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Investors Betting on Market Recovery

Various investors, notably hedge funds and private equity firms are racing to buy up land, homes and building parts.  These firms are making bets that the housing recovery is at hand. John Paulson, a hedge fund manager who bet wisely … Continue reading

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BC Housing Value Assessments

For the first time in a few years many homeowners in BC will see a drop in their property assessments.  According to the report, those with the most significant drops are homes in Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and … Continue reading

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Canadian Lending Practices under the Microscope

According to recent reports, Canadian lending practices are causing some concern amongst officials.  Some banks seem to have loosened their lending practices, a process which is being deemed an ‘emerging risk’ by the nation’s regulator. While Canada’s banks and other … Continue reading

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Rising House Sales across U.S. in June

Despite the continued steep unemployment in the United States, the homes for sale rose rather surprisingly in June of this year.  According to experts, some people were simply seeking to take advantage of the lower housing prices as well as … Continue reading

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Real Estate Strategies for those New to the Market

When it comes to investments, real estate has traditionally been known as a very solid and safe way to go.  However, in recent years, though some areas have continued to show strong gains, the real estate market in other areas … Continue reading

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Rising House Prices Making Vancouver Unaffordable for Many

The continuing boom in the Vancouver real estate market has made Vancouver housing one of the most expensive in the world.  According to recent research, Vancouver is the third most expensive place to buy a home in the English speaking … Continue reading

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Demand for Luxury Homes Continues to Increase in Metro Vancouver

According to recent data drawn from a report tabled by Re/Max, the demand for luxury homes continues to rise in Western Canada, particularly Metro Vancouver.  The report verifies that an improving economy and the growing wealth of some Canadians are … Continue reading

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