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By Michael SmithSellingNovaScotia.com902.209.6745I thought people might find this interesting. Here is really neat interactive map of Canada from CBC News. It shows house prices and apartment rents all across the country. The data shown is gathered from MLS and CMHC statistics. It is very interesting to see what home prices and rents are throughout our great country. Click on the map above to go to the link. (3 comments)
Real Estate Investment Numbers - 06/24/07 06:56 AM
From:EDITED BY STAFF, TRANSCONTINENTAL MEDIA The Nova Scotia Business Journal "...The real estate and rental and leasing sector is heading for another good year in 2007, with investment climbing 7.4% to $17.7 billion, a $1.2 billion gain.Most of this growth is from lessors of real estate, who plan to boost spending by 21.1% to $5.6 billion, mostly on new commercial space. This industry saw investment rise 32.9% in 2006...." (0 comments)
Home prices in Nova Scotia. - 06/22/07 02:22 PM
By Michael SmithSellingNovaScotia.com902.209.6745Here is an article from the CBC news on what home prices are doing all throughout Canada. Please click the thumbnail above to read the full article. "Home prices have added to their already impressive gains, as the national average resale price set another record in May, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Thursday. The average Multiple Listing Service sale last month was an all-time high of $314,258 - up 10.8 per cent in a year and a rise of $9,000 from April, when the average topped $300,000 for the first time." (0 comments)
Kentville, Nova Scotia - 06/08/07 08:43 AM
Apple Blossom Festival in Nova Scotia, June 2007 Apple Blossom Festival By Michael Smith SellingNovaScotia.com 902.209.6745 Below is a short video from the 2007 Apple Blossom Festival in Kentville last weekend for those of you who might want to see it. Apparently it has rained the last three years in a row but not this year! What great day it was. Please enjoy this short video I shot at the Festival. Here is the link to the videoAsk me how I can use video to help you sell your house! Please visit my website to learn more:http://www.sellnovascotia.com/video.html (0 comments)
Spring time sales. - 06/08/07 08:42 AM
Historically, Spring is a popular time of year to put a home up for sale. But, is it the best time of year?In most locales, there are more new homes listed for sale in Spring than during any other season. This creates additional supply which, in theory, should create price competition and push home sale prices lower. However, there are more buyers looking for new homes in the Spring, too. That creates additional demand for homes which, in theory, should push home sale prices higher. So, do more homes go listed for sale because there are more buyers in the market? Or, (0 comments)
You want to see how many houses? - 06/08/07 08:40 AM
A questions that buyers often ask is: "How many homes will I need to see before I find the right one?" This is a hard question to answer because it varies from buyer to buyer. For example, buyers that use the Internet for research usually need to see fewer homes than buyers who do not. Research -- on the Internet or otherwise -- help home buyers get a feel for what is available is their market, and how much homes cost. In addition, each buyer has its own decision-making process. Some buyers take the first home they see, others prefer to see (0 comments)
Time to clean your windows... - 06/08/07 08:37 AM
As we move into Summer and the sun moves to higher position overhead, sun rays are not as "linear" as during the Winter. That doesn't mean that a sunny day won't reveal dirty windows and window treatments, however. Whether you plan to sell your home or plan to entertain friends, visitors notice how natural light strikes the windows of your home. Even a well-maintained interior can look neglected if the exterior of the home is caked in grime or dirt. Summer is a terrific time to clean your window treatments and to wash your windows -- inside and out. Your home's natural lighting and (0 comments)
House service - 06/08/07 08:35 AM
As a home owner, it's a good practice to have your home and its appliances serviced regularly. There is no wrong way to maintain your home -- you just need to do it.The biggest advantage to routine maintenance is that problems can be identified and corrected prior to a complete breakdown. When the roof starts leaking, for example, you're going to "discover it" on a rainy day and the interior damage to your home is already done (and getting worse!). In addition, a contractor will generally not be available that day to come out and make the fix for you -- (0 comments)
So many different perspectives on where the market is going... - 06/08/07 08:31 AM
Housing boom peaks, correction ahead as population ages The Canadian PressTORONTO (Jun 5, 2007) Canada's hot housing market is set to cool gradually in the next several years as interest rates rise, supply and demand come into better balance and the population ages, an economic study released yesterday indicates. Here is the link to the full article if you wish to read it. (0 comments)
Apple Blossom Festival in Nova Scotia, June 2007 - 06/08/07 08:25 AM
Apple Blossom Festival By Michael Smith SellingNovaScotia.com 902.209.6745 Below is a short video from the 2007 Apple Blossom Festival in Kentville last weekend for those of you who might want to see it. Apparently it has rained the last three years in a row but not this year! What great day it was. Please enjoy this short video I shot at the Festival. Here is the link to the videoAsk me how I can use video to help you sell your house! Please visit my website to learn more:http://www.sellnovascotia.com/video.html (0 comments)
Condos and Cottages in Halifax - 06/05/07 05:58 PM
By Michael Smith | http://www.sellingnovascotia.com/ An aging Canadian population and increasing immigration will bring changes to the country's housing market. What implications will that have for us living in the HRM area? Here is an article from hfxnews.ca that goes into detail. Please click on the thumbnail on the above if you want to read the full article. (0 comments)
Chicago Real Estate Firm Joins Terminal Project - 06/04/07 05:47 AM
From the thechronicleherald.ca Chicago real estate firm joins terminal projectCentrePoint to manage nearby logistics parkBy TOM PETERS Business Reporter Paul Fisher sees a "unique opportunity" for his company being involved in the proposed marine container terminal on the Strait of Canso. Melford International Terminal Inc. of Nova Scotia announced earlier this week it plans to build a $300 million US terminal at Melford, Guysborough County. The terminal will be constructed on 128 hectares and will have the capacity to handle 1.5 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent containers). A major logistics park will be developed beside the terminal and it will be Mr. Fisher's company, (0 comments)
Real Estate Values up in Nova Scotia. - 06/04/07 05:40 AM
By Michael Smithhttp://www.sellingnovascotia.com/902.209.6745Want to keep up with all the latest real estate news in Nova Scotia? From my website you can access my real estate blog:www.SellingNovaScotia.comHere is a great article from CBC News on what home values are doing across Canada. The average home price in Nova Scotia is $191,000. This is up 6.6% from April 06!If you wish to read the full article please click the thumbnail, above.To keep up to date with all the latest articles you can access my real estate blog from my website. The easiest URL to remember in Nova Scotia for all your real estate (0 comments)
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