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.


(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.