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L’ILE-DES-SŒURS, Quebec, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) has just released its quarterly residential real estate market statistics for the province of Quebec, based on the real estate brokers’ Centris provincial database. In total, 31,587 residential sales transactions were concluded in the first quarter of the year in Quebec. This represents a 14 per cent increase compared to the first quarter of last year and the largest first quarter sales increase since the Centris system began compiling data in the year 2000. "The first quarter is a continuation of what was seen at the end of 2020, in a still challenging health situation. The demand for residential properties has not waned, as we can see by the new Q1 sales record and the fact that the inventory of single-family homes for sale has been reduced by more than half,” said Charles Brant, director of market analysis at the QPAREB. "Unlike 2020, this sharp increase in transactions is mainly attributable to the sale of plexes and condominiums across the province, in record-fast selling times as well." Here are the highlights of the first quarter of 2021. Sales By property category, sales of single-family homes increased by 6 per cent across Quebec in the first quarter of the year, while sales of plexes and condominiums registered more robust increases of 53 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively. Among the province’s metropolitan areas, Saguenay (+29 per cent), Sherbrooke (+26 per cent) and Gatineau (+14 per cent) stood out with significant increases in sales.Together, the regions outside of the province’s metropolitan areas registered a 29 per cent increase in sales, all property categories combined.Some agglomerations posted remarkable sales growth in the first quarter, including Mont-Tremblant (+124 per cent), Charlevoix (+97 per cent), Shawinigan (+53 per cent) and Thetford-Mines (+50 per cent). Active listings There was an average of 27,675 active listings on the Centris system in Quebec in the first quarter of the year, a significant drop of 43 per cent compared to the first quarter of last year. This was the 21st consecutive quarterly decrease in active listings, dating back to the first quarter of 2016. Prices The median price of single-family homes in Quebec stood at $340,000, a 24 per cent jump compared to the first quarter of last year and the largest increase ever recorded. The median price of condominiums also increased significantly by 22 per cent, to reach $305,000.As for plexes with two to five dwellings, their median price decreased by 2 per cent in the first quarter to settle at $415,000. Market conditions and selling times The general decline in the inventory of properties for sale is leading to a further tightening of market conditions in the vast majority of areas in the province. In particular, several agglomerations outside of the metropolitan areas have rapidly become seller’s markets. Selling times across the province were shorter compared to the same period one year earlier. For all property categories combined, it took an average of 66 days for a property to sell (-24 days). This is the lowest it has ever been since Centris began compiling statistics. For more detailed statistics for the province, click here. About the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) is a non-profit association that brings together more than 13,000 real estate brokers and agencies. It is responsible for promoting and defending their interests while taking into account the issues facing the profession and the various professional and regional realities of its members. The QPAREB is also an important player in many real estate dossiers, including the implementation of measures that promote homeownership. The Association reports on Quebec's residential real estate market statistics, provides training, tools and services relating to real estate, and facilitates the collection, dissemination and exchange of information. The QPAREB is headquartered in Quebec City and has its administrative offices in Montreal. It has two subsidiaries: Centris Inc. and the Collège de l'immobilier du Québec. Follow its activities at qpareb.ca or via its social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. About Centris Centris is a dynamic and innovative technology company in the real estate sector. It collects data and offers solutions that are highly adapted to the needs of professionals. Among these solutions is Centris.ca, the most visited real estate website in Quebec. Click on the links below to consult the regional press releases: Montreal CMAQuebec City CMARMR de GatineauRMR de SherbrookeRMR de SaguenayRMR de Trois-RivièresAgglomération de GranbyAgglomération de JolietteAgglomérations des LaurentidesAgglomération de Saint-HyacintheAgglomération de Drummondville et de VictoriavilleAgglomération de Val-d’Or et de Rouyn-Noranda For more information: Image bank (credit QPAREB) available free of charge. Marjolaine BeaulieuPublicistCommunications and Marketing 1-888-762-2440 or514-762-2440, ext. email@example.com
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Just days before President Biden will kick off a climate summit with world leaders, the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization has released a report Monday that warns that "time is fast running out" to keep global temperatures in check.
