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Today I topped up my children’s University Funds by $5.00 thanks to the generosity of Dave, a colleague of mine in my real estate office. His persistent disbelief in the Vancouver Canucks and their win again on Friday night has made him a virtual cash cow for me and my growing University Fund over the last decade. What an incredible

year run the Vancouver Canucks and my Children’s University account have been on! Keep it up guys.


Now what does this all have to do with Real Estate in Maple Ridge and Mission you ask? Nothing I guess! LOL J  - But let’s see if I can tie it all together: I was watching this video from some Canadian University students this morning shared by the HuffPost. It feature’s two guys in university doing random acts of “romance”. Watch it below as it is extremely funny.


This funny video below then got me thinking about how realtors use words to “romance” their properties they have listed for sale. Some of us do a great job using words, writing property descriptions, doing blogs & creating WebPages. Yet some of us could use help writing our basic MLS property descriptions because we simply don’t have the time or skill to write. So as you enjoy this video link below can I suggest, if you need help writing blogs, WebPages or even simple property descriptions, hire a student!



  • They could use the money.
  • Are very affordable
  • Know how to use Camera’s and online tools because of their young age
  • CLICK the Link to hire a student below….


As good as the Canucks have been to my University Fund over the last decade, all good things come to an end. And I simply can’t rely on Dave’s $5.00 bills to keep rolling in to pay for my kids to go to school in the future. My future University Student children will need a paying job that won’t interfere with school and I think Realtors Blogs, Webpages and Property description/pictures could be a great way for them to make money. What do you think….do you need help in certain area’s of your business, need more time to prospect?


Hire a Student Link. And check out this video below…



These Two Toronto Guys Prove That Romance Is Still Alive... Even In College (VIDEO)




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I can’t do this article below justice so you just have to read it – Click the Link below! Great Read.


Now we all work and live in Abbotsford and Mission it is obvious our local real estate market is sluggish overall. Things simply aren’t great right now but it also is not terrible in my opinion. There’s a living to be made out there so go do it! Make a Call, shake a hand and see what happens today.


I was talking to a successful 30 year veteran Realtor and all he had to say about the market was: “It’s never as Bad as it seems and it is never as Good as it is, but I seem to survive every up and every down and have a wonderful career to show for it!”


With all that said give the article below a read for a pick-me-up and see what you think….


“Here’s a headline you probably didn’t see: Canadians Have Never Been Richer. Or this one: Household Net Worth Rises To All-Time High. Or this: Canadians Are Twice As Wealthy, After Inflation, As They Were Twenty Years Ago”…...
Andrew Coyne: Canadians aren’t getting the whole story on the economy
Andrew Coyne | 13/09/13 | Last Updated: 13/09/13 8:54 PM ET

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In 60 words or less my Realtor friends in Mission and Maple Ridge: The headline report for today is Canadian CPI for September.  It came in with a 0.2% increase over August for an annual rate of 1.1%.  Core inflation clocked-in with an annual rate of 1.3%.  Both numbers were generally in line with expectations but are well below Bank of Canada forecasts.  


Good growth in China appears to be giving the markets a boost.  The Chinese economy grew by 7.8% in the third quarter.  In North America equities started the day higher across the board.


Bond yields are down 5 - 6 bps.  That means so are borrowing mortgage rates!


The Canadian economy created 11,900 jobs in September, beating expectations.  All of the jobs were full time in the private sector.  The unemployment rate dropped to 6.9%, but that appears to be the result of people -- mainly youth -- giving up the search for work.


U.S. retail sales crept up slightly in September according to some independent sources.  The official government figures remain under wraps because of the shutdown in Washington.


North American markets were up in the early going, continuing yesterday's rally.  Investors appear encouraged by the on going budget talks in the U.S.



Commercial Bond Yields


Canada Mortgage Bond

Canada Housing 12/15/18: 2.18%

Canada Housing 09/15/23: 3.06%

Canada Housing 06/15/24*: 3.17%

*denotes interpolated rate


Select Government of Canada Bonds

CAN 4.25 06/01/18: 1.77%

CAN 2.50 06/01/24: 2.64%

GOC Bonds are for reference purposes only


First National Floating Insured Cost of Funds



Bank Prime Rate



Posted Rate

1 Year: 3.09%
2 Year: 3.14%
3 Year: 3.95%
4 Year: 4.74%
5 Year: 5.34%


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