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Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation

Waterfront real estate and housing starts

May 10th, 2007

 

How is the market doing? According to the Vancouver Sun May 8, 2007 B.C. housing starts fell by 11 per cent during the first four months of 2007 when compared to the first four months of 2006. This information came from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
CMHC attributed most of the decline to a 29-per-cent drop in single family housing starts; multiple family housing starts fell ...

Real estate weekly cover story

May 9th, 2007

the Real Estate Weekly magazine has a cover story on single women in the real estate market.  The numbers are pretty encouraging!  The article said "Currently, 30 per cent of single, never-before married women own their own home, while 45 per cent of divorced or separated women and 64 per cent of widowed women are homeowners..." http://www.rew.ca/fullstory.htm.  These numbers are not too ba ...

Vancouver waterfront and the green yard

May 4th, 2007

Many waterfront homes have more trees, beach and decking than grass but there are also many with lovely lawns.  Some people envy their neighbours lovely backyards-green, perfectly cut grass….it is not something that I aspire to have due to the water, chemicals etc. often required to keep a yard that way. Well apparently there is a new trend afoot which may change my opinion of the gre ...