The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct18

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 October 11th – 18th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 283 (227, 272, 285, 280) *227Sold: 141 (108, 138, 174, 167) *126Sale To Listing Ratio: 50% (48%, 51%, 61%, 60%) *56%Price Changes: 124 (173, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct11

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 October 4th – 11th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 227 (272, 285, 280, 227) *233Sold: 108 (138, 174, 167, 141) *131Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (51%, 61%, 60%, 62%) *56%Price Changes: 173 (174, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Halifax Water’s empty threat of legal action against customers Oct11

Halifax Water’s empty threat of legal action against customers

By Parker Some residents of West End Halifax arrived home last week to find notices taped to their front doors threatening legal action if they did not book appointments to let Halifax Water install new smart meters within 72 hours, a deadline that expired over the holiday weekend. “If an appointment is not …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct04

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 September 27th – October 4th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 272 (285, 280, 227, 208) *315Sold: 138 (174, 167, 141, 126) *124Sale To Listing Ratio: 51% (61%, 60%, 62%, 61%) *40%Price Changes: 174 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Cheap shots mar the Auditor General’s credibility Oct04

Cheap shots mar the Auditor General’s credibility

By Parker Yesterday’s report by the Auditor General chides the NS Health Authority for spending $889 on a “staff farewell party” for 35 people. Michael Pickup complains the event, “lacked policy direction and documentation (e.g., attendees, business rationale, approvals).” But he gives no further details. Was it a retirement party? For how many …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep27

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 September 20th-27th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 285 (280, 227, 208, 294) *267Sold: 174 (167, 141, 126, 147) *148Sale To Listing Ratio: 61% (60%, 62%, 61%, 50%) *55%Price Changes: 172 (163, 161, 143, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

To placate self-serving scolds, Ottawa abandons a policy of compassion Sep26

To placate self-serving scolds, Ottawa abandons a policy of compassion

By Parker Let’s pause to consider the evil done by Opposition parties, pandering media, sanctimonious citizens, and Ministers of the Crown who can’t stand political heat. Case in point: Last December, a Halifax jury found Christopher Garnier guilty of a grotesque murder: After a night of drinking and sex, Garnier strangled Truro police constable …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep20

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 September 13th-20th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 280 (227, 208, 294, 255) *272Sold: 167 (141, 126, 147, 146) *143Sale To Listing Ratio: 60% (62%, 61%, 50%, 57%) *53%Price Changes: 163 (161, 143, 158, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach Sep17

Doing the wrong thing at Crescent Beach

By Parker Peter Barss, who has been campaigning against the province’s plan to excavate 60 truckloads of dunes from Crescent Beach, buttonholed his MLA, Attorney General Mark Furey, at a public event over the weekend: We were at the Petite Rivière Fireman’s Breakfast. He said the work …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Sep14

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of September 6th-13th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 227 (208, 294, 255, 241) *322Sold: 141 (126, 147, 146, 167) *156Sale To Listing Ratio: 62% (61%, 50%, 57%, 69%) *48%Price Changes: 161 (143, 158, 153, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground Sep13

Inviting contractors to pave sand dunes in Canada’s Ocean Playground

By Parker My friend and sometime relative Peter Barss, a resident of West Dublin, Lunenburg County, has been prodding provincial officials about their plan to repave the road along the top of Crescent Beach, three kilometres from his home. The project calls for removing 60 truckloads of sand from the beach’s dune system …read more Source: The...

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts? Sep11

Must Halifax Council humiliate and punish nicotine addicts?

By Parker In May of 1989, I spent several days in a Rockport, Maine, hospital watching my mother die of emphysema. It’s an agonizing way to go, like drowning in ultra slow motion. Flora Best Donham was a strong-willed woman who worked as a homemaker, university fundraiser, peace activist, art gallery manager, and …read more Source: The...

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission Sep06

Wheelchair activists vindicated—despite our feckless HR Commission

By Parker The long quest of five wheelchair activists protesting the province’s discriminatory administration of its Food Safety Regulations ended in victory today, but their marathon trek exemplifies much what’s wrong with Nova Scotia’s torpid, ineffectual Human Rights Commission: The Commission took 770 days to resolve the complaint It twice refused to accept the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Sep06

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 August 30th – September 6th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 208 (294, 255, 241, 309) *275Sold: 126 (147, 146, 167, 176) *117Sale To Listing Ratio: 61% (50%, 57%, 69%, 57%) *43%Price Changes: 143 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Aug22

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 16th – 23rd, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 294 (255, 241, 309, 341) *298Sold: 147 (146, 167, 176, 163) *151Sale To Listing Ratio: 50% (57%, 69%, 57%, 48%) *51%Price Changes: 158 (153, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Smoke from BC forest fires reaches the North Atlantic Aug22

Smoke from BC forest fires reaches the North Atlantic

By Parker Via Cape Breton satellite image guru, Fred Baechler: On August 15, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Suomi NPP satellite picked up smoke from BC forest fires passing over Alberta and Saskatchewan, and heading our way. Cloud cover made the plume difficult to track as it approached the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Aug16

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

butHalifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 9th – 16th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 255 (241, 309, 341, 359) *284Sold: 146 (167, 176, 163, 182) *154Sale To Listing Ratio: 57% (69%, 57%, 48%, 51%) *54%Price Changes: 153 (165, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Journo hubris: Crowing about an oil spill Aug15

Journo hubris: Crowing about an oil spill

By Parker As soon as I read NS Power’s detailed accounting of the August 2 oil spill at its Tuft’s Cove Generating Station, I knew Halifax Examiner editor Tim Bousquet would be crowing about his prediction the spill would turn out to be much larger than …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty. Aug09

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of VIewPoint Realty.

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of August 2nd – 9th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 241 (309, 341, 359, 335) *287Sold: 167 (176, 163, 182, 174) *140Sale To Listing Ratio: 69% (57%, 48%, 51%, 52%) *49%Price Changes: 165 (198, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Halifax Chronicle Herald seeks corrections Aug06

Halifax Chronicle Herald seeks corrections

By Parker Brian Ward, managing editor of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, has asked me to correct two statements about reporter Andrew Rankin in my August 2 post about the fatal prom night car accident in Leitches Creek. Rankin’s one-sided reports falsely portrayed 21-year-old Hayden Laffin as having been drunk …read more Source: The...