Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada boosts overnight lending rate

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney raised the overnight lending rate a quarter percentage point on Wednesday morning, in line with most analysts’ expectation.

Carney raised the trend-setting rate from 0.75 per cent to an even 1 per cent.

Century

Century

This neighbourhood around Fraser Street and East 30th Avenue has a lot of potential. It has history. It has character. It is right in the middle of Vancouver, surrounded by unique cultural texture, and central to the best of the city. Yet many feel that Fraser needs something. In fact, that something is coming very soon: a community of quality homes that will make Fraser Street more attractive than ever, including an upcoming Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, and a Nofrills market. Century will play a vital role in the true emergence of this area of the city. This is an ideal chance to own a timeless Vancouver home, in a neighbourhood that suits you perfectly.

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

1. Be choosy, but realistic.
You may never find the prefect home.

2. Do your homework before looking at homes.
Determine exactly what features you want in a home and which are most important to you.

Why use a top Real Estate Agent

Why use a top Real Estate Agent

Why use a top Real Estate Agent

When you are ready to sell, I will…

1. Provide a Comparative Market Analysis for your home to determine an appropriate sales price.

10 Design Tips: The Master Bedroom

10 Design Tips: The Master Bedroom

Here are 10 tips for designing a grand master bedroom, perfect for everyday escapes:

1. Consult a professional before knocking down a wall to capture more space. If it’s load-bearing new structural reinforcement will be needed.

iPhone

Online travel booking sites beef up mobile offerings

Travel suppliers and the online agencies that sell their bookings are targeting a new breed of jet setter who cannot be bothered booking trips in advance.

These travellers are relying more on their mobile smart phones – the iPhone, BlackBerry or Android – to negotiate, book and manage trips they have already begun, perhaps even from the parking lot of a hotel where they hope to stay.

TAIWANfest

2010 TELUS TAIWANfest – September 4-6, 2010

We live in a society that relies on changes to advance. Changes come from challenging perceptions, reinventing traditions and dreaming the impossible. Crossover is a universal concept which symbolizes the movement or action of change. The festival aims to use “Crossover” to abstractly illustrate how Taiwan has transformed.

Buyer’s market conditions continue in Greater Vancouver

Buyer’s market conditions continue in Greater Vancouver

Conditions in the Greater Vancouver housing market continued to favour buyers in August. Since April, prices have edged down slightly as the number of sales and the number of properties coming on to the market have been declining.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,202 in August 2010. This represents a 36 per cent decline from the 3,441 sales in August 2009, the second highest selling August ever recorded, and a 2.4 per cent decline compared to July 2010.