Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2013. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released
its 2013 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales
are forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to 71,450 units
this year, before increasing a further 6.1 per cent to
75,830 units in 2014. The five-year average is 74,600
unit sales, while the ten-year average is 86,800 unit
sales. A record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were
recorded in 2005.
“2013 is shaping up to be a transition
Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2013. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) releasedits 2013 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential salesare forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to 71,450 unitsthis year, before increasing a further 6.1 per cent to75,830 units in 2014. The five-year average is 74,600unit sales, while the ten-year average is 86,800 unitsales. A record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were recorded in 2005.“2013 is shaping up to be a transitional year
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Orchids, orchids everywhere. They used to be grown only by the privileged class who had conservatories—and gardeners—on their estates. But with at least 28,000 species and well over 300,000 registered cultivars, Orchidaceae comprises the largest family of flowering plants in the world, and more varieties are being developed all the time. Today, you can pick one up at the corner grocery or your home improvement store for less than $10 any day of the week

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Not many North Americans visit Portugal, and when they do it’s usually just Lisbon. But just a half hour away, Cascais is a mixture of old-world charm and cosmopolitan restaurants and boutiques. Where else would you find peacocks roaming by colorful, modern outdoor art sculptures and millionaires sunbathing on yachts next to fisherman repairing nets on colorful wooden boats
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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)
reports that a total of 67,637 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service®
(MLS®) in BC during 2012, a decline of 11.8 per cent compared to 2011. Total sales dollar
volume declined 19.1 per cent to $34.8 billion over the same period. The annual average MLS®
residential price in the province was
$514,836 in 2012, down 8.3 per cent from
2011
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)reports that a total of 67,637 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service®(MLS®) in BC during 2012, a decline of 11.8 per cent compared to 2011. Total sales dollarvolume declined 19.1 per cent to $34.8 billion over the same period. The annual average MLS®residential price in the province was$514,836 in 2012, down 8.3 per cent from 2011
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It seems fate played a role when Owen W. Coleman, chairman and CEO of The Coleman Alliance, in New York, New York, first visited Saint Lucia twenty-five years ago. While the world-class branding designer was vacationing there with his wife, Ellen, and their son, Brad, they drove past a white stucco villa that his wife had considered renting. As chance would have it, the owner of Caille Blanc Villa invited the family to take a closer look
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While a lush green garden in the middle of summer is a wonder to behold, we’re all looking for creative ways of extending our landscapes for year-round pleasure, while minimizing the work of tending them. It’s time to revive the Victorian tradition of the terrarium, which encases miniature plant material in a clear vessel for a virtually carefree microenvironment under glass

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Prices hold firm as home buyers and sellers conclude 2012 from the sidelines

The Greater Vancouver housing market experienced below average home sale totals, typical home listing activity and modest declines in home prices in 2012.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2012 reached 25,032, a 22.7 per cent decline from the 32,387 sales recorded in 2011, and an 18.2 per cent decrease from the 30,595 residential sales in 2010.
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