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Bottoms Up

I've been having a lot of conversations with people lately particularly first time home buyers and the number one question they are asking is why aren't home prices coming down? I mean after all isn't this worldwide economic crisis supposed to bring the price of real estate down? Under lying this question is this......"we are waiting for home prices to hit bottom before we buy". The reality is that ...

Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer

Century 21 Colonial is hosting a booth at Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer on Thursday March 26th at University of PEI campus.Dan Gass and Joel Ives of Century 21 Colonial Realty Inc will be reviewing new websites available to potential clients. Sites will include: www.OpenHouses21.com www.Newlistings21.com www.charlottetown21.com www.brighton21.com www.cornwall21.com ...

Mortgage and Home Buying Seminar - Centum

Last evening, I attended a Mortgage and Home Buying Seminar put on by Ritchie Simpson and Perri Craig of Centum Advantage Financial Group.  My own mortgage is up for renewal, and I also wanted to hear about what is going on with rates at the moment for my clients.  Rates are really fantastic right now, so it is a great time to buy in Charlottetown.  I think these types of seminars ...

How Will I Ever Find Real Estate Without The Newspaper ?

Recently many of the Brokers in PEI discussed issues within the PEI Real Estate industry and one main topic was the continued use of print media. In the 1980's the brokers got together to do a co operative tabloid real estate supplement within the PEI Newspaper "The Guardian". It was very effective for many years but with the Internet changing how people shop for many items including real estate ...

The Real Estate Sky Is Not Falling ! New Canadian Real Estate Association Numbers Are Out !

Today the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) had a news release discussing the increase in sales in February across the country....some good news is out there. We may not be totally out of the woods but hey imagine that... it is not all doom and gloom ! PEI Real Estate Numbers: I did some local research on PEI Real Estate and  for the month of Feb in PEI MLS data we saw a decrease ...

Century 21 Colonial New Listings Easier to Find !

If you are always checking back to find out if there are any new listings on our site...we have made it easier for you by going to www.newlistings21.com . All of our recently added listings will show up on our map with the most recent on the bottom left of the screen. It is kind of like a stock ticker but hopefully not as depressing some times. But hey the markets are rebounding and the real estate ...

PEI Real Estate Updates on Twitter

Century 21 Colonial Realty Inc is always working on staying current with technology and trends. We are working with an Online Marketing Firm called TopSearchResult.ca that specializes in real estate SEO, Pay Per Click and Social Media. We have a fan page on Facebook and now we have enabled a Twitter Account that allows other Twitter subscribers to follow and be alerted to new listings, price ...

PEI Open Houses Without Getting In The Car !

Open houses on PEI as well as other markets are still a great way to preview houses before you commit to a full search. Sometimes people just want to see inside a certain house or get building ideas which is fine. It is a time to also ask a REALTOR questions about the market and what is happening. Make sure you ask lots of questions as this is a great way to "interview" the REALTOR who you could use ...

Bank of Canada Lowers Over Night Rate Again !

Just received a message from Ritchie Simpson "The Mortgage Guy" at CENTUM Advantage Financial Group Inc about new rates coming...with this and programs such as the First Time Home Buyers Credit...this could be just what you need Hi all,  So,  The Bank of Canada has lowered the Over Night Rate again to 0.50% yes, that's right 1/2 of 1%.  According to the media Canada's chartered banks ...

Need Some Inspiration ? Take 2 minutes.

With all things going on with the media (more US but Canada is catching up) with words like bailout, stimulus, foreclosures, etc I wonder where it all went wrong ??? Sure there are lots of explanations with financial situations such as price of oil, selling off of mortgages, the NASDAQ, stock market, etc it all seems to be tied to confidence. It comes down to confidence in your job, your investments,the ...