The Halifax Real Estate Blog Weekly Market Rant and Statistics Update, by Jeremiah Wallace of ViewPoint Realty (Thursdays) Oct25

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 18th – 25th, 2018 (Previous weeks numbers in brackets)*Previous Year’s Stats​ Total MarketNew/Back to Market Listings: 225 (283, 227, 272, 285) *249Sold: 117 (141, 108, 138, 174) *136Sale To Listing Ratio: 52% (50%, 48%, 51%, 61%) *55%Price Changes: 118 (124, …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

HOT NEW LISTING ALERT!!! Oct22

HOT NEW LISTING ALERT!!!

30 & 32 Parkhill Road, Halifax Rare opportunity in one of Halifax’s most desirable neighbourhoods awaits! Here is your chance to own two stunning turn-key properties located on two sizeable lots, backing onto Sir Sandford Fleming Park in sought after Jollimore. 32 …read more Source: Halifax Real Estate...

Zoe Lucas presents the subtle autumn colours of Sable Island Oct22

Zoe Lucas presents the subtle autumn colours of Sable Island

By Parker Cape Breton enjoyed unusually spectacular fall foliage this year, as brilliant as I have ever seen. For a completely different take on autumn colours, in a part of Nova Scotia most of us never get to see first hand, check out the magnificent photo essay Zoe Lucas …read more Source: The...

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...

GROUNDWIRE OCTOBER 8 | MMIW HEARINGS AND VIGILS, MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM, MB CARBON TAX Oct16

GROUNDWIRE OCTOBER 8 | MMIW HEARINGS AND VIGILS, MASS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST RACISM, MB CARBON TAX

By GroundWire Production This episode of GroundWire was produced on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination Team in Toronto. Headlines: B.C. Supreme Court Ruling on Jumbo Glacier Resort | Catherine Fisher, CJLY Withdrawal of Manitoba’s Carbon Tax Commitment | Michael Welch, CKUW Eviction of ‘Namegans …read more Source: Halifax Media...

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...