The low points were many: Brazil & South Korean presidents, both women, both impeached. The end of far too many legends: …to name only a few. Horrendous terrorist attacks in Germany’s Christmas Market, Bastille Day in France, a nightclub in Orlando and unfortunately too many innocent lives lost in the name of Allah… Continue reading Who could have guessed what 2016 would bring?
Property assessments were delivered to mailboxes last week, so by now you should have received yours. It seems that across the board, values have gone up. This is expected, as the last 12 months have been very active. Though the market slowed in the Fall, we didn’t see big drops in value, nor would this… Continue reading BC Assessment have Arrived
May 2016 Market Report Homes continue to sell at an unprecedented rate in communities across the region. Economic and job growth continues to outperform most regions in the country, which is underpinning todays market activity. Sales last month rank as the highest sales total on record for May, but were down .3% from April 2016.… Continue reading May 2016 Metro Vancouver Market Snap Stat
This month’s market brief is focused on the negative press in the news about Vancouver’s real estate market. There is lots to be said about what’s happening in our market. Everyone agrees it’s out of control, but there is little agreement about what to do about it. The article in the Globe and Mail here … Continue reading Ethics in the real estate industry
Below are links to downloadable PDF files with great information and market snapshots compiled by our Real Estate Board. Listings are at all time low in all 3 categories and all 4 areas except for detached homes in East Van. Though prices are up, the ales are only 4% higher, this is likely due… Continue reading Statistics Supplied by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Christy Clark’s Liberal Government got a bright idea. Long debated as unfair to all parties, BC’s Property Transfer Tax of 1% on the first 200,000 and 2% on the balance has been adjusted. What are they thinking? The new tax is offering relief to those purchasing new housing and penalizing others by adding a full… Continue reading New Impoved? Property Transfer Tax
We like to promote local businesses and we have a new landscape maintenance company we’d like to tell you about West Van Student Labour . It was started by Evan a 17 year old high school student living in Dundarave. He and his brother have a reliable truck, power tools and a lot of hardworking… Continue reading We like these Guys…
Things have really picked up in the duplex market with lots of new listings coming on, accompanied with plenty of sales. Between September & October there were 8 sales! 8 times the amount of the previous month (August). Out of the 8 sales, 4 of them sold over the asking price in multiple offer situations.… Continue reading The Madness Continues!
I have written many times in this newsletter about how the “news” can make a REALTOR®’s ’ job harder than it already is. In my experience, reporters tend to report on the extreme and take “the story”, assuming there even is one, to a different level all-together, adding fuel to the already volatile public opinion.… Continue reading Inflammatory Vancouver Sun Story Stirs Up West Van Residents