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Foreign buyer tax amended!

Courtesy of REW, By unknown

Steep drop in Sales/Taxes collected causes BC. Gov't to react.   Read More

BC Home Partnership Program

Courtesy of invis, By P. Hardy

A quick look at the the new first time buyer loan program.   Read More

Home owner grant threshold boosted to $1.6M

Courtesy of REW, By E. Vecina

B.C. government announced a 33 per cent increase in its home owner grant threshold.   Read More

Stricter Chinese money rules with stiff penalties!

Courtesy of REW, By E. Vecina

Chinese authorities implement new rules for moving money abroad may stifle foreign influx.   Read More

Heated year for Metro Vancouver real estate draws to a close...

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Metro Vancouver housing market had its third highest selling year on record in 2016, behind only 2015 and 2005.   Read More

Market continues its 'balancing act'!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

November sales & listings fall just below 10-year average in the Metro Vancouver - House prices soften most!   Read More

Manhattan’s Trump Place to change its name.

Courtesy of MPA, By BLOOMBERG

Almost 600 people had signed an online petition urging the landlord to “Dump the Trump Name.”   Read More

Once loved now Maligned - Governments bails on foreign buyers!

Courtesy of REW, By E. Vecina

Misguided Governments attempt to avoid ‘racist’ tag has made life harder for Vancouverites.   Read More

Trump's first foray into Canadian real estate...

Courtesy of REW, By J. Da Rosa

Hopefully his ability to run a country proves more successful!   Read More

Leaving home empty to cost at least $10,000

Courtesy of REP, By S. Randall

Vancouvers 'Empty homes tax' to be introduced Jan 1, 2017! Details to follow...   Read More

RCMP predicted Illicit Chinese money/activity!

Courtesy of REM, By E. Vecina

Two-decade-old report foretold of prominence of Chinese in Canadian real estate...while Liberals buried report.   Read More

Trump Place tenants demand new name

Courtesy of MPA, By BLOOMBERG

Manhattan Tenants; “Trump” couldn’t come off the building soon enough!   Read More

Vancouver rental costs could see an upward trend amid new rules

Courtesy of Observerhomesnews, By E. Vecina

“Fewer tenants will be able to move out of rentals and into home ownership,”   Read More

Vancouver rents hit record high!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Average 2 bed $2,800 & 1 bed $1,800/mnth.
'No end in sight'- Pasco   Read More

Sales heat-up Nationally as Vancouver chills

Courtesy of CDN REW, By Canadian Press

First-time buyers will be squeezed with new lending rules.   Read More

Three quarters of GTA residents support foreign buyer tax

Courtesy of CDN REW, By S. Randall

40 per cent “strongly” supporting the idea of tax similar to Vancouvers.   Read More

Condo affordability-think you have it bad in Van & TO?

Courtesy of CDN REW, By J. Da Rosa

You may be surprised how we compare with other major world markets!   Read More

One-third of consumers at risk due to new measures

Courtesy of CDN REW, By E. Vecina

Mortgage changes to impact investors with fewer borrowing options.   Read More

Feds tighten on lending.

Courtesy of Invis, By P. Hardy

On Oct 17 new lending rules take effect making things even tougher for buyers/investors.   Read More

September sales drop 9.5% vs. prior month.

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Home buyers and sellers face changing market dynamics   Read More

Ottawa plans to close tax loophole.

Courtesy of Canadian Press, By unknown

No more tax loophole for non-resident sellers/investors.   Read More

Airbnb not exacerbating Vancouver’s rental woes.

Courtesy of REW, By E. Vecina

'homesharing is not a material driver of housing prices'...   Read More

Foreign buyers tax for Toronto, investors speakout.

Courtesy of REW, By J. Da Rosa

More talk of a potential tax in Toronto growing, investors have had their say.   Read More

Foreign investors to switch focus in Vancouver

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Deterred by 15% tax are likely to look to commercial real estate.   Read More

Foreign buyer sales plummet with new tax!

Courtesy of CRE, By

Waterfall turns to a trickle since new 15% foreign buyer tax implemented.   Read More

5 deal closing surprises!

Courtesy of REM online, By M. Weisleder

What you can learn from these closing day nightmares!   Read More

Foreign buyer tax may be on its way to TO!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

CIBC economist says Ontario will have to tax foreign buyers   Read More

New empty home tax -Relies on 'Snitches!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By M. Robiinson

Vancouver will have a levy on empty homes in time for the 2017 tax season.   Read More

New 'Empty Homes Tax' to alleviate housing crisis!

Courtesy of Canadian Press, By unknown

Vancouver's empty homes tax to be self-declared, up to 2 per cent of value.   Read More

Vancouver the 'City of Millionaires'!

Courtesy of CDN REW, By E. Vecina

Rising Real Estate prices helps average new net worth reach $1,036,000.   Read More

Sales off 23% in August! Houses most effected by new 'Foreign Buyers Tax'...

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Metro Vancouver home sales returning to typical August levels.(full report)   Read More

New 'Foreign Buyers Tax' (details)

Courtesy of Gov of BC, By unknown

Shedding a little light on controversial new tax...   Read More

13 simple ways to increase your home value

Courtesy of House Buyers Guide, By WM

Increase the value of your house without breaking the bank!   Read More

Economy, real estate drive Canadian consumer confidence higher

Courtesy of REW, By Bloomberg - T. Argitis

Canadians optimistic about higher home prices while job security sours...   Read More

Boomers' retirement plan - Millennials paying rent!

Courtesy of MPA, By unknown

Becoming a landlord is in the cards for many US. & Canadian Boomers...   Read More

New tax may induce price increases rather than cool market!

Courtesy of REW, By E. Vecina

Super wealthy, status-obsessed foreign buyers could see tax as simply a 'rounding error'!   Read More

Sales 'Normalize' in July!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Drop in home sales in Metro Vancouver in July as activity returned to more normal levels for the time of year...   Read More

Home sales move off of record-breaking pace in July

Courtesy of REBGV, By

Metro Vancouver* homes sales resembled more typical levels in July.    Read More

Vancouver residents backing new Foreign buyers tax.

