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...

There’s a new cafe in Louisbourg. No there isn’t. Yes there is. Aug05

There’s a new cafe in Louisbourg. No there isn’t. Yes there is.

By Parker The Gaslight Cafe recently opened in Louisbourg, prompting this Facebook post from the always enlightening Alicia Penney: “I just saw a road sign for a new cafe in Louisbourg, the Gaslight cafe.” “No, there’s no Gaslight cafe in Louisbourg” “Yeah I just saw the …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Aug03

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 July 26th – August 2nd, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 309 (341, 359, 335, 306) *307Sold: 176 (163, 182, 174, 217) *142Sale To Listing Ratio: 57% (48%, 51%, 52%, 71%) *46%Price Changes: 198 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

CBRM Police lay unexpected charge, deliver epic tongue-lashing to local media Aug03

CBRM Police lay unexpected charge, deliver epic tongue-lashing to local media

By Parker In a sad coda to this morning’s long post about the Leitches Creek accident, CBRM police today charged the driver, Hayden Laffin, with the completely unexpected charge of “attempting to obstruct justice in connection with circumstances following the collision.” Details are sketchy because police have not yet …read more Source: The...

What really led to that Leitches Creek accident Aug02

What really led to that Leitches Creek accident

By Parker By now you’ve heard the story many times. Early on the morning of Sunday, June 10, Cape Breton Regional Police were struggling to control a raucous prom party that drew 500 young people to a home in Leitches Creek, a rural district about 10 km. outside North Sydney. At 3 …read more Source: The...

New Listing Alert!! Jul27

New Listing Alert!!

84 Rochdale Place​Bedford, NS Nestled in the heart of The Ravines, you will find this stunning executive bungalow situated on one of the best lots in the neighbourhood, with panoramic views of the Bedford basin! Greeted by the massive …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jul26

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of July 19th – 26th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 341 (359, 335, 306, 332) *305Sold: 163 (182, 174, 217, 189) *167Sale To Listing Ratio: 48% (51%, 52%, 71%, 57%) *55%Price Changes: 201 (249, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jul12

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of July 5th – 12th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 359 (335, 306, 332, 348) *360Sold: 182 (174, 217, 189, 182) *164Sale To Listing Ratio: 51% (52%, 71%, 57%, 52%) *46%Price Changes: 249 (206, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Tosspots, wraprascals, and Tuesday’s word of the day, makebate Jul10

Tosspots, wraprascals, and Tuesday’s word of the day, makebate

By Parker The editors at Dictionary.com describe Tuesday’s Word-of-the-Day, makebate (someone who causes contention or discord), as “archaic,” but we suspect they would welcome its resurrection, what with the rise of internet trolls and all. Makebate’s unexpected appearance in my inbox gave my heart a lift. It …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty Jul06

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of June 28th – July 5th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 335 (306, 332, 348, 378) *302Sold: 174 (217, 189, 182, 218) *146Sale To Listing Ratio: 52% (71%, 57%, 52%, 58%) *48%Price Changes: 206 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Let’s honour Ignaz Semmelweis’s 200th birthday by letting disabled folks wash their hands Jul05

Let’s honour Ignaz Semmelweis’s 200th birthday by letting disabled folks wash their hands

By Parker This Canada Day marked the 200th birthday of Ignaz Semmelweis, who discovered that physicians could drastically reduce deaths from childbed fever by washing their hands before delivering babies. Fellow physicians threw shade on the findings, and carried on killing mothers and babies. Eventually, a dispirited Semmelweis was …read more Source: The...

Letter to a young driver under media attack Jun29

Letter to a young driver under media attack

By Parker Dear __________: On a winter’s day in 1963, I was the driver in a single car accident that nearly killed a 10-year-old boy. Seventeen years old and newly licensed, I was driving along a private road on a school campus. The boy was lying on flexible flier sled, sliding down a …read more Source: The...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jun28

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of June 21st – 28th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 306 (332, 348, 378, 350) *319Sold: 217 (189, 182, 218, 194) *168Sale To Listing Ratio: 71% (57%, 52%, 58%, 55%) *53%Price Changes: 190 (189, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Media egg on the mob after highway fatality Jun26

Media egg on the mob after highway fatality

By Parker Presumption of innocence is taking a drubbing in Cape Breton this month as social media warriors, egged on by the Chronicle Herald, campaign against the driver of a car that struck and killed 17-year-old Joneil Hanna of North Sydney following a Leitches Creek prom party both young men attended. Relatives and …read more Source: The...

New Listing Alert!! Jun26

New Listing Alert!!

Welcome to 215 Celebration Drive in Fall River, NS LET ME HELP YOU OUT!​Have a question about the Halifax Real Estate market? Thinking this might be the time to purchase or list your property? I can provide you …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jun21

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of June 14th – 21st, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 332 (348, 378, 350, 336) *343Sold: 189 (182, 218, 194, 195) *200Sale To Listing Ratio: 57% (52%, 58%, 55%, 58%) *58%Price Changes: 189 (230, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Every Thursday) Jun14

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

Halifax (HRM) Residential Statistic Update for the Week of June 7th – 14th, 2018(Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 348 (378, 350, 336, 420) *343Sold: 182 (218, 194, 195, 202) *200Sale To Listing Ratio: 52% (58%, 55%, 58%, 48%) *58%Price Changes: 230 (246, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...