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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.



The Governor General eats seal meat.  Wasn't she fantastic!  In the last week the world has witnessed the Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean harvest seals with the people of the north.  She willingly ate a piece of seal heart and shared a celebration of the natives way of life.  But, quick...
My mortgage officer friend forwarded this on to me last week.  If you are planing to purchase a first home, there is a little assistance from the government.  She advised me that legal fees and disbursements are deductible if you qualify. The Fedral budget passed for 2009 introduced a new non-ref...
Before we jump aboard the “Ban the Seal Hunt” boat let’s reflect on what it means to us all.  I will start from a point where I think we can all agree.  Seals are not a human subgroup.  (If we don't agree on this, then we can not agree on any issue related to the seal hunt)  Seals are in the anim...
One attractive feature of living in St. John's is the interesting walking trails throughout.  Many people use the trail system and appreciate it for convenience, the wonderful scenery and the length of walks available.  It is so easy to walk out your front door and be scooting briskly around some...
St. John's is an old city with lots of character and charm.  In fact its acclaimed as the oldest city in North America.  As the Capital city of Newfoundland, it has become the center for the Provincial Government and the hub for economic activity in the province. Many government offices for Newfo...
The Federal Government of Canada passed into law the Home Renovation Tax Credit as part of the last budget ratified in the House of Commons.  The measure implemented a temporary 15-per-cent Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) to provide approximately $3 billion in tax relief to an estimated 4.6 mil...
In April of this year, CMHC reported that the resale housing industry in Canada has generated more than 202,000 jobs and an average of $22.3 billion annually in various economic spin-offs in the period from 2006 and 2008.  As a point of interest, each residential MLS® transaction has generated an...
When my wife and I built our new home in Portugal Cove-St. Philips, Newfoundland, twenty-four years ago we were enthusiastic gardeners.  Borderline hobby farmers we were.  Like any young couple taking on the world, we planted a garden on the grandparents land even before we had been married to en...
The St. John's metro area has seen a 45% growth in housing starts over the same month last year says Chris Janes, senior market anlaysist with CMHC in Newfoundland and Labrador.  The strength of the local economy has sustained new home construction and buyers looking for newly built custom homes ...
Two days ago I attended a presentation from the Morris Real Estate Marketing Group from Toronto.  The speaker, Mr. Phil Hollander presented.  The purpose of his presentation was to engage Realtors in St. John’s, Newfoundland to think about the importance of referrals and repeat marketing.  His pr...

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