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Northern B.C. home sales rise to record levels in Q3

Housing sales in northern B.C. hit the second-highest level on record in the third quarter, but data also reveals reasons for concern By Frank O’Brien Western InvestorOctober 9, 2020 Residential sales across northern B.C. reached near all-time records in the third quarter but concerns are rising about market sustainability if the COVID-19 pandemic persists. “The third […]








Investors: farmland still trumps gold

The price of gold has increased 30 per cent so far this year, but farmland has traditionally proven the best investment over the long term because of a steady income stream Robert Arnason Western Producer Western ProducerAugust 17, 2020 Imagine it’s the year 2000 and there are two investors, with $1 million each. One investor buys $1 […]


July home sales hit highest level in history

Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg post double-digit increases as Canadian home sales rebound due to record low mortgage rates and pent-up demand Frank O’Brien Western InvestorAugust 17, 2020 Blowing past predictions from Canada’s housing agency, July home sales in Canada hit the highest level in history with a 26 per cent increase from a year earlier. For the […]



One million adults plan to move back home

Gen-Xers lead the boomerang, but 278,000 baby boomers also say they will move in with family to shelter from COVID-19 fallout WI Staff Western InvestorJuly 23, 2020 At least 1.5 million adult Canadians have already or plan to move back home with their parents, according to a national survey by Finder.com released July 24. B.C is among the […]


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