Great news for Canadian homebuyers! After a year of postponed plans and stalled home buying, many are getting ready to jump back into the housing market. According to a recent survey commissioned by Royal LePage and conducted by Maru/Blue, 62% of those who postponed their plans due to rising interest rates are now willing to return to the market following the Bank of Canada's announcement to hold the overnight lending rate at 4.5%. The survey found that 26% of Canadians who put their home purchase plans on hold over the last year due to rising interest rates will resume their search this spring Many Canadians who intend to return to the housing market are gravitating towards a fixed-rate mortgage, which can shelter homeowners from…

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Happy St Patrick's Day! It's the time of the year where pink turns green!  

DID YOU KNOW? The Rocca Sisters have a very special link to the Irish culture? Our mother was Irish! Her family proudly comes from Cork, Ireland. One of our favourite Irish traditions brought to us from our mom and our Irish family was making "ballymaloe" or "stobhach gaelach"  which is a traditional Irish Stew containing chunks of lamb or mutton, potatoes, onions and parsley!

St Patrick's Day is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, which is a cultural and religious celebration held in March to commemorate Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It also celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve…

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Holding interest rate

March 8 2023 - Today, the Bank of Canada decided to keep the trend-setting interest rate where it is at 4.5%  The hold comes after 8 consecutive increases in just over a year. This wasn’t surprising to many economists after the previous policy meeting and recent statements lending to staying steady. 

This is great news for buyers as we head into the official Spring Market, just around the corner! As inflation begins to ease, it is the hope that rates will stabilize. This creates a confidence and an eagerness to finally buy after a time of waiting and watching the market. As a seller, knowing this helps ease the trepidation to list, with the knowledge that the buyers are definitely out there!

If you have any questions about how the interest rates…

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international womens day 2023

 

International Women’s Day is today, March 8th, and is focused on inspiring women around the world and celebrating their achievements. We wanted to reach out and recognize all the incredible, hardworking women in our community.

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years, and each year a theme is chosen. This year, the international theme chosen by the United Nations is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality," highlighting gender gaps in STEM education and careers — and calling attention to the online harassment many women face. International Women's Day is also a reminder of the long road ahead.

Canada’s theme for 2019 is Every Woman Counts.It’s a reminder that all women, from all ages and walks of…

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