Virtual brokerage Real plans to add thousands of agents, CEO says

Tamir Poleg and his company the Real Brokerage have been busy. A year ago, the company began selling shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In December, the firm — which is the holding company of virtual brokerage Real — revealed it had raised $20 million in new funding. Then in June of this year, the … Read more

OJO Labs expands into Canada

OJO Labs, a technology startup that uses artificial intelligence to match consumers with the homes that might best suit them, announced today that it has expanded into Canada. The announcement marks the first time the firm has officially expanded beyond its home turf in the U.S. In a statement, OJO Labs revealed that it has … Read more

Software startup Planitar gets new marketing executive

Planitar, a technology startup that offers 3D tours, announced Tuesday that it has hired a new director of marketing. Yara Al Guindy Yara Al Guindy will join the company after working as a senior marketing manager at healthcare technology firm Morneau Shepell. In a statement, Planitar said that Al Guindy has a total of 10 … Read more

Canada tightening mortgage standards as home prices soar

Canada is tightening standards for mortgages over worries about rising home prices, with the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Montréal markets particular causes for concern. As is the case in many U.S. housing markets, desire for more space during the pandemic and low interest rates have boosted sales of single-family homes. But there’s a shortage … Read more

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