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Buying a Place to Live

September 30th, 2008

Markets don’t tend to move in straight lines. Not often do we ever look at the up or the downward trends but what is right smack in the middle.

 

In the last seven years we have been experiencing a bull real estate market with average yearly gins in the double digits. There was an overwhelming surge of consumer confidence as well as a number of real estate success stories. Whil ...

Vancouver Real Estate Market Conditions

September 29th, 2008

What with US credit crunch, and all the news surrounding there timely demise there is lots of news out there these days. So much so in fact that I am slowly becoming a news junky.

 

 

All you have to do is tune into CNN to hear about AIG getting bailed out, Lehman Bros filing for Chapter 11, and Washington Mutual being stormed over night with Wachovia straight on its h ...

Leaky Condo Report

September 26th, 2008

The Homeowner Protection Office's new report Assesment of Demand for the HPO Reconstruction Program has been receiving some press coverage in the last few months and its findings indicate that the bad news for leaky condo owners is far from over.

Although leaky condos aren't making as many headlines as they did during the original 1982-1999 leaky condo crises that doesn't mean the pro ...

201 2333 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

September 24th, 2008

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 201 2333 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC

Burnaby Hospital Open House!

September 24th, 2008

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, September 27, 2008, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 3892 NITHSDALE Street in Burnaby Hospital, Burnaby South. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Burnaby Hospital.
Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Burnaby Hospital Hous ...

Kitsilano Open House!

September 24th, 2008

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, September 28, 2008, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 2036 West 10TH Avenue , in Tenali on 10th in Kitsilano, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Kitsilano.
Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Kitsilano Condo f ...

Zoned For Success? New Canada Line Could Lead to Market Activity?

September 23rd, 2008

The market may be cooling in some areas, but for property owners along the Canada Line, values could rise at a faster rate then elsewhere, if trends around the Expo Line continue.

A new report released by Landcor Data Corporation, Lessons from Expo 86 for the 2010 Olympics looks at construction and price appreciation resulting from the Expo Line, completed in 1985 for Expo 86, and the ...

National Do not Call List

September 21st, 2008

As of September 29, 2008 we, as a nation, will be introduced to the Do Not Call List. This list is a collection of telephone owners who have put their names on a list so that telemarketers won't be able to call them anymore.

I for one am truly excited about this list and plan to put my name on it as soon as possible. There has not been a quiet family dinner or a relaxing evening that h ...

Renters Scramble to Find Homes - Vancouver

September 21st, 2008

There is a recent article in the Vancouver Sun that talked about renters in Vancouver feeling the pinch to find a good rental property. In particular those with pets, kids and part time employment are getting the boot to the end of the line when it comes to landlords making a final desicion on who whould be renting their investment apartment.

In particular, studio's and one bedroom ap ...

Vancouver - A Market Unbalanced

September 21st, 2008

Lately a report was released by a gentleman named Tsur Somerville at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

The report states that Vancouver is one of the cities in Canada with a highly unbalanced real estate market due to the fact that rental rates and sale prices of homes don't correlate. He states that the Vancouver real estate market is between 7% and ...

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