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Watch my video series on Halifax Real Estate From An Agent Perspective; All the hot topics you need to know if you're buying or selling in today's market. Click on the right-hand side of the video to access the full video playlist and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

The Bank of Canada Mortgage Rates Remain the Same!

šŸ” Worried about mortgage renewals and payment shock? šŸ“ˆ Don't miss this important info! If your mortgage rate is changing, it could impact your monthly payments. šŸ˜± Find out what's happening in the Canadian real estate market.

Halifax Real Estate: Buyer Beware

Are you considering buying a home in Halifax?  Do you need your own agent?  Our thoughts are YES.

Halifax Real Estate: Rent to Own

The Canadian Govt announced that a surplus of 2 billion dollars will be put towards 17000 affordable homes to be built across Canada.  In addition to this, the government promoted a rent-to-own pilot project for Canadians.

Halifax Real Estate: Henny Penny the market is Crashing

Every day it is gloom and doom.  We are headed for a recession, claim the media channels.  The housing bubble is about to burst here in Halifax is what the general population feels.  But is it?  

Today I interview, Denis Dommer of Remax Nova and Shane Anderson of Royal Lepage. These agents are "boots on the ground" and just may have some different insight than the rest.

Sandra Pike
Listing Specialist  Royal LePage

Halifax Real Estate: From a CEO Point of View

Today's panel was Ralph Stephen CEO of Royal Lepage Atlantic and Gordon Laing CEO of Southwest Properties. It was interesting to hear their thoughts on our current state of affairs in relation to real estate. Topics included

  • Rent Control how does this affect our market
  • Larger apartment projects are slowing down and the reason why
  • What is affordable housing
  • Will Halifax be subject to a recession
  • Why are buyers hesitating to purchase
  • What about a balanced market, is it a good thing for our market
  • How are the lumber prices affecting our local builders and buyers

It was a pleasure to hear from them both and to get their perspective.

Halifax Real Estate: What will happen to our market this summer?

We all know that 2021 was an anomaly for real estate, not only in NS but in most of Canada. Record sales were met locally with properties selling up to and over $100k of listing price. The population grew from 413 000 people in 2020 to 439 819 in 2021. All of NS from 2020-2021 saw an increase of 58 234.

What is in the cards for us in 2022? Depending on who you speak with, some say that the market is slowing down, and we will actually be in more of a balanced market. Others believe that we will continue to grow.

I took the time to interview a group of brokers who are engaging with their office agents each day to get their opinions.

Introducing Pam Cherington of Red Door Realty. Marc Doucette of Royal LePage Atlantic. Adam Hennigar of Sutton Professionals. Linda Smardon of Exit Metro.

What's Happening in Bolton Ontario With Trish Condo

Today I interviewed several agents across the country.  Given the new mortgage rates, my thought process is that all markets are changing and may be facing some serious challenges. 

Topics included: 

  • The differences between 2021 and the Summer of 2022 
  • Are the prices still the same? 
  • Are there competitive offers? 
  • Where are the buyers coming from? 
  • What advice agents are giving to both sellers and buyers? and much more...

Today meet Trish Condo of Bolton, Ont a licensed agent with Royal LePage RCR Realty. And of course me, Sandra Pike of Halifax NS with Royal LePage Atlantic.

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