The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb21

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 14th – February 21st, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 218 (248, 250, 175, 193) *240Sold: 129 (114, 119, 94, 92) *105Sale To Listing Ratio: 59% (46%, 48%, 54%, 48%) *44%Price Changes: 81 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Reader comment: How humans perceive pressure Feb20

Reader comment: How humans perceive pressure

By Parker Ian Thompson writes: Like wind chill, each of us experiences “pressure” differently. Butts may have issued a “full-throated denial” and, in his mind, was undoubtedly speaking honestly. But the minister, I believe, experienced something quite different. To paraphrase Peter Barss, how an individual perceives pressure cannot …read more Source: The...

Kicking Butts Feb19

Kicking Butts

By Parker I’ve had a few fleeting text message conversations with Gerry Butts, who resigned yesterday as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mostly we chatted about his aunt and political mentor, the late Sister Peggy Butts, a Liberal stalwart who was variously principal of Holy Angels High …read more Source: The...

Hey forecasters: nix “wind chill.” Give us real temperatures Feb19

Hey forecasters: nix “wind chill.” Give us real temperatures

By Parker In a letter to CBC Nova Scotia’s Information Morning, West Dublin listener Peter made a plea dear to Contrarian’s heart: The formulas for calculating “wind chill” have the appearance of real science. In reality, they have little to do with science, and no useful meaning—other than to dramatize weather forecasting. Various wind …read more Source: The...

Andrew Scheer goes to Windsor Feb19

Andrew Scheer goes to Windsor

By Parker I drove out to Windsor last week to hear the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada address supporters in Kings-Hants, a riding he’d like to reclaim from the Liberals in light of Scott Brison’s resignation. (Brison originally won it as a Conservative, then crossed the floor. Tories held it …read more Source: The...

Wine & Food Feb16

Wine & Food

By darmyers Probably my three favourite words in the English language. I’m not talking about mere eating and drinking for sustenance, i’m talking great pleasure from a perfect pairing of delicious food and savoury wine. I am hosting a wine tasting this evening, and one of …read more Source: Wine-In My...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb14

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of February 7th – February 14th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 248 (250, 175, 193, 220) *276Sold: 114 (119, 94, 92, 72) *99Sale To Listing Ratio: 46% (48%, 54%, 48%, 33%) *36%Price Changes: 80 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

I’ve been chosen as a G20 YEA Delegate! Feb13

I’ve been chosen as a G20 YEA Delegate!

By thetrendytechie Over the last year I have learned firsthand what it means to build business in Canada, from an idea on the back of a napkin to an incredible team with a successful product, paying customers, and a pre-seed round under our belts. Now I’m ready to broaden my impact on …read more Source: Trendy...

Start Earning Aeroplan Miles on Costco.ca Feb12

Start Earning Aeroplan Miles on Costco.ca

By Katie Rose Growing up in a family of five with three of us girls always into sports and extracurricular activities, we have always been Costco shoppers. In fact, I will age myself in remembering when Price Club (which later merged with Costco to become what the store is today) had opened in …read more Source: Wild...

Reporter as inquisitor: Wapo’s Annie Linsky v. Sen. Elizabeth Warren Feb11

Reporter as inquisitor: Wapo’s Annie Linsky v. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

By Parker Last week, US Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren tried to end the controversy that has dogged her for claiming—truthfully—that she has Native American ancestors. She called Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, and apologized for taking a DNA test to support her claim. Critics …read more Source: The...

The 5 Best Wines for Valentine’s Day Feb09

The 5 Best Wines for Valentine’s Day

By darmyers This coming Thursday is a day when lover’s celebrate, it’s Valentine’s Day 2019. My love is wine.. and kitty cats. We all celebrate in our own way… Don’t judge! LOL Lots of wine will be purchased for this coming Thursday. Wondering which wine to get your loved …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Our Laundry Room: Pinterest Inspo Shots Feb08

Our Laundry Room: Pinterest Inspo Shots

By Katie Rose When we first walked through our home back last June, our first reaction was, where on earth are we going to move the laundry so that its out of our century old dingy basement. We went through thinking about doing a stackable in our downstairs powder room or in our …read more Source: Wild...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Feb07

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of January 31st – February 7th, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 250 (175, 193, 220, 223) *289Sold: 119 (94, 92, 72, 64) *101Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (54%, 48%, 33%, 29%) *35%Price Changes: 103 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

A Love Letter to the Women who Swim Feb07

A Love Letter to the Women who Swim

By Krista Dear Women who Swim, I’ve spent so much of my life in a pool or on its deck. Some of my earliest memories are of walking though the open-concept showers on my way to lessons or practice or camp. Hearing the happy chatter of women post-swim in this communal, safe environment. …read more Source:...

