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Vancouver Marathon Sunday May 3rd

April 30th, 2009

The BMO Vancouver Marathon will take to the streets of Vancouver this coming Sunday.  If you aren't participating, but

are intending to get around town you'll need to plan your route around road closures downtown and in Kitsilano until 2 p.m..

Good luck and swift feet to all the runners!

 

Check the BMO Vancouver Marathon web site for more details:

http://www.bmovanmarathon.ca/race_info/ ...

Vancouver Ranks Top City In Americas for Quality of Living by Mercer

April 29th, 2009

The results of Mercer's annual quality of city living report are out and Vancouver ranks number 1 in the Americas and number 4 in the world

for quality of life.  See the report on Mercer's site:

http://tinyurl.com/cymy9e

Plenty of Fish In Coal Harbour

April 23rd, 2009

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Coal Harbour still home to a variety of sea life, as Premier Gordon Campbell saw firsthand during a recent boat tour led by John Nightingale, president of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Story from Metronews: http://tinyurl.com/d2dcde

Prime at 2.25%, 5 Year Closed Mortgage at 3%

April 21st, 2009

It may be bad news for the economy in general that The Bank of Canada has cut the overnight lending rate in half--to .25%, but if you are buying real estate right now the picture is much sunnier than it has been for a few years--particularly at the high end of the market.  There is a good selection of waterfront properties available and mortgage rates are LOW, making it an excellent time to g ...

"Lightshed" Artist Wins Audain Prize

April 9th, 2009

 

Artist, Liz Magor, who created the aluminum boathouse sculpture which is installed on the seawall near Harbour Green Park

in Coal Harbour, has won this year's Audain Prize.   Here is an article about her and the prize from The Vancouver Sun:

http://tinyurl.com/dc35uq

Andrew Waite on Wall St. Missing The Housing Recovery

April 8th, 2009

Waite is the publisher of the bi-monthly magazine:  Personal Real Estate Investor

Here's an interesting article he's written concerning Wall St. fundamental difficulties in measuring

the performance of the real estate market:

http://www.moneymorning.com/2009/04/08/us-housing-recovery/

Whistler--Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival April 17-26

April 7th, 2009

This sounds like more fun than should be legal ;-).  Don't miss the chefs in heat in the village square Sat/Sun April 18th & 19th competing for ....  the fun of it....

 

http://www.wssf.com/home/

Home Maintenance Tips

April 5th, 2009

 

Wayne de Jong of "Pillar To Post Home Inspections" puts out this great newsletter with smart tips on home maintenance:

 

http://tinyurl.com/cao27q

March Stats From Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

April 2nd, 2009

News Release from REBGV for all of Metro Vancouver:

News Release        
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Property sales strengthen in current market cycle
 
VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 2, 2009 – The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced a movement away from volatility and toward stability to start the spring season.
 
Home sales in March 2009 returned to levels witnessed at the beginning ...

Louis Andriessen @ 70 April 3-8

April 2nd, 2009

There are still tickets available for Louis Andriessen's festival at Music on Main. 

See their website for more details:

 

http://tinyurl.com/cvr7qq

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