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Calling all Yukon artists!

It was announced last week that the City of Whitehorse will spend up to $400,000 on public art in 2020, with artist’s submissions being accepted from now until February 28th of the upcoming year. Under the City’s public art policy, 1% of the capital construction cost for any city-owned public building or facility must be allocated to public artwork. Most of the art will be displayed at the City’s new operations building – where funding for this project came from, but after a vote in 2016 relating to the display ofSEE DETAILS

Riverdale Traffic Congestion.

When I first meet with someone looking to purchase a home, I always ask the same 3 questions: 1. What areas of town do you NOT want to live in, 2. What features are important in your home, 3. What is your budget. Whenever they tell me that they are not interested in the community of Riverdale, the reason is always the same – the morning rush hour. The TRAFFIC, oh goodness the TRAFFIC. Well, the City of Whitehorse seems to have heard the cries of the people, because starting onSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales rise again in May 2019

Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed further in May 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% month-over-month (m-o-m) in May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 6.7% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes edged back by 1.2% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) fell 0.2% m-o-m in May, the fifth straight decline. The actual (not seasonally adjusted) MLS® HPI stood 0.6% below May 2018. The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average saleSEE DETAILS

Quarterly Forecasts

CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast Ottawa, ON, June 14, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations in 2019 and 2020. Many of the economic fundamentals that support housing activity remain strong outside of the Prairies as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. Following the release of CREA’s previous forecast in March, population and employment growth has remained strong and the unemployment rate has fallen further. Additionally, theSEE DETAILS

5 tips on how to sell real estate in Whitehorse faster

Selling real estate can be stressful, but it doesn’t always need to be. Of course your real estate agents Whitehorse will take care of most things, but there are actually some things you can do as well. Here are 5 tips on how to sell real estate in Whitehorse faster.Snacks during the open houseAs open house is the best way for potential buyers to view your home, and you’ll want to make sure you keep them there as long as possible. Keep them comfortable and satisfied by serving some snacksSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales rise in April 2019

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales climbed in April 2019. Highlights: National home sales improved by 3.6% month-over-month (m-o-m) in April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 4.2% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes climbed 2.7% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) eased by 0.3% y-o-y in April. The national average sale price edged up 0.3% y-o-y. Home sales recorded via Canadian MLS® Systems rose by 3.6% m-o-m in April 2019. AfterSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales edge higher in March 2019

Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher in March 2019 after having declined sharply the previous month. Highlights: National home sales edged up 0.9% month-over-month (m-o-m) in March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 4.6% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes rose 2.1% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) eased by 0.5% y-o-y in March. The national average sale price fell 1.8% y-o-y. Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems edged up 0.9%SEE DETAILS

Tips for first time home buyers

Buying a home can be tricky and confusing, whether you’re buying your first home or your third. Between finances, the market, and other many things you need to do, it can be come very overwhelming. So if you’re looking to buy real estate in Whitehorse, here is a list to make the process a little easier.Credit CheckChecking your credit is one of the first things you should do when thinking about buying a home. If your credit score is low, then you’ll want to start taking the necessary tips toSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales drop sharply in February 2019

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales dropped sharply from January to February 2019. Highlights: National home sales plummeted 9.1% month-over-month (m-o-m) in February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 4.4% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes fell 3.2% m-o-m. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was virtually unchanged (-0.1% y-o-y). The national average sale price fell by 5.2% y-o-y. Home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems plunged 9.1% m-o-m in February 2019 to the lowestSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales improve in January 2019

Ottawa, ON, February 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales in January 2019 were up from the previous month but remained below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: National home sales rose 3.6% between December 2018 and January 2019. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 4% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes edged up 1% month-over-month in January. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 0.8% year-over-year (y-o-y) in January. The national average sale priceSEE DETAILS

What both buyers and sellers need to know about home inspections

When it comes to buying and selling real estate home inspections are one of the most important things. Just hiring an inspector isn’t enough, so here is a great article on what buyers and sellers need to know about home inspections and real estate in Whitehorse.BuyersWhen buying Yukon houses for sale here is what buyers need to know.Hiring the right home inspectorWhen it comes to getting your home inspected you want to make sure it is done by the right inspector. Here are some things you’ll need to know whenSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales fall further in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.5% from November to December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 19% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes was little changed from November to December. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 1.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) in December. The national average sale price fell by 4.9% y-o-y in December. Home sales viaSEE DETAILS

Why you need to hire real estate agents in Whitehorse

With the internet it is easy to find info on real estate listings, as well as buying and selling a home. So many people feel they don’t need a real estate agent anymore. In this article we are going to cover some of the reasons you need to hire real estate agents whitehorse.Knowledge and ExpertiseBuying and selling whitehorse real estate listings is not as easy as some people think. There are a lot of things within the industry that most people don’t see or hear about, and this alone isSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity softens further in November

Ottawa, ON, December 17, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 12.6% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes declined by 3.3% from October to November. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2% year-over-year (y-o-y) in November. The national average sale price retreated by 2.9% y-o-y in November. Home sales viaSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity eases in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between September and October 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 1.6% from September to October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 3.7% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes eased 1.1% from September to October. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in October. The national average sale price slipped by 1.5% y-o-y in October. Home sales via Canadian MLS®SEE DETAILS

Takhini Hot Springs and Real Estate in Whitehorse

Are you looking to purchase real estate in Whitehorse and want to know which area to buy in and what attractions are around, then look no further than Takhini and the Takhini hot springs. Takhini Hot Springs is a locally owned natural hot springs just outside the Whitehorse border. They have 2 hot pools that range in temperature and also have 80 camp sites on the grounds. The pools are set at a very comfortable 36 and 42 degrees celsius, with the water entering the pool at 47 degrees.The waterSEE DETAILS

