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The 14th Annual REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive is upon us! - 11/26/08 11:10 AM
The 14th Annual REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive is upon us! The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and it's members are asking you to make a donation - no matter how small - to the 2008 REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive. With winter just starting to settle in, local charitable organizations need our help more than ever to meet the demands of the growing number of homeless and working poor in our communities. How you can help: * Donate new or gently used clean blankets, sleeping bags, coats, warm clothes, scarves, hats, mitts; and new unused socks and underwear (men and women). (1 comments)
Flex Down Payment - Another Downpayment Option for Vancouver (and Canadian) Homebuyers - 11/12/08 11:19 PM
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corportation, or CMHC, is now offering another down payment option to Canadian home buyers. This product, called Flex Down, offers buyers a "wider range of sources for their down payment such as borrowed funds and lender cash-back incentives." They advertise this product as having the following features (these are quoted from CMHC): Available for Purchase Transactions Loan-to-Value ratios of 90.01% to 95% 1 – 2 unit residential properties Wider range of sources of down payment permitted Flexible financing options – single advance, progress advance and extended amortization periods are available Flexibilities available for the purchase of (0 comments)
Selling Your Vancouver Homes? Everything Effects The Price! - 11/12/08 11:10 PM
In this video I discuss how the quality of everything associated with the sale of your home will effect it's value. Lousy pictures equal less money, good pictures equal more money; crummy looking sign equals less money, good looking sign equals more money; poor staging, clutter, messy and dirty home equals less money, clean, tidy and staged equals more money. You get the idea. The video is below, I encourage your comments. The video player here is a bit weird. You can also watch this on tv.604homes.com or on my viddler page.
False Creek Real Estate Statistics - October 2008 - 11/03/08 07:17 PM
False Creek Real Estate Statistics Wow! There are are some pretty remarkable numbers here this month. False Creek real estate got hit over the head with a 3 day old baguette this past month. Of the 14 units listed for sale in False Creek in October, NOT ONE, sold! There were only 4 units sold in the whole month and three of those were pre-paid leasehold units! All that being said the average, and median, list price to sale price ratio was a very healthy 98! Take a look at the stats below. I am hoping to add some sexy graphs (0 comments)
Vancouver Real Estate in the Papers - 11/01/08 06:09 PM
Vancouver real esate is a favourite topic for the local papers and today was not different, but remember their primary goal is selling newspapers. Correction: The survey that was quoted as being by CMHC was actually by the Royal Bank, RBC
Canadian Cheese Festival at the Oyama Sausage Company in the Granville Island Market - 11/01/08 06:03 PM
Oyama Sausage Company Canadian Cheese Festival - November 7,8,9 I haven't got a lot of info on this one, but next Friday, Saturday & Sunday is the Canadian Cheese Festival at the Oyama Sausage Company (annoying flash site) in the Granville Island Market. The Oyama Sausage Co. is one of our family's favourite stops in the market with their free samples and delicious nitratrate free deli meats and sausages. I am sure the cheese is excellent too, but the kids don't appreciate that kind of thing yet. I am hoping to have more info on this one soon. This post originally (0 comments)
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