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Housing Market Update April 2018

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HOME SALES DROP, WHILE PRICES CLIMB “High prices, new tax announcements, rising interest rates, and stricter mortgage requirements are among the factors affecting home buyer and seller activity today” – Real Estate Board Greater Vancouver President   LOW INVENTORY & NEW LISTINGS = LOW SALES Overall home sales are down 30% compared to March 2017 […]

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YourHomeTeam – recognized as one of the top real estate teams in Greater Vancouver Medallion award winners again in 2018. Thank you to all of our wonderful and loyal clients. Related Posts Mortgage Rate Forecast BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator Continues to Ri… Mortgage Rate Forecast

Housing Market Update March 2018

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HOUSING SALES DIP WHILE PRICES RISE “Rising interest rates and stricter mortgage requirements have reduced home buyers’ purchasing power, particularly for those at the entry level of our market … Even still, the supply of apartment and townhome properties for sale today is unable to meet demand. On the other hand, our detached home market […]

Housing Market Update Feb 2018

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STRONG DEMAND FOR CONDOS & TOWNHOMES Townhomes and condos are in demand across Metro Vancouver … while detached home buyers are facing less competition today. Detached home sales last month were up 9.7% from January 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,601,500. This represents an 8.3% increase from a year ago January 2017. […]

Housing Market Update Jan 2018

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2017 Vancouver Housing Market: Steady Sales and Prices Hikes The benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,050,300, up 16% compared to December 2016. “Market activity differed considerably this year based on property type … Competition was intense in the condominium and townhome markets, with multiple offer situations becoming […]

BC Homeowner Grant Threshold Raised to $1.65M

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Provincial Government Increases Homeowner Grant Threshold BC Assessment values have increased, but the vast majority of homeowners in the province will still be eligible for the 2018 homeowner grant this year, as the provincial government has raised the threshold for the grant to $1.65 million, up from $1.2 million last year in 2016. Any property owner with a home valued […]

Housing Market Update Dec 2017

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Steady Demand Continues for Townhomes & Condos Overall housing sales are up 26% compared to a year ago November 2016. Detached home prices rose 6.1% from this time last year, reaching $1,608,000. Condo prices jumped 24% compared to November 2016, reaching a benchmark price of $648,200. Townhome prices increased 18% compared to November 2016, to a […]

November 2017 Housing Market Update

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ABOVE AVERAGE SALES AS BUYERS SNAP UP PROPERTIES AHEAD OF NEW MORTGAGE REQUIREMENTS IN JANUARY   October homes sales in Metro Vancouver were 15% above the 10-year October sales average.   “The federal government’s announcement of plans to tighten mortgage requirements for the seventh time in the last eight years also helped spur activity in the […]

Bank of Canada Rate Holds at 1 Percent

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement – October 25, 2017 – BCREA News Release   The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that inflation has edged up slightly and is expected […]

New Mortgage Rules Effective Jan 2018

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It’s about to become more difficult to qualify for a mortgage, but there is still a window of opportunity before the new mortgage rules take effect in January. Canada’s banking regulator has modified its controversial new mortgage stress-testing rule. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions published revised final guidelines for its mortgage qualification […]

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