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BCREA ECONOMICS NOW
Canadian Monthly GDP (January) - March 31, 2015The Canadian economy contracted 0.1 per cent in January as weakness in the wholesale and retail trade sector offset surprising gains in oil and gas extraction. While January's reading on GDP growth showed some softness in the economy, it was actually better than expected and certainly far from the "atrocious" start to the ...
Serenity Now | Art & Home
Art & Home – April 2015
The latest edition of Art & Home is here! This month we’re showcasing tranquil, harmonious environments inspired by Asia that provide refuge from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
NEW YORK - Sotheby’s and eBay jointly announce the launch of Sotheby’s live streaming auctions on eBay. Part of eBay’s new live auctions platforms, Sotheby’s on eBay (eBay.com/Sothebys) is now available for browsing and advance bidding leading up to the launch of the first auction on April 1. The experience enables art aficionados and casual collectors alike to participate in Sotheby’s live a ...
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March 19th, 2015
Purchase of $51M Vancouver mansion the latest example of wealthy Chinese buyers fuelling B.C. real estate boom
VANCOUVER — Chinese buyers are snapping up some of the most exclusive real estate in the Lower Mainland. The latest jaw-dropping sale was a $51.8-million mansion on three lots, one of which overlooks the ocean.
The Point Grey home was owned by Don Mattrick, the CEO of social gami ...
Time to call in sick: Whistler Blackcomb is getting more snow this week.
Starting tonight, fresh snowfall is expected straight through until Saturday.
Alpine accumulation (measured at 1,850 feet at the Roundhouse Lodge) is expected to be 18 centimetres tomorrow, 34 cm on Friday (when there will be some rain mixed in), and 18 cm again on Saturday.
Temperatures are to be mild, ...
Is your mortgage coming up for renewal? Don’t be too quick to sign that mortgage renewal letter. More than 70 per cent of Canadian mortgage holders do just that, and what is the usual result? A higher rate and a mortgage product that might not be best suited ...
- Mortgage rates reach new historic lows
- Oil shock negatively impacts Canadian economic growth in first half of 2015
- Bank of Canada confuses market
MORTGAGE RATES SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN 2015
Long-term interest rates have remained near their lowest levels of the year for most the second half of 2014, even in the face of an improved outlook for economic growth and higher infla ...