Category Archives: BC Real Estate

2013 B.C. Housing Forecast

Though many naysayers have been predicting a bursting of what has been termed a housing bubble in the Vancouver market, the reality is a good deal brighter.  Articles and blogs claiming a dramatic decline in housing values in B.C. have … Continue reading

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Investors Betting on Market Recovery

Various investors, notably hedge funds and private equity firms are racing to buy up land, homes and building parts.  These firms are making bets that the housing recovery is at hand. John Paulson, a hedge fund manager who bet wisely … Continue reading

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BC Housing Value Assessments

For the first time in a few years many homeowners in BC will see a drop in their property assessments.  According to the report, those with the most significant drops are homes in Whistler, the Sunshine Coast, Bowen Island and … Continue reading

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Vancouver – A Great Place To Live

Vancouver has consistently been rated one of the most amazing and dynamic cities in the world to live in.  Vancouver offers something for everyone, old and young. To begin with, the natural splendour and beauty of Vancouver draws crowds of … Continue reading

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Mixed Income Housing Crucial to Economic Success

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, has suggested that creating more low- and middle-income homes is going to be key to the city’s economic health.  According to the mayor, affordable housing is going to be central to the future of Vancouver as … Continue reading

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Rezoning Application for Howe and Pender Street Tower

A rezoning application is currently being put forth by financial giant Credit Suisse which would see the building of a 30 storey tower on the site of the Vancouver Stock Exchange.  The Vancouver Stock exchange building is an historic building, … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Eat, Shop, Love Event for Moms

In conjunction with the Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Association, the Pacific Post Partum Support Society will be hosting a fundraising event to raise awareness surrounding post-partum and perinatal depression and anxiety (PPD/PPA). Post-partum depression affects approximately one in every … Continue reading

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Tiny Homes for Sale

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is a company that was started by Jay Shafer back in 1997.  At that time, Shafer, having read that many U.S. states had laws against allowing people to live in small dwellings, felt compelled to work … Continue reading

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New Condo Development on UBC Grounds

2013 will see a new two building development on UBC properties.  The company, Adera Development, will be building a two building, six storey development on the UBC endowment lands. The company was chosen because of its ability to build green.  … Continue reading

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Eco Conscious Circular Homes

When it comes to design, nothing quite matches the natural appeal of a circular home.  These homes, offered by the Carolina-based company, Deltec Homes, offer buyers a very different kind of house. The three-bedroom prefabricated home for instance, is hurricane-resistant … Continue reading

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New Condo Project to hit East 30th

The Bagga family, owners of Trafalgar Enterprises bought a site on the corner of Main and East 30th Avenue back in 2007 which is now home to a new condo project.  The development will house 22 condominiums and two townhomes. … Continue reading

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Sales Down in the Fraser Valley

While across the country sales of homes are up by 2.5 percent from February to March, the Fraser Valley is facing lower sales.  In many places lower prices are spurring more sales. Prices are down about 0.5 percent across the … Continue reading

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Bidding Wars can Jeopardize your Financing

In certain markets like those in Vancouver or Toronto for instance, bidding wars are fairly common.  When we see a sellers market in terms of real estate, bidding wars become pretty standard. However as a buyer, it is important to … Continue reading

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New Survey Suggests many BC Buyers Unwilling to Enter Bidding War

In a recent survey conducted by the Bank of Montreal it was found that BC residents, alongside their Québécois and Atlantic Canada counterparts are the most unwilling to enter into a bidding war. According to the survey, only 22 percent … Continue reading

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Kitsilano Beach Area

Kistsilano is one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in.  The Kitsilano Beach area is home to a slew of amazing community events as well as offering some of the best scenery in the Greater Vancouver Area. Kitsilano Beach … Continue reading

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Boom in Spring Housing Market

Low interest rates are continuing to attract first time buyers into the housing market.  According to recent reports, single family homes and condos for sale Vancouver continue to offer an appealing alternative to larger properties for sale Vancouver. Major trends … Continue reading

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Three New Towers Underway in Vancouver’s Business District

The construction of three new major office towers in downtown Vancouver’s business district has now begun.  These towers signal a long awaited addition to the area say Vancouver realtor groups. Interest in these buildings is rampant.  Already half of the … Continue reading

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10 K Bonus for First Time Home Buyers

Recently, news was announced that some time this spring a one time refundable tax credit or bonus will be made available to first time home buyers. According to mortgage experts, this will spur potential buyers to go ahead and buy … Continue reading

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Canada’s Second Largest Bank Warns about Housing Market

Toronto Dominion Bank has issued a warning concerning the future of the housing market in Canada.  According to the T.D. chief executive, the real estate market in Canada, including Vancouver, is at risk of a correction. According to experts, the … Continue reading

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Housing Prices to Go Down this Year

According to recent reports by realtors in Vancouver and other officials, market forces remain steady.  Although prices may dip a little homes for sale Vancouver and condos for sale Vancouver will continue to sell. Though national sales are forecast to … Continue reading

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