I usually wait until the begininning of a month to run statistics, but thought I would check some today. I have been quoting one key statistic this month, and that is that the inventory level in ARMLS at the end of January was at the lowest level since April of 2007. I have been saying that this is a great item, but only if it is sustained this month and beyond. Well as of this morning ...
There is so much going on with the markets these days, it's hard to makes heads or tails of it all. There are some positive signs of late that the housing market is stabilizing, but until these continue and aren't mitigated by other financial fiascos, most people will wait to see if we are out the woods.
Meanwhile, there are still many people that don't understand what happened. Below a ...
Hi, I just got back from the RE/MAX of Western Canada conference in Victoria, BC. This is my second year attending and it was just as good this year. This conference is basically their awards conference with lots of informational seminars and entertainment rolled in. It was a time to meet some old friends and make new ones.
One of the scheduled events was a seminar with a motivational s ...
I spoke with dozens of agents this weekend, but only ended up getting a couple of interviews. Just too busy. This one is with Keith Liedtke of RE/MAX Westcoast in Richmond, BC. Plugs unsolicited. But I never turn them down!
Adam Tarr, Associate Broker
This past week the Lieberman/Isakson Amendment was included in the senate version of the Economic Stimulus Bill by a unanimous voice vote. This amendment would provide a Tax Credit to all home buyers at the rate of 10% of the sales price up to a limit of $15,000. The credit would be available for a one year period to all purchasers of primary residences.
In addition, the senate is debating A ...
I am attending the RE/MAX of Western Canada conference in Victoria BC. This is my second year and I have met some great people. One of theme is Claude Choiselat from Team Claude in Delta, BC. I asked a few people questions about the perception of the AZ market amongst Canadians. Below is video of my quick interview with Claude.
Adam Tarr, ABR, RSPS,ePro,CNE
I am currently on my way to Victoria BC to a RE/MAX conference. A lot of my business comes from Canadian citizens looking for vacation or investment properties. Many of these folks are contemplating the same things that US buyers are. Most commonly, is this the right time. The exchange took a beating in the last few months. While it was at par at the end of last summer, it has been hover ...
The AAR contract for the purchase of a home has provisions for the buyer to get a home inspection. There is subsequent paperwork that clearly has a section on waiving the inspection as well. I highly recommend avoiding the waiver section. Most people don't know much about the operation of the home, and don't see past the cosmetics. A home inspection provides additional informatin that ...