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Local buyers hope for some price relief or even a small market correction!   Read More

Foreign buyer data released-Richmond & Burnaby lead.

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Government data shows foreign buyers make up five per cent of Metro Vancouver market.   Read More

Market Update - June 2016

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Home buyers remain active in Metro Vancouver...
"Highest selling June on record"   Read More

Single Women a growing market force!

Courtesy of REM online, By P. Jardan

Ten 'must haves' for single women buyers; security, storage, outdoor, natural light...etc.   Read More

Vancouver may implement vacant homes tax!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

In effort to loosen-up rental supply, Mayor asks for Provinces support to tax.   Read More

Selling or Buying...which comes first?

Courtesy of USA Today/Nerdwallet, By H. Bundrick

Buying a home is difficult, but try selling your home and buying another at the same time! It can be the gymnastic balance beam of homeownership.
   Read More

Boomers are about to see a massive Real Estate windfall!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Canadian baby boomers are in line to inherit a combined $750 billion over the next decade    Read More

Demand outstrips Supply across Metro Vancouver housing market!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Metro Vancouver* homes continue to sell at an
unprecedented rate in communities across the region.   Read More

Increases in PTT took effect Feb 2016.

Courtesy of BC GOV, By unknown

Purchase prices over $2 Mil now effected by provincial property transfer tax increase...   Read More

Will Chinese Capital Continue to Pour Into Canadian Real Estate?

Courtesy of Dominion lending, By Dr. S. Coopman

China is experiencing the largest episode of capital flight in history encouraged by the slowdown in economic activity...   Read More

New Contract Changes Related to Assignments to Benefit Consumers

Courtesy of BCREA, By BCREA

Sellers now have a new tool to help them decide if contract assignable or not!   Read More

Chinese investment in Canada to grow.

Courtesy of REM, By unknown

Regulatory changes in China will make it easier to export capital, (end of 2016)   Read More

New Records continue to be set!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Last month was the highest selling April on record for Metro Vancouver and there does not seem to be any end in sight!   Read More

Boomer-owners may be 'forced to sell' homes for retirement funding!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Many home owners are sitting on BIG 'Nest Eggs' and are getting ready to downsize/rent into retirement.   Read More

Court rules against landlord for photos!

Courtesy of REM, By M. Maurer

Residential landlords are not permitted to photograph a property while it is occupied by a tenant unless...   Read More

Richmond Real Estate firm -'Tricks of the trade'!

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By K. Tomlinson

'New Coast Realty' has some home sellers crying foul...firm under ongoing review/audit.   Read More

March sales set and all-time record!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Metro Vancouver home sales eclipsed 5,000 in March for the first time on record...   Read More

National Bank economists pours water on hot housing markets

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Chief economist of National Bank has hit out at the “alarmists” warning of dangerously high house prices.   Read More

Vancouver Sun- Get your facts straight!

Courtesy of REBGV, By D. McLeod

"Flipping" not so relevant-Letter to the Editor.   Read More

Vancouver TOPS in world ranking for price growth!

Courtesy of CDN REW, By S. Randall

Vancouver has topped the latest Prime International Residential Index.   Read More

Burnaby Condo Tower Bans smoking!

Courtesy of , By G. Howard

After all else failed residents agree to all out smoking ban! (the new trend?)   Read More

Greater Vancouver Sales set record pace!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Home Buyers continued to set a record pace during February 2016.   Read More

Property Transfer Tax Changes

Courtesy of Tony Spagnuolo, Barrister & Solicitor, By Tony Spagnuolo

Provincial Budget sees some tax relief for *NEW* home buyers. (Canadian Citizens/perm residents only)    Read More

City fees to blame for housing affordability?

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Don't be silly says Richmond mayor!
Province laying blame on cities but needs to examine its own fees/taxes...   Read More

Buyer competition keeps Sellers in drivers seat

Courtesy of REBGV, By

Home buyer activity remains at near record levels across Metro Vancouver housing market. (Jan 16' update)   Read More

Down Payment rules change

Courtesy of Fifth Ave Marketing, By unknown

CMHC borrowers will see increased deposit requirements as of Feb 16, 2016.   Read More

'Sales records set during 2015'...

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Metro Vancouver home sales set an all-time record high while house prices surge 15-30%!   Read More

Chinese Cash Floods U.S. Real Estate Market

Courtesy of New York Times, By D. Searcey/K. Bradsher

Clean air, schools, stable government drive Chinese buyers to U.S./Canada etc.(New York times article)   Read More

Listing Bloopers

Courtesy of REM online, By P. Blair

Auto-correct isn't always your friend!   Read More

Court decision underscores importance of PDS (Vendors disclosure statement)

Courtesy of REM, By M. Maurer

Not only is it buyer beware but sellers may be held to account for PDS!   Read More

Economists predict 2 more years of growth in Vancouver.

Courtesy of CDN REW, By S. Randall

All things remaining equal, it looks like 2 more years of home price increases!   Read More

Vancouver assessments set to rise!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Houses to bear the brunt of increases with condos under 1/2 the increase which reflects 'torrid' market.   Read More

Market Update (Sept 2015) - "Sellers Control".

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Conditions continue to favour home sellers across *Metro Vancouver’s housing market.   Read More

Canada has fourth fastest-rising house prices in the world!

Courtesy of RWE, By S. Randall

Ultra-low mortgage rates and foreign demand for luxury homes buoying market.   Read More

Harper pledges home ownership for 700,000

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Conservative government would introduce new tax breaks & programs to make housing more affordable.   Read More

Buying a house in Vancouver? - Inspection survival guide.

