Another set of housing statistics out Thursday should further fuel talk that Canada three hottest housing markets are unduly influencing national numbers.This time it was Vancouver which last month saw sales jump 17.7% from a year ago and 16.1% above the 10 year sales average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.Prices also continue to rise with the benchmark composite price for the city $633,500, a 5.3% increase from a year ago. The average detached home in the city sold for $1.26 million in September.The numbers are sure to catch the eye of Joe Oliver, the federal finance minister who said on Wednesday he doesn’t think there is a housing bubble and that Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are much different markets than the rest of the country.Finance Minister Joe Oliver says Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver distorting housing numbersWhy older seniors should rent instead of buyFrom $99,999 to $1 million plus: Here’s what Canadians can buy in Florida real estate are some markets flat and some are experiencing some decline, Mr. Oliver told reporters.The latest statistics seems to back that up.
Thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression is likely to form early next week. Interests in the Lesser Antilles should closely monitor the progress of this system while it moves westward to west northwestward at about 15 mph.
Meanwhile, free speech advocates geared up for a battle. The American Civil Liberties Union issued advice for students who walk out, saying schools can’t legally punish them more harshly because of the political nature of their message. In Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Texas, some lawyers said they will provide free legal help to students who are punished..
Moraine Park Technical College President Bonnie Baerwald says they were pleased to learn that their latest enrollment figures showed a slight increase. She says that reverses a six year trend of declining enrollment figures. She says their staff has worked very hard this year on a number of initiatives to turn those numbers around.
I am a current subscriber of the Lake County Record Bee and always like to stay up to date on the current events of the area. When I read the story of the boat crash that occurred on Clearlake, I was sanded not only by what happened to Lynn Thornton but also to what is happening to Chief Deputy Russ Perdock. It is sad that we live in a society that prays on the tragedy of others.