Housing market makes strides

Housing market makes strides

The Canadian housing market “vastly improved” over the last three months, ReMax Canada said Tuesday, but sales are expected to remain sluggish for the rest of the year.

The real estate brokerage firm said in its “Market Trends Report” that sales should return to average levels this fall after a slow summer, but that the pace set in 2009 was unsustainable.

West Coast Chocolate Festival

West Coast Chocolate Festival – October 15 to November 10, 2010

First launched in 2002, the West Coast Chocolate Festival is a unique and innovative collection of individual high calibre chocolate-themed adult and all-ages events that occurred throughout the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. In 2009, the festival expanded to Burnaby and Vancouver, then expanding across the Lower Mainland in 2010.

Buyers Checklist

Buyers Checklist

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To assist you in your search for a home I’ve compiled a checklist of things to keep in mind as you begin the search process and, ultimately, the purchase of a home.

BookCamp Vancouver 2010

BookCamp Vancouver 2010

BookCamp Vancouver 2010 is a user-generated unconference that brings readers, writers, publishers, educators, community builders and the tech community together – for free!

Fears of double dip being overplayed

Fears of double dip being overplayed

Don’t listen to the naysayers, says the Conference Board of Canada, a double-dip isn’t in the cards.

Dire warnings of a return to recession fail to recognize one key factor, the board said: a slow recovery from this recession was expected.

Pace of housing price increases continues to slow

Pace of housing price increases continues to slow

Housing prices rose for the 15th straight month in July, but by the smallest margin in four months, according to a national index released Wednesday.

And for the first time in four months, prices failed to rise above the previous month’s in all of the six metropolitan areas measured in the Teranet-National Bank house price index.

Housing market factors indicate stability in recent months

Housing market factors indicate stability in recent months

September home sales in Greater Vancouver were consistent with activity experienced in the preceding two months across most categories.