Richmond, BC Real Estate News

By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
(Privilege Digital Media)
 A Signal to Better Stability To The Housing Market?Richmond, British Columbia, Canada  -In a news release posted by the The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) on May 4, 2009, the housing market has come to a more even balanced state. This indicates that there are more buyers who show participation in the market while we see lesser number of home sellers.The increase in demand by the buyers is beginning to be more apparent.And if this activity continues and there are only few participating sellers around, this could help Greater Vancouver home prices become more stable.  (This post has been archived.)  ----For more updated info and other personal finance topics, Personal Finance News, Resources and Tips...Visit: SavingsMix.com
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Tweeting with Tactic or Genuine Tweet? I've posted yesterday, Sunday, May 24th a topic on Twitter on my book blog (You Are Privileged). Most people find Twitter useful in promoting variety of interests. Some do tweet with a focus on their personal daily experience, individual views, certain issues, while some post web links. Others are actively promoting their corporate services and products. Here are my notes: --- It has been an interesting day for me on Twitter. I have met several new followers which made this day especially overwhelming yet fulfilling.  When you are on Twitter, you get to know more people as they share news and other relevant information on the net. But how do you use Twitter so that people recognize that you tweet with value? I have come across one tweet that says h...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Press Release reprinted courtesy of Privilege Solutions Integrated BC-based Canadian publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated is pleased to announce that its recently published book "YOU ARE PRIVILEGED, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" by Canadian author Sheila Atienza, is now available in select bookstores worldwide. For Immediate Release Book Release Announcement by Canadian Publisher BC-based Canadian publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated is pleased to announce that its recently published book "YOU ARE PRIVILEGED, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" by Canadian author Sheila Atienza, is now available in select bookstores worldwide. The book, "You are Privileged, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" was specif...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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  Convenient Living at Vancouver's Condo How could one not look at the possibility of owning a piece of luxury mixed with affordability? A few years ago, we have seen the rise of condominium development at the Collingwood side of Vancouver. Since the development is situated in a strategic location, it boasts access to obvious convenience. Its proximity to public transportation is apparently one of the benefits of those who have recently owned properties in the area. To date, this continues to attract prospective home buyers. The Joyce sky train station leads you to other major locations throughout the Lower Mainland.  Not to mention, recreation and shops nearby promise a better experience. One of the developments in the area of Collingwood that one might have an interest in is the URBA ...
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By James Wong Vancouver Richmond, Chinese Realtor, Vancouver > Richmond
Richmond townhouses for sale Townhouses are more affordable than detached homes and offer larger living areas than condos to accommodate their families. Richmond townhouses range in built up areas from the smaller 1,200 to 2,000 square feet living. The selling prices for Richmond townhouses may be from $300,000 to $750,000, depending on the size, age and location. A home owner who can afford to pay $500,000 to $650,000, will have little problem finding a larger and newer townhouse. You can view Richmond townhouses currently listed for sale here. Most popular townhouse size and price range Richmond townhouses that have 3 bedrooms with average living area between 1,450 to $1600 square feet are in great demand. Such units generally are priced between $390,000 to $450,000 for older units. N...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Where the housing market in BC is headed Recent reports say that the season of Spring could be the testing point where the sector of housing might most likely go. We have observed the prices of homes; or how real estate have gone relatively low after a decade of watching houses that command high price. Although, it's still a buyer's market, analysts see an analogy that the increase of prices this month of March could mean that the market has already hit the lowest point or it might simply indicate that it's typical of the season. Here's an interesting article which reports an indicator where the housing market is headed in BC. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090319/BC_spring_housing_season_090319/20090320/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome ---- Sheila Atienza, Richmond BC REALT...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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 "You are Privileged" Book Coming to Richmond Public Library Here's good news for booklovers and residents in the city of Richmond. The recently published book title: "YOU ARE PRIVILEGED, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" by Canadian publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated and written by Canadian author, Sheila Atienza, will soon be available at the Richmond Public Library. Richmond Public Library comprises at least five public libraries in the entire city of Richmond, namely: Brighouse, Ironwood, Cambie, Hamilton and Steveston. The book has been released several weeks ago in the US and Canada and currently available at select major and independent bookstores worldwide. Here's the list of some of the stores that carry this book title: Canada: chapters rare am...