Archive for April, 2009

Critical Alert: The Swine Flu Pandemic – Fact or Fiction? By Dr. Mercola American health officials declared a public health emergency as cases of swine flu were confirmed in the U.S. Health officials across the world fear this could be the leading edge of a global pandemic emerging from Mexico, where seven people are confirmed […]

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WOW! an unexpected rate cut by the Bank of Canada this morning! I will let you know what happens with Prime rate as we hear later today. OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada has taken its influential target interest rate to the lowest practical level in an effort to combat what it says is deeper […]

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Last Thursday I had lunch with my good friend Paul. During the course of our conversation he asked what most people ask me about. He asked me about interest rates. Often a stranger won't ask me about rates, for fear of getting overwhelmed with 'sales talk' about mortgages. Paul happens to know that's not my way, so he asked. What I told him I later summarized below, 'How to Find the Best Interest Rate.' My answer may surprise you.

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Housing starts across British Columbia remained depressed in the first quarter of 2009, falling almost 70 per cent from the same quarter of 2008, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported Wednesday. While housing starts ticked up slightly in March on a national basis, builders in B.C. started work on 2,517 new homes in the first […]

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Get Pre-approved Today VANCOUVER — The number of real estate sales may have bounced back in March compared to February, but they are still well below levels of a year ago, and so are prices. What is clearly up, however, is the number of condominium developers seeking creditor protection or going into receivership.

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4, Apr
2009

“There are 3 kinds of lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics” – Mark Twain: Over the past 6 months, the public has been inundated with sensationalist information in the media that has contributed to our current housing slowdown. Just like in the run-up in housing prices through the 2000s, the media has been a large […]

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World leaders pledge US$1-trillon in aid World markets applaud Simon Kennedy and Kitty Donaldson in London, Bloomberg World leaders agreed on a regulatory blueprint for reining in the excesses that fed the worst financial crisis in six decades and pledged more than US$1-trillion in emergency aid to cushion the economic fallout. The Group of 20 […]

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Don’t Pay Another Cent in Rent To Your Landlord . . . “If you’re like most renters, you feel trapped within the walls of a house or apartment that doesn’t feel like yours.” It’s a dream we all have – to own our own home and stop paying rent. But if you’re like most renters, […]

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