Saint John, NB Real Estate News

By Ann-Marie Clements, Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa
(Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership)
One day, when I was sitting at my desk, I thought about how teaching and real estate have wonderful similarities. Then I just started writing the similarities and saw a beautiful pattern within their associations.Teaching is a wonderful profession, because it demands very broad knowledge of the subject matter, curriculum & standards, enthusiasm, a caring attitude & a love of learning. With teaching, you have to have clear and written-out objectives and know who (grade & age) you are teaching to. In Real Estate, it demands you be well versed in your subject matter. You must know the laws of the real estate business inside & out. You also have to be aware of your market and who you are marketing to. You technically have transitioned from students to adults and are walking them through a c...
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By Ann-Marie Clements, Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa
(Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership)
    It's wonderful to see the busy environment and the growing expectations for the Saint John "Energy Hub".  With this endeavor, plus the harbor cleanup, will add to the enticement for future business interests to locate their businesses here in Saint John and their surrounding communities.     Let's make this transition as quickly and  smoothly as possible, so the "outside world" and the "locals" can see the progression occurring.  This will make the locals have faith in their community and the future it holds.  As a transplant from "The States" I would love to see progressive and high end jobs settle in the Saint John community.  It has wonderful hills, waterways and abundant natural resources, plus the added motivator; very friendly people.      Progress is GREAT for Saint John.  Le...
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By Luther Harrity - Saint John, Rothesay, Hampton, New Brunswick Real Esate
(Royal LePage Atlantic/Harrity Real Estate Services)
On Tuesday March 11th Fusion Saint John, B&N Flooring and myself will be hosting a Real Estate Forum.The forum will take place at B&N Flooring and covering topics including: The home buying process, the selling process, mortgages, investing, a career in real estate and more! The evening will primarily focus on First Time Home Buyers.Speakers are as follows:Myself (Luther Harrity) [REALTOR]Sheila Elliott [REALTOR]Emily Stevens [Mortgage Specialist] Meghan Mackenzie [Interior Decorator - B&N Flooring]For more details visit www.lutherharrity.ca 
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By Luther Harrity - Saint John, Rothesay, Hampton, New Brunswick Real Esate
(Royal LePage Atlantic/Harrity Real Estate Services)
Saint John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada, and the largest city in the province of New Brunswick. It's largely an industrial city. With the larges oil refinery in Canada, and the near by Point LePreau Nuclear Power Plant. According to Stats Canada, in 2006 there was 122,389 people living in the metro area.For more information check out Wikipedia or the City of Saint John website. Images and information from Wikipedia
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By Luther Harrity - Saint John, Rothesay, Hampton, New Brunswick Real Esate
(Royal LePage Atlantic/Harrity Real Estate Services)
Things are looking up in Saint John. Irving Oil will be building a new oil refinery in the Red Head area of Saint John. The cost of building the new refinery is $5-7 Billion. Along with this comes approximately 5000 construction jobs and 1000 permanent  jobs. Along with the jobs directly related to the building and operation of the new refinery there will be billions of dollars spent on spin off activity and consequently thousands more jobs. This is good new for the real estate industry as it will improve employment rates in Saint John and provide more home buyers.
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By Larry Estabrooks, 100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !
(Independent Real Estate Agent)
Year to end of April residential MLS® sales are significantly higher in the Saint John area. Residential unit sales are up 25% over the same period last year. Worth noting is that the average sale price of the 613 properties is also up over 15%. New listings processed are slightly ahead of last year. The sales to listing ratio is over 50% The residential market definitely favours of sellers. 2007 2006 2005 2007 2006 2005 2007 2006 2005 units sold units sold units sold average $ average $ average $ newlistings newlistings newlistings 613 489 410 144,019 124,979 115,266 1,164 1,129 1,022 (I caution that average price information can be useful in establishing trends over time, but does not indicate actual prices in cities and towns comprised of widely divergent neighborhoods or account for...
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By Luther Harrity - Saint John, Rothesay, Hampton, New Brunswick Real Esate
(Royal LePage Atlantic/Harrity Real Estate Services)
Hello everyone,My name is Luther Harrity, and I'm going to be a licensed real estate agent in Saint John this summer. I'm looking forward to it! I can't wait to get out there and help people buy and sell their homes. I grew up in on the Kingston Peninsula, but spent a great deal of time "in town", so I know many great things about Saint John. I currently reside on the lower west side in a beautiful old house. I'm planning on moving back to the peninsula in a few years though. I also spent a great deal of time in Hampton (I attended Hampton High), Sussex, Rothesay, and Westfield.Right now I'm taking my real estate course, and will be licensed by August at the latest. I've looked into several differnet brokers (ReMax, Royal LePage Atlantic, Century 21, and Exit); however I haven't chosen ...
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