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BC Home Sales Edge Lower in November

(December 13, 2013, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

Real Estate Trends in BC

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,490 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC during November, up 17.3 per cent from November 2012. Total sales dollar volume was 36 per cent higher than a year ago at $3.06 billion. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $557,586, up 15.9 per cent from November 2012.

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2014 Mortgage Rate Forecast

(December 12, 2013, posted in Forecasts and Economic Update)

BCREA has just issued their Mortgage Rate Forecast for 2014.

The highlights of the report include:
  • No "taper" prompts long-term rates to fall
  • Canadian economy gains momentum
  • Bank of Canada to remain on hold through 2014
Posted Canadian mortgage rates were relatively stable during the fourth quarter in spite of wide fluctuations in Canadian bond yields. However, discounted mortgage rates have risen 40 b... read more.

Housing Market Update for November 2013 (Video)

(December 10, 2013, 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.

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Light Your Way to a Faster Sale

(December 04, 2013, posted in Selling Your Home)

Remember the last time you visited an upscale furniture showroom? The furniture and fixtures on display probably looked great. The colours and textures jumped out at you. It was a feast for the eyes! 

There is a good reason for this: lighting. 

Of course, the quality of the products has a lot to do with how appealing they look when on display. But smart retailers know that proper lighting is key to... read more.

Steady trends continue in the Greater Vancouver housing market

(December 03, 2013, posted in REBGV Market Update)

Consistent home sale and listing activity has allowed balanced market conditions to prevail in the Greater Vancouver housing market for most of 2013.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,321 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2013. This represents a 37.7 per cent increase compared to the 1,686 sale... read more.



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