The U.S. dollar index touched a more than 6-week low and Treasury yields edged up after posting on Friday their largest weekly drop since June and oil prices slipped on concerns over rising coronavirus cases globally. On Wall Street indexes fell, with the Nasdaq being the biggest decliner. "The market has had a huge jump to the upside so it needs to take a little bit of rest," said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities in New York.
On Saturday, Masvidal will get a second crack at Usman and his welterweight title, when they rematch in the main event of UFC 261 before a sold-out crowd in Jacksonville, Florida.
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Patients with COVID-19 who have been consistently physically inactive have a significantly higher risk of severe outcomes than patients who were getting at least some exercise or regularly met physical activity guidelines prior to the illness, researchers found. Among the 48,440 patients in their study, 14.4% were consistently inactive in the two years before their COVID-19 diagnosis, 79.1% had some activity, and 6.4% consistently met recommended physical activity guidelines of at least 150 minutes per week.
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. will let the social-media app Parler back on the App Store after an almost four-month absence, the iPhone maker told U.S. lawmakers ahead of a congressional antitrust hearing later this week.The Cupertino, California-based technology giant made the disclosure in a letter to Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and Representative Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado. The social media app was removed from the App Store in January after it was one of the online networks used to incite violence at the Capitol in Washington. At the time, Apple said it pulled the app for violating content guidelines and said it would consider reinstating the service if Parler made changes to better moderate content.On Monday, Alphabet Inc.’s Google also indicated it would allow Parler back on the Google Play store if the app meets guidelines. “Parler is welcome back in the Play store once it submits an app that complies with our policies,” a Google spokesperson said. The company added that the app had remained available on Android via other channels despite the January removal from Google Play.Apple told the government officials in its letter that it found posts on Parler that “encouraged violence, denigrated various ethnic groups, races and religions, glorified Nazism, and called for violence.” Since the initial rejection, as well as rejections of other updates, Apple has “engaged in substantial conversations with Parler in an effort to bring the Parler app into compliance with the guidelines and reinstate it in the App Store,” the company said in the letter.Read more: Apple Blocks Parler Return to App Store on Offensive ContentSince Parler has proposed content moderation changes, Apple said it informed the social network on April 14 that it will approve a forthcoming update. The letter didn’t specify the changes, but Apple said it requires apps to filter “objectionable material,” provide a way for users to report offensive content, offer the ability to block “abusive users” and list contact information so users can reach the developer. Google requires similar moderation tools.In Monday’s letter, written by Senior Director of Government Affairs for the Americas Timothy Powderly, Apple said it originally decided to remove Parler independently and that it did not coordinate with Google or Amazon.com Inc, which barred Parler from running on its cloud service.Apple’s decision to reinstate Parler comes ahead of a Wednesday hearing scheduled by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights, which is run by Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota. Lee is the panel’s top Republican. Kyle Andeer, Apple’s chief compliance officer, will speak at the hearing, the company said earlier this month.“Apple’s power over the cost, distribution, and availability of mobile applications on the Apple devices used by millions of consumers raises serious competition issues that are of interest to the subcommittee, consumers, and app developers,” the senators wrote to Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook ahead of the hearing. “A full and fair examination of these issues before the subcommittee requires Apple’s participation.”(Updates with comments from Google in the fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Facebook on Monday said it is adding podcasts and "live audio rooms" in a push to get people talking and take on the fast-growing audio-based app Clubhouse.
