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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Interest rates are going nowhere fast

Written on March 26, 2013 at 9:41 am, by

By Gregory Klump – Chief Economist, CREA – March 26, 2013 Canadian interest rates will remain stuck at their current unusually low levels throughout 2013. I’ve been saying as much since early 2012 and feel more than a little vindicated by the Bank of Canada’s policy interest rate announcement on January 23rd, 2013, when it  Continue Reading »

Spring – a time of renewal, rejuvenation & looking forward!

Written on March 20, 2013 at 11:56 am, by

Today marks the beginning of spring – a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and looking forward to the summer ahead.  Sante Spa at Bear Mountain offers five ways to make the most of the season and get ready for everything summer has to offer. 1)  Get Outside As the weather turns warmer our thoughts naturally turn  Continue Reading »

Victoria’s Feb 2013 Average House Price of $463,265 Is Virtually Unchanged From Feb 2012

Written on March 15, 2013 at 1:54 pm, by

BC Real Estate Association reports that February BC home sales continued at modest pace & pent-up demand is growing. Victoria’s February 2013 Average House Price of $463,265 is virtually unchanged from 2012’s average of $464,570 (down only -0.3%) and our listing volume has only increased 4% over February 2012 to 3,252 overall residential listings, even  Continue Reading »

Sun up: Seven days of desert golf in Palm Springs, California

Written on March 12, 2013 at 10:48 am, by

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — There are 168 hours in a week. Can you devote 28 of those to golf? My husband and I discovered Palm Springs about 4 years ago when we visited the first time using our Intrawest Time Share at Palm Desert and fell in love immediately! The warmth of the desert sun,  Continue Reading »

Spring Perks Up Greater Victoria Real Estate Market

Written on March 3, 2013 at 10:18 am, by

VICTORIA BC – The Victoria Real Estate Board reports a total of 394 sales were processed through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in February, an increase of 34% over the previous month. The highest activity was in single-family homes and condominiums. Compared to February 2012, sales were down by 18.26%. Shelley Mann, President of the  Continue Reading »