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My friend Grahame posted pictures of his new 'neighbors' last night. I was a bit surprised to learn that they mainly consisted of a rag-tag group of poisonous reptiles, somehow peacefully coexisting in and out of the structures of his home. The last time I visited Grahame was in sunny Victoria, B...
CMHC posted their Housing Market Outlook for Fall 2008 earlier this month. Although media and many pundits cry bust it looks like a healthy market adjustment. Next year we can look forward to healthy sales and therefore rising resale home prices. "Existing home sales across Greater Edmonton will ...
The Canadian Real Estate Association predicted that the economy will perk up in about 8 months or mid to late 2009 and thus cause real estate markets to realign by 2010. If you want to sell your property before then be prepared to be flexible on price or terms. Winter generally means a slow down ...
I read an article the other day that Albertans are gloomier than most Canadians about the home prices. My question is why? The market is stable and compared to what is going on in the rest of the world very healthy.It seems to be a case of think it and it will be real. According to economist Cana...
It was autumn, and the squirrels asked the oldest wisest squirrel if the winter was going to be long or mild. Since he was a squirrel in a modern society, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to the other squirrels in his dray th...
Houses are still homes - "Falling home prices can actually result in positive change. For one, people will be less inclined to borrow against the equity in their homes to pay for things that don't appreciate in value -- and that they don't really need -- such as vacations or home renovations. To...
With more and more focus devoted to how bad we have things, I thought I'd dig up a mini version of the Hot Dog Parable. The Hot Dog Parable: There once was a man who lived by the side of the road and sold hot dogs. In fact, he sold very good hot dogs....He put up highway signs telling people how ...
After the MLS.ca was relaunched last month I have had nothing but grief trying to work out how to use the new interfaces and even just get to my regions on the map. Apparently 16,000 emails says I'm not the only one:"The new site, redubbed Realtor.ca in a nod to the industry it's meant to serve (...
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Getting a cold can really get you down especially if you don't have time for that kind of stuff. Todd and I do everything to prevent colds: eat garlic, ginger tea, mega doses of Vitamin C, reduce sugar intake, positive thinking and on and on. Recently I read about Zinc which is said to be very go...