January 2015

NOrth Vancouver joins million-dollar club

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in North Vancouver Homes


North Vancouver joined the million-dollar club in 2014!

The median price - the point at which half the detached homes sold are above a price and the other half below - reached over a million dollars in North Vancouver monthly in 2014:
  • $1,142,500 in January,
  • $1,079,000 in February,
  • $1,059,000 in March,
  • $1,140,000 in April,
  • $1,010,000 in May,
  • $1,012,500 in...

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west vancouver's 2-million dollar phenomenon

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 in West Vancouver Homes



$2,100,000 was the year-to-date (ytd), January to December 2014 median sale price for a West Vancouver detached home, $1,900,750 for 2013.

However, Vancouver West's $2,396,500 ytd detached home median sale price surpassed West Vancouver's $2,100,000.

The median price - the point at which half of the detached homes sold are above a price and the other...

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BC real estate ended in a high note

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in BC Market Update



British Columbia Real Estate Association just released it's Housing Market Update January 2015 saying: 

"The year ended on a high note with residential MLS sales up +15% from a year ago and up 11% from November on a seasonally adjusted basis. 2014 marked the largest year over year increase in residential sales since the post-recession rebound of 2009...

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what's your property worth?

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in Tips


British Columbia (BC) property owners just received their 2015 assessment notices the first week of January from BC Assessment (BCA).

This assessment notice mailed to BC property owners is BCA's estimate of a property's value as of July 1, 2014 and for new construction or substantially renovated homes, the physical condition as of October 31, 2014.

A...

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2014 a typical real estate year

Posted on Jan 08, 2015


2014 year end Housing Market Update video was just released by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.  It says "statistically speaking it was a typical year for home buyer and seller activity in Metro Vancouver. Home sales and listing totals for the year both ranked as the fifth highest in the region in the last decade.

There were 33, 116 homes sold...

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residential oil tank

Posted on Jan 06, 2015 in Tips


Before the 1960’s many homes in West Vancouver and North Vancouver were heated by oil.  This oil was stored in metal tanks buried close to the foundation of homes.  Fuel tanks are no longer in use. While some of these underground storage tanks have been removed, many still remain buried on North Shore residential properties.

To learn how you can deter...

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