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Very hot July in Real Estate

August 2nd, 2013

It has been a crazy busy Summer so far. I am not surprised with statistics below based on the activity I have witnessed in July. It is a great time for Buyers to look because prices have stayed fairly stable. More listings have come on the market due to the increased activity.

July home sale activity increases in Greater Vancouver

Sunny weather did not slow the pace of home sale activity in July. Last month was the highest selling month of the year in Greater Vancouver and the highest selling July since 2009. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,946 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July 2013. This represents a 40.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,098 sales recorded in July 2012, and an 11.5 per cent increase compared to the 2,642 sales in June 2013. Last month’s sales were 0.1 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month. continue…

Heading to Balanced Market

June 11th, 2013

Hello everyone, thank you for the kind words regarding my blogs. I am glad that many of you are finding them useful.

The market is steadily increasing in speed from a fairly slow start for the year. The good thing for home owners is that prices have generally stayed flat with increases in certain areas of the lower mainland. I am a great believer in the Vancouver market. Since the topography of Vancouver will not allow much more free land for new construction, home prices will stay at the current levels and higher. More and more people are migrating here from other parts of Canada and other countries. We simply just do not have the space, creating a demand in housing.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Spring months bring balance to Greater Vancouver housing market

While the number of home sales in Greater Vancouver continued to trend below the 10-year average in May, the balance of sales and listings meant continued market stability this spring.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,882 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2013. This represents a one per cent increase compared to the 2,853 sales recorded in May 2012, and a 9.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,627 sales in April 2013. continue…

Great Buyers’ opportunity in Vancouver

October 2nd, 2012

If there was ever an opportunity for Buyers to take advantage of market conditions it would be now. They will find a far more relaxed buying experience with less competition from other Buyers. Many sellers are more flexible with offers too. With Interest rates at extremely low levels affordability is still within arms reach. Here is the latest report from the Vancouver Real Estate Board.

 

Conditions continue to favour buyers in the Greater Vancouver housing market The summer of 2012 drew to a close in September with home sale activity well below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,516 in September, a 32.5 per cent decline compared to the 2,246 sales in September 2011 and an 8.1 per cent decline compared to the 1,649 sales in August 2012. September sales were 41.6 per cent below the 10-year September sales average of 2,597. “There’s been a clear reduction in buyer demand in the three months since the federal government eliminated the availability of a 30-year amortization on government-insured mortgages,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president said. “This makes homes less affordable for the people of the region.” New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,321 in September. This represents a 6.3 per cent decline compared to September 2011 when 5,680 properties were listed for sale on the MLS® and a 31.6 per cent increase compared to the 4,044 new listings in August 2012. continue…

Government announces new HST/PST housing transitional rules

February 18th, 2012

Here is a quick explanation by the Vancouver Real Estate Board of the new transitional rules for HST/PST.

 

 

Government announces new HST/PST housing transitional rules The government today announced the HST/PST transitional rules on new homes.As the province transitions back to the PST, which will replace the HST effective April 1, 2013, measures to ease the HST burden on new home buyers include: continue…

January 2012 Vancouver Lower Mainland Real Estate Stats

February 8th, 2012

Selection broadens and demand eases to kick off 2012 in the Greater Vancouver housing market

 

VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 6, 2012 – Greater Vancouver home sellers were more active than buyers in January and overall home prices, according to the new MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI), continued to experience more stability and less fluctuation compared to the beginning of 2011. continue…

New iphone REALTOR.ca app

December 27th, 2010

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released the REALTOR.ca mobile app for the Apple iPhone on Tuesday, December 21. The free REALTOR.ca app is provided at no cost to consumers by Canada’s 100,000 REALTORS® and more than 100 real estate Boards and Associations.

The app provides users with the features and functionality of REALTOR.ca and takes advantage of existing iPhone features. For example, users can find properties, new listings and open houses in their specific geographical areas using the iPhone’s GPS technology.

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