Courtesy of Above Grade Inspections, By Unknown

Consider these inspection tips & always hire an experienced home inspector.   Read More

Real Estate and the federal election

Courtesy of REM, By D.Procter

Conservative, Liberal, NDP and Green Candidates (Realtors) speak out.   Read More

More listing giggles

Courtesy of REM, By P. Blair

On the lighter side of Real Estate - unintentional
listing typos. "tile backslash"?...   Read More

Frenzied market being supported by more mortgage debt!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Increasing size of the loans rather than activity is responsible.   Read More

Vancouver's suburbs join the $1 mil + club!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Maple Ridge, Port Moody & New Westminster see more seven figure property assessments...   Read More

Canada's housing market considered safer bet by investors

Courtesy of REP, By S. Randall

Volatile equities markets are pushing US/Euro investors to this 'safer' haven.   Read More

Affordability crisis for renters!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

One in five Canadian renters spending more than half of their income on rent...   Read More

Banks helping Chinese buy real estate.

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Some of Canada's largest banks are helping investors 'Bend' China's rules on moving funds!   Read More

10 essential selling tips to maximize your sale price!

Courtesy of REM, By C. Rae

Don't get personal in preparing your property for sale...   Read More

Interest rates to remain low for 18 months.

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Many financial experts forecasting no increase until 2017...   Read More

Market Update - No Market Lull this Summer!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Competitive market for buyers continues-sales up/listings down.   Read More

Missing parking space causes collapse of sale!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

$1.7 million home purchase annulled due to missing parking space...   Read More

Consumer confidence rises - 'Real Estate Leads'

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

Perception of real estate prices in near future remains strong!   Read More

On the lighter side..More Real Estate Bloopers.

Courtesy of REM, By P. Blair

"Lazy swan, forest air furnance, parkay flooring" and more...   Read More

Harper makes election promises to 'monitor' foreign ownership

Courtesy of REP, By S. Randall

Prime Minister makes two promises to help Canadian Housing market.   Read More

Investors see rent increase ahead!

Courtesy of CDN REW, By J. Maxwell

As homes become unaffordable for many buyers, some experts see a "rent increase Tsunami" coming!   Read More

Weak Loonie continues to fuel U.S. Investment

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

11 year low in 'Canuck Buck' attractive to savvy U.S. investors/sunbirds!   Read More

CBSA blames money laundering for Vancouver Market!

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

Lenient border laws/property rules ineffective in curbing flow of international dirty money!
   Read More

Summer heat doesn't slow buyer activity!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

July sales 1/3 above the 10 year average while listings dwindle...   Read More

'Mortage Helpers' can now help secure mortgage.

Courtesy of REP, By S. Randall

Rules around income from rental suites set to change at CMHC Sept 28/15.   Read More

CMHC Changes rules for Self-Employed!

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

Rental Income can now help in mortgage qualification.   Read More

Condo Prices expected to play catch-up

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

House beyond reach for most common folk. Condo remains viable alternative...   Read More

BOC cuts rates..again!

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

In effort to stimulate the economy...could it add to concerns of 'Housing Bubble'?   Read More

June sales set record pace!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Last month was the highest selling June and the second highest overall monthly total on record!   Read More

Ex-grow homes avoided by lenders/insurance firms...

Courtesy of REP, By S. Randall

Homes that have been used for growing marijuana are becoming more difficult to buy & insure.
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Vancouverites turning to Real Estate for retirement...

Courtesy of REW, By J. Connolly

Over 40% of locals have or plan to invest in rental property to support income!   Read More

Chinese envoy calls out 'Lax' Controls.

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

Lack of regulation a key reason to our 'Sky-high' prices   Read More

Toronto vs. Vancouver?

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxell

The better move for investors is...   Read More

Market Update - May 2015

Courtesy of REBGV, By

'Buyers continue to compete for homes'
Supply drops forcing prices even higher!   Read More

1 in 5 houses flipped within a year!

Courtesy of REW, By S. Randall

'Flipping on the rise' - could be a troubling sign...   Read More

15 reasons to team-up with a Realtor!

Courtesy of REM, By M . Friedman

Selling/Buying on your own (without a Realtor) can end badly...sometimes very badly!   Read More

Show me the money!

Courtesy of Invis, By P.Hardy

What you need to know about your downpayment & 5 ways to a quicker 'mortgage-burning party'...   Read More

Quick fixes to prepare your home for sale

Courtesy of REP, By D'Orazio

Curb appeal is crucial to maximize your return!   Read More

Market Update- April 2015

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Buyer demand outstrips a tightening supply as prices rise across the board!   Read More

Best time to sell fast approaches!

Courtesy of REP, By O. D'Orazio

Sales data determines this day/month best time as 'sales explode' & sellers can see bidding wars!   Read More

March '15 Market Update

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Buyers out in full force as sales jump 53% vs. year ago!   Read More

Vancouver vacancy rate hits rock bottom!

Courtesy of REP, By J. Maxwell

Rising rental rates & tight supply create high demand for apartment buildings.   Read More

Market continues its winning ways!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

February sales post another strong performance -
+ 21% vs. Feb '14!   Read More

Fashion Icon enters Real Estate Market!

Courtesy of REP, By REP

Trump is one thing...now 'Chanels' Karl Lagerfeld enters the market.   Read More

Foriegn investment may surge but not from where you'd think...

Courtesy of REP, By

Chinese have led the way but buyers from two other countries likely to expand investment!    Read More

BC will be the economic star this year!

Courtesy of Canadian REW, By J. Henry

3 % growth with strong US. dollar driving expansion...   Read More

Resurgence of renters great news for investors

Courtesy of REW, By unknown

More would-be buyers choosing to rent longer while saving for house.   Read More

Price gap widens between condo's and houses

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By T. MCMAHON

Dream of a house becoming more difficult for condo/townhouse owners. (especially Vancouver)   Read More

Home buyers remain active in January!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

'2015 starts off strong' even with of listing shortage...   Read More

5 cheap reno ideas that add massive value.

Courtesy of REP, By J. Henry

Selling a property is costly enough, and most clients don’t want to put any $ into it.   Read More

Dealing with developers...Buyer beware!

Courtesy of Toronto Star, By S. Piggs

Buyer left out in the cold after purchasing.
(read the fine print)   Read More

Think Canada's Expensive?

