Category Archives: Market Update

April 2015 in the Vancouver Housing Market [INFOGRAPHIC]

The spring markets continued strong this month.  Low inventory levels are driving prices up, and bidding wars are common.   “The supply of homes for sale today in the region is not meeting the demand we’re seeing from home buyers. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Market Update: February 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s officially spring.  How do I know that?  I heard the first lawnmower of the year in my neighbourhood yesterday.  Does that seem a little early to you?  Well, the markets are picking up quickly as well.  Here’s a look … Continue reading

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The Dropping Dollar: What does it mean for Vancouver Real Estate?

The Canadian dollar is continuing to slide down.  Driven by the plummeting price of oil, it’s down to 0.79 USD, and economists predict it will continue to drop further.  That’s below 0.80 USD, the lowest since 2009.  This will have … Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Market – January 2015 Statistics [INFOGRAPHIC]

 January was an active month in Vancouver real estate.  With listings down around 14% (from December) in the GVRD overall, but people still wanting to purchase, sales are becoming quite competitive.  Ray Harris, REBGV president, said “While demand remains stead, … Continue reading

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Vancouver Housing Market – December 2014 & 2014 in Review [INFOGRAPHIC]

Welcome to 2015! I’m excited to watch and participate in the market this year – after last year, I think we’ll continue to see healthy markets in 2015. Let’s take a look at last year, briefly… The Real Estate Board … Continue reading

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November 2014: Housing Market Trends in Vancouver [INFOGRAPHIC]

While most of us are not on holidays yet – the season has certainly begun – and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping.  Anyone on your list want a home? The markets are heading on holidays as well. … Continue reading

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Examining the Bubble – Are we heading for disaster?

I read a lot of stories about real estate in Vancouver.  I also like to read the comments.  To me, internet comments are an interesting phenomenon – where anyone with a keyboard can sit down and share their thoughts.  I … Continue reading

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October 2014: Housing Market Trends in Vancouver [INFOGRAPHIC]

Both in the City of Vancouver, and in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, the fall markets were strong last month. Across the board, sales and benchmark prices were up, even though listings were down, in general.  REBGV President Ray Harris: … Continue reading

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A Look at BC’s Property Transfer Tax

 I read an article the other day on BC’s Property Transfer Tax. You can find the article here, but here’s my take. The tax was introduced over 25 years ago, in 1987. The goal was simple – get a little … Continue reading

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September 2014: Market Trends in Vancouver Real Estate [INFOGRAPHIC]

This month in Vancouver, prices continued to rise (except for apartments on the West Side), but sales were less consistent. Sales of townhouses were up in the East, but down in the West; sales of Houses and Apartments were up … Continue reading

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