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November 2013

Found 3 blog entries for November 2013.

November 1, 2013 Strong October Kicks off Fourth Quarter Real Estate Sales in Greater Victoria VICTORIA, BC–Greater Victoria continued to experience strong home sales during the month of October, reports the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB). According to the Board’s MLS® System, 512 properties sold compared to 373 in October 2012, an increase of 37.27 per cent. There were 4,322 active listings. “While we are all very pleased with the October results, we are tempering our enthusiasm,” says, Board President. “After a slow market for the last half of 2012, we are still climbing back to previous annual sales numbers.” Today, the VREB and joins the Canadian Real Estate Association and ten major real estate markets in Canada by adopting a new approach to the

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You don’t have to look very far to see media reports predicting real estate bubbles bursting and other doom and gloom, that’s how they sell their news in turn enabling the sale of advertising and generating revenue. They HAVE to make it as attention getting as they can! Extremely the other way, in my view the real estate boards, Canadian Real Estate Association, CMHC and other public bodies sugar coat the truth often, mostly out of responsible and realistic concern that if they told you what they really think it would lead to mass panic, whether prices were seen to be on the rise or on the fall. You don’t see any of them ever predict a decline in prices and they even seem reluctant to talk about drops that have already clearly occurred! Last month for

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Last week we hosted our 28th RE/MAX Canada Conference here in sunny and beautiful (and a bit foggy) Victoria. It was attended by over 400 of the finest RE/MAX agents from across Canada and even a few friends from the USA. I attended every session I was able to (some breakouts leave you wanting to be in more than one place at the same time) which included Effective Social Media Marketing, Apps For Business, Understanding Generational Differences, Terry Bradshaw, former NFL superstar quarterback, spoke and was inspiring, as was our RE/MAX Founder Dave Liniger.



I personally hosted events outside of the formal agenda including a very well attended cocktail party for about 200 visiting friends in the lower level of Milestones directly on the Inner

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