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Mortgage Rates these days have become more attractive to prospective mortgage applicants. Although, the economy is still going through the rough edges, some home buyers or even homeowners who may be considering refinancing or perhaps at the point of renewal, have seen the advantages of how feasible it is to look at your mortgage options today. Below is an update on our rates. Mortgage Rates Posted as of March 24, 2009     Sheila Atienza, Mortgage Broker Dominion Lending Centres Westcoast To apply for mortgage (pre-approval, home purchase or refinancing) please visit: http://sheilaatienza.ca/applynow.php  
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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What Does It Mean Being a Rainmaker in Activerain It was an early evening of Saturday, March 21st; I visited my Activerain blog to make some updates or see how things are going in the community. To my surprise, I saw that badge posted closer to my profile pic which says: "ACTIVERAIN RAINMAKER". "Wow", I said to myself; and went on: "Did I just earn that thingy from being a part of this community? Isn't that wonderful? I've been in Activerain (AR) since 2006. From that point on, the blog I've initiated has been a part of my career as a real estate professional. Not only that my clients, or web visitors acknowledge my presence on the internet, but they appreciate the fact that there is that kind of community where you see those people in the industry connect, if not share ideas on certain...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Heads up for Canadian Immigrants Learning to speak Canada's official language would be critical criteria for acquiring citizenship. On an immigration conference held in Calgary, Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has emphasized the need for immigrants to make efforts to integrate a working knowledge of Canada's official language. Immigrants in Canada should be able to communicate in either English or French. You can read an article released from The Canadian Press - Fri Mar 20, 12:29 PM on: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090320/national/tough_citizenship   ---- Sheila Atienza, Author, "You are Privileged, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" Author, (Forthcoming Book Title) "How to Prepare to OWN a HOME in Canada, Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Looking at the Mid-week, A Day in the Life of a Multitasker Oh my mind is so full of ideas. I woke up this morning much earlier than I should: 4:50 am. What day is it? Wow, it's Wednesday, March 18th. How time goes... I couldn't complain; I just noticed, the night went by so fast... Okay, time for coffee, I thought. Well, there... got my cup of coffee, hmm... some kind of kick to get me started for the day. I wonder how my day would be like, without it. Afterwards, I will have to review my things-to-do list. Well, it would be an interesting mid-week for me. I remember I have some things to work on for my clients. Not only that I will be looking up some property listings but I will also be busy with pre-approval of mortgages for first-time buyers. In the next few while, I'll be working o...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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First-time Buyers making up the BC Homebuyers Pie Although there are many variables one look into this day and age of recession, as far as home buying is concerned, it seems that first-time buyers make up the BC homebuyers pie. The rise in that segment is indeed noticeable. Some of the factors that new buyers put into account are the following: •         $750 tax credit back on closing costs •         maximum of $25, 000 RRSP can be used for down payment, payable in 15 years •         lower prices on homes: apartments, condominiums, townhouses and detached houses •         lowest mortgage interest rates possible As has always been advised, homebuyers who could be confident about their finances, savings and investments are best to look at the opportunity when all the advantages are prese...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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BC based Mortgage Broker Launches Dominion Lending site Finally my web site at Dominion Lending is up and running. Clients and web users can look up for my mortgage services by visiting: http://sheilaatienza.ca You will find links to our latest mortgage rates, mortgage options such as home purchasing, refinancing or home equity mortgage options, mortgage calculators, mortgage application and other resources in home financing in Canada. In fact, mortgage calculators give you access to learning mortgage rate and payment or generate a schedule for mortgage amortization; paying off mortgage, comparing which mortgage provides you  a better value; or whether bi-weekly payments can work for you; and even looking at your home budget. You can try these mortgage calculators:  Mortgage PayoffFind ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Are You an Immigrant or Intending to Move to Canada? If you are an immigrant or at least intending to move to Canada, and looking for some information on how you can own your home in time, here's good news for you. A new book is underway, which will be released by Canadian Publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated and written by Canadian Mortgage Broker and British Columbia-based REALTOR Sheila Atienza. The book will help newcomers to have an overview of how to start out a life in Canada; and how they can get ready in terms of personal finance, homeownership and other aspects of mortgages. Watch out for the release of the book title, "How to Prepare to OWN a HOME in Canada, Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers". It will be available in the global market very so...