael Reidy
Ritu Giacobbe
Nick Delconte
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Cory Pavone
Kim MacDougald
David Capretta
Ulisses Botelho
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

John Papaloni
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

Ryan Giles
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Kimberley Gorenko
Rockhaven Realty Inc.

Kristie Walz
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

Gary Abrahams
Royal LePage Macro Realty

Rena Savidis-Georgiou
Royal LePage State Realty

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Spring Open Forums

A late spring did not dampen the enthusiasm at the three Spring Open Forums which wrapped up last week. More than 100 RAHB members attended the three events, which visited Dunnville, Caledonia and Grimsby. Local presenters included Haldimand OPP Constable Rod LeClair, and town of Grimsby Deputy-Mayor, Kevin Ritchie and acting Director of Planning for Grimsby, Walter Basic.

Haldimand OPP Constable Rod LeClair

Speakers Kevin Ritchie, Grimsby Deputy Mayor and Walter Basic, Director of Planning for Grimsby, with RAHB President, Bob Van de Vrande and Laura Doucette, Chair of the Member Engagement Committee

The powerpoint presentation from the Grimsby Open Forum can be found by clicking the button below.

Summary of Development Projects

The events also included Q & A with RAHB President Bob Van de Vrande and President Elect, Kathy Della-Nebbia. Both Bob and Kathy gave updates on the CEO selection process and answered questions about data sharing. To read an update, please click here. There was also updates from RAHB committees. Government Relations Chair Margaret Reid and Vice-Chair Dave Zalepa spoke about the new GR Ad Hoc Task Force and gave updates in the areas. To learn more about the Ad Hoc Task Force, click here. We also had representatives from the Charity Auction Task Force. The annual REALTORS® 4 Kids Charity Auction takes place on November 15, to learn more, please click here. And as always, great networking time was enjoyed by all.

The Open Forums will continue this fall – September 17 (Wellington Square United Church, Burlington), and September 24 (Waterfront Center, Hamilton). Please click the button below for more information!

Fall Open Forums

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Affordability in Senior Living

Unfortunately, the home sweet home comes at a cost that may become unmanageable for seniors. Seniors who wish to stay in their home (or downsize to a smaller home) become unable because of income constraints.

It is important that REALTORS® are aware of the resources the Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments offer for seniors who are still living in their own home. As a result, they have created multiple programs like tax assistant grants and hydro assistance.

Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant

The Provincial Government is offering a program for low-income seniors who can be eligible for up to $500 back on their property taxes.

To be eligible, each of these has to be accurate:

  • Paid Ontario property tax during the year
  • Met either of the following income requirements:
    • You were single, divorced or widowed and earned less than $50,000
    • You were married or living common-law, and you and your spouse/common-law partner acquired a combined income of less than $60,000
  • Owned and occupied your principal residence
  • Were 64 years of age or older
  • Where a resident of Ontario.

The max grant amount of $500/year is adjusted based on net income:

  • Single, separated, divorced or widowed:
    • Less than $35,000 = $500
    • $35,000 less than, but not greater than $50,000 = a grant reduction of 33.3% of your income over $35,000
  • Married or common-law:
    • Less than $45,000 = $500
    • Greater than $45,000 = 33.3% reduction of your income over $45,000
    • Greater than $60,000 = Do not qualify
    • Only one person per couple can receive this grant
  • Click here for an online calculator to see how much money you could receive

A tax return needs to be filed to apply for this grant:

  1. General income tax and benefit return
  2. Report the amount of property tax that is paid on line 6112 on the ON-BEN application
  3. The grant is paid 4-8 weeks after the Canada Revenue Agency notifies you of the notice of assessment and a direct deposit will follow

 

Tax Assistance Program

The City of Hamilton offers a tax assistance program based on age or income; full tax deferral or compassionate appeals.

