Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor - Latest Real Estate News...
MLS® stats show more sales, fewer property listings in November Greater Vancouver residential home sales improved in November compared to the previous four months, with the number of sales posted on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) coming in slightly higher than the 10-year average for that month.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,509 in November 2010. This represents a 7.4 per cent increase compared to October 2010 and an 18.6 per cent decline from the 3,083 sales in November 2009.
Looking back further, last month’s residential sales represent a 187.1 per cent increase over the 874 residential sales in November 2008, a 13 per cent decline compared to November 2007’s 2,883 sales, and a 6.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,358 sales in November 2006. “Housing sales numbers were fairly typical for a November and indicate a fairly balanced market.
Activity on the buyer side has been stable, with slight increases, over the last few months while the number of homes listed for sale in our region has declined each month since we reached a peak in June,” Jake Moldowan, REBGV president said.
Maria Mak - Burnaby Realtor - Latest Real Estate News...
Home sales remain steady in Greater Vancouver Greater Vancouver home sales have remained steady over the past four months, indicating stability in the residential housing market. With the MLS® sales to active listing inventory ratio indicating a buyers’ market, properties appropriately priced are selling.
According to the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI), the benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months has increased 4.6 per cent to $579,349 in October 2010 from $553,702 in October 2009. Since June, however, residential home prices in Greater Vancouver have remained relatively unchanged, declining 0.2 per cent.
“We’ve seen a lot more consistency and less volatility in recent months when it comes to both number of sales and pricing, although it’s important to remember that conditions often vary between communities and neighbourhoods,” Jake Moldowan, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said.
Looking at transactions, the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,337 in October 2010. This represents a 5.3 per cent increase compared to September 2010 and a 36.9 per cent decline from the 3,704 sales in October 2009.
By worldpoetry on October 26, 2010 - 1:23pm
World Poetry Welcomes National and International poets on tour!
World Poetry proudly presents Dr. Stephan Gill from Cornwall, Ontario and Dr. Sharma from Gujarat, India in three different events:
• October 26, World Poetry Café, 9-10 pm. 102.7 FM CFRO. Internet: www.coopradio.org E-poems by Dr. Ram Sharma. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Angelo Moroni. You can go to www.poetry.ca for downloads.
• October 27, 6:30 pm. World Poetry New Westminster Night Out First Anniversary, New Westminster Public Library, New Westminster Public Library 716-6th Avenue(Auditorium Room) New Westminster, BC, Canada.
• Dr. Gill and Dr. Sharma will be in the lower mainland for two weeks and would welcome interviews, articles, radio and TV appearances.
• To book an appointment, please contact Ariadne Sawyer, MA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-526-4729, cell 778-388-4729.
Housing market factors indicate stability in recent months. September home sales in Greater Vancouver were consistent with activity experienced in the preceding two months across most categories.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the number of residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,220 in September 2010. This represents a 0.8 per cent increase compared to August 2010 and 37.6 per cent decline from the 3,559 sales in September 2009.
In comparison, last month’s residential sales represent a 40.1 per cent increase over the 1,585 residential sales in September 2008, a 20 per cent decline compared to September 2007’s 2,776 sales, and an 11.9 per cent decline compared to September 2006’s 2,519 sales. “
We’ve seen fewer properties coming on to the market over the last three months. This trend, combined with the continued attraction of low interest rates, is likely having the effect of less downward pressure on home prices,” Jake Moldowan, REBGV president said. Since spring, housing prices in the region have trended slightly downward, with a decrease of 2.7 per cent compared to the all-time high reached in April when the MLSLink® Housing Price Index (HPI) residential benchmark price was $593,419.
By worldpoetry on October 8, 2010 - 11:13am
World Poetry October Exciting News, Award Winner, Poetic News!
Welcome World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International!
A great thank you to the 203 poets and supporters that sent good wishes and prayers to the family of Ashok Bhargava. What a wonderful World Poetry Family! Neil is home and getting better! Our love goes out to them!
New World Poetry Blog/website coming soon!
Thanks to the help of WP Committee Member Heidi Mueller, we will have a new blog/website starting next week: www.worldpoetry.ca It is great to use our www.worldpoetry.ca domain after all these years! We hope to have poet news, photos, and a featured poet of the month, lots of links and our national and international news. World Poetry Café Radio show downloads will be available also.
