dfh real estate: What is a Friend? - 10/22/10 10:04 AM
Here is a quote I thought I would pass along...
"What is a friend? I will tell you. It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself. Your soul can be naked with him. He seems to ask of you to put on nothing, only to be what you are. He does not want you to be better or worse. When you are with him, you feel as a prisoner feels who has been declared innocent. You do not have to be on your guard. You can say what you think, so long as it is genuinely you. He … (5 comments)

dfh real estate: Mortgage Rates, Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canadian Dollar - Oct. 21/10 - 10/21/10 11:45 AM
October 21, 2010...
Canadian Bank Prime Rate is currently 3.00%.
Some Canadian lending institutions are offering 3.45% APR on a 5 year fixed rate mortgage.
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) was down 50.69 points closing at 12,599.23.
Canadian dollar exchange rate dropped today 39 basis points to 97.44 USD.
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dfh real estate: Mortgage Rates, Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canadian Dollar - Oct. 20/10 - 10/20/10 06:04 PM
October 20, 2010...
Canadian Bank Prime rate is currently 3.00%.
Some Canadian banks today are offering 3.49% APR on a 5 year fixed rate mortgage.
The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) was up 129.35 points closing at 12,649.92.
Canadian dollar exchange rate rose today 92 basis points to 97.83 USD.
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dfh real estate: Victoria BC lays claim to the world's first licence plate - 10/20/10 04:33 PM
For you history buffs...
Eighteen years before cars hit the roads in Victoria, licence plates were being used.  They were first issued in 1884 to operators of hackney carriages (taxis).  The story goes that hackney operators were charging exorbitant fares to carry tourists through the town.  
The city set charges for in-city travel (25 cents) and out of city travel ($1.00), but operators were charging as much as $2.00 for travel within the city.  Rates were not posted in the carriages.  Many complaints were received by Victoria's City Hall, but there was no way of identifying which carriage was over … (3 comments)

dfh real estate: Vast Majority of Canadians View Home Ownership a Sound Investment - 10/14/10 03:33 PM
The 17th Annual RBC Homeownership Study conducted recently reveals that 10% of Canadians plan to purchase a home within the next two years as compared to 7% two years ago. The RBC study, conducted by Ipsos Reid, found that 91 percent of Canadians think that home ownership is a sound investment, the highest level in 12 years.
"With the Canadian housing market showing continued vigour, it's not surprising that Canadians feel more confident in the long-term value of owning a home," said Robert Hogue, a senior economist with RBC. "Exceptionally low mortgage rates and improved affordability have been key reasons for … (0 comments)

dfh real estate: British Columbia Immigration Statistics - 10/13/10 08:55 AM
The following are figures from Citizenship and Immigration Canada for the year 2009 of immigrants landing and residing in British Columbia...

Over 24,000 of these new residents are living in the Vancouver area. Approximately 1,460 have taken up residence in Victoria. Each year Citizenship and Immigration Canada allows approximately 40,000 new immigrants to arrive on our shores. How many of these people are renting? How many have bought homes? Is there a market here we are missing?
Food for thought...
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dfh real estate: GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Celebrating 31 Years! - 10/10/10 03:02 PM
Victoria, BC--10 - 10 - 10. October 10, 2010.  None of us will see this date again. It does not come again for 1,000 years.
It was celebrated today with the 31st running of the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Over 14,000 participants ran today--a record turnout. The Men's Marathon saw a new winner--Kenyan Philip Samoei--with a world record time of 2:23:24. James Lander from the US, but now living in Victoria, came in 2nd with a time of 2:23:57.
In the Women's event Catrin Jones, a former Victorian, now living in Switzerland, covered the 26 mile (42.2 km) course won with … (0 comments)

dfh real estate: Spending the weekend at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre - 10/10/10 12:57 PM
So here we are, spending the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend at Tigh-na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre in Parksville on the east side of beautiful Vancouver Island about 100 miles above Victoria BC. This is one resort that is hard to beat! To quote the resort, "Gaelic for "House by the Sea" Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is an all-season destination featuring 192 unique log constructed accommodation units, three restaurants and an award-winning spa."

This morning we arose to a gorgeous sunny day and, following breakfast, we walked the dogs along the beach where the sandbar can be … (0 comments)

dfh real estate: Canadian Thanksgiving - 10/09/10 01:54 PM

This is a 3-day weekend for Canadians. It is our Thankgiving. Yes, it happens in October in this country!
It is a time to give thanks for all that we have in life. Hope you all enjoy a special time with family. Maybe this is a good time to re-aquaint yourself with a family member that you have been out-of-touch with.
Blessings to you all! Have a good weekend Canadians!
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dfh real estate: Living in a Pan-Abode Home on the West Coast - 10/09/10 11:29 AM
My wife and I live in Cordova Bay in a Pan-Abode house built in 1962. We bought it in the summer of 2009. What is a Pan-Abode? It is a manufactured log home consisting of milled 4" x 6" Western Red Cedar timbers interconnected at the corners. Our homes receives various types of comments from family members and visitors. All are positive. No one has outright said they don't like it. A number of our guests have said that they thought Pan-Abodes are "dark". While that is generally true, ours is not. in fact we've had a number of comments saying that … (0 comments)

dfh real estate: Beautiful Weather in Victoria! - 10/07/10 06:18 PM
I just have to rub it in! There are often days in the fall here in Victoria when, if you own a convertible, you just have to put the "top down". We have just experienced such a couple of days. Termperatures reached well into the low to mid 20's C (mid 70's F). Now while that is no large feat for many cities of the world, it is well known that Victoria, BC has the best weather in Canada!
My dog Tessa always enjoys "walkies", chasing the ball as well as a dip in the salt chuck. Our favourite place for such sport is … (3 comments)

 
Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton))

Ted Tyrrell

Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria

Victoria, BC

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Greetings! I am a real estate professional in the beautiful city of gardens--Victoria, BC. I deal mainly with residential houses and condos, but as I personally have owned revenue properties for many years, I feel qualified to help you find the right investment property as well.


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