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BC Home Sales to Trend Higher in 2013/2014

(January 31, 2013, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

BCREA 2013 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in British Columbia are forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to 71,450 units in 2013. While a modest increase in unit sales is expected, home sales this year will fall below both the five-year average of 74,600 units and the ten-year average of 86,800 units. 

After declining nearly 23 per cent in 2012, ho... read more.

New Website Feature: Email Alerts

(January 24, 2013, posted in Real Estate Resources)

We have created a handy new feature that allows our visitors to subscribe to any MLS® search page on this website. You automatically receive a daily email when new listings come on the market specifically matching what you are looking for.

Simply fill in a simple form without having to become a member and sign up for an account.

Then, once a day, you will receive an email like this:

We hope you enjoy... read more.

Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

(January 17, 2013, posted in Real Estate Resources)

I recently read an article featured in "Freshome Design & Architecture" which I thought worth sharing with you. Many people are interested in using the latest technology to safeguard and automate their homes for a variety of reasons. The article highlights 10 reasons summarized below:

Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements... read more.

Year in Review: BC Home Sales Decline in 2012

(January 14, 2013, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 67,637 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC during 2012, a decline of 11.8 per cent compared to 2011. Total sales dollar volume declined 19.1 per cent to $34.8 billion over the same period. The annual average MLS® residential price in the province was $514,836 in 2012, down 8.3 per... read more.

BCREA - Mortgage rates to stay flat until next year

(January 11, 2013, posted in Forecasts and Economic Update)

BCREA Mortgage Rate Forecast 2013 - Canadian mortgage rates have held steady since the end of the second quarter, and we anticipate they will continue to do so over the next year. The yield on five-year Government of Canada bonds, a common benchmark for five-year fixed rate mortgages, remains very low and is forecast to rise gradually over the next year.

The last increase in the five-year fixed-rat... read more.

Housing Market Update for December 2012 (Video)

(January 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.

As a Vancouver real es... read more.

Return to PST - New Housing Transitional Rules

(January 07, 2013, posted in Buying Your Home)

On February 17th, 2012 the Government of BC announced the new housing transitional rules for returning to the PST. They recently published more information about transitioning from the Harmonized Sales Tax back to the Provincial Sales Tax and Goods and Services Tax at this link: 

A summary is highlighted below for your information.

The hou... read more.

"Food and drink is the essence of life" - Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013

(January 06, 2013, posted in Local Information)

Canada’s largest restaurant festival dishes up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the city. Choose from over 200 restaurants, a full schedule of events and dozens of hotels to create your own delicious dining experience. Cheers!

The Dine Out Vancouver™ Festival presented by American Express and produced by Tourism Vancouver is Canada's largest annual celebration of eating out, attracting tens... read more.

Prices hold firm as home buyers and sellers conclude 2012 from the sidelines

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

The Greater Vancouver housing market experienced below average home sale totals, typical home listing activity and modest declines in home prices in 2012.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2012 reached 25,032, a 22.7 per cent decline from the 32,387 sales recorded in 2011, and an 18.2 per cent decrease from... read more.



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