CREA unveils redesigned REALTOR.ca website

Ottawa, ON October 18th, 2018 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) recently launched an improved REALTOR.ca website design that features a simpler and more powerful search function, enhanced homebuyer calculators and access to highly anticipated school catchment areas.There are a host of smaller but impactful enhancements to the site navigation, REALTOR® profiles and listing details pages, all with the goal to make it easier for homebuyers to find their dream home and drive more meaningful connections with REALTORS®. The redesign, which targets desktop users, is the second phase ofSEE DETAILS

First-ever REALTOR.ca Hackathon yields innovative new solutions for Canadian homebuyers

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – 77 developers and programmers signed up for the Canadian Real Estate Association’s (CREA) first ever REALTOR.ca hackathon over the weekend at Ottawa’s Bayview Yards. This is one of the many initiatives CREA is undertaking to ensure the continuous improvement of Canada’s #1 real estate website, REALTOR.ca . CREA is dedicated to finding new ways to help more Canadians achieve their dreams of home ownership. “Amazing things can happen when talented and passionate people come together with a common goal” said Barb Sukkau, president ofSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity edges lower in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 8.9% from one year ago. The number of newly listed homes rose by 3% from August to September. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in September. The national average sale price edged up a slight 0.2% y-o-y inSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity edges higher in August

Ottawa, ON, September 17, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show a small increase in national home sales between July and August 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.9% from July to August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 3.8% from August 2017. The number of newly listed homes was unchanged from July to August. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.5% year-over-year (y-o-y) in August. The national average sale price edged up 1% y-o-y in August. National home sales via CanadianSEE DETAILS

5 Factors to Consider Before Buying Real Estate in Whitehorse, Yukon

Are you planning on buying real estate in Whitehorse, Yukon? Whether you are looking for your dream home or an ideal property for your business, there are a few important factors you need to consider before investing in real estate. After all, it’s a huge decision and you would want to ensure that you are making the right one.In the end, it not only comes down to the conditions in the realty market, but also your own personal situation. So, before you purchase your own real estate property, step backSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity strengthens in July

Ottawa, ON, August 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from June to July 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.9% from June to July. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 1.3% from July 2017. The number of newly listed homes edged down 1.2% from June to July. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in July was up 2.1% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price edged up 1% y-o-y. National home sales via Canadian MLS® SystemsSEE DETAILS

What to consider before Buying Real Estate in Whitehorse

Are you planning on buying real estate in Whitehorse, Yukon? Whether you are looking for your dream home or an ideal property for your business, there are a few important factors you need to consider before investing in real estate. 1. Your Credit ScoreThis is very important as it will determine the interest rate you will get on your mortgage. You should apply for a mortgage only when your credit score is good in order to obtain the best possible rates. If you score is below that, even by justSEE DETAILS

Data Related to Nearby Schools Added to Listings on REALTOR.ca

Ottawa, ON August 1st, 2018 – Canadian parents have always asked their REALTORS® about nearby schools when considering a new home and starting today they’ll be able to access school catchment information when looking at property listings on REALTOR.ca, Canada’s #1 real-estate website. New school catchment information on REALTOR.ca will rollout nationally in phases, with major centers available now (see list below). Coverage will grow to 80% of school boards in Canada by September. An additional feature allowing parents to search for a property within a particular school’s catchment areaSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales activity improves in June

Ottawa, ON, July 16, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up from May to June 2018. Highlights: National home sales rose 4.1% from May to June. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 10.7% from June 2017. The number of newly listed homes eased 1.8% from May to June. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in June was up 0.9% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price edged down 1.3% y-o-y in June. National home sales via Canadian MLS®SEE DETAILS

Why the Yukon’s culinary scene is one of the most unique in the world right now

At the Carcross Learning Centre in Whitehorse, chefs and culinary students prepare for the inaugural First Nations Fire Feast, an offshoot of the late summer Yukon Culinary Festival.COURTESY OF FIRE FEASTThe smell of fire: In late spring in the Yukon, it’s the warm, smoky whiff of the wood-burning stove in a log cabin at Sky High Adventures, warming you after a dog-mushing sprint. It’s the collegial, marshmallow-toasting lick of a campfire at Northern Tales’ aurora borealis viewing site one dark midnight. And it’s the welcoming aroma of fish, bread andSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales at five-year low in May

Ottawa, ON, June 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were little changed from April to May 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged down 0.1% from April to May. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 16.2% from May 2017. The number of newly listed homes rose 5.1% from April to May. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in May was up 1% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price declined by 6.4% y-o-y in May. National home sales viaSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales fall in April

Ottawa, ON, May 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales fell from March to April 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.9% from March to April. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 13.9% from April 2017. The number of newly listed homes declined 4.8% from March to April. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in April was up 1.5% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price declined by 11.3% y-o-y in April. National home sales via Canadian MLS® SystemsSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales improve slightly in March

Ottawa, ON, April 13, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged higher from February to March 2018. Highlights: National home sales inched up 1.3% from February to March. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 22.7% from last year’s all-time March record. The number of newly listed homes rose 3.3% from February to March. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in March was up 4.6% year-over-year (y-o-y). The national average sale price declined by 10.4% y-o-y in March. Home salesSEE DETAILS

Canadian home sales fall further in February

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined further in February 2018. Highlights: National home sales declined by 6.5% from January to February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 16.9% year-over-year (y-o-y) in February. The number of newly listed homes recovered by 8.1% from January to February. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) in February was up 6.9% y-o-y. The national average sale price declined by 5% y-o-y in February. Home sales via Canadian MLS® SystemsSEE DETAILS

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