Courtesy of CREW, By unknown

Not so fast...we rank outside the TOP 15 most expensive places to live! Pasco- 'study falls short'!   Read More

Title Insurance may be worth a look!

Courtesy of Spagnuolo Group, By Unknown

Covering things like; fraud, tax arrears, unpaid strata fees...etc.   Read More

How to stage a bathroom.

Courtesy of REP, By O. D'Orazio

Model after Hotel bathrooms...people love to walk into them!   Read More

Calgary's 'Boom or Bust' market back in the spotlight!

Courtesy of Canadian REP, By Unkown

Plummeting oil revenues may see plummet in real estate(again)...   Read More

U.S. citizens in Canada may face house tax bills

Courtesy of Canadian REP, By unknown

Americans living in Canada (or anywhere outside the U.S.) have to pay capital gains tax. (IRS)   Read More

Foreign Ownership Tops in Downtown Condos: CMHC Report

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Constantinuea

Metro Vancouver Ranks Second Behind Toronto for Foreign Buyers.   Read More

Year End Market Update.

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Sales remain brisk in 2014 as listing inventory tightens.   Read More

Next Big Thing in Condo's is Small!

Courtesy of REP, By O. D'orazio

Micro-Condos set to arrive in Canada's larger cities.   Read More

The latest 'it' amenity?

Courtesy of REP, By J. Henry

Pools, gym and party room...how about food vending!   Read More

Decoding the mortgage market

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By R. Mclister

Five predictions for the mortgage market in 2015   Read More

CREA revises housing forecast..'Upwards' for sales/prices.

Courtesy of REP, By J. Paterson

Annual housing sales to improve in 2015 with BC leading the way!   Read More

Baby Boomers not causing housing downturn after all!

Courtesy of REP, By J.Paterson

This group is staying in their homes (houses) longer...   Read More

Canada needs another 4.5 Million homes!

Courtesy of CREW, By J. Henry

Immigration up, life expectancy/quality of life improves so seniors can stay home longer!   Read More

Vancouver and Toronto Prices push ever higher!

Courtesy of Globe Business, By M. Babad

But will cheaper Oil hit Calgary's gushing real estate market?   Read More

November sales strong while listing inventory slides!

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

All signs are pointing towards another busy Spring market and beyond!    Read More

Christmas decortations 'in moderation' during sale

Courtesy of REM, By P. Ruiz

'Tis the season but keep decorations to scale, keep it neat (avoid tacky) and bring out your best...   Read More

CMHC insists - 'Vancouver not overvalued'!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Housing starts flat while employment, net migration & offshore investment strong.   Read More

Microsuites under the Microscope of City Hall!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Developers bid to build tiny studios in Downtown West is rejected by Van City Hall.   Read More

Size does matter!...when it comes to condo investing

Courtesy of Canadian Real Estate Wealth, By J. Paterson

Banks getting nervous about those new, tiny condos! (Market values scrutinized)   Read More

Affordability makes Burnaby 'Hotbed' for condo development.

Courtesy of Van Sun, By D. Penner

Towers hitting new heights near skytrain stations while presales at pace with Vancouver!   Read More

Vancouver housing prices head toward record high!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By V. Jang

Those waiting for a correction may not see cooling anytime soon...prices + 3% over next 2 years. (CMHC)   Read More

Vancouver...what's the attraction?

Courtesy of Van Sun, By T. Carman

Weather and 'Super Natural' Geography trumps high prices!   Read More

Agents beware of selling... 'Haunted Houses'!

Courtesy of REP, By O. D'Orazio

Not the type of Halloween surprise anyone would want!    Read More

Vancouver market to stay hot for 2015!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By B.Yaffe

Bullish outlook as buyers should not expect hot housing market to cool next year.   Read More

Property-Transfer tax adds more obstacles for buyers.

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By B. Jang

BC's outdated 'tax-grab' creates burden on Vancouver home buyers!   Read More

Gen-Yers should seek family support sooner rather than later!

Courtesy of REP, By O.D'Orazio

First-time buyers Seeking help from family more common today.   Read More

First time buyers are the housing market's pinata!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By R. Carrick

In today's hot market, first time buyers can't afford to get in...   Read More

Part-time realtors should disclose their status to customers?

Courtesy of REP, By O.D'Orazio

Real estate councils can't enforce but consumers should ask the question..   Read More

'Move-up buyers'...feel the squeeze!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Buyers less able to trade-up to bigger homes due to price spread...   Read More

In Vancouver, rich homeowners get richer.

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By B. Jang

Now takes much more to join the top 1% club!(about $5.8 Mil!)   Read More

Demand grows for larger, family-size downtown condos!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Developers recognize the trend & are responding with 3 bedroom (or large 2 + den)Condos!   Read More

Market Update - July 2014

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Home buyers continue to outpace sellers while prices edge up in some areas...number of new listings in decline.   Read More

Boom Time for Vancouver Luxury!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By M. Robinson

High-end Condo and House sales up nearly 40%!   Read More

Market Stats- June 2014

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Buyer demand continues to increase resulting in home prices edging up!   Read More

The High Price of Housing in Canada Dumbfounds American Commentators!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By B. Yaffe

Vancouver has been identified as North America's priciest real estate market.   Read More

CMHC to stop insuring mortgages on million-dollar homes

Courtesy of Canadian Press, By Unknown

Changes come about as FED moves away from mortgage insurance market.   Read More

Metro development surging on...

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffe

West End expected to see biggest increase since 1970's!   Read More

Crack in the bedrock!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By N. Vanderklippe

China's economy shows weakness as house prices slip..   Read More

Market Update - May 2014

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Home buyer demand increases across Greater Vancouver.   Read More

Boomers create demand for high-end condo living

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Suites as big or bigger than previous homes, with views & luxury finishes...   Read More

Leaky Condo Crisis rears its ugly head again in B.C.!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By D. Penner

Buildings that did only 'Patch work', now face even costlier repairs...   Read More

B.C.'s Property Tax could be made less harmful to locals!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By Don Cayo

Burden can be a budget-buster...especially for first-time home buyers.   Read More

Vancouver house prices pushed up by apathetic politicians & offshore demand.

