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BCI Notches Historic Increase as Consumer Confidence Surges

The start of the new year is coinciding with a huge swell of optimism from real estate leaders, as RISMedia’s Broker Confidence Index (BCI) saw its largest single-month increase ever in January, shooting up from 5.5 to 6.5 against a backdrop of positive economic data and signs of new life in many markets. After falling…

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The Most Popular Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

Though it may sometimes seem as if millennials are destined to rent or live in their parents’ basements forever, they make up the largest share of homebuyers in the U.S., surpassing older (and richer) generations, according to a new report from LendingTree. To highlight where millennials are looking to buy, LendingTree’s new report analyzed mortgage…

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Mortgage Applications Make a Positive Turnabout This Week

After a brief dip reported a week ago, mortgage applications increased this week 7.4% from a 9.0% decrease one week earlier, according to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending February 3, 2023. This week’s numbers: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan…

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Multifamily Rents Flat as Economic Fears Ease

After declining in the fourth quarter as growth decelerates, multifamily rents were flat in January at an average of $1,701, unchanged from December, according to a new from Yardi Matrix.  Yardi Matrix’s National Multifamily Report for January found that year-over-year rent growth continues to decline and is now 5.5%, down 70 basis points from last…

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UK-Based Chestertons Joins Forbes Global Properties Network

Forbes Global Properties has announced UK-based brokerage Chestertons as the newest member of its business network. Established in 1805, and today owned by chairman Salah Mussa, Chestertons will exclusively represent the Forbes Global Properties brand in its home city of London. Chestertons has one of London’s largest office networks with nearly 600 employees, the  company…

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The 42nd Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival

Do you have plans from February 22 to March 1? If not, here's a treat if you're a wine lover!

With all the various events happening this love month, it’s a shame if you can’t attend one! You know how much I love wine! So, why not go out and join in on one of Canada’s oldest events of its kind in the world.

2020 marks the 42nd year of the Annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Can you believe it? The wine selection is fantastic and the participants have been carefully chosen. With over 775+ wines available for sampling, you won’t go out empty-handed! Get to understand different cultures by the flavour of their wine. Move from one country/region simply by moving from one tasting room to another.

Oh and if you don't have a date for Valentine’s Day, this may be a chance to meet someone special over a glass of wine! Don’t wait any longer! Visit www.VanWineFest.ca and grab a ticket.

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