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Connected to More

"More" is in the eye of the beholder. This is demonstrated by the ageless question, debated in each generation: Do kids today - who have more ways to communicate, and more ways to get information - have, in fact, too much? (Think radio, TV, Walkmans, Internet, cellphones, when "too much of a good thing" has been prophesied.) We at CENTURY 21 Canada don't think that More is anything but powerful - ...
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Get out of the House

If you want to sell your house or condo, you need to make it as convenient as possible for potential buyers to view. The market can move fast these days, and you don't want home shoppers and their agents to move onto other interesting opportunities just because they can't get in to see yours. So how do you make your property available for viewing, while minimizing the inconvenience to you and your ...

Going Green as a Brokerage

We are pleased to announce that our pilot project over the past year has been successful, and here are some of the ways that has been able to "go green." 1. Online Real Estate Forms. We send these electronically to our customers, who can then choose which forms they would like to print out, and which ones they will just save on their email or hard drive. 2. Electronic Fax Numbers ...

Brides Buy Homes

What else will a young Canadian couple want to do at a wedding show this Spring besides fingering lace veils and sampling cakes... They'll want to size up house opportunites and getting advice on being a first time buyer. And by attending a Spring bridal show, they could be combining plans for the Big Day with move-in day. A wedding show is convenient beause it assembles a whole bunch of local ...

Bowl for Easter Seals!

Thank you to the CENTURY 21 In Town Realty Social Committee for host another successful Easter Seals event held at Town and Country Lanes in Vancouver. This was our second bowling event where the proceeds went to Easter Seals. Congrats to our sales rep, Rodney LeGrow, who won a tax receipt for $211.10. Our goal this year is to raise $21,000 for Easter Seals.              
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Thoughts of Green Home Ownership This Earth Day

Later this week, (April 22), Earth Day turns 20 years old in Canada (the event started 40 years ago in the U.S.) Canadians may care more than ever about the implications of Earth Day; a new study reveals that Canadians are more likely to consider paying more for an eco-friendly home than in the past. According to the TD Canada Trust Green Home Poll, 72% of respondents across the country see the ...

A Safe Haven for Real Estate Investors

We know we have much to be proud of as Canadians - but the reasons are really stacking up with developments in international housing markets in recent years. As reported by The Globe and Mail in an article titled "20 Reasons to Buy Canadian (Not Including Hockey)," Scotia Capital economists Derek Holt and Karen Cordes include the fact that "real estate is richly valued and more of a containable risk ...

Mortgage Pitfalls to Avoid

1. Maintain Your Credit Rating. Few people realize that though they have been approved for a mortgage and the mortgage condition is removed, the lender will do a second credit check about two weeks prior to the closing date. If the buyer's credit rating has gone down, then the mortgage company may decide not to forward the funds to close the deal. Buyers are well advised not to do anything that might ...
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Take out the Trash this Open House Month

It's OPEN HOUSE MONTH at CENTURY 21 offices across Canada - Spring has sprung, and the Spring Cleaning frenzy isn't too far behind! And this month, for the first time, CENTURY 21 Canada has a unique and highly useful program to help you expedite your spring cleaning projects. As a CENTURY 21 Connections Partner, the well-known collection company, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can help save you 10% on your Spring ...
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Bracing for Monetary Changes

As our Canadian dollar approaches par with the American dollar, I'm thinking now may be a good time to take an extended holiday down south... but I am also feeling the tug of our ever-changing economical situation here in Canada, and can’t help wondering what this may mean for Canadian business as a whole. Last year was anticipated to be a rough one and, truth be told, every aspect of our country ...
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