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffe

'Money hungry'...governments welcome new development with open arms & Van City is 'fav by far' wealthy Chinese migrants...   Read More

Van City Boomers sitting on $163 Billion of property!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By J. Lee

But an affordability crisis means it will be hard for many to remain in their neighbourhoods...   Read More

Real estate along skytrain route on track to rise!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By K. GOLD

Buyers targeting purchases along new or existing Skytrain routes may see faster appreciation!   Read More

Who's on TOP?

Courtesy of REM, By unknown

Sutton West Coast Realty remains #1 Broker in Canada for 4 years in a row!. (transactions)   Read More

'Generation Y' looking for larger homes.

Courtesy of REW, By J . Henry

Inheritance & support from parents will see strong buying power from this group!   Read More

Vancouver Real Estate market gone 'Global'

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Local Realtor explains evolution of our 'exasperating housing market.   Read More

Vancouver Real Estate Market Off to Great Start!

Courtesy of W.Pasco, By Pasco

All signs indicate that we are edging closer to a 'Sellers Market'!...especially in house market.   Read More

US. on the move...

Courtesy of VOX Media, By Unknown

States where Americans would like to 'get the H**L' out!   Read More

9 things FSBO companies don't want consumers to know.

Courtesy of REM, By W. Hoover

'Sellers beware' - pursuit to save a few bucks may end up costing on bottom line! (and maybe more)   Read More

The more lovable Vancouver is, the less livable it becomes.

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffe

'Vancouverism' has become the international buzzword/model for urban development.   Read More

'Micro-Lofts' could be answer to Van housing crisis.

Courtesy of Van Sun, By B. Yaffee

Tiny homes, (265 sq.ft.),are hugely popular due to affordability.   Read More

Interest rate hikes are coming!

Courtesy of CIBC, By unknown

But they'll be lower than many expect: CIBC
(likely to pause well below Fed's latest 4% forecast.   Read More

Vancouver...the 'New Manhattan'

Courtesy of Canadian Real Estate Watch, By G. Burns

Affordability & cost pushing more people into the rental market.

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Vancouver sales and prices on the rise!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By B. Jang

Even with sales below historical average volumes, prices increasing.   Read More

Market Update - March 2014

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Home sale and listing activity continue to chart a steady path for Greater Vancouver.   Read More

No big housing crash on the horizon!

Courtesy of The Canadian Press, By J. Beltrame

Conference board says a 'Crumble'unlikely as our real estate market remains healthy.   Read More

A third of Canadians would enter bidding war to buy a home; survey

Courtesy of Canadain Press, By Unknown

An increase of 6% , or 21 %, from a year ago.
A sign of a strengthening market?   Read More

Home buyers 'squeezed out' of market must save more or settle for less...

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By D. Israelson

The '9 percent'- buyers effected by tighter lending rules need to 'make a choice' if still planning to buy!   Read More

First-time Buyers average budget on the rise!

Courtesy of Canadain Press, By Unknown

Up 6% from $300K last year, new 'average' budget for first-timers is $316,100.   Read More

Shortage of single-family houses may be rectified by 'Boomers'

Courtesy of CDN Real Estate Watch, By Crew

60% of Boomers considering downsize to Condo. Reduced maintenance/cost & travel main reasons...   Read More

Worlds hottest real estate for luxury homes. Jakarta #1 - prices + 37.7%

Courtesy of Knight Frank, By K. Everett-Allen

Vancouver in the middle of the group (+5.3%) along with cities; Monaco, Vienna, Madrid and Miami.   Read More

CMHC to hike mortgage premiums May 1

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By T. Perkins

Set to rise by 15% on average as government moves away from the business!   Read More

New B.C. strata rules mean simple majority can approve repairs

Courtesy of Van Sun, By Rob Shaw

This and other new rules will make it easier to operate strata councils.   Read More

In china, property promotions add to price correction concerns

Courtesy of Reuters, By C.Jim & U. Desai

Some developers including upgrades/parking while smaller cities see price drops.   Read More

BC Gov't steps-up (finally) to help first time buyers...

Courtesy of REBGV, By unkown

Raise in threshold from $425K to $475K on PTT exemption.   Read More

Spring selling season coming early?

Courtesy of Motley Fool, By J. Jenkins

Thinking of selling in 2014? Web traffic telling us that the time to act is NOW!   Read More

Wealthy Americans pick real estate as best investment for 2014!

Courtesy of Birmingham Business Journal., By Staff

Will a deflated loonie & soft prices in luxury market see Americans 're-discover' Vancouver?   Read More

Ottawa scraps the investor immigrant program...

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By T. Carman

Convenient way for rich immigrants to 'buy' Canadian residency is gone!   Read More

Taller towers set to 'scrape the skies' while braving the winds.

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By G. Dixon

Shortage of land will see towers rise higher...engineers accept the challenge!   Read More

January sales edge higher!

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

First month of 2014 saw sales & listing total outpace historical averages in Greater Vancouver.   Read More

Vancouver market closes out 2013 on strong note!

Courtesy of Pasco, By Pasco

December Sales surge in Vancouver Real Estate while 2014 likely to see further sales increases!   Read More

Only Hong Kong tops Vancouver as least affordable city!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By M. Robinson

...with Honolulu third; Australia & New Zealand most unaffordable countries.   Read More

Some mortgage rates fall!

Courtesy of Canadian Press, By unknown

BMO, Scotiabank join RBC in reducing a number of mortgage rates.   Read More

Vancouver condominium values should enjoy robust future!

Courtesy of Van Sun, By M. Jackson

Report predicts strong demand on horizon - 'Baby Boomers'...   Read More

Vancouver Real Estate 2013 market stats - Sales 'Surge' 71% in Dec!

