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Real Estate Agent - Sutton Group-Capital Realty Ltd.
Greg Osmond writes about real estate in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Portugal Cove, St. Philips, Paradise, Torbay, Mount Pearl, the Goulds, Kilbride, Outercove and Conception Bay South.



When house hunting, a buyer should be careful not to speak too openly in the company of the vendor's agent or another buyer's agent.  All Realtors have a fiduciary duty to disclose to their client whatever they know if it may influence the result of the negotiating process.  When a vendor's agent...
Here is a tool that will help when you are trying to find your way around St. John's, Newfoundland.  It's my Google Map of St. John's, Newfoundland.  Its a work in progress of course which in time will be rich in detail. I will add places and information to it as time and inspiration allows.  If ...
If you walk through downtown St. John's, Newfoundland, you will notice old buildings, narrow roads, and one way streets all characteristic of the old capital city.  There are not a few bars and restaurants along your route so you can stop in for a drink or relaxing lunch.  Sitting at the harbour ...
When buying your first home it is common for some to feel overwhelmed with all that faces them.  However, buyer apprehension can be remedied with a bit of good information.  Here are seven important things to DO that will make your home buying experience successful.    1.  At the risk of sounding...
Newfoundland home prices have advanced substantially from one year ago.  When comparing average home prices to the end of February 2009 with those of other provinces in Canada, Newfoundland ranks 5thlowest.  However, statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show that the averag...
Each month, The Canadian Real Estate Association compiles the statistics of existing homes and properties sold through the Multiple Listing Service®. This provides an overview of the existing housing market in Canada, and tracks market trends for prices and properties sold in each of the respecti...
I don't want to write this today.  The occasion is one of deep sadness as again more Newfoundlanders are lost to the sea.  The extraction this time is a result of a helicopter crash offshore yesterday at 9:48 AM.  Cougar Helicopter's flight 491 was forced into the Atlantic on its way to the oil r...
Canada Lands Corp., a federal Crown corporation owns 65 acres of prime real estate in the St. John's east end.  The Pleasantville site which was developed as a US military base in the early 1940s is about to be redeveloped for residential homes, condominiums and apartments.  There will be up to 1...
Sometimes we just need a short synopsis of how to get something done.  This is a friendly list of things to do to help you sell your home quickly for top dollar.  If something here troubles you, please understand that I am being brief and cannot completely cover the essence of why these suggestio...
Housing starts for February 2009 have declined in St. John's, Newfoundland by 12% as compared to the February 2008 stats, according to a market report from CMHC.  The senior market analyst Chris Janes indicated that this decline compares favourably to that of a 59% pull back in urban Canada.   Ac...

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