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Market Minute - April 2020

Posted on Apr 03, 2020 in Market Minute




In an interview with Yahoo Finance Canada, Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC Capital Markets, had the following to say about Canada's real estate market:

“The way I see it the housing market is basically frozen... no buyers and no sellers. That in a way will limit or even eliminate any notable downward risk to prices. Simply the number of...

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Thoughts on COVID-19

Posted on Apr 03, 2020 in Newspaper Column



At the end of the month I normally spend my time researching market stats then summarizing them in my “Market Minute." My friends Paul and Val collaborate, film, and edit a video for me and I use that same content for my radio campaigns.

For the last week, like most of you I imagine, I have been glued to the TV following the COVID-19 pandemic and th...

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Short term rentals - sCRD

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


At its February 13th meeting, Sunshine Coast Regional District directors decided to move away from allowing temporary use permits for short-term rentals with offsite managers.

According to the Coast Reporter, this change means short-term rentals with no on-site management are essentially banned in rural areas "unless owners get permission through a...

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Market Minute - March 2020

Posted on Mar 02, 2020 in Market Minute


The Canadian government recently announced revised mortgage qualification rules that will come into effect on April 6th of this year.

Current rules require would-be buyers to qualify for a mortgage using the Bank of Canada's average five-year-rate. But starting in early April, qualifying using that Bank of Canada rate goes out the window. According...

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Francis point provincial park

Posted on Feb 15, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


Francis Point Provincial Park in Madeira Park is part park and part ecological reserve. The reserve is closed to the public due to the sensitivity of the ecosystem, but there are nearly 73 hectares of public park land for you to enjoy.

A short path takes you to Middle Bay where a choice awaits. Choose the path to the right and you'll soon arrive at...

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The History of Valentine's Day

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 in About the Sunshine Coast


The original mid-February celebration of love was a fertility festival which honoured the Roman god of agriculture. Like many of our modern holidays, this pagan merrymaking was later rebranded, and is now referred to as Valentine's Day.

Named after not one but TWO saints called Valentinus, the re-imagined celebration was more pope-y than love-y unti...

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