The Tax Deferral Program includes:

  • Interest that is compounded annually (2019 rate = 5%)
  • Annual application is required
  • Application fee of $200 with a $100 annual renewal fee after initial application
  • The application needs to be filed before September of the application year
  • Please click here for the application form

To be eligible for a full tax deferral:

  • You and your spouse are 65 years and older of age by January 2019 and receive assistance payments under the Ontario Disability Support Program, under disability pay under the Guaranteed Income Supplement, or an amount paid under the CPP disability benefit
  • Your total combined income is less than $36,100
  • You occupy the residential property as your principal residence
  • You own the primary home for at least one year preceding the application date

Compassionate Appeal

  • Tax reduction due to extreme sickness or poverty
    • Extreme poverty: A Financial Statement needs to be provided with the application
    • Severe disease: Attending Physician’s Statement and a Financial Statement need to be provided with the application
  • The City of Hamilton accepts the sympathetic requests and submits them to the Assessment Review Board, or ARB on behalf of the party
  • Needs to be filed before February of the application year
  • ARB mails a Notice of Hearing once a year, which usually happens in April
  • Please click here for the application form for extreme poverty
  • Please click here for the application form for extreme sickness and click here for a Financial Statement

 

Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program

If you are an older adult and a homeowner living in the Halton Region on a fixed income, you may qualify for the Older Adult Property Tax Deferral Program. The goal of the program is to help older residents on fixed incomes to manage the rising cost of living and remain in their homes.

To qualify for the program, you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 65 years old.
  • You own a home in Halton Region.
  • At least one registered owner must have lived in the home (as their principal residence) for the last four years.
  • Your combined pre-tax gross annual income (the applicant plus the property’s registered owners) must be less than $50,900.
  • You are not participating in any other property tax deferral or rebate programs.
  • You have paid your previous years’ property taxes in full.

The City of Burlington will review your eligibility for the program every year. Once deferral begins, you must submit a completed renewal by September 30 each year to stay in the program.

  • If you do not apply for renewal by September 30, or if you are no longer eligible for the program, The City of Burlington will continue to defer your property taxes for that year.
  • After this first year, you will have a one-year grace period to reapply and show your eligibility. The City of Burlington will continue to defer your taxes, interest-free, during this time.
  • If you reapply during the grace period and are eligible for the program, your property taxes will continue to be deferred.

Unless you end participation, such as by selling your home, the program provides two full years to renew your application and show your eligibility before you must repay the remaining deferred taxes.

Enrolment in the program includes the following fees:

  • Initial application fee of $50
  • One time administration fee of $200
  • Annual renewal application fee of $0

Please click here for the eligibility and calculator tool

Please click here for the application form

Please click here for the renewal application form

 

Tax Rebate

Haldimand County offers seniors or low income disabled property owners a deferral of local taxes if specific criteria is met.

Click here to access the application for deferral of local taxes for low income seniors or low income disabled property owners and the specific criteria that needs to be met for collection of the deferral

 

Home Assistance Program

Hydro One offers free energy-efficient upgrades to the home.

To be eligible for the program you have to be a Hydro One customer and:

  1. Own or rent your home or live in an eligible non-profit housing property
  2. Your gross household income for the last year is not more than these income levels
1 Person $32,843
2 People $40,886

Or you have received one of the following in the past 12 months:

  • Allowance for the Survivor
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement
  • Allowance for Seniors
  • Ontario Works
  • Ontario Disability Support Program

Or you have received a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Grant or were part of the Ontario Electricity Support Program in the past 12 months

Click here for more information on the Home Assistance Program

 

Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Electricity Support Program is offered by the Ontario Government that provides a monthly on-bill credit for lower-income customers to reduce their electricity bill.

Eligibility is based on the number of people living in the home and the total annual household income after taxes

Click here for a new application form and to see if you are eligible for the program.

Click here to renew an application for the program.

 

Budget Billing

A program offered through Hydro One where you pay the same amount each month to more efficiently manage your household budget.

How Budget Billing works:

  • Monthly budget billing is set based on your billing history to even out your energy cost over a year
  • Pay the same amount for six months, and on the six and nine months, your monthly payment amount is reassessed to make sure you are not paying too little or too much
  • Have to lock in for 12 months

These programs offered will help to reduce the stress associated with the cost of staying in the home. It is possible for seniors to afford to continue to live at home. As a result, RAHB has created infographics with the information above that can be given to a senior client or that senior’s family so that they are aware of all the affordability options available to seniors.

Please click the buttons below to access infographics that can be given to clients or their family on the information above:

Home Assistance

Hydro Reducing Resources

Senior Homeowner’s Property Tax Grant

Tax Assistance Program Compassionate Appeal

Tax Assistance Program Full Tax Deferral

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RAHB Dues Deadline June 30, 2019

The third quarter for 2019 RAHB dues have been billed and e-mailed to you as part of your May monthly invoice.  Please note that dues are payable no later than June 30, 2019.

