Have you ever looked at the houses on your street and thought of them as a commodity that you could base your career around? Well why not? If you're looking for a job in today's economy, you'll have to think outside the box. If you live in an area that's growing in population, the demand for living space will be growing as well, presenting you with opportunities if you have a real estate career. Here are some of the careers that benefit from housing bubbles.

Real Estate Agent

If there's one thing a newcomer to the area really needs, it is a real estate agent to help them find the right home. As a real estate agent, it's your job to match home buyers with home sellers and take care of the marketing and complex paperwork that is associated with a real estate transaction. To become an agent, you need to take a training course lasting about one year to get licensed then and either set yourself up in private business or join an existing firm.

Mortgage Broker

It's not enough to find a home you like, you also need to finance it somehow. That's where a mortgage broker comes in. Mortgage brokers help home buyers find the best mortgage for them, searching out low interest rates, favorable terms, and easy approvals from area banks and lenders. As a broker, you take a commission from every mortgage you sell, much like a real estate agent does. You also save buyers time and money by doing all the legwork in finding them a great deal. To become a broker, you must apply for a license. If you would like to further discuss the idea of a mortgage broker career, we suggest you speak to the pros at Cannect home financing. They can certainly provide you with support.

Home Inspector

If you'd rather be working with your hands than sitting in a classroom studying to get your real estate license in Ontario, you might consider becoming a home inspector. Home inspectors are professionals who carefully look over houses on behalf of the buyer to identify flaws in the property that could bring the value down or even pose a danger to the resident. To become a home inspector, you will need a background in construction or engineering, defect recognition training, and the means to set up a home business. Speak to professionals that excel in their industry and would be happy to help a potential buyer.


You can also make a good career with your hands out of building and renovating properties in an area where the population is growing. To become a developer of properties, building for investment, you will need a lot of capital. But there are plenty of other jobs, both skilled and unskilled, on the construction end of developing that you can take advantage of, including carpenter, electrician, plumber, architect, engineer, heavy equipment operator, and unskilled laborer. When you get a chance read the article "How to Become a Successful Real Estate Developer".

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