Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Harcourts Reports A Global Trend Towards The Use Of The Internet To Research Homes And Property

The largest online real estate company in New Zealand, Harcourts, reports a global trend towards the use of the Internet to research homes and property. Harcourts surveyed 10000 of it's clients to determine to direction of online real estate. Scoop has the full story.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Ontario's Laws Allow Tenants To Overstay Their Welcome, Even Several Months After Eviction Notices

Those who acquire real estate as an investment beware. Ontario's laws allow tenants to overstay their welcome, even several months after eviction notices. The Simcoe Reformer has the full story on how decent landlords must battle the courts and tenants to evict deadbeat renters.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

British Columbians Can Look Forward To Paying Just A Little Less Tax

British Columbians can look forward to paying just a little less tax. The B.C. government laid out the budget for all to see, with some minor tax cuts to help home owners. FULL STORY.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

An Online Mortgage Brokerage Firm, MortgageBrokers.com, Has Signed A Contract With RE/MAX

An online mortgage brokerage firm, MortgageBrokers.com, has signed a contract with RE/MAX of Ontario and Atlantic Canada to work together to bring a total solution to the home buyer. The question remains whether or not this partnership is in the best interest of the consumer, and should real estate agents be in the financial realm of home buying. Full story.

Monday, February 13, 2006

A Great Source Of Information On Canadian Real Estate Is RealEstateNews.ca

A great source of information on Canadian real estate is RealEstateNews.ca. At this site you can find all the pertinent information about real estate and the real estate industry. The site also provides interesting tips regarding home ownership.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Zillow.com Is The Latest Innovation To Hit The Online Real Estate Market

Zillow.com is the latest innovation to hit the online real estate market. The site gives an estimated value of almost any home in the US. Having backing from the creator of Expedia.com is sure to help the site's chances. In fact, in the first eight hours the site was online the were flooded with enough page views to crash the server. Yahoo! News has the full article.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Vancouver Has Been Labeled To Be An Unaffordable City To Live In Because Of High Real Estate Prices

Vancouver has been labeled to be an unaffordable city to live in because of high real estate prices. The Calgary Sun reports that Vancouver home prices have risen so high that most people can not expect to have the joy of home ownership. High home prices may also forecast upcoming economic peril.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Why Haven't Prefabricated Homes Caught On In Today's Real Estate Market?

Why haven't prefabricated homes caught on in today's real estate market? The precision and accuracy of modular and prefabricated homes is superior to traditional building techniques, yet people continue to have their homes built on site. The Globe and Mail has some insight on the future of modular and prefabricated homes.