Category Archives: Buying Real Estate

Buying A Waterfront House: 4 Things You Need to Know

No matter which direction you start to drive in Vancouver, you’ll eventually run into a beach or waterfront. Those that move to Vancouver not only get to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, but also are minutes away from our beautiful beaches. … Continue reading

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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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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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Where to Buy Vancouver Real Estate

According to real estate expert Michael Corbett, there are a few simple ways to tell whether or not you should buy in a particular neighbourhood.  In his book Before you Buy! The Homebuyer’s Handbook for Today’s Market, Corbett outlines some … 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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Investing in Real Estate

Whether or not to invest your hard earned money in real estate is a very personal question.  Not everyone enjoys being a landlord or holding a mortgage and when it comes down to it investing in real estate can require … Continue reading

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Midtown Manhattan Penthouse for Sale

If you are curious to know just what $100 million can fetch you in midtown Manhattan well the answer is a spacious, three floor, six bedroom penthouse that boasts spectacular views.  This 8,000 square foot luxury apartment located on West … Continue reading

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Car Condos Afford Extra Space for your Vehicles

One of the common problems of condo living is the lack of storage space that garages offer.  As many Kitsilano real estate agents will tell you, those looking at condos frequently have questions and concerns about storage space and parking. … Continue reading

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Expert Tips for Success

Getting the most out of every work day means finding ways to stay focused and productive without getting overly stressed or overwhelmed.  Below are some tips from successful people on methods and strategies to help you achieve your goals. One … Continue reading

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Real Estate Agents Adapting to a New Age

In some areas, being a real estate agent is not as easy as it used to be.  A rough few years for the industry has meant that more and more realtors are having to find ways to stay ahead of … 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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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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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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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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New Transitional HST/PST Housing Regulations

With the provincial transition from the HST back to the PST approaching in April 2013, the government has announced some new provisional regulations.  The measures are designed to lessen the burden of the HST for home buyers. The measures include … Continue reading

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No Correction Estimated for Vancouver Market

While Canadian banks are tightening their lending belts and a correction in the market is predicted for the country, many realtors Vancouver are suggesting Vancouver will not see much if any of a correction. Experts agree that Vancouver isn’t likely … Continue reading

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BC Housing Sales Almost Unchanged

The fall of 2011 showed basically an unchanged rate of housing sales compared to the previous year.  According to the British Columbia Real Estate Association, November of 2011 looked a good deal the same as November of 2010. Across the … Continue reading

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Smaller Home Design Inspired by Cruise Ships

When it comes to thinking about how to make a smaller space function, homebuilder Tom Hignite, looked to the sea for inspiration. Looking at how the cabins in cruise ships were constructed allowed Hignite to think about how to construct … Continue reading

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Stable Housing Sales in BC

The month of August saw stable home sales rates in the province of British Columbia.  An active listings segment continued to be balanced out by low mortgage rates, leaving the market relatively stable. The latest figures released from the province … Continue reading

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Rising House Sales across U.S. in June

Despite the continued steep unemployment in the United States, the homes for sale rose rather surprisingly in June of this year.  According to experts, some people were simply seeking to take advantage of the lower housing prices as well as … Continue reading

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