Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Victoria, BC Real Estate Market Has Been Compared To Calgary's For It's Upward Trends

It seems as though Real Estate in Canada has not been changed by the slowdown in the US housing market, or the rise in the CDN dollar. The Victoria, BC real estate market has been compared to Calgary's for it's upward trends. Article.

People are willing to pay extra for 'green' homes. Good on you real estate buyers, but is it really greener? Article.

Pro athletes have tonnes of money, so real estate investing is easy for them right. Article.

The change in US real estate trends has made for a buyers market in many states and regions. One great place to invest would be Florida. They are overstocked, but not under priced. Yet.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Real Estate In Canada Will Not Follow The Same Path As The US

Real Estate in Canada will not follow the same path as the US. Good for us and bad for us. The downturn in US real estate means we have no market for our now expensive exports of lumber, yet our economy is okay, for now. Article from Globe and Mail.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How To Stage Your Home For Potential Buyers

Check out this blog that is giving tips on how to stage your home for potential buyers. There is a multitude of tips, plus examples in the form of photographs to show you the concepts. You can use these tips to sell your home FSBO.

Realtors Feel It Is In The Best Interests Of Canadians To Own More Homes

Wow, Realtors feel it is in the best interests of Canadians to own more homes. And who would benefit from such a thing. Surely not real estate agents? Although home ownership is positive economically the CREA is pushing the federal government to fight homelessness. Read on Below.

OTTAWA, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Real Estate Association will
be paying close attention to the Harper government's unveiling of its new
priorities, which are to be outlined in the upcoming Speech from the Throne.
"We hope to see this federal government recognize and assume its shared
responsibility in the development of sound policies for Canada's housing
sector," said Pierre Beauchamp, Chief Executive Officer for The Canadian Real Estate Association. "This Throne Speech represents a great opportunity to address the needs of this important segment of our economy."

REALTORS(R) have been advocating for the development of a national
housing policy where important concerns such as homelessness and the need for radical changes for First Nations housing would be dealt with at the federal

REALTORS(R) have also called for the implementation of much needed fiscal
policies aimed at encouraging investment in real property and an increase in
homeownership for Canadians. Such measures include a capital gains tax
rollover for real property investments and a loan limit increase for Canada's
Homebuyers' Plan loan, which targets first-time homebuyers.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada's largest
single-industry trade Associations, and represents more than 92,000
REALTORS (R) across Canada. CREA's primary mission is to represent its members at the federal level of government. CREA also works to defend the public's right to own and enjoy property.

Please note representatives of The Canadian Real Estate Association will
be available for comment following the Throne Speech October 16th.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Snap Up Real Estate Has Added A New Real Estate Site

Snap Up Real Estate has added a new site. http://www.SNAPUPREALESTATE.COM/.
That is correct we now cover The US and Canada.
Real Estate has never been so easy.