Happy New Year Blogsters……thanks for taking the time to check in every once in a while Jo and I hope you enjoyed the Christmas/New Year’s break. Welcome back.I found this in-box this morning and wanted to share. Royal LePage is predicting a better than expected Kelowna housing market in 2011 and anticipates a 3.9 – 4.6% increase in housing prices across Canada this year. Everyone was concerned the impact the HST would have in BC and Ontario but after a gloomy 3rd quarter we seemed to collectively shrug it off and the 4th quarter returned to a post-recession growth model. Yes, it’s a little dry but nice to be able to pass on something positive and optimistic.
If you’re still reading and managed to download the report above, dropbox was my little Christmas present to myself. The program (free) lets you share PDF files with anyone storing it on their server. It’s the coolest little program and makes sharing documents/photos with others very simple. Try it out at dropbox.com .
Over the New Year, Jo and I visited Royal LePage offices in Merritt, Hope, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Armstrong and Vernon (Penticton and the South Okanagan tomorrow). What a wonderful group of Realtors we met and everyone is gearing up for a fantastic 2011 and are pleasantly surprised how busy the markets were over the holidays. We even met someone in Nanaimo who was showing houses Christmas eve and wrote an offer to purchase Christmas day. That’s dedication.
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