Full Member
$125.00 – RAHB dues (July – Sept 2019)
$28.75 – OREA dues (July – Sept 2019)
$77.50 – CREA dues (July – Sept 2019)
$30.06 – HST
$261.31 – Total

Acceptable methods of Payment are:

In Person: Visa, MasterCard, Interac, cash or cheque
By Phone: Visa or MasterCard
Online through Matrix: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Visa Debit http://my.rahb.ca
Online: CIBC/PC Financial, Royal Bank, Scotia Bank, TD Canada Trust – for assistance to set-up, please contact Karin at 905.529.8101 x 258 or karinc@rahb.ca

A reminder about notifying RAHB of terminations in your office

Brokerages are responsible for notifying RAHB when members in their office resign or otherwise leave.  Notice must be received by RAHB within seven business days of the member leaving.  If notice is delayed beyond the seven business days, the Brokerage will be assessed a penalty of $50 per incident. (RAHB Bylaw, Article 4, Section 1.02.)

 

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Federal First-Time Home Buyer Incentive – New Details

On September 2, the Federal First-Time Home Buyer Incentive will be launched.

Under the plan, the government is attempting to help some first-time home buyers with:

  • Advancing an interest-free loan of up to 5% of the purchase price of an existing home and up to 10% of the cost of a new build
  • Increasing the amount first time home buyers can borrow from their RRSPs to now $35,000

However, to apply for the interest free loan, buyers must have a household income below $120,000 a year. Additionally, the total value of the mortgage plus the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation portion does not eclipse $480,000.

For more information, please click the button below:

First-Time Home Buyers Incentive

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A Message From Your RAHB President

Dear fellow RAHB members,

I know many of you are interested in the recruitment process for RAHB’s new CEO. Our CEO Selection Committee has reported that they’re on schedule and the position will be posted shortly.

The CEO Selection Committee has worked with a hiring company – Optimum Talent – to create a posting that I’m sure will generate a lot of interest. I know that the Committee is working very well together and I’m confident they will identify a great list of qualified candidates.

I would like to thank the interim CEOs – Kim and Carolyn – for providing great leadership during this time of transition. Staff morale is high and RAHB is continuing to function effectively and efficiently. We are fortunate to have dedicated and resilient staff members who are committed to providing great service to RAHB members.

At yesterday’s meeting the Board of Directors also heard an excellent presentation from ORTIS on their history as an organization and the services they offer to ORTIS members. With the announcement of ORTIS and the Ontario Collective (OC) agreeing to blend their MLS® Systems, we are considering all options with regards to our data-sharing arrangement with ORTIS. Both RAHB and ORTIS are unwavering in support of the principle of open access to MLS® data for all REALTORS®. They reassured us that RAHB data is extremely important to their members – just as their data is important to all of us.

Over the coming weeks I will keep you informed regarding the progress of both the CEO recruitment process and the ongoing data-sharing options/negotiations. We will also be issuing a survey to members to request your feedback regarding TREB – i.e. interboarding, TREBHomes, access to data, sales and listings, etc. So please keep an eye on your e-mail for that survey – the information collected will be very beneficial to make decisions moving forward.

This is an important and busy time for our organization. Thank you for your ongoing interest in RAHB’s activities and please don’t hesitate to contact me personally if you have questions or comments.

Congratulations Raptors – We the North!

Bob Van de Vrande, B.Comm., M.B.A., B.Ed.
2019 RAHB President
REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington

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Rental Scam in Hamilton

Attention RAHB members! Rental scams continue in Hamilton.

RAHB continues to receive reports from members who find their for-sale properties posted without permission for rent on various online classified websites.

If you see or are affected by a rental scam, Hamilton Police suggest reporting the ad to the website where the rental is posted,  to local police services and to the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1.888.495.8501.

We also recommend notifying RAHB so we can warn other RAHB members, as well as the public.

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New Resource for Brokerage Administration Staff – MCE Inspection Course

It is just as crucial for the administrative staff to understand and comply with the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA) as it is for the Broker of Record. Now, RECO’s Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) allows registrants to be able to share course content with non-registrants, like the administrative staff.

Non-registrant staff can access A Guide to Brokerage Inspection by clicking the button below:

A Guide to Brokerage Inspection

Registrants should continue to use the MCE portal on MyWeb to access the course, so that they will obtain credit for completing the course.