World Poetry Canada:
One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine and ten.
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World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for 2011: Dr. Warren Stevenson. His award will be given at our 10th Anniversary Gala at the Vancouver Public Library, February 14th. Also from February 7-14, there will be an interactive display at the library on the Power of Love.
World Poetry October Events:
By worldpoetry on September 8, 2010 - 10:42pm
Reading Series, World Poetry Café Radio Show,
Electronic Newsletter, Publishing Company
Contact person: Ariadne Sawyer, MA
Important World Poetry Canadian and International News!
Welcome to our news, the beginning of a newsletter once again!
I have decided to combine World Poetry Canada and World Poetry International, providing each a section. This will cut down on double lists and make the combined list to around 5,000 participants and readers.
Each section will feature a selected poem and news from Canada and the world. If you have news of a book launch, readings, a book published or an award, please send them in, marked Canada or International. If you want to submit a poem, 1 page only. Send all material to email@example.com
Thank you for all your support and kindness. You may send this news on to friends and groups.
World Poetry Canada Events in September:
Please mark them down in your calendar.
• World Poetry Reads at Word on the Street.
By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:55pm
World Poetry Celebrates!
A joyful Bi-Centennial (200 year) Celebration of Chilean Independence!
September 27, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm.
Alice MacKaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St.
Historical presentation by Eduardo Cruz
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
Bi-lingual poetry presentation of Neruda and Mistral
Certificates for performers from the Chilean Consul in Vancouver, Canada.
Dance: Denise Torres, Chilean Co-op.
Information: 604-526-4729, firstname.lastname@example.org
By worldpoetry on August 28, 2010 - 1:40pm
A World Poetry letter of prayers, thoughts and love to
Neil Bhargava and the Bhargava Family.
Due to the tremendous response from World Poetry members and supporters from Canada and around the world
(more than 100 e-mails in two hours and more coming in) I have decided to combine all the messages into a single letter.
Many people also responded who could not attend the potluck due to distance.
First: A heartfelt thank you to all who responded with prayers, good wishes and love.
I was amazed at the volume of e-mails I received shortly after I sent the World Poetry Potluck cancelation message out.
Second: World Poetry would like to let Neil and the Bhargava family know that the World Poetry Family is sending many
prayers, good thoughts and love to them.
Third: The World Poetry Prayer Circle and other prayer groups are also sending prayers to them.
On behalf of our World Poetry Family, our very best wishes for health and a speedy recovery.
As all goes well, we may have the World Poetry Potluck at their home next month,
Healing blessings and love,
Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea,
Founders and hosts of World Poetry.
By worldpoetry on July 10, 2010 - 10:36pm
Dear Honoured Poets and Supporters,
Welcome to another World Poetry Update. We have had another action-packed year.
Highlights were the World Poetry Gala, the life celebration of Li Bai with our first international guest, Dr. Hadaa Sendoo from Mongolia, as a presenter. Dr. Sendoo is our World Poetry Ambassador to China and Mongolia. Thanks to all our wonderful partners and great media coverage, the event was an outstanding success.
We continue another year with the World Poetry Café Radio Show. We now have 25 countries that listen on a regular basis.
We also presented a moving tribute to Vera Manuel with our partners, the Aboriginal Writers Collective, among many other WP events.
Alejandro has a new book coming out, published in the US.
Ariadne is working on the third draft of her novel, and is also doing a book of dream poems called Love Poems to the World. This has been an interesting experience.
Here is a calendar of coming events in the summer and fall, with a peak into the future:
• July 28th 6:30 pm World Poetry Night Out at the New Westminster Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners)716-6th Avenue (Auditorium Room) with hosts: Ariadne Sawyer & Anita Aguirre Nieveras
Featured talk: Montreal Performance Poetry Method.
By worldpoetry on June 24, 2010 - 8:45am
Exciting news about our song ! Created from my poem "Rise Up Women" and Rene’s music!
“I will playing with the band on "Canada Day" Festival July 1st. We'll be playing in Kensington Park (Knight & 33rd Ave) at 12:30 PM. I will also sing our song "Rise Up Women".
Come celebrate Canada Day at Kensington Park in Vancouver!