Canadian home sales pick up in April

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Thu, 05/15/2014 – 09:00 Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2014 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity was up on a month-over-month basis in April 2014. Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2014 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home… Read more »

Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady

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Thu, 04/17/2014 – 14:50 The Bank of Canada announced on April 16th, 2014 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 1 per cent, where it has been parked since September 2010. The Bank of Canada announced on April 16th, 2014 that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 1 per… Read more »

Affordability is Key

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Despite how many reports are claiming that new construction is the key to developing a healthy recovery method for the real estate market, it would appear these reports aren’t looking in all directions very effectively. If they were, there would probably be a leniency towards re-visiting that mentality and developing a more comprehensive approach, rather… Read more »

Kelowna Luxury Market Best In Canada

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Original Article via Castanet Kelowna found itself in elite company Tuesday, when in the space of one hour, top realtors from nine of the world’s most luxurious neighbourhoods gathered to share their market insights. The top-grossing realtors from Coldwell Banker offices in Paris, Miami Beach, Beverly Hills, Aspen and others connected via teleconference for a… Read more »

Will Housing Become A Luxury?

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Everybody right now is complaining that there’s too many houses on the market; which is true. There is certainly a bit of a general market flood occurring in most areas of the country. However we might be too quick to complain because the future or real estate might take a different turn than expected once… Read more »

We’re Experiencing Some Turbulence

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Though the United States are reporting their Q4 as having the strongest quarterly growth in over seven years, it seems that we aren’t so lucky. Canadian home sales are in fact taking a slight dive, as we predicted in our blog post, Here We Go Again.Despite our neighbours to the south prospering, our real estate market is not comparable… Read more »

Sizzling Marketing

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An article released by the National Post is bringing a particular amount of attention to the world of real estate marketing. A Calgary, AB, based real estate agent recently released a billboard advertisement that’s been drawing a lot of attention; whether that attention’s a good or bad thing we’re still unsure. The billboard featured a photo of… Read more »

Stop Forcing It!

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One of the main issues with the market right now (besides it’s obviously ‘flattened’ state) is that people can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that their property isn’t worth as much as they think it should be. Startling, but true. This mentality unfortunately appears to be budding because, for some reason or… Read more »

Starting 2013 The Right Way

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The end of the world never came, so here we are back to the grind at the start of what we’d like to hope will be another great year. One of the biggest issues with the new year is getting back into work mode. Everybody suffers from this (you’re lying if you deny it) including… Read more »

Market Slump Contributes to Recovery

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You’d think that the market being down in the dumps would be something to worry about, but according to new theories put forth by several economists this could be somewhat of a God-send for real estate recovery. Like we were saying in our post ‘Collaborative Recovery’, in order for the real estate market to recover, we need to… Read more »