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Housing market characterized by modest home sale & price increases in 2013...much of the same for 2014?   Read More

Vancouver's Westside and Eastside divide narrows on property values

Courtesy of Van Sun, By D. Penner

Assesments out and Eastside homes increase while Westside homes drop (Albeit from record highs)   Read More

Five mortgage predictions for 2014

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By R. McLister

Vancouver real estate could be in for a battle as banks tighten while savvy consumers to see more options.   Read More

'Burrard Gateway' project - Vancouver's 3rd tallest tower!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By J. Lee

Council approves over-height, 55-storey tower because of architectural excellence & community amenities.   Read More

Resale prices forecasted to increase

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By unknown

2014 prices to see modest rise with sales to increase!   Read More

Time for taxes in Vancouver, investors argue

Courtesy of Canadian Real Estate Watch, By G. Burns

International buyers should pay a premium tax on our real estate...similar to Hong Kongs 15%.   Read More

Casino proposal see's size double!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By J. Lee and M. Robinson

New $535-Mil proposal creates battle at Vancouver City Hall   Read More

CREA boosts forecast as resale prices jump

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By T. Perkins

The association now expects national average home price to rise by 5.2%   Read More

Market Update - November '13

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Steady trends continue in the Greater Vancouver housing market. Sales & Listings rise while prices steady...    Read More

Condo amenities that aren't worth the money

Courtesy of THE GRID, By D. Fleming

Developers using these to entice buyers may be excessive and expensive to maintain!   Read More

Buyer affordability likely to deteriorate with rising rates...

Courtesy of CREN, By G. Burns

Could be good news for landlords as buyers forced to rent resulting in a vacancy rate drop!   Read More

Canadian real estate market is not in a bubble...

Courtesy of Canadian Press, By J. Beltrame

Sudden price correction in real estate unlikely...unless there's another global economic shock!   Read More

Toronto Condo fees 'shocking'!

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By R. Carrick

Vancouver condo owners may be getting off lucky...so far.   Read More

October Market Stats - many segments continue to improve!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Sales heat up as winter approaches while prices remain stable for the most part.   Read More

End of suburbia coming?

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By A. Bozikovic

Why we're better off living in hyperdense cities built around mass transit.   Read More

BIG changes coming to Downtown neighbourhood

Courtesy of Unknown, By Pasco

Downtown South is about to see a major facelift!   Read More

First-Time Home Buyers' Tax credit

Courtesy of , By unknown

HBTC introduced by Feds in 2009 to help with the purchase of a first home.   Read More

September Market Update

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Sales (up 64%) & listings activity far outpace a quiet Sept 2012!   Read More

Who owns the moon?

Courtesy of Daily Telegraph, By E. Helman

A crowded private sector (aided by their lawyers) scrambles to take control of the new frontier...   Read More

Casino company rolls dice again on downtown Vancouver project.

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By W. Stueck

Second attempt by Paragon may see approval for Pacific & Smithe location.    Read More

2013 third quarter housing forecast update

Courtesy of BCREA, By C. Muir

Prices and sales to move up for balance of year and on into 2014.   Read More

What you need to know about condo fees...

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By R. Carrick

If Maintenance fees seem too low or too high...they probably are!   Read More

CREA hikes sales forecast!

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By T. Perkins

BC. & Alberta set to lead the way for balance of 2013 after National home sales jump 11% in August.   Read More

Boomers not in a hurry to downsize

Courtesy of The Canadian Press, By R. Maurino

They like their homes & gardens and they're not rushing to downsize to condos   Read More

Summer housing market surges +52%!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

August activity in Vancouver housing market finished well above last year's pace!   Read More

Regulator eyes tighter mortgage rules

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By Tara Perkins

BOC looks to 'tighten grip' on lending (again)! Markets re-heat as last years changes absorbed.   Read More

Don't be so hard on yourself!

Courtesy of REM, By Dr. Maya Bailey

Thought I would share this great article on self-motivation...   Read More

Investor group acquires Olympic Village Condos

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Fraces Bula

Olympic size 'White Elephant' - cities losses in the $240-$290 Million range!(est)    Read More

Vancouvers new 'Exchange Tower' is a GO!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Jeff Lee

Thirty-one storey, $200 Mil. tower will be most environmentally sustainable in Canada...   Read More

Non-residents and clearance certificates

Courtesy of Unknown, By Unknown

Off-shore owners should be aware of requirments when selling their Canadian real estate.   Read More

'Demand for Realtors increasing'!

Courtesy of REM, By Jonathan Whiting

Internet, do-it-yourself, Google or whatever, more & more buyers finding Realtors as a 'must' in their purchase.   Read More

July Sales 'Surge' while listings drop!

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

The worst is behind us? Sales up some 40% while listing inventory continues to dry-up...   Read More

Mould, Mould everywhere!

Courtesy of REM, By Matthew Brewer

Finding the source of moisture first step in the cure (interesting article)   Read More

'Worst in BC market may be behind us'

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Michael Babad

Is Chief Economist-David Rosenberg calling a bottom to our market?   Read More

Market conditions stable for buyers & sellers

Courtesy of REBGV, By

Sales see modest improvment/inventory tightens. (June stats update)   Read More

Montreal Condo Builder offers price protection as market slows

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Tara Perkins

Price protection of up to 10% if value of pre-sale falls prior to completion.   Read More

TRUMP brand arrives in Vancouver

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Brent Jang

'TWIST' is name of new 63-storey luxury tower with Trump branding.   Read More

CREA bumps up annual home sales forecast

Courtesy of Globe & Mail, By Tara Perkins

"The pop in Canada's resale housing market adds to upbeat economic news"   Read More

Vancouver home sales turn a corner

Courtesy of The Globe and Mail, By Brent Jang

After 19-month slump, finally things are perking up!   Read More

Slowdown? Nearly half of home owners eager to buy in next 5 years.