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Finding Canadian Authors at Chapters Indigo As a Canadian author based in Richmond, British Columbia, I could not help but be pleased to have started writing my profile at Chapters Indigo.Working my way to be in touch with our Canadian readers and fellow writers or simply any book enthusiasts, I have recently joined the roster of authors at Chapters Indigo. The opportunity to take part in this program is such a good avenue not only for writers but for booklovers alike.Whether you enjoy reading novels, or non-fiction self-help books on success, business, real estate, personal finance or personal growth, you will benefit a lot by being a part of a community of literary lovers. Some members do actively post their reviews or thoughts on their favorite books or make recommendations on which ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Looking for the book "YOU ARE PRIVILEGED" at Chapters? Canadian Buyers can actually buy the book "You Are Privileged, 12 Success Principles..." at Chapters Indigo. At present, Canadian Publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated makes the book title "You are Privileged, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential" available at Chapters through their web site's Book Rare Section powered by Alibris. Alibris is the leading global supplier of rare and hard-to-find books. Since books sold at Chapters Rare Section are done through Alibris' partners and marketplace sellers, book buyers can choose from several offers in terms of price and location where the book may be shipped from. The book may be ordered by visiting Chapters website and quote ISBN 9780981147505 or visit: http://ww...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Book Search Engines Help in Shaping Consumers' Decisions If you are in the market to buying new or old books, or even selling textbooks, a great internet experience awaits you, if you haven't done so. Gone are the days when you have to physically do price comparison of products that you need to purchase. I'm amazed at how many book search engines are available these days on the internet. When you simply type in the following key words: book finder, book price comparison, book prices, etc., you will find lots of sites offering a book price comparison service. When looking up for the book that you would like to purchase, you will usually be prompted to input some information such as the book title, author, and ISBN or International Standard Book Number (if you know those numbers).  Look a...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Lower Interest Rates for Canadian Homebuyers Mortgage rates have become more attractive to homebuyers in Canada with the recent lowering of interest rate by the Bank of Canada. You can see our latest rates at Dominion Lending Centres here as of March 6, 2009: http://www.sheilaatienza.ca/latestrates.php   posted as of March 6, 2009   Dominion Lending Centres Westcoast - Sheila Atienza, Mortgage  Expert     Term Bank Rates Our Rates 6 Months 5.20% 5.20% 1 Year 5.00% 3.89% 2 Years 5.75% 3.90% 3 Years 5.75% 4.00% 4 Years 5.69% 4.14% 5 Years 5.79% 4.34% 7 Years 7.00% 5.90% 10 Years 7.35% 6.05%   CURRENT VARIABLE RATE IS 3.8%CURRENT PRIME RATE IS 3.00% Some conditions may apply. Rates subject to change without notice. *O.A.C. E.& O.E.   Homebuyers or even prospective first-time buyers should ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Activerainer in Twitter Here are two questions to my fellow Activerainers: "Have you checked out Twitter yet?" Did you know that you can integrate this tool to Activerain? First, you should have an account in Twitter. Once your Twitter account is active, you can log into your Activerain account and go to Settings. Below your Blog Settings, you will find Twitter as an option whether you want to announce your posts. You can opt in allowing your Activerain posts via feeds to Twitter. Your network will see your updates via Twitter feed. Isn't that great? Such is the most up-to-date tool in social media where you can connect and be connected. Your current network, clients, or friends, who may want to get more information via short messages and links, could also benefit a lot by being a part ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Blackwell Recommends Books on Success Few days ago, while visiting the Blackwell website I've looked at the catalogue that outlines the list of books on success. The runaway winners for sure in the category of the most popular titles would be the likes of: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Think and Grow Rich and other best-sellers. It occurred to me that while looking at these titles on several occasions, the book title "YOU ARE PRIVILEGED, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential appeared in the spot of Blackwell Recommends. Alternatively, it is shown in "You might also like..." in the category of Success under Self-Help Books. Blackwell is a top-notch academic bookseller in the UK with over 60 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. It also operates in the...
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