March Real Estate Newsletter

March 28, 2008 · Filed Under Real Estate Newsletter · Comments Off 

There’s hot demand for people wanting to buy homes in the St. John’s, Mount Pearl region, and a lot of the interest is coming from outside the province. There is very little listing inventory (inventory in the region is down 50 per cent) A lot of the buyers are from outside the province, especially the province of Alberta. They see this region as a great place to invest as it has a healthy, prosperous economy. Statistics are showing that it will remain a seller’s market for a long time yet. Royal Bank of Canada reports show that housing prices in St. John’s are up 15 per cent.

Fraser and Stephen Winters March Real Estate Newsletter

Seven Reasons to Relocate to St. John’s

March 25, 2008 · Filed Under Newfoundland Top 7 · 3 Comments 

Anyone who has ever been to North America’s Oldest City can attest to the fact that it’s a great city. St. John’s has become a great place to relocate for a variety of recent economic reasons. Here are my reasons why St. John’s Newfoundland is a good choice for relocation.

7. Scenery – View Newfoundland’s spectacular coastlines, panoramic views, icebergs, whales and provincial parks.

6. Affordable Housing – Average real estate price for in St. John’s is lower then most cities in Canada. We are seeing more and more emails from people in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto looking to relocate back to Newfoundland or looking to invest in Newfoundland.

5. Quality of living – Enjoy a high standard of living, low population, great schools, little traffic, fresh clean air and genuine Newfoundland hospitality.

4. Proximity – Your commute to and from work, schools and amenities is VERY short. You can drive from East End St. John’s to West End in about 15mins. With the Outer Ring Road and Torbay By-Pass roads commute time from Paradise, CBS, Torbay and Pouch Cove has been reduced significantly.

3. Nightlife – There is always something to do in the evenings. Plays, theater, beautiful restaurants and live music and events at most George Street bars.

2. Outdoor Activities – There are lots of winter sports (skiing, ice fishing, skating, snowboarding, ice hockey, snowmobiling, etc.) and endless summer activities (golfing, baseball, soccer, swimming, jogging, sea kayaking, rowing etc.). Hike or camp the trails in provincial parks or the East Coast Trail. Hunt moose, rabbit, caribou or pick blueberries. There is something here for everyone.

1. The next few years are looking very promising for Newfoundland. There is a lot of hype on our oil and gas industry. Hebron, White Rose, Hibernia, and the Terra Nova Project, all major contributors to the Newfoundland Economy. This combined with the low cost of living makes St. John’s an attractive city to relocate.

Allow Fraser and Stephen Winters to assist you when relocating to St. John’s or surrounding areas. Email us for a relocation package.