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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario
Information about the Quinte region in Southern Ontario, Canada
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(re-edited) Thanks to all of you who have responded and especially to Jon Boyd who pointed out that I had the incorrect spelling for this app. I used the Canadian version of "colour", but the iPhone application is actually called "ColorChange". *** My son, Justin, and his co-author, Bob Durie, wh...
11/18/2009
The stats for October '09 are out and, as usual, I have put them into a graph to show trends over time. The good news is that the market turmoil caused buy the financial problems last fall seems to be well behind us and the figures over the past six months show stability and even modest growth. F...
11/15/2009
Each month I take the stats from our local board and put them into a spreadsheet to produce a graph that shows what the long-term trends have been in our market here in southern Ontario, Canada. This graph shows the trends over the past 15 months - You can see the decline that took place last fal...
10/21/2009
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas," the president said earlier this year. "Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom." - Barack Obama***I was an educator ...
09/29/2009
Each month I post the average residential sales stats for our region using MLS data. This month I have started to provide a bit different analysis that goes beyond month to month variations and looks at trends that occur within what statisticians sometimes refer to as the "tube" of variation. In ...
09/12/2009
We have all heard of horsepower, but the farmer who rents the agricultural land on my property has gone one step further - cow power!(Photo credit: Richard Turtle) He has installed a couple of methane digesters that take the waste from the cattle (cow poo) and turn it into methane which is used t...
09/11/2009
Ok, I'm in quandary. I have spent well over $3000 in the past year on print ads with just about no results. In fact, almost all of my contacts have come from the Internet or open houses. So, today I found myself talking to a graphics artist about car wraps and what he might be able to do with the...
09/10/2009
I'm not sure there is such a word as "hyper-pointer" but I am morphing the term from those Prius owners who have to squeeze 70+ miles from a gallon of gas and are called "hyper-milers". I will never get mileage like that, and I imagine that my having 500,000 points here could be several years awa...
09/07/2009
Each month I post an update on the real estate market for the Quinte Region of Ontario, Canada at this address: http://yourhomeinquinte.com/real_estate_news.htm The good news this month is that there is strong evidence that market recovery is underway. After a series of month to month increases f...
08/16/2009
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I have read all sorts of comments about this problem here on AR, but I must admit that my experience this week was the first time I opened a lockbox and found it empty.Another agent had shown the property an hour before I did, and it was listed with one of my colleagues so I gave her a quick call...
08/16/2009
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