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I noticed that it was harder to find any homes under $300,000 and decided to see where the inventory was sitting relative to last year. After reviewing numbers for the last two years I found it was at a new low.   (see graph)    
Darrell Bellaart, The Daily News Published: Monday, March 16, 2009 Fresh from a two-year working holiday in New Zealand, newlyweds Stefan and Sonja Iwasawa are ready to settle down and start a family. And the timing couldn't be better for the biologist and his wife, as housing prices pull back a...
While higher housing values and tight inventory levels have hampered home-buying activity so far this year, longer amortization periods and alternative housing types have offset the impact on most major markets across the country, according to a report released today by RE/MAX. Despite a higher d...
  Just Listed, this large central Nanaimo home is perfect for those looking for a home they can build some sweat equity. The home features oak hardwood floors and coved ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. The basement is unfinished except for the fourth bedroom but offers a world of opportunit...
JUST LISTED in Cedar Grove Estates! - This is a gorgeous completely renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den town home in North Nanaimo. This ground floor unit has been finished top to bottom. New paint, counter tops light fixtures, black and stainless steel appliances, flooring, garden shed and much...
JUST LISTED in Eaglepoint Villas! - A quiet & well maintained 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom town home. The complex was developed by Windley Construction. This very main level entry home is close to shopping, parks and all amenities. It has lots of storage in its heated four foot crawl space. This unit ha...
Real Estate Market Residential real estate markets across Canada post solid gains over past decade, says RE/MAX Pent-up demand, population growth, tight inventory levels, and the longest economic expansion since World War II collectively fueled one of the best decades on record for residential re...
(MLS®) annual sales summary data released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) for February 2008, shows unit sales are down 12 percent while the average sale price increased 11 percent. The average sale price across the VIREB region for February 2008 was $346,648. This is an 11 per c...
 G.S.T. reduced to 5% on all new home sales as of January 1,2008 Social Networking (what is all this talk about Facebook, Myspace etc.)  Home Electrical Safety, an inspectors perspective  Power Smart Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program What You Don't Know About Your Home Electronics Can Cost You...

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