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Surprised? Bank of Canada keeps overnight rate at 1 per cent
The Bank of Canada said in its recent monetary policy report that it isn't changing its overnight rate from the current one per cent, but it's not saying much else.
It's a line Canadians have heard since September 2010 — the last time the bank altered the key lending rate — and holds up economists' past predictions that the rate would hold steady until at least mid-2015.
Timeshare buyer and rental activity remains strong for BuyaTimeshare.com
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Online offer activity continues to be strong for timeshare resale and rental advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com.
Prospective buyers and renters place offers on timeshares for sale and for rent which are advertised on the BuyaTimeshare.com online platform, and metrics continue to show improvement compared to this time last year.
Bank of Montreal: U.S. vacation homes expected to appreciate for Canadian Snowbirds
As Canadian Snowbirds prepare to head south to escape the winter chill, U.S. housing affordability remains healthy and prices are expected to increase in Florida, Arizona and other popular areas for Canadians owning vacation properties, according to the Annual Snowbird outlook from BMO Bank of Montreal.
For residents spending time in both countries, they must now keep in mind new border crossing rules announced earlier this year by the federal government. Furthermore, property owners and prospective buyers have the added consideration of the strengthening U.S. dollar.
Wyndham Worldwide named top company for supplier diversity by DiversityInc
Wyndham Worldwide has been recognized with the DiversityInc 2014 Supplier Diversity award. The Company was honored by DiversityInc for having a highly developed supplier diversity program, including strong efforts to engage suppliers owned by veterans, Latinos, African-Americans, women, the LGBT community, people with disabilities, and other businesses owned by traditionally underrepresented groups.
The new question for Canadian Snowbirds heading south: To buy or rent?
When they got tired of trying to find the right rental property, Miriam and Bryan Gardner decided it was time to buy.
It sounds like the typical explanation you might hear from a Canadian buyer in today's red hot real estate market but in this case it's Florida where tight rental markets have made finding accommodation more difficult than ever, especially for those Canadians looking for short-term rentals for their winter home away from home.
Sunset World makes an unprecedented Commitment to the Environment
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In recent days Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences signed an agreement with MGM Innova Capital for the launching of an energy efficiency project in which energy use patterns will be analyzed throughout the company in order to locate and identify possible energy leaks which not only increases expenses but can also damage the environment.
10 most ridiculously over-the-top vacation rentals
Who wouldn't want to stay at grand mansions, be waited on hand and foot by personal chefs and butlers or escape to a private island.
For those who can afford it, there's HomeAway, the world's leading online vacation rental marketplace.
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