He's talking about big chains such as Starbucks and Whole Foods. If you see them opening in a new neighborhood, it's a sign that the neighborhood is up-and-coming, and therefore a ...
As you may have already heard, the government announced today that mortgage rules will be changing. New rules will be taking into effect July 09, 2012. I have attached a link from today’s announcement and have summarized the three major changes. Here are the changes:
- Maximum amortization is now 25 years (from 30 years)
- Mortgage re ...
TD, RBC end 2.99% mortgage deals early
By Eric Lam, Financial PostFebruary 8, 2012 8:08 AM
After briefly offering record-low rates of less than 3% on some of its mortgages in response to its rivals, Canada’s two biggest banks have pulled back their offers prematurely.
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada’s second-largest bank, raised its special four-year closed fixed ...
News Release: February 6, 2012
2012 KICKS OFF WITH NEW HOME PRICE MEASUREMENT; AND, A SLUGGLISH START TO SALES
(Surrey, BC) – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 799 sales in January, a decrease of 4 per cent compared to the 834 sales in January last year and 10 per cent fewer than were processed in December. In the last decade, January 2012 was seco ...
LOOKING FOR GREATER AFFORDABILITY? HEAD TO FRASER VALLEY
SURREY, BC – According to the president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), international affordability studies regarding Vancouver are misleading because they don’t reflect the reality that homebuyers purchase more affordable homes every day in neighbouring communities.
Sukh Sidhu is a REALTOR® who lives and wo ...
The Blackberry version of the RE/MAX of Western Canada Real Estate search mobile app is now available on the Blackberry Appworld.
The app is available on Blackberry OS 5.0 devices and higher and can be downloaded here:
August 2011 Market Update
"There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics"
- Mark Twain
There's no doubt that real estate is an interesting topic of conversation for the public. The media, in an attempt to feed this appetite for real estate news, often publishes interesting pieces of real estate information that help sell papers. Due to this heavy dose of constant r ...
1) Make Offers on Reasonably Priced Properties
Pricing is an art that some Realtors understand ...
Changes to the Rules for Government Insured Mortgages
Since October 2009, the Government of
Canada has been systematically