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Safety in Senior Living

There is no place like home, and sometimes it seems like there is no place safer; however, the house is where many common injuries occur – like falling. Changes that are a part of the routine aging process, such as declining vision, hearing and bone density, can increase the risk of injuries. Injuries that were once minor become more seniors because as the body ages, it takes longer to recover from an injury.

The Government of Canada has created a guide called Safe Living Guide – A Guide to Home Safety for Seniors. This guide offers checklists to help inspect the home for evidence of hazardous areas that can cause injury.

Click the button below to download the checklist that can be given to a senior client or their family:

Safety In The House

Sometimes, a senior client believes that selling their home is their only option when it becomes not as safe as it once was. However, there are many programs offered to seniors with mobility issues that will allow them not to have to sell their home.

 

Halton Accessibility Repair Program

Grants and loans are provided to improve the accessibility of home and promote independent living.

The following must be true to be eligible for a grant or loan:

  • You are the sole owner(s) of the house
  • You have not started home modifications
  • All members of your home are legal Canadian citizens
  • Household income is less than $92,200
  • The value of the property is less than $834,839
  • Your property tax, mortgage payments and home insurance (for the full amount of the property) are all paid up to date

Applications are based on a first come, first serve basis, and there is limited funding available. If you do not receive funding for the year you apply, you will be placed on a waitlist and receive funding when possible.

For more information on the Halton Accessibility Repair Program, click here.

 

Home and Vehicle Modification Program

Offered through March of Dimes Canada, provides funding for necessary home modification and is intended to assist permanent Ontario residents with a substantial impairment that is expected to last one year or more.

The following must be accurate to be eligible for a grant or loan:

  • You are a permanent Ontario resident
  • Ongoing or recurring disability/impairment that is anticipated to continue more than one year
  • Your disability/impairment impedes mobility and results in substantial restrictions in activities of daily life

It may be possible to qualify for up to $15,000 towards home modification:

  • If you have a gross annual income of over $35,000, you may be required to contribute towards the cost of the requested home modification(s)
  • If the applicant receive ODSP Income Support, Ontario Works, or the Old-Age Security Guaranteed Income Supplement as their only source of income, you are not required to complete the Financial Calculation Worksheet

For more information on the Home and Vehicle Modification Program, click here.

 

Exercise and Fall Prevention Programs

Seniors (65+) can join free classes to help maintain balance and strength to help prevent falls. A physiotherapist or other health professionals teach fall prevention classes and provide information on preventing falls for seniors.

There is no referral needed.

Click here for exercise and fall prevention programs in Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand and Brant.

These programs, no matter how large or small the effect is, can help seniors live at home independently longer and will give ease to their family. A client will appreciate the concern REALTORS® have in regards to senior safety in their home.

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Request for Applications (RFA) – Regional Capital Assistance in Support of Affordable Housing

Attention to all affordable housing stakeholders in the Halton Region!

Halton Region has released a new initiative that pertains to a Request for Applications (RFA) to receive Regional capital assistance in support of affordable housing development across the Region of Halton.

The purpose of the RFA is to identify and fund eligible rental housing projects using capital funding programs administered by the Region, specifically:

  • Increase the supply of purpose-built, affordable rental housing stock in Halton Region with easy access to a range of supports that may be needed for people to lead stable and independent lives.
  • Ensure this affordable housing stock is energy efficient, accessible and sustainable over the long term.
  • Support partnerships that allow for the creation of more affordable housing and affordable housing communities.
  • Work towards negotiated RFA outcomes in August 2019 for a potential award by the Regional Council in October, and subsequent construction starting in the spring of 2020.

If this sounds of interest to you, applications must be sent to The Office of the Manager of Purchasing and delivered to main reception at:

The Regional Municipality of Halton

1151 Bronte Road

Oakville, Ontario

L6M 3L1

Applications must be submitted by July 4, 2019, at 2 pm

You can download the application by clicking the button below:

 

Application

 

Please note, there is a non-refundable fee of $13.94 (including HST) plus any additional fees charged by Bids and Tenders.

Applicants are invited to attend an optional information meeting on the following date and time:

Date:               Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time:               2:00 pm

Location:        Glenorchy/Dakota Rooms at The Regional Municipality of Halton Administration Building, 11  Bronte Road, Oakville.

