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May 2012

Found 5 blog entries for May 2012.

B.C. is home to the Top 4 cities in Canada with the highest-ranked quality of life, according to new U.S. research from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The report, soon to be published in the Canadian Journal of Economics, found that Victoria provides the highest quality of life in Canada, followed by Vancouver, Kelowna and Abbotsford. All of the four B.C. cities ranked ahead the usual contenders: Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. “Overall, it seems that Canadians really like the West, and they really like B.C.,” said lead author David Albouy, assistant professor of economics at the University of Michigan.

“It’s got great geography and a great climate, which is pretty unique to Canada. Toronto has got great culture, but it just can’t match the

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Real (estate) income: A haven from volatility | Clients want returns, yet fixed-income isn't delivering, and many are frightened of equities. Many advisors, as a result, are turning to real estate to round out portfolios.


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Thanks for all your help with my purchase. For sure, I will recommend you if anyone is looking for a Realtor. Thanks. John
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The real estate market has remained balanced with sales slowing further in April compared to March and still down from last year. Well priced properties are selling although the average time to sell has increased. Buyer's have continued to experience increased selection with still low interest rates. It really is a GREAT time to buy!

To view our latest "Real Estate Update" with the latest Victoria Real Estate market information and other helpful information for home buyers, sellers and renters check the The Neal Report.  Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt was attended by hundreds of happy hunters under beautiful sunny skies with more than $3,600 raised for BC Children's Hospital. Check out this year's Colouring Contest Winning Entries and Easter Egg Hunt Video

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Thank you for joining Ron Neal and The Neal Estate Team for our 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Under sunny skies, about 600 children showed up, some in great costumes, searched and found the more than thirty thousand hidden chocolate eggs and many other great prizes. With your help we raised over $3,600 to help sick kids get better, your contribution helped to ensure the success of our event.

As a supporter of this event, you have helped B.C.'s sickest kids including thousands of visitors from Victoria and Vancouver Island each year who have benefited through research, educational programs and the purchase of vital lifesaving equipment. Thank you to the many student volunteers who helped out with the many

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