Real Estate Tag

[embed]https://youtu.be/3QgIQzDqXmo[/embed] Who Speaks for the Earth Who Speaks for the Earth? A question that I've been contemplating with both my head and heart for awhile. It looks like others that have come before me have grappled with this as well as I fortunately stumbled across a video by the iconic Carl Sagan, Cosmos by Carl Sagan - Episode 13: Who Speaks For Earth. Covid 19 has caused devastation across the world, but the one bright spot in all of this is the visible relief on the planet. With the reduction of boat traffic and noise pollution, wildlife is once again resurfacing in...

Bitcoin And Real Estate Bitcoin and real estate, has anyone actually bought or sold their home with bitcoin? The answer is YES! Bitcoin is already accepted in many retail outlets and restaurants, so it's no surprise that this has extended to real estate as well. According to an article at CNBC, "it was only a matter of time before the cryptocurrency took on real estate. That time is now. Bitcoin is slowly making its way into closings on everything from Lake Tahoe land in California to Manhattan condos to single-family homes in the heart of Texas."  Ben Shaoul, president of Magnum...

12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF 12 Charts About Canadian Housing That Will Make You Go WTF - article by Huffington Post. Although Canada has never built as many condos, RBC who created many of the charts here are not concerned as there's still a housing shortage in Toronto and Vancouver where a lot of the construction is concentrated. In contrast single family home construction is near record multi year lows attributed to the lack of space in Toronto and Vancouver as illustrated in the RBC chart below. This short supply may help explain why single-family home...

5 Things Changing Canadian Real Estate Canadian real estate was once something well understood.  Since the unexpected results of the U.S. election results the Canadian real estate market has followed suit. Mortgage rates are on the rise, with RBC Bank, being one of the first to implement the rate increase New mortgage rules  The Canadian government has imposed tighter mortgage rules trying to ensure that Canadians can afford their mortgages.  An overheated Vancouver market was cooled by the new 15% tax imposed on foreign buyers as well as a 1% tax added to properties left vacant for more than six months ...

Dollars & Sense - Rising Interest Rates Photo by Bonnie Meisels ©All rights reserved Recently rising interest rates came as big suprise here in Canada after much talk and speculation that rates would remain low for quite some time. A recent publication from TD Bank gives us a good snapshot of the current U.S. and global fiscal picture.  Although it's complicated, at least too complicated for me, this TD Economy report does a nice job of explaining some of the reasoning and underpinnings of the suprising rise in interest rates. Where it goes from here will depend on what unfolds in the...

5 reasons Gen X moms are the best real estate agents As a mother of 3 plus one kids, I can honestly say that I love this article that makes the best case as to why us Gen X moms make the best real estate agents!   BY MARY MCINTOSH For Inman Key Takeaways Youth is honored in our society, but often age holds way more value. Technology and response time are not only dependent upon age. Often in an effort to keep up with youth, older people embrace technology as well. Sometimes buyers and sellers need and want a mother's touch; someone taking care of them...

Big Data And Real Estate I recently real an article by Michael Andersen on Medium entitled  "A guy just transcribed 30 years of for-rent ads. Here’s what it taught us about housing prices".  It's a great read to understand how looking at the data tells an important story such as the state of employment and salaries over the many years.  Have a read below; https://medium.com/@andersem/a-guy-just-transcribed-30-years-of-for-rent-ads-heres-what-it-taught-us-about-sf-housing-prices-bd61fd0e4ef9#.f4klei1iq  ...

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