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WordPress keeps improving, and certainly WordPress  2.7 was a good step forward in terms of functionality. Yet in a way, it seemed like a bit of a step backwards. How so? The new admin menu. It left me scrolling up and down the page, looking for what I wanted.  You probably noticed that too. In t...
03/11/2009
This market report covers pre-owned residential condo properties within the core area of Victoria, including Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and Saanich. Chart 1 collects 12 month cumulative listings and sales for the past two years: one year ago annual listings totaled 2,112, and to th...
02/08/2009
If you follow reports in the Victoria Times Colonist you may have noticed a few days ago that some real estate agents were reporting activity seems to be increasing. It will be interesting to see whether that anecdotal evidence has actually resulted in any measurable marketplace changes yet. Toda...
02/06/2009
WordPress has been my website engine of choice for quite a while, yet it never ceases to amaze me just how many developers are tirelessly inventing more and more nifty new plugins to make WordPress even more useful than it is straight out of the box. I likely have too many plugins running on my s...
02/01/2009
A couple of days ago I did a year-end report on single family market activity. This is a corresponding report for condominiums in the core area of Victoria (defined as (Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and Saanich).This report follows essentially the same format as my report on Victoria ...
01/06/2009
Happy New Year everyone. The very first thing to talk about in 2009 is 2008. It was quite a year, and this post is an end-of-the-year report of pre-owned single family home sales activity. The report covers two years, ending December 31, 2008, and covers used homes located in the core area of Vic...
01/03/2009
  Have you created your FriendFeed account yet? If not, it’s very simple as you can see if you check out this post: Creating A FriendFeed Account. In this post, we’re going to walk through setting up some services from FriendFeed's extensive list of services. If you are active on Twitter, you wo...
12/23/2008
In yesterday's post we identified a good reason to get started with FriendFeed - to help create and extend your brand online. We will discover many other good reasons and uses for FriendFeed, but first things first. This post is about opening your FriendFeed account. It's extremely simple, even ...
12/20/2008
If social networking services are your friends, Friendfeed might just end up becoming your best friend. To understand why that might be, you need to know a bit about what Friendfeed is, and does:   First, at it’s core, Friendfeed is a place online where you can bring together all of your bloggin...
12/19/2008
Maybe it’s just my advancing ‘maturity’, but I’m finding this burgeoning world of social networking to be quite taxing. Nevertheless, I’m giving it the old college try, and in fact I’m working on becoming a first class twit. (For those of you who already knew that, I should point out that by ‘twi...
12/04/2008
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