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August jump in Metro Vancouver housing starts indicates recovery taking hold

Again, we see more positive news about the Real Estate Market here in Vancouver VANCOUVER — Residential housing construction activity in Metro Vancouver jumped in August from July’s dismal lows, indicating a continuing trend toward a gradual recovery, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported Wednesday. Builders started work on 927 new homes in August, a significant improvement from ...

OPEN HOUSE / Saturday Sept 12th /2009 from 2 - 4 / Suite 1810 - 1188 Richards / Great Revenue Property - only $329,000

Bright, spacious well kept studio in a well-managed & maintained building. Overlooking Emery Barnes Park this is a unique & prestigious location in centre of Yaletown. Walking distance to restaurants, shops & attractions. Great investment property!  Located on 18th floor this is a well designed space for modern living. Enjoy gorgeous city & park views, incredible sunsets & ...

Steve Stricker wins the PGA Deutsche Bank Championship

Well what a Monday of the Labor day long weekend  for PGA golfer Steve Stricker as he won the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston coming in at minus 17.  Steve Stricker has now overtaken Tiger Woods in the FedEx Cup standings and is now #1 on the this list.  100 players started for the battle to win the Deutsche Bank Championship and Steve Stricker was ...

United States President Barack Obama speaks tonight

United States President Barack Obama will speak to the US congress and the American public tonight with a speech about his plans to reform the US healthcare system.  This very important speech will start at 5pm Pacific or 8pm Eastern and we be broadcast on ABC,CBS,CNN, NBC TV plus other broadcasters as well.  Will these health care plans in the United States have any impact ...

CMHC reports housing starts up

Today "CMHC" the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has reported that August 2009 housing starts are up in Canada compared to July 2009 and so this is great news for the British Columbia and Canadian economies.  Read todays news release at the CMHC website at: http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2009/2009-09-09-0815.cfm   The CMHC web site is a great place ...

NFL Football starts Thursday night

Well at last the NFL 2009/2010 football season starts on Thursday night September 10th, 2009 in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field when the Tennessee Titans take on the hometown Superbowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers. This game starts at 8:30 pm Eastern / 5:30 pm Pacific and is broadcast in on NBC TV or you can also read about it at NBC sports www.nbcsports.com or on the NFL ...

Mr. Jim Balsillie offers more money $$$ for the Phoenix Coyotes

Mr. Jim Balsillie Co-CEO of RIM the makers of the Blackeberry has increased his offer purchase to $242.5 million US dollars in his plan and dream of moving the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton, Ontario.  You can goto the web site www.makeitseven.ca and put your support behind this bid to create a 7th NHL hockey team in Canada.  Also you can read these two articles about Mr. ...

Canada vs USA

As a warm up to the 2010 Olympics, women's hockey is holding a tournament at GM Place from August 31-September 6.  The four teams participating are Sweden, Finland, USA, and Canada.  Canada had little trouble in their first two games against Sweden and Finland where they won by a combined total of 17-2.  Last night was a different story.  Canada got into some serious ...

Port Moody sale

I recently sold a wonderful home in Port Moody, Heritage Woods. It is a great community, with services for young families and retirees alike; with hiking trails all around, Buntzen Lake around the corner and the vibrant Newport Village welcoming you for coffee or a pint afterwards - it is a nice alternative to city living with an easy commute to Vancouver. Let me tell you more about it! Call ...

The Vancouver Real Estate market

  The weather in Vancouver has been hot all summer - and so is the Vancouver Real Estate market ! While confidence in our Real Estate market  brought buyers in record numbers - the volume of home sales has soared. In August alone, an increase of 119.5% brought the number of sales to 3441 compared to 1568 in August 2008. What a great Real Estate market to be in !   Sylvie ...