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BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator Continues to Rise

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Vancouver, BC – May 28, 2015.  In the first quarter of 2015, the BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) rose 1.1 index points to 120.9, the fourth consecutive quarterly increase. The continued positive trend in the CLI is a strong indicator of future growth in the commercial real estate market. “The BC economy is positioned to […]

Top 8 Tips For Home Sellers in a Sellers’ Market

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We are currently in a sellers’ market in Vancouver, for 2015. Here are top 8 tips for those considering listing their homes. 1) Move quickly to catch the seller’s market – Sellers’ markets don’t last forever so move quickly and decisively to catch the window of opportunity to sell your property before it changes into a balanced market. […]

Top 7 Tips for Home Buyers in a Sellers’ Market

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Trying to buy a property in Vancouver’s sellers’ market can be frustrating, but you can be successful with these 7 realtor tips: 1) Stay hopeful – We know what it’s like to be caught in a seller’s market in Vancouver where it seems like everything is selling too quickly at higher and higher prices. I […]

BCREA Market Update May 2015

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Hottest April for Home Sales in a Decade Vancouver, BC – May 14, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 9,952 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, up 28.7 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was […]

Housing Market Update May 2015

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Buyer Demand Outpacing Supply Home buyer demand continues to outpace supply across the Metro Vancouver housing market. Below average home listing activity coupled with strong buyer demand continues to create Seller’s market conditions within the Metro Vancouver housing market. “It’s a competitive and fast-moving market today that is tilted in favour of home sellers” • Detached […]

Don’t Wanna be the Richest Guy in the Graveyard

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With history’s largest and most affluent generation, the boomers, heading for retirement we see a transformation happening … All our lives conventional wisdom told us to work hard, save for retirement, and pay off our mortgage. We followed the rules: toiled at those jobs, made those payments and we did it—we are now mortgage free! But […]

Tips for Home Buyers – Know Your Personal Credit Score

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As the Vancouver housing market gets hotter, qualifying for mortgages is actually getting tighter. When planning to buy a house, condo, or townhouse on the west side or east side of Vancouver, you should first find out your personal credit score since it will affect both your mortgage interest rate and your ability to get […]

Vancouver Retirees Selling Big Houses for Big Equity

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More than ever, we are seeing Vancouver Westside retirees cashing out of their big houses in neighbourhoods like Kerrisdale, Shaughnessy, and Point Grey and moving to luxurious low-maintenance condos and townhouses in walking communities near downtown or the water, such as False Creek, Kitsilano, and Yaletown. As these middle- and upper-income boomers age, they are […]

Westside Kitsilano

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Named for Khatsahlanough, a Squamish Nation chief, Kits is considered one of Vancouver’s “Most Popular” neighbourhoods, famous for its beach, pool, museums in Vanier Park, West 4th Ave shopping and restaurants …

Downtown Vancouver

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Vancouver is a beautiful, vibrant coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The metropolitan area, with more than 2.3 million residents, has been ranked as one of the most “liveable cities” in the world …

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