October 2017

housing type price trends

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 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 nume...

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opportunities can be had

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 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!

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Perfect time to buy in and or sell?

Posted on Oct 21, 2017 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.

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

Posted on Oct 19, 2017 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 h...

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new mortgage stress test

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 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 cha...

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buyer demand differs on house type

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 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...

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