Weekly Blend: July 12, 2013

Each week, the Weekly Blend will feature interesting links to real estate news, tidbits or topics of interest you can enjoy with your favourite cup of coffee. It may even become a great conversation starter at your next client meeting. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

If you do the opposite of what’s written in this article, you may just get a job in commercial real estate.

Vociferous denials… dead vermin… knocked over “For Sale” signs… Now that we’ve got your attention, you have to read the article.

What happens to those in need as Vancouver’s Lower Mainland expands and gentrification takes over?

A NAR survey shows that India, Canada, China, Mexico, and the UK account for approximately 53 per cent of international transactions worth $68.2 billion in the US housing market.

I think there was once a Joe Pesci movie based on this premise, although he didn’t end up in jail at the end.

This Vancouver urban orchard helps the local economy, local charities, and has repurposed land that sat vacant for over a decade.

It appears that selling an apartment in NYC for under $600,000 will generate lots of interest.

Paying rent vs. paying a mortgage. A NAR report shows that more single women are buying homes than single men.

Leslie Himmel – an inspiration to women in real estate – shares her thoughts on success, the industry, her partnership, and maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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