(Bloomberg) -- Oil edged higher with help from a weakening dollar while a worsening demand picture in parts of the world continued to hold back prices from another breakout.Futures in New York rose 0.4% Monday after trading in a $1 range during the session. Total road fuel sales in France remained lower compared to the same time in 2019, while a key refiner in India is slashing oil processing rates as the virus rapidly spreads and lockdowns pummel fuel use in the country. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index headed for the lowest since late February, boosting the appeal of commodities priced in the currency.“Energy consumption in areas that are reopening faster than others is showing the increased demand for oil,” said Phil Streible, chief market strategist at Blue Line Futures LLC in Chicago. “Other places will start to reopen one after another. It’s unclear when we’ll get to fully or more than 80% vaccinated, but that’s when crude oil can take off.”While rising momentum in the U.S. vaccination campaign is boosting optimism around a demand rebound there, the market is holding back from testing this year’s highs as it waits for other countries to narrow the gap. Oil’s forward curve is pointing toward growing confidence, with the widely watched spread between the nearest December contracts widening to its most bullish backwardation structure in roughly a month. “U.S. demand seems to be healthy, and that’s giving us support,” said Gary Cunningham, director at Stamford, Connecticut-based Tradition Energy. However, “we still have questions around international virus outbreaks, and we’re seeing troubling numbers in India that are forcing them to shut down infrastructure.”In physical markets, U.S. sour crudes are signaling strength as nationwide refineries runs have increased to the highest in over a year in recent weeks. The premium for Southern Green Canyon against Nymex oil futures is near the highest since late February, while other sour grades like Mars and Poseidon have also strengthened in the past couple months.Traders are also following high-level talks between Iran, the U.S. and other nations aimed at ending a standoff over the nuclear deal abandoned by former President Trump. Washington described negotiations as “constructive,” while the Islamic Republic signaled it was ready to debate details to revive the accord. An agreement could see U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports lifted.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Two US transportation regulators said Monday they will investigate a fatal car crash involving a Tesla which apparently had no one behind the wheel.
The three points on offer for Liverpool's Premier League clash at Leeds United became something of a sideshow on Monday with the game paling into insignificance compared to the seismic events engulfing football. Liverpool confirmed on Sunday they were one of six Premier League clubs to become part of a breakaway Super League -- a move that has been widely condemned and which looks set to provoke a bitter battle for power. Before kickoff at Elland Road a plane flew overhead trailing a banner saying "say no to superleague" while the Liverpool team coach was greeted with fans venting their anger.
Now that the IRS has extended the tax filing deadline to May 17 (June 15 for expats and those in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas), many real estate investors have more time to work with an advisor and learn how to maximize deductions this tax season. As a real estate investor, there are a few "ordinary and necessary" expenses you don't want to overlook this tax season! As a real estate investor, you likely spend a substantial amount of time traveling to your investment properties.
Sarah Millican has asserted her successful career as a comedian and “not a model” in a brilliant response to the trolls who tore apart her looks last year. The 38-year-old, who admits to having “pretty low self-esteem”, wore a John Lewis, floral print dress on the Baftas red carpet.
It was nothing but bright sunshine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center when Karla Duarte, the first teenager in American to be treated for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) stopped by to thank the medical team on the one-year anniversary of her discharge.
In this episode of Motley Fool Answers, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool Personal Finance Expert Robert Brokamp are joined by Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann to explain the nuts and bolts of SPACs as we take Euphonium Industries public.
U.S. private prison operator CoreCivic Inc said on Monday it expects to move forward with a bond sale for Alabama prisons after two of three underwriters dropped out of the deal, which had come under attack by social justice activists. Barclays Plc, the senior underwriter for the taxable bond deal originally sized at $633.5 million, and KeyBanc Capital Markets, a co-manager, confirmed they were no longer participating in the bond pricing in the U.S. municipal market. In a statement, CoreCivic said it was "proceeding with efforts to help deliver desperately needed, modern corrections infrastructure to replace dilapidated, aging facilities that originally were designed with one purpose in mind – to warehouse individuals, not rehabilitate returning citizens."
Hoping to capitalize on the new opportunity for individuals to own shares in hotels, Dallas-based hotel start-up, The Commodore Collection, wants to win over investors through their unique offering.
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The German manager hit out at plans for the breakaway European Super League, which has been led by the Reds’ owner John W Henry