Courtesy of The Globle and Mail, By Roma Luciw

45% of Canadian home owners say they will buy while 53% expect prices to rise!   Read More

43 Storey condo tower proposed for Yaletown

Courtesy of Van Sun, By D. Hansen

Developer seeks 120 feet taller than current (30-storey)zoning allows!   Read More

Hong Kong Chinese leaving Vancouver 'by the thousands'

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By unknown

Mainland Chinese outstrip traditional Hong Kong immigrants to Vancouver (Richmond)   Read More

Time to reduce the PTT

Courtesy of REBGV, By Unknown

Real Estate Board launches pre-election campaign to reduce PTT 'cash grab'!   Read More

The ins/outs of mortgage insurance protection

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Robert Matas

Research will go a long way in determining types of insurance coverage to buy   Read More

Mortgage freedom day comes later for most home owners

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Unknown

Most will be 'mortgage free' after 57 while some not until 59   Read More

Home sale activity improves!

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Things pick-up but remain below historical averages   Read More

Tough call on future of Canadian real estate

Courtesy of Finacial Post, By Garry Marr

First-time buyers face biggest battle with tighter lending rules   Read More

Foreign ownership debate demands data

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Douglas Todd

Real estate forum brings issues about Vancouver's future into sharp focus   Read More

Tax Transition time ... April 1st, 2013

Courtesy of Sutton, By M. Hackett

Out with 12% HST and in with 5% GST & 2% Transition tax.   Read More

Evergreen Line a threat to affordable housing

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By K. Sinoski

High-density condos replace rental apartments around SkyTrain lines   Read More

Real estate sales well below 10-year average, prices stable

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Rating agency says home prices overvalued, but quick correction not expected   Read More

How we cope with pricey housing

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Jock Finlayson

Vancouverites willing to pay more for less space, and carry bigger mortgages   Read More

Luxury home sales fell in 2012

Courtesy of Van Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Sales of high-end homes fell by more than one-third!    Read More

Vancouver looks to expand laneway housing across city

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun/Urban Planning, By unknown

Creating more affordable housing-Laneway housing to expand to all single family zones.   Read More

17-storey mixed-use tower in heart of Chinatown ok'd

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Darah Hansen

'611 Main street' to include market housing & low-cost rental suites.   Read More

CMHC says housing starts in B.C. will rise this year

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Immigration & better economic prospects in B.C. will boost sales   Read More

Gradual recovery in the cards for market?

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Brent Jang

Drop in new listings points to gradual recovery in Vancouver housing   Read More

HST transition rules...New Home buyers should make themselves aware

Courtesy of BCREA, By unknown

April 1, 2013 - 12% HST drops to 5% GST + 2% transition tax for most new homes...


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Trump lends his name to Vancouver project

Courtesy of CTV News, By Darcy Wintonyk

63-storey tower on Georgia street will be the cities 2nd tallest tower   Read More

Vancouver real estate -a look ahead to 2013

Courtesy of W. Pasco, By

'Squeeze in supply' of listings keeping prices buoyant   Read More

10 inexpensive decorating tips

Courtesy of HGTV, By Kelly Edwards

Ten quick tips to help sellers 'make the grade' & get the sale!   Read More

January sales remain quiet

Courtesy of REBGV, By unknown

Sellers and Buyers start to 'wait each other out' in balanced market.   Read More

Housing forecast 2013/2014 - First quarter 2013

Courtesy of BCREA, By unknown

BCREA releases forecast with sales slated to improve   Read More

New rental units are on the rise in Vancouver

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Zoe McKnight

City approves 1,021 such developments for construction, up from zero in 2009!   Read More

Don't blame boomers if housing goes bust!

Courtesy of Globe and mail, By Larry Macdonald

Demographics dictate Boomers downsizing but at what impact...   Read More

One Wall Center to get darker glass 32nd-48th floors

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

In an effort to reduce energy, city allows change despite 2000 agreement   Read More

Is Canada talking itselt into a housing crisis?

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Larry Macdonald

Flaherty happy with falling prices & now media taking negative hold...   Read More

Pros and cons of downsizing. Condo vs. House

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Craig McInnes

Empty-nest dilemma revolves around what we cherish and value   Read More

Flaherty will face heat if home prices cool

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Rob Carrick

First it was income trusts, now Flaherty sets his sights on your homes value!   Read More

Rising B.C. property values take time out

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

All Assessments not created equally...some do (while others don't) reflect market realities!   Read More

'Bumpier' landing seen for Vancouver real estate

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Canadian Real Estate Association has cut its forecast for house sales this year and 2013.   Read More

City in the red..taxes to increase

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By D. Hansen

Property taxes expected to jump.
Council to vote on proposal Dec. 10   Read More

Transit corridors fuel sustained demand for new condos

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracey Sherlock

Overall Sales for multi-family developments slumping but upbeat in select projects   Read More

Complex turns not so family-friendly

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Denise Ryan

Couple asked to vacate adult-only condo building claims age restriction violates rights.   Read More

Construction, price forecast stable: CMHC

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Projected employment and economic growth leads to stronger outlook in B.C. real estate   Read More

Condo life is rife with conflict

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By D. Bramham

With 10% of units in need of renewal, 14-year old Strata Property Act is due for overhaul.   Read More

'Thin Streets' could boost affordability

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Darah Hansen

Proposal amnong top priorities task force identified to develop more housing units   Read More

Realtors want drug houses indentified

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Kelly Sinoski

Many new owners find out only after they've moved in that they're living with potential risks   Read More

Bank of Mom & Dad when buying

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By T. Sherlock

Legal documents can reduce risk when it comes to lending money to relatives   Read More

Home Sellers continue to outnumber buyers.

Courtesy of REBGV, By NA

Greater Vancouver's summer housing market stumbles during August.   Read More

Groundbreaking on new homes drops in July to 'normal' level

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Developers expect to 'pull-back on new home starts in the second half...more signs of a pending shortage down the road? (Wayne)   Read More

First-time homebuyers wish they had a 2nd chance

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Tracy Sherlock

Most wish that they had acted sooner with bigger downpayment.   Read More

New Condos fall below predictions

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

But 6,000 units in concrete buildings in 1st half of 2012 still 'significant'   Read More

Slowing Chinese economy poses real threat to market.