20 Week Bump Date: More News Feb06

20 Week Bump Date: More News

By Katie Rose This week, we are officially moving our bi-weekly bump dates to video. Sometimes, only bringing you with us in the moments really carry through the feelings that we are dealing with. This past week we not only had our 20-week ultrasound, and no, still not finding out the gender, but also …read more Source: Wild...

The thing about Rupaul’s Drag Race and Tic Tacs

By Diana I love Rupaul’s Drag Race. I know that I’m late to the party but I only started watching it after it was added to Netflix last year. I think it’s fantastic how diverse the contestants are. I mean, can you think of any other American reality show that consistently has …read more Source: Bite My...

Premier McNeil: Stop dodging the health care debate Feb04

Premier McNeil: Stop dodging the health care debate

By Parker On Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Board quietly released the following statement: Glace Bay Hospital’s emergency department will close today at 4:00 p.m., reopening Monday Feb 18 at 7:00 a.m. That’s a 17-day closure, during which Glace Bay residents experiencing medical emergencies will have to travel 23 kilometers to the Cape Breton …read more Source: The...

Saying Good-bye to January, The Month with 74 Days Feb02

Saying Good-bye to January, The Month with 74 Days

By darmyers I saw this meme around the 24th of January and thought it was very fitting. Is it just me or does January feel like the longest month of the year. Some people were talking of having a dry January, and I was thinking, ‘I don’t think …read more Source: Wine-In My...

Our Black Stairs Revealed Feb01

Our Black Stairs Revealed

By Katie Rose Well its far from done, but so many of you have been asking for a stair reveal photo so here it is. We used the same Behr Chalk paint in Classic Black That we did on the fireplace and then sealed it with Behr’s clear wax. …read more Source: Wild...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Jan31

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays)

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of January 23rd – January 31st, 2019(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 175 (193, 220, 223) *199Sold: 94 (92, 72, 64) *123Sale To Listing Ratio: 54% (48%, 33%, 29%) *62%Price Changes: 75 (61, 90, 86) …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

How To Feel ‘Sexy” During Pregnancy Jan30

How To Feel ‘Sexy” During Pregnancy

By Katie Rose Pregnancy is lonely. It takes you away from your normal life and throws a 4-month flu, a growing body that doesn’t feel like yours, and all the pains you could think of in places that you didn’t know could hurt from just walking to the kitchen. It is a time …read more Source: Wild...

Farewell and pack light: Goodbye from Bite-sized Travel

By kristaspurr Since November 2017, I’ve been writing. A lot. Just not here. As such, it’s time to pack my figurative bags and retire Bite-sized Travel. Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of people all over the world who came by to read posts, ask questions about Camino packing, and leave comments. It’s …read more Source: Bite Sized...

Time is a Funny Thing Jan28

Time is a Funny Thing

By Katie Rose Time is a funny thing. As a kid, days last what feels like months and years feel like lifetimes. Having children of our own now makes this more so apparent, as now I can see this happening in my own kids’ eyes. As we grow older and get a sense …read more Source: Wild...

Is milk out?

By Diana I’ve been hearing a number of complaints and concerns about the new Food Guide. The one I’ve been hearing the most is that “dairy is out”. I’d like to dispel that. No, dairy is not “out”. Yes, the “milk and alternatives” food group is gone; as is …read more Source: Bite My...

Round Up of Easy Paper Valentines Decor Jan26

Round Up of Easy Paper Valentines Decor

By Katie Rose Valentine’s has always been a special day for our family. It’s not necessarily because of wanting to share our love and the day itself, but because my loving mom was born on that day. We always decorated the house with homemade decor and my dad always brought her beautiful roses. Now …read more Source: Wild...