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B.C. Property Assessments Up by 15-15%
B.C. Property Assessments Up by 15-15%

by Yvonne von Jena | January 6, 2016

The CBC is reporting that B.C. property assessments have spiked up to 30% in Vancouver. Assessor Jason Grant said in a written statement, "The 2016 assessments are indicating significant increases from 2015... Increases of 15-25% will be typical for single-family homes in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, New Westminster and Squamish."

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[ATB Financial] Alberta's Economic Outlook
[ATB Financial] Alberta's Economic Outlook

by Yvonne von Jena | January 6, 2016

According to an interview of ATB Financial chief economist Todd Hirsch, low oil prices took a toll on the Alberta economy in the latter half of 2015 but the price of crude is forcing a "recalibration" which will better prepare the province's petroleum sector for when oil prices eventually rebound.

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How Credit Scores Are Calculated
How Credit Scores Are Calculated

by Yvonne von Jena | January 4, 2016

TransUnion provides a good, simple overview of a credit bureau report and score, including a breakdown of the composition of a person's credit score.

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Virtual Reality: Helps Sell Real Estate
Virtual Reality: Helps Sell Real Estate

by Yvonne von Jena | January 2, 2016

Virtual reality is starting to make inroads in how real estate is sold, both overseas and here at home.

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