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April 11, 2019

Getting an Early Start on Selling your Home

How to Prepare Your Home for SaleYou've probably heard the expression, "The early-bird gets the worm." It refers, of course, to those who get in early and reap the rewards. For example, if you arrive early to a retail store for a big blowout sale, you're likely to get the deals before the inventory runs out. The stragglers who come later miss out.

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Posted in Selling
April 9, 2019

Vancouver Cycling Routes & Bike Map

Vancouver BC Cycling Routes and MapVancouver Cycling Routes

Did you know that Vancouver, BC has an extensive network of cycling routes? Whether you'd like to bike in the River District along the Fraser River, or head to Kitsilano or Downtown, there are a wide variety of biking routes available.

Some bike paths are designated specifically for cyclists and have a protective barrier to keep you safely away from cars.  For example, many downtown streets, including Burrard Bridge, Carrall Street, Comox/Helmcken Street, Dunsmuir Street, Dunsmuir Viaduct, and Hornby Street, have protected bike lanes.

Others are bike paths along Vancouver's streets with either  an unprotected lane or a shared lane.

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Posted in Community
April 5, 2019

March 2019 - Prospective Home Buyers Remain on the Sidelines

To view  all the details of the current Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver West and Vancouver East real estate market statistics and graphs, just click the desired buttons below to open a detailed PDF report.

Posted in Market Update
March 13, 2019

Analysis of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market for March 2019

Greater Vancouver BC February 2019 Market StatisticsWe’re experiencing a shift away from a buyer’s market. As we've expected, this is occurring for all residential property types at the lower price points or for desirable well priced condos, townhouses and houses. This shift is evidenced by the extremely busy open houses, some instances of multiple offer situations and even some properties selling over asking. 

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Posted in Market Update
March 8, 2019

February 2019 - The Greater Vancouver Market is Shifting

To view  all the details of the current Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver West and Vancouver East real estate market statistics and graphs, just click the desired buttons below to open a detailed PDF report.

Posted in Market Update
March 4, 2019

Helping Your Children Buy their First Home with the Family Equity Plan

Many parents are helping their children buy their first home by providing money for their mortgage downpayment. If you are also thinking of helping your kids with their home purchase, you may want to consider the Family Equity Plan instead of gifting your cash directly to your children.

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Feb. 13, 2019

What's Really Happening in the Vancouver BC Real Estate Market?

Typically, the Vancouver real estate market experiences a balanced or seller’s market conditions. However, as you’ve probably heard, it’s now a buyer’s market. Historically, these shifts in the market last 6-12 months. The market conditions for strata properties started to change in the summer of 2018 (for detached, it was the summer of 2017). So, if you’re thinking of buying, now is the time to take action.

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Posted in Market Update
Feb. 9, 2019

January 2019 - Home Listings Increase While Many Buyers Remain in a Holding Pattern

To view  all the details of the current Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver West and Vancouver East real estate market statistics and graphs, just click the desired buttons below to open a detailed PDF report.

Posted in Market Update
Jan. 22, 2019

BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax

BC Speculation and Vacancy TaxYou must declare! If you live in one of the areas targeted by the B.C. Speculation and Vacancy Tax, every person on the title of your home will receive a letter with instructions on making your declaration.

Regardless of whether it's your primary residence or not, and whether it's vacant, tenanted, or you live in it, each owner must make a declaration.

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Posted in News
Jan. 15, 2019

December 2018 - Home Sales Decline below Historical Averages

To view  all the details of the current Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver West and Vancouver East real estate market statistics and graphs, just click the desired buttons below to open a detailed PDF report.

Posted in Market Update