Vancouver House Prices to Rise 9.4% in 2015

(July 15, 2015)

Comparing to 2014, 2015 housing prices will rise 9.4%. 

In 2015's second quarter the average price on a detached home in Vancouver was $1,368,125 this was up 13.6% comparing to the same time last year.
Condos have only increased about 6% over the year to $521,425. 
Vancouver is a highly desired place to live, with the amount of buyers and lack of inventory on the market right now, the market is in the... read more.

How To Buy a Property In a Hot Market

(July 05, 2015)

  • Be educated: Talk to a realtor for any questions you may have about buying a home, and if you are looking to invest understand what the current market demand is, current inventory, how fast homes are selling, list versus sell price, frequency of multiple offers, and rental-related information.
  • Be sure your finances are in order: In a potential multiple offer situation there may be times when you ha... read more.

For Sale By Owner

(June 28, 2015)

In the event you wish to sell your own home, be sure to consider these facts first:

Inviting Strangers Into Your Home: When advertising your home on FSBO websites you risk having strangers that may not have a realtor representing them as well as you not having a realtor to represent you to be there during the showings.

Exposure:  FSBO websites are available when selling your own home but most buyers... read more.

Most Home Sales March 2015

(April 19, 2015)

March 2015 home sales were the best of any month since December 2009. 

Compared to March 2014 sales went up 37.6% with total sales being $5.8 billion an increase of 57.1% compared to a year ago. 

Is Real Estate a Good Investment?

(March 15, 2015)

Real estate as an investment is more comfortable rather than stocks, when owning a piece of real estate you are the primary owner. With owning your own property you can do as you please, but when owning a stock you are a minority in a company that you have little to no say in how the company runs, but when owning your own piece of property you have all the say. Even in a down market for real estat... read more.