Jules Seaman

Personal Real Estate Corporation
421 Pacific Street
Vancouver, BCV6Z 2P5
Office: 604-685-5951
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Cell: 604-780-4102
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Jules Seaman

Jules Seaman Personal Real Estate Corporation

CENTURY 21 In Town Realty
421 Pacific Street
Vancouver, BCV6Z 2P5
Office: 604-685-5951
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​Housing Market Ends Year in Balanced Conditions

Vancouver, BC – December 12, 2014. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,972 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service®(MLS®) in November, up 8.8 per cent from November 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $3.4illion, an increase of 12.1 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential pricein the province rose to $574,694, ...

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - Dec 3, 2014

The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is holding its target overnight rate at one per cent. This marks the longest period without a change in the Bank’s policy rate since the 1950s. In the statement accompanying its decision, the Bank noted that inflation has been stronger than expected in the past year, though mainly due to temporary factors. The Bank also stated that slack in the Canadian ...

​Commercial Real Estate Gains Momentum in BC

Vancouver, BC – December 1, 2014. The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) rose 1.4 index points to a new record high of 118.4, surpassing the previous high of 117.1 set in the second quarter of 2014. "Momentum has been building in sectors most important to commercial real estate,” said BCREA Economist Brendon Ogmundson, “That momentum should translate to a strong year for the commercial market ...

Housing Demand Ratchets Higher in British Columbia

Vancouver, BC – November 18, 2014. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2014 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast today. "Consumer demand has ratcheted up this year and is expected to remain at a more elevated level through 2015,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “While historically low mortgage rates support demand, the housing market is also being underpinned by a ...

BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

Canadian Manufacturing Sales - November 14, 2014 Canadian manufacturing sales rebounded from a poor showing in August, rising 2.1 per cent in September to $53 billion. The increase in sales was the eighth gain in the past nine months and was primarily the result of higher sales of transportation equipment. In BC, where manufacturing employs over 160,000 people, manufacturing sales were up 1.9 cent ...

​BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

Canadian and US Employment - November 7, 2014 October was another big month for job growth as the Canadian economy added 43,000 jobs. The national unemployment rate dropped 0.3 points to 6.5 per cent, the lowest rate since November 2008. Total hours worked, which is closely associated with economic growth, rose 0.4 per cent.In BC, employment grew by 4,600 jobs in October. Full-time employment expanded ...

BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

US Employment - October 3, 2014 The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September while previous months job growth was revised higher by 69,000 jobs. Over the past 3 month, US payroll growth has averaged 223,000 jobs.  The US unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent, the lowest reading in six  years.    While inflation remains muted and considerable slack remains in other ...

No Vacation for Home Buyers in August

No Vacation for Home Buyers in August Vancouver, BC – September 12, 2014.  The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,341 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August, up 7 per cent from August 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.1 billion, an increase of 12.4 per cent compared to a year ...

BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

BCREA ECONOMICS NOW Canadian Q2 Economic Growth  - August 29, 2014 The Canadian economy rebounded strongly from a soft first quarter,  expanding at a robust 3.1 per cent annual rate in the second quarter of 2014. Growth was led higher by rising household consumption and in particular by a sharp 4.2 per cent increase in exports. That increase is largely owing to a similarly ...

Home Buying Heats Up Over the Summer Months

Vancouver, BC – August 14, 2014.  The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,493 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, up 11 per cent from July 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.65 billion, an increase of 13.8 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price ...