What to Know Before Buying Your First Home

It pays to do some simple research to understand the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Renting instead of buying a home can seem like a convenient or affordable way to go, but you may find that owning a home is a great long term investment. Buying a first home...

Sun Peaks 2015 Property Sales Up 50%

Sun Peaks property sales as reported on the Multiple Listing System® (MLS®) have seen a 50% increase over the same period last year. We searched all the MLS sold listings in Sun Peaks between 1 January and 23 September in both 2014 and 2015.   There were 38 total...

2015 Fall Forecast*

Toronto and Vancouver to see continued gains in sales over $1 million; Montreal market to maintain healthy balance, while Calgary anticipates market consistency slowdown. Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s latest report forecasts strengthening demand...

Water Theatre Grove at the Gardens of Versailles

Apollo’s Entrance, The Rigaudon of Peace and The Bourée of Achilles, three fountains created by the Murano glass sculptor Jean-Michel Othoniel for the new Water Theatre Grove at the gardens of Versailles. Part of the undeniable beauty of Versailles is that it...

Burmese Days

Yangon Chinatown Sitting in the bar of the elegant Strand Hotel in Yangon (formerly called Rangoon), Myanmar, you could be forgiven for thinking you had been transported back to British Imperial Burma, as portrayed by George Orwell in his classic first novel, Burmese...