Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada, may be a year-round tourist destination, but it sparkles a bit more in the summer sunlight. Upon arrival, it’s clear that there’snothing quite like the sight of Victoria’s Inner Harbor; the sun shimmers on the glistening water, and the stately Parliament buildings and the massive ivy-covered Fairmont Empress Hotel hold court over your entry.
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Not far from Austin and San Antonio, Texas is Wimberley—a small town known for its exceptional collection of fine shops and art galleries. It is located in the heart of  Texas known as Hill Country, a quiet area that has become a popular United States destination for vacations, retirement, or, according to their tourism board, just plain old country living.  One out-of-town family experiences country living at its finest, about ten miles west of Wimberley at High Ridge Ranch. Designed by Rick Burleson, AIA and owner of Wimberley-based Burleson Design Group, this lovely home has the rustic charm that captures the feel of the Hill Country region

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The summer housing market remains active in Greater Vancouver
VANCOUVER, B.C. – September 4, 2013 – August activity in the Greater Vancouver housing
market finished well above last year’s pace and slightly below the 10-year average for the month.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in
Greater Vancouver reached 2,514 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2013.
This represents a 52.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,649 sales recorded in August 2012,
and a 14.7 per cent decline compared to the 2,946 sales in July 2013.
Last month’s sales were 4.6 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month.
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August activity in the Greater Vancouver housingmarket finished well above last year’s pace and slightly below the 10-year average for the month.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales inGreater Vancouver reached 2,514 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2013.This represents a 52.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,649 sales recorded in August 2012,and a 14.7 per cent decline compared to the 2,946 sales in July 2013.
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