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Marketplace Update

April 2nd, 2015
Newfoundland Real Estate: MLS Sales were up 16% in March and are up 5% year to date.

Real Estate Market Update

February 10th, 2015
In January our local MLS posted 1077 new Listings for sale and posted 225 Sales.

Canadian homebuyers more experienced, financially prudent moving forward, says RE/MAX

January 22nd, 2013

Canadian homebuyers more experienced,
financially prudent moving forward, says RE/MAX

RE/MAX Homebuying Trends Survey identifies Canadian real estate trends for 2013 and 2014
Mississauga, ON (January 22, 2013) -- Changing market conditions have triggered a shift in the Canadian
homebuyer mix and mindset, a fact identified and confirmed by the RE/MAX Canadian Homebuying Trends
Survey 2013-2014 rele ...

Run for the Cure

September 26th, 2012
This coming Sunday I will be taking part in the "Run for the Cure" If you have a few pennies to spear please click the link and make a donation to this very worthwhile cause. Thank you so very much.

Real Estate Prices Expected To Skyrock Again In Newfoundland!!!

December 12th, 2011
Property values in St. John's and metro are expected to increase by 10% next year and has high as 40% over the next 5 years as corporations get set to start bring in workers for the mega projects like Muskrat Falls ( & Long Harbour. With a total short fall of 70,000 positions one can expect real estate values in Newfound ...

Now Is An Excellent Time to Buy A Home!

September 30th, 2011

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reported that there were more balanced local markets in August than at any other time on record.  With the Bank of Canada holding interests rates at the lowest levels on record, buyers are no longer caught up in bidding wars.  These indicators all point to an excellent opportunity for buyers to purchase real estate at great prices.  If you a not ...

Real Estate prices have leveled off

September 15th, 2011

With about 70% growth in properties in St. John's Metro over the last 8 years prices have finally leveled off. The global economy has cooled down keeping interest rates very low.  Don't look at this as a bad thing. Warren Buffett purchased GE when the market sank a few years ago.  Always buy in a cool market not a got market!  Now is the RIGHT TIME to buy real estate. There are lots to c ...

10 Tips for a Sustainable Landscape!

August 25th, 2011
Check out these great tips from!

10 Tips for a Sustainable Landscape

By: Veronica Sliva

Sustainable landscaping is about improving or working with the environment to create a landscape that is in balance with the local climate. It requires minimal additional resources such as fertilizer, pesticides and water. A short-term goal could include using a compost bi ...

Fighting Mold - Homeowners Guide

August 18th, 2011
Check out these helpful tips from CMHC on how to fight mold around your home!

Fighting Mold — The Homeowners' Guide

Understanding mold

  • Mold can be harmful or helpful — depending on where it grows.
  • Mold needs moisture to grow.
  • Mold does not grow on dry materials.
  • Mold growing inside a home can affect the occupants.
  • Occupants can learn to recognize mold.

Small Kitchen Solutions

August 2nd, 2011
Check out these useful tips from!

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Small Kitchen Solutions

By: Marissa Ponikowski

A small, cluttered kitchen can be a dark place indeed – but it doesn't have to be! Turn your tiny kitchen into the domestic haven it was meant to be with these small space solutions.

Think Vertically
When you're dealing with a limited amount of space, you must make the most of the ...
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