Why Canadian real estate developers are exploring crowdfunding

Fintech is a growing phenomenon in the real estate sector as industry players look for innovative ways to bring projects to market. A few months back I had the pleasure to converse with

Published on: June 21st, 2018 Bret Conkin

Real estate crowdfunding in Canada: portal insights for 2017/18

Real estate and fintech have been integrating in exciting new ways in recent years. Real estate online investment or crowdfunding has been a sector that has attracted significant interest in the U.S. over

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Bret Conkin

The Business Leadership Podcast: Lauren Haw, CEO at Zoocasa

Lauren Haw is a passionate and prolific entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience launching, managing and investing in various business enterprises. Starting at 18, while attending Queen’s School of Business, Lauren ran the

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Edwin Frondozo

Real-time sales solution disrupting the real estate industry

While digital transformation has disrupted almost every sector, the real estate industry has been relatively slow to catch up – until now. A web-based sales solution for developers, and sales agents called Salefish

Published on: January 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto’s new connectivity ratings for buildings could lure tech firms to the city

Toronto has a new weapon in its battle to lure global tech giants like Amazon to the city. The City of Toronto has partnered with WiredScore, the New York City-based startup behind Wired

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Christine Wong

E-signatures now accepted in Ontario real estate deals

This is the first week of e-signatures being an accepted way to close a deal on a new home in Ontario, as an update to the province's real estate law took effect. According

Published on: July 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

WebsiteBox: One year and 5,000 new customers later

York Region’s WebsiteBox  celebrated its one year birthday last month with an announcement that it has signed up more than 5,000 new customers during its first year in business. Launched in January 2013

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Jonathon Shore

OKI expanding beyond office walls, aiming products at service sectors

Trying to expand beyond the four walls of the office, printer maker OKI Data Americas Inc. released a slew of 28 printers on June 13, aiming many of their products at businesses in

Published on: June 13th, 2013 Candice So

Oikoi: find your next apartment

Think of it like a dating site for apartments and the tenants seeking them. Oikoi connects landlords and property managers with tenants seeking the type of apartments they’re offering, providing pre-qualified leads instead

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Web service reveals hidden fees of buying a new home

You've finally signed the down payment cheque to buy your dream house – mission accomplished, right? Not so fast. What about lawyer's fees, land transfer taxes, propertytaxes, home insurance, monthly utilitiesand the cost

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Christine Wong

True Voice offers click-to-call service

Doug Moffat was seeking a way to help the visually impaired and physically disabled to browse the Web when he started down the path that led to his startup, True Voice Technologies Inc.Moffat

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

QR codes come to real estate listings

You can already use your smartphone to buy coffee so why not use it to shop for a home?Vancouver startup Property Cloud Inc. has just unveiled its eponymousmobile service giving realtors the ability

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Christine Wong

Mapping data important for online realtor services

Correction: ITBusiness.ca has been contacted by Move, Inc. and informed that Realtor.com does not have plans to offer Canadian listings at this time. Julie Reynolds of Move Inc. couldn't elaborate on comments made

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

New online service makes home buying smarter, swifter for Canadians

Location, location, location – that's what a lot of home buyers would say when asked what three factors most influence their choice of a property. The challenge, though, is MLS listings today –

Published on: September 1st, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes