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If a picture is worth a thousand words it can be worth thousands of dollars if its a picture of a property you are trying to sell. An image may be more influential than a substantial amount of text or audio description of a property. Many buyers and their Realtors decide to view a home (or not) b...
Yes, its happens every year. Local newpapers (and sometimes The Province and Vancouver Sun) will publish stories about the propane-fuelled bird scare devices or "blueberry cannons" as we call them. Then a chain reaction of letters to the editor from both proponents and opponents of blueberry cann...
Drove by this realty office on June 15th
Property tax due date is coming soon. Owners eligible for the Homeowner Grant must apply for it by the due date of July 2nd 2009. As permanent resident of the Province you qualify for the basic homeowner grant on your principal residence. People over 65 years of age, disabled/handicapped persons ...
Golden Ears Bridge - the $800 million project connecting Langley and Maple Ridge - will open to traffic on June 16, 2009. The six-lane bridge was originally scheduled to open July 1 but construction finished weeks ahead of schedule. This six-lane toll bridge spanning the Fraser River near the Sur...
A new shopping mall is planned @ the site near Abbotsford's Mount Lehman interchange across from the Fraser Valley Automall. The project, which has been given approval in principle by Abbotsford city council, will have access off Trans Canada Highway (# 1) and is expected to draw shoppers from Ho...
The central Bank of Canada held its key interest rate unchanged (on June 4th) at 0.25 percent. The decision to leave interest rates unchanged came as no surprise because the central bank said in April it would leave the overnight target at 0.25 per cent until the middle of next year, provided the...
Just as real estate market is begining to recover, Realtors and home builders are worried about Ontario's new harmonized sales tax(HST). Under current laws, new homes are exempt from PST. Under the new HST, new homes worth less than $400,000 will qualify for a 75% tax rebate, but new homes worth ...
Greater Vancouver housing starts showed another substantial drop in April leaving new home construction at about one-third the level when compared to a year ago, according to figures released by CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp). Province-wide, the national housing agency is forecasting tha...
Home sales rose for the third consecutive month in April according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association. This recent surge in real estate sales activity has made the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to revise its expectations for price drops in BC housing Markets. Lower home pri...