January 2018

All Signs Positive

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



Postive news articles abound today following the release of Royal Lepage’s Fourth Quarter Market Trends report today. Major highlights from the report include:

  • Project 5.2% increase in housing prices across Greater Vancouver in ‘18
  • Greater Vancouver condos increased in price by an average of 20.2%
    • Condos within City of Vancouver up 18.7%
  • British Columb...

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Top 10 open houses to check out in Downtown Vancouver.

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



Happy BC Day Long Weekend!

While many are out of the city or enjoying a relaxing stay-cation many of us will be running around Downtown Vancouver condo shopping. With that in mind I looked over all the open houses advertised for Sunday, August 6th, in the Downtown and created this list of 10.

If I wasn't holding the 2-bed and den condo atop this list...

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Vancouver Market Update through February 2017

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



Speaking with homeowners everyday as I do the prevalent sentiment I hear is that prices are off or prices are down.. Is that really true though?

The MLS Housing Price Index has the Vancouver market as a whole down less than 5% from the peak this past summer in July 2016 through January. That number will be even less in all likelihood as the board up...

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Is it time you climbed the property ladder!?

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



While you’ll find news abound that the Vancouver Real Estate market has cooled or that prices are off; these are generalizations. Certain areas of our market are seeing less activity for certain but that is definitely not true of the market as a whole.

The truth is there is opportunity in every market. Just need to know where to find it and whether...

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First Time Home Buyer Initiative announced by BC Gov.

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



If you live in Vancouver and/or the Lower Mainland you surely know of the difficulties facing prospective first time home buyers wishing to enter our residential real estate market. The BC Government has just unveiled a new program aimed at removing some of these hurdles in an effort to assist middle-class British Columbians pursue their goals of h...

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BC Government amends foreign tax rules

Posted on Jan 25, 2018



Since August 2nd, 2016,  foreign buyers of Greater Vancouver residential real estate have been liable to pay an additional 15% tax on the fair market value of their purchase. This in addition to the Property Transfer Tax already in place for all homebuyers.


This past Sunday, February 29th, whil...

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