For more information, please click the button below:

More Information

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Rental Scam – Caledonia

A RAHB member has informed both the OPP and RAHB of a situation unfolding in Caledonia regarding their listing. A house in Caledonia, which was an estate sale, was sold firm and expected to close in two weeks’ time. The house itself was vacant and empty. Someone has taken the listing information and photos of the house and posted the information online as a rental. The rental ad contains very specific information, such as the current owners of the house do not want people to contact the REALTOR® and to avoid knocking on the door as the owners are out of town. The rental also asks for first and last month’s rent.

The OPP is currently investigating the situation. We will provide any relevant updates when available. Please be aware of similar situations and please report suspected rental scams to police immediately.

Thank you.

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WEBForms® Update Summary

Please find attached an FAQ which highlights some differences between CREA WEBForms® 2019 and CREA WEBForms® Legacy. This FAQ can also be found on the WEBForms® section on CREA’s REALTORLink® page.

Click here to read the FAQ.

The WEBForms® Training material on the Training Hub can be found here.

Below is a new video highlighting some of the features.

 

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“Include on 3rd Party Sites” Field

It has come to our attention in Listing Input in Matrix that the “Include on 3rd party sites” field under the Seller Instructions was not displaying.  RAHB has been working with the vendor and the situation is now resolved. Now when inputting a new listing the default for “Include on 3rd party sites” will be yes. If you do not wish you’re listing to be sent to any 3rd party sites, please click the dropdown menu and select no. If you are editing a previous listing, “Include on 3rd party sites” will be a mandatory field and you will not be able to save your listing until you select yes or no.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any future questions, please contact the MLS® department at 905.667.4650 or support@rahb.ca.

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Government Relations Ad Hoc Task Force

Thank you, everyone, who has already volunteered to be a part of the Government Relations Ad Hoc Task Force.


The RAHB Government Relations (GR) Committee is seeking volunteers to be a part of the RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force. The purpose is to assist the GR Committee to achieve total representation of RAHB’s market area when meeting with elected officials.

Our experience tells us that elected officials are more willing to engage in conversation on REALTOR® and real estate-related issues when a member of their community/riding (i.e., a voter) is present in the meeting. As a result, we are looking for volunteers to commit themselves to a few meetings a year to represent their respective area – Hamilton, Burlington, Haldimand or Niagara North.

We are still looking for volunteers, specifically in the Niagara North (Grimsby and West Lincoln) and Haldimand County area.

Below are some of the responsibilities of a RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force member:

  • Meeting with elected officials for their specific area, alongside RAHB GR Committee members
  • Informing the GR Committee staff liaison (Wendy Stewart or Caitlin Laskowski) of GR-related issues within their area – so these issues can be addressed/added to the GR workplan
  • Occasionally attending GR Committee meetings to provide updates on what government issues are taking place within their community
  • Knowing key RAHB speaking points (i.e. issues, RAHB events, RAHB initiatives, etc.) when speaking with elected officials in the community

If you would like to volunteer as a RAHB GR Ad Hoc Task Force member for your community/riding, please contact Wendy Stewart at wendys@rahb.ca or Caitlin Laskowski at caitlinl@rahb.ca

Thank you in advance!

Sincerely,

Margaret Reid
RAHB GR Chair 2019

Dave Zalepa
RAHB GR Vice-Chair 2019

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RAHB REALTORS® Release May Statistics

Hamilton, ON (June 3, 2019) – The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB) reported 1,344 sales of residential properties located within the RAHB market area were processed through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System in May 2019. This is a 10.9 per cent increase from May last year, as well as an 9.6 per cent increase over April 2019 and a 30.2 per cent increase over March 2019. The average price for residential properties increased by 0.9 per cent from May 2018 to $593,702.

Please click here to read the full release.

Follow the links below for:

Burlington

Halidmand

Hamilton

Niagara North

 

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Independence in Senior Living

The natural effects of aging can sometimes make independent living more complicated than it once was. While some barriers to independence in aging are inevitable, it is essential that REALTORS® take the time to understand the importance of autonomy in senior living and look for ways to increase opportunities for independent living.

Many times, seniors are encouraged to sell their home and move to an acute care facility; however, not all seniors are at that stage of their life. It is important that REALTORS® encourage options other than acute care facilities that many times take away all senior independence.

