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housing type price trends

(October 31, 2017, posted in North Shore)


The MLS® HPI is an alternative measure of real estate prices that provides a clearer picture of market trends over traditional tools such as mean or median average prices.

A mean average is the average price obtained by dividing the total dollar volume of sales by the number of sales.

To get a median price, all of the sales prices are arrayed in numeric order. In the case of an even number of sales... read more.

opportunities can be had

(October 31, 2017, posted in North Shore)


North Shore's North Vancouver and West Vancouver market numbers show an increase in active listings, sales lessening and prices adjusting. 

This not a time to hold back on selling and or buying.    It can be an opportune time.

 Reach out to us see how you might come out ahead!

Perfect time to buy in and or sell?

(October 21, 2017, posted in North Shore)








Real estate is local.

If you are thinking about buying and or selling in today's market, 
reach out to us to share with you the exact market conditions in your area.

plan it right, do it right, buy it right, & you'll be alright

(October 19, 2017, posted in Tips)

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so make sure you do it right! As a first-time home buyer, you’ll want to do your homework to protect that investment. Whether you’re buying new or used, these tips will help ensure you’re making a smart investment.

1. Hire a Qualified Home Inspector: My number one rule when buying a house is to get a home inspection by a professional... read more.

new mortgage stress test

(October 18, 2017, posted in Mortgage misc)


Effective January 1, 2018, home buyers who don’t require mortgage insurance — those with a down payment of 20 per cent or more — must qualify for their mortgage at a higher rate.

This new stress test won’t apply to people renewing their uninsured mortgage.

Canada’s Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced these rule changes October 17, 2017. 

Under the new rules, the mi... read more.

buyer demand differs on house type

(October 17, 2017, posted in Vancouver Metro Real Estate)


Apartment and townhome activity is outpacing the detached home market across Metro Vancouver*. This activity helped push total residential sales above the historical average in September.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,821 in September 2017, a 25.2 per cent increase from the 2,253 sales recorded in September 2016... read more.

REALTORS Care®

(October 16, 2017, posted in Community misc)

Arguably, no other professional group has a firmer grip on the pulse of communities than Realtors. Their job is, after all, to find homes for clients, a service that requires deep knowledge about the health and needs of their neighbourhoods.

Realtors are often on the front lines of charitable activity. Since it began tracking its members’ contributions in 2007, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vanc... read more.

waterfront sanctuary

(October 15, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Strata)


You’ll find a truly serene lifestyle at West Vancouver's, 'the Dolphin'. 


Professionally renovated  by a well know, local, sought-after designed, the suite was designed to echo the tranquility the waterfront location offers and with comfortable spaces inside and out to make this a waterfront sanctuary!

Features an open plan capturing the waterfront surroundings, tasteful, timeless millwork, stone coun... read more.

mere steps to WV seawall

(October 14, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Strata)


Looking for an opportunity to simply 'move in' and enjoy waterfront surroundings? 

This stunning condominium is apt to make you pause and seriously consider to make it your new address!  

Addressed at West Vancouver's, 'The Dolphin', most rooms of this one bedroom suite capture dynamic water views. As well it is totally renovated with attractive finishing, details, appliances and fixtures and furtherm... read more.

townhomes popular pick

(October 13, 2017, posted in North Vancouver Strata)

There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s North Vancouver townhome market is a lack of townhome inventory for sale. 

 If you have considered selling your townhome recently, now may be the time to put it on the market! 

 Reach out to us to discuss.

always limited choices

(October 12, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Strata)

Do you know what your house is worth? 


Have you stayed put because you are nervous you won’t have enough equity or difference to buy your next address? 


Reach out to us to review your options, crunch & review all the numbers so that you can determine if making a change now is a good idea!

little to choose from

(October 11, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Strata)


In this world of Google searches, where it seems like all the 'real estate ' answers you need to know about selling and or buying are just a mouse-click away but quite frankly.....actually.....overwhelming!  

Reach out to us to educate you and share all the information that you need to know to determine when best  and how to move forward.

prices keep edging up

(October 10, 2017, posted in North Vancouver Strata)


If you are considering a condominium to downsize to, sell and or invest,  reach out to us to learn your options & how best to tackle in today's market!

record level home prices

(October 09, 2017, posted in North Vancouver Homes)

For now, North Vancouver home prices remain at record levels.

If you are one of many homeowners who is debating selling your home and are wondering how much equity you have accumulated, reach out to us to help you determine if now is the time to list!

To review past monthly North Vancouver Detached Home Infographics

click here

fall market dynamics

(October 08, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Homes)


Real estate is local. 

If you are thinking about buying OR selling this fall, sit with a local real estate professional who can share with you the exact market conditions in your area!

Click 

here

 to view past West Vancouver Detached Home infographics.

just sold ~ Ambleside

(October 07, 2017, posted in West Vancouver Homes)


Don’t let this unassuming private residence fool you!

Driving by you are apt to miss it.
 
Found on an 'oversized' Ambleside lot, 10,350 ft² / .24 acre is a purposely built custom residence the current owner completed in 2007 to enable  their desire to downsize from a larger Altamont property and home....and be within walking distance of community amenities.

Everything of this most unassuming 'adult' re... read more.

North shore real estate update

(October 04, 2017, posted in North Shore)


In West Vancouver, there were 35 sales in the month of September. The sales to new listings ratio was 15% which represents a buyer’s market. For September 2017 the sales to total active listings percentage was 7%, an increase from 5% in September 2016. Sales for September 2017 were up by 13 units compared to September 2016.

The West Vancouver listing inventory has increased by 46 homes compared to... read more.

housing type demand differs

(October 03, 2017, posted in Vancouver Metro Real Estate)


Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (RBGV) September stats are completed and reports apartment and townhome activity is outpacing the detached home market across Metro Vancouver. This activity helped push total residential sales above the historical average in September.

Residential property sales in the region totaled 2,821 in September 2017, a 25.2 per cent increase from the 2,253 sales record... read more.