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  October 2, 2009REBGV September Stats Buyer demand remains strong while home listings increase Greater Vancouver home sales remained strong last month, with the second highest number of residential sales ever recorded for the month of September. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)...
10/02/2009
Real estate recession over in Canada as prices recover, report says        By Brenda Bouw (CP)  House hunters still waiting for prices to drop further before buying may have sat on the sidelines too long, according to a new report. A Re/Max study released Thursday shows home values in some major...
09/25/2009
  Flipping houses is a hot topic these days. Here are 10 tips to help you find the perfect flip from HGTV’s The Big Flip renovator’s John Stassen and Randy Mackay.  1. Find properties that are diamonds in the rough – homes that are rundown in comparison to those around them – as these often have ...
09/03/2009
                              One for the Money, Two for the Show!  A Manual to Prepare your Home for Selling   “You never get a second chance at a first impression.”  We’ve all heard this expression before.  And now, while you are preparing your home to sell, it should not b...
08/21/2009
  What Is A Short Sale?  From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_sale_(real_estate)   In real estate, a short sale is a sale of real estate in which the proceeds from the sale fall short of the balance owed on a loan secured by the property sold. In a short sale, the bank or mortgage lender agre...
08/21/2009
OTTAWA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Canadian builders unexpectedly took out more permits in June than in May as a rebound in the housing market continued and more plans for commercial buildings were drawn up, Statistics Canada said on Thursday. The value of permits climbed 1 percent in the month, outperfor...
08/10/2009
Is the Air in Your Home Healthy? How to Improve Air Quality and Fight Asthma in Your Home   Controlling mold is one way of improving air quality in your home, thus preventing asthma. Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting Canadians today. An estimated 2.2 It Normal activit...
08/07/2009
Effective January 29, 2009,any Canadian who spends money on home renovations will be eligible to receive up to $1,350 in tax relief thanks to the new Home Renovation Tax Credit proposed in Harper Governments Economic Action Plan. Every time Canadians investin home renovations, they are helping to...
08/07/2009
For the past ten years, Scott McGillivray, a 30 year old real estate entrepreneur, has made a living by transforming houses into income properties. Today, he manages 18 properties with over 100 tenants and here he shares his top tips for creating legal income suites that will help you offset you...
08/05/2009
One of the major reasons for disputes over renovation work is the lack of a contract. The best way to avoid this is to draw up an agreement describing the work to be done and the cost of this work. This contract becomes a legal document, binding both parties once they have signed it. Don’t sign ...
08/05/2009
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