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October 2008 - Posts

Vancouver Real Estate in the Papers <VIDEO>
30 October 08 01:07 PM | Matt Collinge | 1 Comments   
Vancouver real esate is a favourite topic for the local papers and today was not different, but remember their primary goal is selling newspapers. Read More...
Terrible Horrible MLS® Photo of the Day - October 30, 2008
30 October 08 09:55 AM | Matt Collinge | 2 Comments   
Yesterday I downloaded Snagit here on my new-ish laptop and so today I thought I would annotate this bad one a little. Matthew Collinge: Vancouver REALTOR® Read More...
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Vancouver Halloween Traditions: The Pumpkin Patch
29 October 08 01:17 PM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
Off to the Pumpkin Patch Every year we make the trip out to the pumpkin patch in Richmond. This year we almost didn’t make it as the big day is growing very near! So we packed the kids up this morning and headed out to the farm. To be honest we Read More...
Vancouver's Best Haunted House?
28 October 08 07:45 PM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
On Sunday night, at the invitation of a neighbour, my eight year old and I checked out what may be the best haunted house in Vancouver. Located on Dunbar St. at W. 48th Ave this was one scary, and popular haunted house. We arrived just after 7pm, which is when the live, scare you out of Read More...
Selling Your Vancouver Home in the Fall and Winter <VIDEO>
28 October 08 04:16 PM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
Selling you home at this time of year can have it's challenges. Buyers like to see their future home in the daylight, but it is always dark after work, so that only leaves the weekends. If we get a prolonged period of bad weather it can actaully have Read More...
Horrible Terrible MLS® Photo: October 20, 2008
20 October 08 09:00 AM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
The pic itself is not terrible but the has been resized incorrectly and therefore does not fill the photo space on the MLS®. It is therefore hard to see and more likely to be passed over by home buyers on the net. Uh oh! Matthew Collinge: Vancouver Read More...
I was on the panel at the Vancouver Real Estate Technology Meetup and here is the video
09 October 08 08:00 AM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
... and it is really long and you probably won't watch it, but that is ok, and this is a run-on sentence too. Rodney from Reachd video'd that whole thing and the video is FORTY NINE minutes long. Try fast forwarding to the parts where I talk. Read More...
I am on the panel at the Vancouver Real Estate Technology Meetup tonight
07 October 08 03:19 PM | Matt Collinge | 2 Comments   
Tonight is the monthly Vancouver Real Estate Technology Meetup . The organizer, Stephen Jaggger of Ubertor and Reachd, has asked me to join Ian Watt and Tom Everitt on a panel where we will: have a question and answer period about the technology they Read More...
Understanding the Differences Between The Canadian and U.S. Mortgage Markets
06 October 08 09:41 AM | Matt Collinge | 1 Comments   
This morning my broker emailed me an article from a Scotia Bank newsletter. The title of the article is "Canada's Mortgage Market is NOT like the U.S." and I found it very interesting to see the fundamental differences in our Canadian mortgage Read More...
Vancouver Character <photo>
03 October 08 07:02 PM | Matt Collinge | 2 Comments   
Found this in Gastown! Matthew Collinge: Vancouver REALTOR®
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Vancouver Real Estate Statistics: September 2008
02 October 08 04:21 PM | Matt Collinge | (Comments Off)   
So the September stats from the Real Estate Board came out yesterday and it was great new with prices up 400% and sales up by 1 billion units. Okay, just kidding, the news was bad. Sales were down 42.9 per cent compared to last September. As well 28.8 Read More...
Homezilla: Another Canadian Web 2.0 Real Estate Site - I don't get it
01 October 08 01:29 PM | Matt Collinge | 2 Comments   
Wow it seems like some people somewhere think there is money in the Canadian web 2.0 real estate hills, but me, I don't get it. The examples are there in the U.S. with trulia and zillow but with zoocasa and (which is so bad it doesn't Read More...

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