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How to Stop Spending Money on Rent and Own a Home Instead

(December 20, 2012, posted in Buying Your Home)

If you’ve always rented a place to live, buying a home can seem like a monumental undertaking. This report breaks down this home buying process into clear steps.

Seven Steps to Transition from Renter to Homeowner

Step One: Identify Your Needs and Wants

Begin your search by considering the kind of home you need and want. Write down your specific requirements, such as the number of bedrooms, size of y... read more.

BC Home Sales Pulled Lower by Vancouver/Fraser Valley

(December 13, 2012, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

MLS Listings VancouverThe British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that the dollar volume of homes sold through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC declined 24.6 per cent to $2.3 billion in November compared to the same month last year. A total of 4,680 MLS® residential unit sales were recorded over the same period, down 17 per cent from November 2011. The average MLS® residential price was $480... read more.

Housing Market Update for November 2012 (Video)

(December 09, 2012, posted in REBGV Market Update Videos)

How does this latest information effect your plans to buy or sell your property? The key to a successful real estate experience is knowing and understanding the detail behind the headlines for your city, neighbourhood, street and property type.

Please call or email me with any questions that you may have after watching this video. I'd be happy to help you plan your next steps.

As a Vancouver real es... read more.

Sale and listing activity below 10-year averages in November

(December 05, 2012, posted in REBGV Market Update)

MLS Listings

Over the past six months, the Greater Vancouver housing market has seen a reduction in the number of homes listed for sale, a gradual moderation in home prices and a decrease in property sales compared to historical averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,686 on the region’s Multipl... read more.

The Homebuyers Road Map

(December 01, 2012, posted in Buying Your Home)

The Homebuyers’ Road Map is a public information toolkit to help homebuyers make informed decisions and planning when choosing a home. This project is a collaboration between The Canadian Real Estate Association and the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

Click the image to download the full document.

The Homebuyers’ Road Map outlines the main resources available to a home buyer or seller to help t... read more.



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