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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - January 2017 Newsletter

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Thursday, September 1, 2016 - July Real Estate Stats

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 - MOVING WITH CHILDREN 10 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

MOVING WITH CHILDREN 10 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE! I am a Mother of 2 small children and just completed a move myself. I know planning a move can be difficult but planning a move with small children can be over whelming. Now that you made the decision to move, the best way to approach it is to take it step by step and not look at the whole picture and cannot stress enough, to be prepared. Whether you are moving out of province or just down the street, children are never thrilled by such an ... Full Article...
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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - New investment hot spots emerge

Two B.C. cities have won top spots on a list of Canada?s investment hot spots, according to a recent report from Business Review Canada. The review broke down Canada?s regional economies by province, and then dug deeper to find emerging markets in small to mid-size communities ripe with opportunity for investors. When the dust had settled, the B.C. communities of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows, along with Surrey, came out on the top of the ranking. They share the honour with Red Deer, Alta., and ... Full Article...
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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Flaherty: New mortgage rules doing their job

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Wednesday that there will be no more tightening of mortgage rules, following a series of revisions beginning in January. Speaking from the heart of California?s Silicon Valley, Flaherty said he was happy with the results of recent changes such as lowering the cap on amortization terms. "There has been some softening in the past month or so,? he said. ?So right now there is no intention to intervene again.? Canada?s over-heating housing market has long ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Housing sales in Metro Vancouver hit 10-year low in May

Greater Vancouver housing sales hit a 10-year low in May, dragged down by plunging sales of high-priced homes in West Vancouver, Richmond, and on Vancouver?s pricey west side. May sales figures show that detached-home sales fell 59 per cent in West Vancouver, 46 per cent on the west side of Vancouver, and 25 per cent in Richmond. Overall sales of detached homes, townhouses and condos fell 15 per cent compared to 2011, making this the bleakest real-estate May since 2001. Eugen Klein, president ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:37:40 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Home sales to be higher than expected for 2011

The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised its forecast for national home resales in 2011, citing stronger than expected activity and prices in the second quarter. There have been very strong sales in the GTA, with a drop in the number of new listings. "As a result, there's been a little bit more competition btwn home buyers and that's putting continued upward pressure on pricing," Jason Mercer, with the Toronto Real Estate Board said. With the turbulence on the stock markets the Canadian ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:35:07 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Housing starts up 25 per cent

Metro Vancouver's housing starts were up 25 per cent for the first seven months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Statistics released Tuesday show that the number of starts increased to 10,010, up from 8,005 to the end of July. Starts for the month of July totalled 1,538 in Metro Vancouver, a 37-per-cent increase from 1,124 in July 2010. Most of the starts were in Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey and the city of Vancouver. © Copyright (c) The ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Multi-family activity pushes housing starts higher in July

BY BRYAN YU, SPECIAL TO THE SUN A rise in multi-family construction pushed housing starts higher in the province in July. Total housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 30,000 units, up 29 per cent from June and 33 per cent above July 2010. Aggregate new home activity has been highly volatile since early 2010, fluctuating around an average of 26,400 units. In B.C.'s urban areas, multi-family starts rose 48 per cent from June to reach an annualized rate of 20,800 units, ... Full Article...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Looking for a home you can afford? Compromise

Conference board senior economist suggests the situation facing homebuyers is 'less dire than at first glance' By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun A Conference Board of Canada senior economist has suggested there are affordable deals in Metro Vancouver's expensive housing market, but is that the case? There are, if you're willing to be flexible. June real estate numbers revealed a wide discrepancy in benchmark prices (the cost of a typical home) throughout the region, with significant savings ...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:36:10 -0700

Monday, August 15, 2011 - Vancouver real estate prices fanned by Chinese

by Laurent Vu The VANCOUVER, July 20, 2011 (AFP) - Its quality of life is routinely ranked among the best in the world, but that's only one reason Vancouver real estate prices are red hot. Wealthy Chinese anxious to raise their families in the West are bidding up the city's limited number of properties in fashionable West Vancouver, sending prices in the city soaring more than 50 percent in the past three years. Last year, Canada issued 1,600 visas to Chinese investors looking to move to ...
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Monday, August 15, 2011 - Bidding wars add to hot house prices

West Vancouver real estate market out of step with rest of Lower MainlandBY JAMES WELDON, NORTH SHORE NEWS When real estate agent Mike Oxley held an open house on Haywood Avenue last month, he knew that the flat Ambleside view property was going to be a popular item. He didn't know how popular, however. By the end of a weekend that saw an estimated 500 prospective buyers view the home, the owners had received 26 offers. The house, which as a structure had little value, ultimately sold for $1.57 ... Full Article...
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