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While the housing market seems to be off to a slow start, I have noticed a bit of a pick up in the last week.  At CIBC we have some of the lowest rates around so I am hoping that I may be able to assist your clients with low rates, superb customer service and the comfort of having a reputable customer service oriented bank backing their mortgage.

 

CIBC Rates from me today are as follows:

 

2.79%   1 Yr Fixed Closed

2.69%   2 yr fixed closed

2.90%   3 yr fixed closed

3.29%   4 yr fixed closed

3.34%   5 yr fixed closed

 

2.50%   5 yr Variable Flex (Prime – 0.50%)

*rates are subject to change

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For the first time ever, it appears the mayors of Metro Vancouver’s two largest cities are on the same page when it comes to transit.

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson and Surrey mayor Dianne Watts were both speaking at the Vancouver Board of Trade’s Economic Outlook Forum last Thursday. Both recognized the pressing need for more investment in transportation infrastructure to ensure long-term economic vitality in the region.

The province has been dragging its feet on the referendum by offering little details aside from announcing it would be held at the same time as civic elections on November 15.

The referendum question—or questions—have not been revealed.

Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation, has said...

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According to US think tank Demographia, Hong Kong and Vancouver, two cities that many think are similar, have been ranked the least affordable housing markets in the world.

The survey looked at cities in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK and Hong Kong.

See Also: Vancouver vs Hong Kong: How Similar Are They?

Unlilke most international housing affordability rankings and “city” rating sources that tend to focus on higher end housing that would be demanded by executives who might transfer from one nation to another. The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey focuses on the middle of the market, the average household.

Hong Kong was the least affordable...

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Property owners should have received their 2014 assessment notices the first week of January from BC Assessment (BCA). This notice is BC Assessment’s estimate of a property’s value as of July 1, 2013. The local and provincial taxing authorities use these estimates to raise more than $6.2 billion in property taxes each year. 

Both BCA assessors and REALTORS® calculate market value by analyzing sales of comparable homes within a local market, and look at factors that affect value such as size of home, view, location (such as on a busy or quiet street), number of bedrooms, construction quality, floor level, and garage or parking stalls. Differences in value occur in neighbourhoods where lots have been rezoned or are different...

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ATTENTION COMMUTERS - TAKE THE WEST COAST EXPRESS? Don't miss this bright, well maintained 2 bedroom & den home with it's spacious open floor plan, generous room sizes & updated carpet thru-out. Nice big master bedroom with his & hers double closets & a 4 pc ensuite including a deep soaker tub. Good sized 2nd bedroom with double closets & a nice open den area large enough to accommodate 2 desks. Nice bright kitchen with lots of cupboards & counter space & good sized eating area. the living room and dining room feature a corner gas fire place & a slider to the 9 x 20 covered deck with gorgeous Fraser River view, ideal for year round use. New roof last year & exterior painted in 2010. Tons of storage with...

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I have listed a new property at 408 22233 RIVER RD in Maple Ridge.
ATTENTION COMMUTERS - TAKE THE WC EXPRESS? Don't miss this bright, well maintained 2 bdrm & den home w/it's spacious open floor plan, generous rm sizes & updated carpet thru-out. Nice big master bdrm w/his & hers dble closets & a 4 pceensuite w/nice deep soaker tub. Good sized 2nd bedrm w/dble closets & a nice open den area large enough to accommodate 2 desks. Nice bright kitchen w/lots of cupboards & counter space & good sized E/A. the lvrm/dinrm features a corner gas F/P & a slider to the 9 x 20 covered deck with gorgeous river view, ideal for year round use. New roof last year & exterior painted in 2010. Tons of storage w/the insuite storage + a separate storage...
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A ‘for sale’ sign is seen in front of a Calgary home in this file photo. (TODD KOROL For The Globe and Mail)

 

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Wild price swings are a thing of the past, economists say

 



The years of wild swings in Lower Mainland's real estate markets should be behind the region in 2014 as 2013's rebound in sales settles down into relatively stable conditions, according to local economists.

In Metro Vancouver, the communities covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver saw 28,524 sales through the realtorcontrolled Multiple Listing Service in 2013, which was a 14-per-cent gain on 25,032 sales in 2012.

"Home sales quietly improved last year compared to 2012," said Sandra Wyant, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, "although the volume of activity didn't compare to some of the rec...

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks with the media during a news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons, Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Ottawa. Flaherty says the federal budget surplus could be bigger than predicted in 2015.Flaherty makes the prediction in an interview with CTV's Question Period. (Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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