Changes to Realtor.ca

December 19th, 2008

Recently, as a result of two rounds of consumer testing several enhancements have been made to realtor.ca.

The first change is a new home page in the residential section, designed to eliminate consumer confusion on how to use the site. The default is now set ot a "quick" search format, with an option to search by interactive map. The pop-up that had been generated complaints has been ...

The Commute vs. Space

December 14th, 2008

With the general decline of affordability in Vancouver's Real Estate market in the last few years more and more people hve been moving their families out to the suburbs. In the city of Surrey you can still find a 2700 square foot house on a 9000 square foot lot in a good neighborhood with good schools for under $475,000.

When making the desicion to move to the suburbs consider the other costs. ...

First Time Buyers Chance

December 10th, 2008

Just when will that be?

No one really knows and if you think you can time the market to buy when it is at its lowest and sell when it is at its highest then you must have a crystal ball.

Here is the thing.

This return to a Buyer's market means that first time home buyers might actually be able to get their foot in the door. Young people who previously had to sit on the sid ...

Making Sense of Today's Housing Market

December 5th, 2008

I have added this letter that was published in today's Vancouver Sun by the President of the Greater Vancovuer Real Estate Board, David Watt. What he is saying is interesting as well as realistic for today's market. There is no fear based marketing to sell papers just common sense here.

 

Making sense of today’s housing market
In recent months, economists have had the unenv ...

New Numbers for November Real Estate

December 3rd, 2008

Slow home sales create window of opportunity

VANCOUVER, B.C. – December 2, 2008 – November reductions in home sales and prices have helped improve affordability in Greater Vancouver. However, November also saw a corresponding decrease in the number of new homes coming onto the market.
In its most recent statistics release, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) report ...