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Vancouver Real Estate Market Update, March 2020A

Homebuyers and sellers adjust their activities in March amid challenging circumstances Metro Vancouver’s* housing market saw steady home buyer demand to begin March and a levelling off of activity as the month went on and concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak intensified. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential ...

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Commercial real estate sales decline in the Lower Mainland in 2019

Commercial real estate activity remains below the pace of recent years: Sales and dollar value activity in the Lower Mainland’s commercial real estate market declined in 2019 compared to long-term historical averages. There were 1,538 commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland in 2019, a 32.8 per cent decrease from the ...

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Putting a Price on Memories

You visit a garage sale on a sunny Saturday morning and find a bicycle that you think would be perfect for your child. You look at the price tag and it’s about twice as much as you would expect to pay. When you question the owner, he says, “That bike ...

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Does Your Home Still Match Your Lifestyle?

When you purchased your current home, chances are it was a good match for your lifestyle. It had the space you needed, the features you wanted, and a location that worked for you. But for most people, lifestyle and needs evolve through the years. Kids get older. Jobs or careers change. ...

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Vancouver Real Estate Market Update, February 2020

Steady demand and low supply benefits home sellers February saw steady home buyer demand and reduced home seller supply across Metro Vancouver. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,150 in February 2020, a 44.9 per cent increase from the 1,484 sales ...

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Home Selling Advice from Hoteliers

When a hotel wants to make a room look inviting, they start with the bathroom. They clean it until it sparkles. They place fresh towels everywhere. They make sure the soap bars and shampoos are new. Some hotels even fold the end of the toilet paper into a nice neat ...

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Making Sure You Get What You Need

When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s a good idea to create a checklist of what you want and what you need. It keeps you on track to ultimately find the property that best fits your requirements — and those of your family. However, there’s a big difference between want ...

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Vancouver Real Estate market update, January 2020

Home sale activity up, supply down to start 2020 Home sale and price activity remained steady in Metro Vancouver to start 2020 while home listing activity declined in January. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,571 in January 2020, a 42.4 per ...

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Take the Personality Out of Your Home

Does your home have a lot of personality? There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, you may have pictures on the fireplace mantle showcasing happy family memories over the years… or trophies and other awards in the kids’ bedrooms that represent achievements that make you proud… or a fridge door covered with ...

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Making the Right Offer

You’ve shopped around and attended a few select viewings. Now you’ve found the home of your dreams. It’s yours – as long as you make the right offer! So how do you make the right offer? That’s a very important question to consider. If your offer is too low, you risk the ...

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