Douglas Belcher's (dougbelcher) Blog

Industry Observer - Chateau Realty
The average price of a single family home in the last 24 months has hovered around $350,0000 to $365,000. The prices rose lightly during June - Oct 2010 then fell off slightly during the winter but have stayed flat through 2011 (between $360,000 and $365,000). The inventory level is 514 homes lis...
There are many things we take for granted in our world today without really knowing why. If you go back just a little way in history you can find some interesting facts. Nanaimo is not that old and we are really blessed to have all the things we do such as roads, hospitals, running water and elec...
The 2011 Nanaimo general election results are in and John Ruttan won the mayor position with 52.26% of the votes. The disappointing part is that he won with only 13% of the 61,860 eligible voters actually voting! We live in a part of the world where we get to choose our own government yet so few ...
Get out there and vote today. You can vote in 11 locations; Chase River School, Departure Bay Activity Centre, Georgia Ave School, Frank Ney School, Nanaimo Alliance Church, Quarterway School, McGirr School, Oliver Woods, Nanaimo Aqautic Cente and Wellington Community Hall. Voting is open 8am to ...
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Nanaimo area give me a call. I can help you find a home, investment property or assist you in selling your existing home. RE/MAX is the top real estate brokerage in Nanaimo and the the most regognized real estate company on the planet.        
5 bedroom 3 bath family home loaded with special features. This renovated home has brand new oak and tile floors, all new carpet and has been recently painted throughout. The kitchen is very large and features an island with room to sit, 2 pantries, lots of window and access to sun deck. There is...
The Bank of Canada announced that it will hold it's target overnight rate at 1%. Global uncertainty over the European and US economies continue to effect the Canadian economy. The Canadian dollar continues to be strong at $1.01 Royal Bank is offering prime + 1/2% (special offer) effectively 3.5%....
Sales of real estate in Nanaimo in Sepember. Lots sold 3Single family homes sold 96Condos sold 18Town Homes sold 19 Active ListingsLots  82Single Family Homes 642Condos 188Town Homes 31 Prices seem to have come back to the 2007 levels on everything except condos and town homes. Conos and town hom...
So I win an IPad and now I need to figure out how to use it. I looked all over the net and the ITunes store and here are the apps I found usefull or hope are usefull...still testing some. Adobe Photoshop Express (I have Photoshop) I think I'll only use it for twitter pics or Facebook.Dropbox - Lo...
I have made price reductions on several of my listings. The market is making some adjustments with the global economy however the market is still moving and interest rates are still very low. Reduced to $239,900 from $259,900, This is a great deal! The asking price is $32,000 below what he paid f...

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