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Apr 1
2010

What is the MLS?

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Vancouver Sun April 1, 2010 Realtors compete with each other for your business, but at the same time cooperate to help you buy or sell property. That unique concept of cooperating while competing lead to creation of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in 1950 by the... [ more ]
Mar 30
2010

TD: The Loonie Spreads its wings

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TD: The Loonie Spreads its wingsThe loonie has spread its wings, rising from 95 U.S. cents at the end of last month, to currently hovering near parity. The Canadian dollar has received support from a string of stronger-than-expected economic indicators increasing... [ more ]
Mar 30
2010

Be aware of important 2010 HST deadlines

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The implementation of the Harmonized Sales Tax is looming and how it will affect homebuyers depends on specific dates.After July 1, 2010, consumers begin paying the HST, a 13% blended tax comprising 5% GST and 8% PST on the majority of goods and services throughout... [ more ]
Mar 26
2010

Loonie chases parity

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Loonie chases parity By STEFANIA MORETTI, QMI AGENCY March 18, 2010 The loonie continued its flight toward parity Wednesday hitting 99 cents US at one point pushed forward by solid commodity prices, a renewed low rate pledge south of the border and... [ more ]
Mar 23
2010

Value Elements in an Offer

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Value Elements in an Offer The Purchase Price represents a significant contributor to value, but there are other important factors which can reduce the amount that the seller receives or which can compromise the transaction. It is not the purchase price, but the... [ more ]
Mar 23
2010

Buying a Home Still a Good Investment

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Buying a Home Still a Good Investment Despite a tricky economy and concern about climbing household debt, a survey says the portion of Canadians who are “very likely” to purchase a home in the next two years has increased from 7 to 10 percent since the... [ more ]
Mar 18
2010

Best of both worlds in Ottawa

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Best of both worlds in Ottawa - Real estate in the capital remains in fine form By Robert Bostelaar, The Ottawa Citizen; with files from Financial Post March 16, 2010   For real estate shoppers and sellers, Ottawa could be the city of two tales -- both of... [ more ]
Mar 18
2010

Cost of owning a home up slightly in late 2009: RBC

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By THE CANADIAN PRESS March 15, 2010 A new report says the cost of owning a home in Canada increased slightly across all housing segments in the closing months of 2009. RBC Economics says rising prices made it more expensive to own a home, but that was partly... [ more ]
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