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

But B.C. Real Estate Association contends foreign investors small part of sales.   Read More

Three downtown towers to focus on rental units

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

Aguilini Developments and Construction will provide 614 apartments   Read More

Home Prices decline in record numbers of cities

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun - Bloomberg, By unknown

Lenders are reducing financiing rates for first-time buyers to boost sales.   Read More

Buying a strata unit needs extra care

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By D. Cayo

Additional costs can arise unexpectedly, while reselling does'nt gaurantee a profit   Read More

Controversial tower set to get off the ground

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Jeff Lee

'RIZE' project ready to raise 19-storey tower in Mount Pleasant   Read More

Money Laundering Reporting Rules to Tighten!

Courtesy of REM, By Christine J. Mingie Duhaime

AML (anti-money laundering) rules target Realtors, once again!   Read More

Proposed urban highrise being debated

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Doug Ward

Main/Mount Pleasant- further change with 19 storey development   Read More

Assessments skyrocket, but appeals drop

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By T. Sherlock

Assessments that rise more than average=higher taxes!   Read More

Surrey Rated B.C.'s hottest market!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By unknown

Surrey #1 while Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows #2. Best to invest!   Read More

Suburban office market driven by rapid transit

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

Offices near skytrain line have lower vacancies, higher rents.   Read More

B.C. needs a business strategy for India

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By B. Dhahan & K. Sundaram

China and India will have the No. 1 and three economies in the world respectively    Read More

Dealing with an aging population

Courtesy of BNN, By staff

Declining enrollment at Colleges sign of the times   Read More

Stuck between a condo and a hard sell!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Daphne Bramham

Leasehold owners in S.False Creek get ready to pay the price.   Read More

Price correction not seen, says CMHC outlook

Courtesy of Financial Post, By unknown

Contrary to 'Doom & Gloom' predictions of some "experts"   Read More

Cheap gas but rising parking rates!

Courtesy of REM, By Unknown

Calgary has cheap gas prices but rising parking rates   Read More

Buyers face possibility of bidding wars

Courtesy of Postmedia News, By unknown

Poll conducted found BC buyers expect bidding war!    Read More

Condo Fees should be factored in.

Courtesy of Postmedia News, By Paula Arab

Strata fees should be included in Mortgage calculation   Read More

Court backs leaky-condo owners

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun- Nov 24, 2010, By Neal Hall

Thousands many now be entitled to coverage under general contractors' insurance   Read More

Buyers take August holiday

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Sales fall & inventory lower. All eyes on Sept. sales   Read More

Sales take a "Summer break"

Courtesy of REBGV, By July 5, 2010

Latest sales info. Weather & market to heat-up?   Read More

Buyers Market in Okanagan

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

New condo reduced from $275k to $225K! Buy now?   Read More

House prices to settle

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Realtors' group expects prices to stop rising as quickly   Read More

1006 units to aid homeless

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Gerry Bellett

$225 M plan to build new supportive housing units   Read More

Prices to remain flat for 2010

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Finally some relief for buyers & frenzied pace of last few years...   Read More

Market moves to balance

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Surge of new listings takes pressure off buyers   Read More

Housing rebound complete

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Average home prices above pre-recession levels.   Read More

Affordability stretched

Courtesy of Financial Post, By

Price of home ownership rose slightly in late 2009   Read More

No Canadian Housing Bubble

Courtesy of Reuters-Feb 22, 2010, By unknown

Bank of Canada Deputy says no bubble in our market   Read More

No housing bubble in BC.

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Jay Bryan

Just overheated with price increases to ease   Read More

Metro office subleasing-improving times

Courtesy of , By

Vancouver economy seems to be improving faster   Read More

Vancouver "unaffordable"!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Brian Morton

Topping the charts in World-class 'unaffordability'   Read More

Economy will recover, employment to follow

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Fiona Anderson

B.C forecast: Economy will recover, but employment slow to follow   Read More

Vacancy rate expected to shrink

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By Derrick Penner

Metro Vancouver's apartment vacancy rate expected to shrink in 2010   Read More

No Housing Bubble yet!

Courtesy of Reuters, By J. Jones

The Bank of Canada does not see a housing bubble    Read More

Rental shortages result in Act Changes

Courtesy of Spagnuolo & Company, By Sarah Cunningham

starting January 1, 2010, a new RDS will benefit every subsequent owner of that strata lot   Read More

Housing Starts rise in December

Courtesy of Financial Post, By unknown

Seasonally adjusted housing starts were up 5.9% from November.   Read More

Real Estate too hot to handle?

Courtesy of Financial Post, By unknown

Analysts are beginning to caution some buyers to step aside   Read More

Home inspections remains buyer-beware!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By D. Penner, Jan 9, 2010

A buyer-beware environment-consumers need to know what to expect    Read More

Government will move to "Pop Bubble"

Courtesy of Canwest News Service, By Andrew Mayeda - Dec 18, 2009

federal government is ready to clamp down further on mortgage rules   Read More

Rates to remain low

Courtesy of Associated Press, By Jeannine Aversa

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board to hold rates   Read More

November sales roar ahead

Courtesy of REBGV, By Scott Russell

Home values continued to edge upward in November    Read More

Canada housing boom going to slow

Courtesy of Finacial Post, By Derek Abma

The housing-market boom currently enjoyed in Canada will not last...   Read More

B.C. home affordability takes a hit!

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun, By B.Morton - November 26, 2009

It’s getting harder to buy a home in B.C. as an increasingly hot real estate market pushes prices higher.   Read More

Quick Fix and Flip? Spend wisely

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Amy Fontinelle - Nov 23, 2009

Think spending $50,000 on a total kitchen remodel or $10,000 overhauling the bathroom is the only way to add value to a home? ...   Read More

What HST means for Home Buyers

Courtesy of BCREA, By unknown - November 2009

The cost of real estate transactions will increase on July 1, 2010 with the introduction of the new HST...   Read More

U.S. homes sales surge

Courtesy of Globe and Mail, By Alan Zuber - Nov 23, 2009

Rise 10.1% in September, highest level in 2 1/2 years. Home sales far exceeded expectations last month, surging to the highest level in 21/2 years...   Read More

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