Forget Vancouver-Retire in Atlantic Canada?

November 12, 2012

Dear Vancouverites, Maybe it is time to come home to Atlantic Canada…According to the Huff Post Canada: “In Vancouver, where residential construction has been somewhat more restrained than in Toronto in recent years, the supply-demand disconnect is reflected in prices, which have flown so high that Vancouver has nearly as many houses listed for sale over […]

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Is Canada’s Housing Slump caused by the Harper Government?

November 9, 2012

Good, well balanced piece from Huff Post Canada discussing the internal forces at work in the current real estate market in Canada. ..Ed “This summer, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty took a regulatory hammer to Canada’s housing markets, causing condo sales to plummet in Toronto, and sinking Vancouver house prices by […]

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Investment Condo Buying in Nova Scotia-Pitfalls (to avoid) & Solutions

October 26, 2012

From our friends at the Globe & Mail and  the Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine  we find  five critical tests of a good condo investment. These are areas to scan with your spidey senses before jumping in headfirst to a condo investment. Also this article goes on to discuss five traps to avoid. (As your potential […]

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Is Nova Scotia’s property tax system ‘most regressive’ tax in Canada?

October 19, 2012

According to the Nova Scotia Chamber of Commerce it most certainly is! (Below please find a  short excerpt with a link to the full article)     As a Realtor,  as well as a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), I am in complete agreement with the Nova Scotia Chamber in this regard. This […]

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Tighter mortgage rules restricting home sales in Canada?

October 19, 2012

Friends & Clients in Nova Scotia take note! This partial reprint  (below) from Mortgage Broker News shows the Canadian Government’s policies are having an effect. How big and whether they will be deleterious to home values and the economy remains to be seen. Thankfully those of us in Nova Scotia appear to enjoy our rose-coloured […]

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Home Team Halifax-Pick of the Day

October 16, 2012

Not sure if you are looking for a house or a condo!?? How about this elegant freehold townhouse  just 12 minutes from downtown Halifax? Come visit us at  91 Lincoln Cross at Sheffield-in-the-Park (Clayton Park Area). Walk to shopping,bus,library,sports center and more. This is a Three bedroom, Two+ bath, 2100+sf  end unit with lovely treed gardens,sundeck and […]

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Eyes Only Canada. Housing Crash not imminent! Canadian Business Opinion Piece

October 12, 2012

      Just read this interesting piece of News & Analysis from Canadian Business that provides some compelling logic that Canada is not, as our finance minister, Jim Flaherty may contend,  in for a housing crash.  In addition to that, although Nova Scotians have enjoyed the benefits of the upward movement in the real estate […]

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Home Team Halifax-Property Pick of the Day!

October 10, 2012

Enjoy the tranquility of this great new listing at 31 Welch Lane. The home sits on a large 1/3 acre plus lot with a great view of the Bedford Basin. This 50+ year old home has been upgraded over the past 5 years with new windows, new furnace and oil tank, all 3 bathrooms, paint […]

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Top 10 Ways to come out on top in the bidding war for your next Home!

October 8, 2012

  HERE IS A WELL INFORMED LIST TO REVIEW BEFORE YOU GO ON  THE STAGE OF THE REAL ESTATE THEATER! 10. Know when to walk away!   Know your limits, do your research and don’t overextend yourself because it will just take you that much longer to see a return on your investment. Buying a […]

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If This Then That-Real Estate Postings made easy!

October 7, 2012

Just testing the networking utility IFTT =IfThisThenThat!

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