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How are we coping in the market? An Update from January to Mid-February

The opening of the year 2009 in the real estate industry may not be as strong as the previous years, but those who are in the market to keep it going are surely positive that we will get by; and certainly reap the rewards in time.

It was good to learn that in January of this year, the local board (Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver) reports (through the Board’s President W. Dave Watt) that thirty eight (38) sales  are posted a day across the Greater Vancouver board and seventy seven (77) sales a day as of mid of February.

This is an indication that the market is getting there. despite  this struggling economy we are experiencing today.

It may seem slow, but homebuyers could actually contemplate and see the potential in shopping for properties offered at a much lower price.

Apparently, the opportunity is knocking on doors of homebuyers, specifically first-time buyers. Interest rates are low; “so why not strike while the iron is hot? (goes a popular idiom)

Homebuyers should take advantage of favorable conditions available to them.

First-time buyers or other individuals who may want to consult about the best options they might have,  may inquire by email.


By: Sheila Atienza, BC Realtor and Mortgage Broker

Author, “YOU ARE PRIVILEGED, 12 Success Principles to Uncover Your Innermost Potential

Author, “How to Prepare to OWN A HOME in Canada, Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First time Buyers


BC-based Author Launches a New site on Books

Canadian BC-based author and dual licensed real estate professional, Sheila Atienza launches a new web site on books in which she personally has written for Canadian Publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated.

Her line of books in the following categories will be featured in

Real Estate/Personal Finance



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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – If you are in a scenario where you have savings in the bank that lets you earn somewhere between two to three percent return, would you be content or satisfied with the rate of return?

I guess, you may start to contemplate where will you move your money into so you can get better return. Hence, some may be tempted to look at the stock market. Unfortunately the ups and downs of the stock market industry presents volatility. That’s a fact. How vulnerable could you be with your money?

It seems that anywhere you go these days, you are likely to get hurt with your money, no matter how big or little you’ve got. You still want to be in a better position.

Investing in a real property where it lets you earn rental income, leverage through home equity or speculate and trade could be another option.

I think it is always best to look at your current position. Make an assessment of your assets and liabilities. In this way, you know how well you are doing. Your objective is simply to find the means to grow the money that you’ve earned hard through your business or employment. You just can’t simply let go of it by not doing the best evaluation you could do to your current situation.