Blogging with Buddy Nov 3rd, 2017

I’m so proud to be mascot for Coldwell Banker!  They are such a high profile, innovative  company known for giving back to the community since they began in 1906!  Nicholas and I are happy that part of that giving includes homes for rescue dogs!

Recognized for their philanthropy, two of Coldwell Banker’s best known projects are “100 Homes for Humanity” and “Adopt-A- Pet”.  To mark their 100th Anniversary in 2006 they started an initiative to raise $5Million that year to support 100 Homes for Humanity.  They continue on  and this year along raising $6.1Million and committing to more than 130 homes.

For over 100 years Coldwell Banker has helped people find homes and now their mission includes man’s best friend!  Out of the rubble of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake Coldwell Banker’s founder, Colbert Coldwell, helped saved dogs along with people. They have now joined forces with Adopt-A-Pet, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web site to help 20,000 dogs find a home this year!  Now that’s something Buddy & Nicholas Bacon can cheer about!!!  We know first hand what it’s like to live in a shelter and can’t image 20,000 dogs this year finding a furrever home!  Way to go Coldwell Banker!  You rock!

As a pioneer and industry leader for more than a century Coldwell Banker’s history is steeped with innovation  and boasts many industry firsts!  Coldwell Banker was the first full-service real estate brand to launch a national website, stream listing videos online, create an iPad application and listing video channel on YouTube, design mobile-friendly sites and be recognized for our best-in-class training.

Nicholas’ business attire suits the company well-known for their predominant  blue colour.  He looks quite dapper don’t you think sporting his blue neck tie?  I think Buddy Bacon needs one of these neck ties, after all, I’m the mascot, he’s just the side kick!  The company is so into blue that head office even has blue windows!  See below.


Don’t forget this Saturday night to turn your clocks back one hour and enjoy that extra hour Sunday morning!  The down side is it will get dark so early at supper time!!!  I hate it!  We usually get our walks about 6pm so that will be changing.

Quick market update; Prices are holding steady and October sales were up a solid 12% over the same month last year!  On October 25 this year, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping interest rates on hold. The rate rose by 1/4% in July and again in September. Since then, the Bank has cautioned that future interest rate increases depend on whether economic data suggest that inflation is starting to drift.  This warning could be what’s driving our local market as buyers who have been considering a purchase jump on board to lock in good rates before more hikes!

Hope you have a great weekend, watch for Nicholas and I in our red truck out and about.  Don’t forget to come over and say hi!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon