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It’s our privilege to be your trusted source of information on Vancouver’s real estate market updates so that you can stay current with the latest tips, trends, and stats. Feel free to contact us anytime with your questions.

Vancouver Housing Market Update June 2015

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Metro Vancouver home sales surpass 4,000 for third consecutive month It continues to be a competitive spring market for Metro Vancouver* home buyers. This competition continues to put upward pressure on home prices, particularly in the detached home market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Metro Vancouver […]

How Does Vancouver’s New Character House Bylaw Affect House Prices?

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In June 2014, the City of Vancouver released a bulletin that outlined an interim procedure for their staff to handle applications to develop or demolish houses in the city. The purpose of the new rules was to help save Vancouver’s character and heritage homes. Now, one year later, the City is considering turning the interim procedure […]

BC Housing Demand Forecast to be Strongest Since 2007

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BCREA 2015 Second Quarter Housing Forecast Vancouver, BC – June 1, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2015 Second Quarter Housing Forecast today. “More robust economic growth, strong consumer confidence and rock-bottom mortgage interest rates are expected to push housing demand this year to its highest level since 2007,” said Cameron […]

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 […]

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