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Market Updates | May 4, 2021

What came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg. No, the chicken. No, the egg. No, the chicken. I am getting dizzy trying to solve this riddle. Scientists, that are much smarter than me, concluded that many moons ago, there was a chicken-like bird. This chicken-like bird laid an egg and a rooster-like bird…

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Market Updates | April 6, 2021

Today, everyone everywhere is talking about the white-hot real estate market all the time. Our market focuses are the Vancouver and Fraser Valley markets; however, I speak with agents all over North America and they are also experiencing a similar white-hot market. The combination of ultra-low inventory or supply of properties, and the record high…

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Market Updates | March 2, 2021

Have you ever held an ice cube in the palm of your hand on a hot summer afternoon? It does not take long before it becomes a small puddle of water, and eventually has no value or purpose for what it was originally intended for. As I write, your hard-earned money in your bank savings…

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Market Updates | February 2, 2021

“No Taxation Without Representation.” This slogan was popularized by the American colonies during the revolution to protest the British parliament that was levying taxes on them without their consent or approval. The colonies were enraged that the British government was levying taxes without their input and without representation. In turn, it was one of the…

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Market Updates | January 6, 2021

Think back eleven years ago from today… Do you remember where you were? Do you remember events or moments of 2010? If things or events quickly come to mind, it is probably because you have used something called a mnemonic image to remember those particular experiences. We use mnemonic images to help create a pattern…

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Christmas, Market Updates | December 2, 2020

The world happiness report for 2019 and 2020 explains that human well-being has six dimensions. Four of those six dimensions are: basic income, enjoying good health and a decent life expectancy, social support groups for solving life problems, and living in a society that is not corrupt. The remaining two—and in my opinion, the most…

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Market Updates | November 3, 2020

What comes to mind when you hear the word Snowbird(s)? Many Canadians might think of the Canadian Air Show flight demonstration team that travels the world performing aeronautic maneuvers. If you are an avid skier/snowboarder, you may think of the ski resort in Utah that receives an obscene amount of powder days. Side note: I…

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Market Updates | October 2, 2020

Growing up on a grain and cattle farm in Southern Alberta, I remember having my mom as a stay-at-home mom for myself and my three brothers. She was there to wake up the family, make breakfast, send us to school or care for us throughout the day, prepare supper (a prairie term for dinner), and…

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