Saturday, 30 April 2011

Will William and Kate honeymoon in Transylvania?

Prince Charles owns a place in this Romanian province, home of the fictional Count Dracula. But how romantic is it? Judge for yourself.

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Average prices in Calgary declined from peak

CALGARY — A report released Friday by Capital Economics, an economic research group, suggests Calgary’s housing market has turned to “bust.”

Friday, 29 April 2011

Catherine Middleton's Pre-Wedding Beauty Rituals

Most brides enlist a hair and makeup team on the day of their wedding, but when your nuptials are going to be televised to billions of people around the world, well, you have to look extra polished! Luckily for Kate Middleton aka The Duchess of Cambridge, there was a glam squad at the ready to help beautify the already gorgeous young woman for her big day. 

Thursday, 28 April 2011

7 Reasons to Buy Costa Rica Beachfront Property

Reason #1: The Weather

Costa Rica has one of the best climates in the world. In the main valley, where the capital city of San Jose is located, the temperature stays an unbelievable comfortable 72 degrees Fahrenheit year round. There’s only really two seasons to the climate here, wet and dry. How wet you get will depend on where in the country you live. Along the Northern Pacific Coast, where property values have skyrocketed in recent years, the worst of the wet season is avoided and the climate is the best.

Loonie hovers above $1.05 US after Fed speech

TORONTO - The Canadian dollar was down slightly at midday after rising earlier in the day against its U.S. counterpart, as data showed the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected. mobile application

OTTAWAApril 26 /CNW/ - With today's release of the app for Blackberry®, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) now has apps for three of the most popular smartphones. is the most visited real estate website in Canada, listing on average some 350,000 properties at any time.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Greater transparency for the Spanish property market

New measures to improve transparency in the Spanish property market have been announced by Spain's Minister of Development, Jose Blanco.

Monday, 25 April 2011



The First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit is a non-refundable tax credit for certain homebuyers who acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Differentiate From the Neighbors
In order to attract attention and to make your home more memorable, consider custom designs or additions, such as landscaping, high grade windows or a new roof. This can help improve the home's aesthetics, while potentially adding value to the home. Any improvements should be practical and use colors and designs that will appeal to the widest audience. In addition, they should compliment the home and its other amenities, such as building a deck or patio adjacent to an outdoor swimming pool.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Home Equity Lines of Credit

Home Equity Line of Credit, also known as a HELOC, is a line of credit that uses your home as security for the loan. A HELOC has a credit limit, and you are not required to withdraw that entire amount available immediately upon opening one.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Jury convicts Taylor Bean's majority owner on all 14 counts in $3B mortgage fraud trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A jury on Tuesday convicted the majority owner of what had been one of America's largest mortgage companies on all 14 counts in a $3 billion fraud trial that officials have said is one of the most significant prosecutions to arise from the U.S. financial crisis.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Outlook negative: Chance of S&P U.S. downgrade rattles markets

  Apr 18, 2011 – 7:00 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011 7:53 AM ET
Standard & Poor’s surprised the market with a downward revision of its long-term rating outlook on U.S. government debt. Investors responded promptly by selling stocks and sending bond yields on a rollercoaster ride, demonstrating that they are paying closer attention to the deadlock in Washington.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Vancouver market continues to drive B.C. home prices up

The average residential sale price in B.C. reached a record $588,000 in February, up 18 per cent from a year earlier, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA).

Friday, 8 April 2011

Why we might see a rate hike sooner rather than later

OTTAWA — Stronger economic growth, propelled by a commodity boom and an improving U.S. job market, will prompt the Bank of Canada to begin rate hikes in July to a 2% level by the end of the year and 3.5% in late 2012, economists at BMO Capital Markets said Wednesday in releasing its updated outlook.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

World stock markets mixed as Japan makes progress in battle to contain nuclear crisis

By Pamela Sampson, The Associated Press
BANGKOK - World markets struggled to find direction Wednesday, with uncertainty over Japan's industrial production capabilities overshadowing its progress in containing a toxic radiation leak at a nuclear power complex.