 

Adult Lifestyle Communities*

Many people live in a home they bought years ago under different circumstances than those they are living in now. Adult lifestyle communities are growing in popularity for those 55 and older and are expected to continue to grow in numbers over the upcoming years as the population continues to age.

These adult lifestyle communities are created for active seniors:

Life Lease*

The phrase “life lease” means that once an initial lump sum is paid out as a deposit, there is little change in rates, and the purchaser will own the home for life. In recent years, these communities have become increasingly popular, since they meet the housing and support service challenges faced by Canada’s aging population.

Life Lease communities allow residents to take an active role in managing the property and organizing activities and programs to help seniors have a sense of purpose that may not be possible if they are isolated in a single family home.

Additionally, a Life Lease community is restricted to adults 55 or 60 and older.

Life Lease communities available:

Garden Suites/Secondary Suites*

Garden Suites are a pre-made residential structure installed on a one unit basis in the backyard of an existing home, where a secondary suite may be contained within the primary residential dwelling of a family member. Both Garden Suites and Secondary Suites allow for independent senior living while still being close for family support.

The Ontario Government is attempting to make it easier to create secondary suites and garden suites as proposed in their Housing Supply Action Plan.

 

Wellness Support*

Many seniors wish to stay in their home; however, they may need some additional support to remain at home. There are many home and community healthcare services in Ontario that will help seniors retain their independence, while still providing some assistance.

Many home and community healthcare services offer:

  • Personal care services like companionship, meal prep, medication reminders, housekeeping, and fall prevention
  • Medical services like nursing, wound care, and therapy

This at-home wellness support is offered by:

 

In summary, there are many options available that are focused on allowing for greater autonomy for seniors during the aging process. Being aware of all the options and showcasing these options to a client or their family is vital to showing that you are supportive of the client’s needs and wants.

*RAHB does not endorse the resources above and there may be others that are comparable.

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Commercial Networking Breakfast a Success!

Thank you to all who attended the Commercial Networking Breakfast on May 28 at the Scottish Rite Club. Over 60 attendees received a review of Regional Commercial Network Committee activites, and the morning concluded with presentations by Norm Schleehahn and Judy Lam from the City of Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development Department.

Please click the button below to download the presentations from the breakfast.

Presentations

We would also like to thank our sponsors for the Commercial Networking Breakfast!

 

 

 

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June is Senior’s Month!

At RAHB, we believe that seniors are both vital members of the community and the real estate market. During June, RAHB will be bringing awareness to resources that are available for seniors and their family. Each week, the resources will focus on a specific theme that seniors are primarily concerned with when looking to either stay or transition out of their homes: independence, safety and affordability.

Stay tuned for our first post on Independence on Monday, June 3.

 

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Welcome New Members

We extend a warm welcome to RAHB’s newest members who joined our association between May 1 and May 28, 2019!

Daryoush Mesbah
Scot White
Century 21 Heritage Group Ltd.

Victoria Sinclair
Gouldsborough Realty Inc.

Erika Badovin
Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.

Justin Kresina
Paul Nardangeli
Juan Carlos Lorenzo
Tracie Zorro
Keller Williams Complete Realty

Ross McIntosh
Keller Williams Edge Realty

Alicia Austin
Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.

Jamal Beit Elmal
LEADEX Realty Inc.

Paul Crawford
Brad MaGarrey
Brittany Farrell
Kellen Miseferi
RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

Alex Savo Sardaro
RE/MAX Escarpment Golfi Realty Inc.

Sirrah Farrauto
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

Zi An Huang
Right At Home Realty Inc.

Agnes Lengiewicz
Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services

Matthew Greiner
Royal LePage Signature Realty Inc.

Gavin Chapman
Linda Rosart
Paula Skara
Royal LePage State Realty

Tom Podstawka
Nawfal Hindi
Search Realty Corp.

Michael Jakobczak
St. Jean Realty Inc.

Jose Nieves
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc.

Michael Thomas Swick
Your Realty Services Inc.

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GeoWarehouse® Classic

After two years of launching the NEW GeoWarehouse, GeoWarehouse® has announced they are ready to retire the old version (GeoWarehouse Classic). This is scheduled for September 30, 2019.

GeoWarehouse is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and will offer a wide range of training options.

There are a number of self-assist resources to help with this transition, from manuals to guides, to a new interactive video library. Below you will find the links to some resources.

Quick Reference Guide

Tips & Tricks

Training Videos

User Guide

Webinar Calendar

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