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Here is (attached) a few BC Real Estate stats as well as mortgage rate trends as of late. As you will see its a good time for buyers with prices relatively flat and mortgage rates low.


 

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Here is CMHC's Homebuying Step by Step guide to make things easier for you by providing the information you need to make a wise homebuying decision. This section provides examples and worksheets that will guide you through the entire homebuying process, from the moment you make the decision to buy your own home to the moment the movers carry the first box through the front door. It couldn't be easier! - CLICK HERE

Thought you may be interested. Cheers!


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 Want to add more space to your home without building up or out?  Look no further than your basement.  According to the   Appraisal Institute of Canada, renovating a basement can give you a 50-75% return on your investment when it comes to selling your home. Here’s how to get it done right:

Start with a plan
What type of space does your family require?  Is it an extra living space for your teenager, a playroom for the little one, or perhaps an entertainment area for all to enjoy?  Once you decide on how you want to utilize the space, you can layout your design.  If budget allows, an architect or interior designer could assist you with the layout design and make valuable suggestions.

Do it yourself or hire a professional
Depending on your skill set, budget, and time, you may want to enlist the services of a contractor who has the expertise required to finish a basement.  If you do it yourself and don't have the required time or skill to do...

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Prepare for another increase in prime next week while fixed rates continue to drop

The majority of economists are still predicting that we will still have increases to prime of .25% in at least one of the two next Bank of Canada reviews.  The next is scheduled for next Wednesday, Sept. 8th.  The fact that predictions are a little less aggressive than a couple of weeks ago acknowledges that that Canada is still tied to the world economy.  And the recovery of the world economy has slowed a little in the past few months.  Anyone who is on a "variable rate mortgage" and wonders if it is time to lock in should still wait for a while.  Although prime may go up as much as another .50% in the next few months that will still leave most people in variable rate mortgages at around 2.50% (+/-).  Five-year fixed rates are still as low as 3.64% to 3.89%.

While fixed rates continue to fall, variable rate mortgages still have the greatest savings.  Now, I could fill the...

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09/02/2010:

Dr. Robert Olson, a radiation oncologist, is the first physician to be hired for the BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North. He will be part of the provincial Radiation Therapy Program which will bring service to the North for the first time when the new centre is opened. The centre, now under construction, is expected to start treating patients by the end of 2012.

Dr. Olson has also been appointed as an assistant professor with the Northern Medical Program, his formal appointment being with the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. His academic responsibilities will be teaching and research within the NMP.

The BC Cancer Agency and the Northern Medical Program worked jointly on recruitment efforts to bring Dr. Olson to the North.

"The recruitment of Dr. Olson as our first radiation oncologist for the Cancer Centre is fantastic news. One of the most critical elements in the Northern Cancer Control Strategy is the ongoing recruitment...

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