They are large (up to 3 cm), fast-flying bees, distinguished from the closely related genus Epicharis by the absence of long, whip-like setae that project backwards from just behind the eyes. They are commonly encountered bees in American deserts, and are active at very high ambient temperatures when many other species are in hiding. They can often be seen in large numbers on desert-willow (Chilopsis) and palo verde (Parkinsonia) blossoms. Bees of this genus are of some economical significance in pollinating crops such as Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and Cashew (Anacardium occidentale, pollinated by C. tarsata among others).

Outre les effets conjoncturels, les caractéristiques propres d'un bien immobilier ont une influence sur son prix. Celles-ci peuvent être intrinsèques au bien (facilité d'accès et d'aménagement, confort, isolation, exposition, esthétique, vétusté, charges et contraintes, bien occupé ou librement habitable), des éléments sentimentaux (biens de famille). Des phénomènes de rareté peuvent éventuellement être créés par des contraintes administratives de construction8.
"Homes are selling faster and faster in the Montréal area, as the average selling time, for all property categories combined, was 80 days in November, which is seven days less than one year ago," said Nathalie Bégin, President of the GMREB board of directors. "Single-family homes and plexes sold the fastest – in an average of 72 days – while it took an average of 94 days for a condominium to sell," she added. 
DuProprio’s March campaign features decorator to the stars Marie-Christine Lavoie getting ready to sell the Quebec City-area home she owns with her husband, former Habs defenseman Mathieu Dandenault. DuProprio, which operates under the ComFree banner in the rest of Canada, has been eating into brokers’ turf, capturing about 30 per cent of the Quebec City real estate market.
Facilement joignable, Longueuil est incroyablement bien desservie par tous les moyens de transport. En voiture, quatre ponts assurent le lien entre la ville et l'Île de Montréal. L'agglomération de Longueuil comprend aussi un réseau de transport en commun comptant 70 lignes d'autobus, 3 000 arrêts et une station de métro. De plus, 70 vélos Bixi sont accessibles dans six stations, 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine.
A broker provides a complete and accurate description of the property, performs a comparative market analysis, proposes a marketing strategy, verifies the specifications of the desired property, prepares and submits the promise to purchase to the seller, negotiates in the best interest of his or her client, and ensures that all conditions are met on time for the signing of the notarial act.
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