Category Archives: Real Estate Investment

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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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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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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The Kitsilano Neighbourhood

The Kitsilano neighbourhood straddles the northern part of the Vancouver West Side.  This area is home to some of the most desirable and valued properties the city has to offer. The area is situated right on the beach front and … 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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Canadian Lending Practices under the Microscope

According to recent reports, Canadian lending practices are causing some concern amongst officials.  Some banks seem to have loosened their lending practices, a process which is being deemed an ‘emerging risk’ by the nation’s regulator. While Canada’s banks and other … Continue reading

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Making the Most of your Renovation Dollar

One of the biggest keys to renovation success, especially for those on fixed renovation budgets, is knowing just how to stretch your dollar to provide the most effect for the least financial output. Of course this doesn’t mean skimping on … Continue reading

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To Buy or to Rent Vancouver Real Estate?

It comes as no surprise to anyone that homes for sale in Vancouver have reached record heights.  According to recent analysis, the affordability index of the city is likewise at record highs.  What this means essentially is that the average … 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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Industrial Land Space in High Demand in Metro Vancouver

Limited supply has meant a rising demand industrial space in the city.  The desire for industrial real estate in the metro Vancouver area has soared in recent months. Already 37 million dollars in transactions have taken place this year, but … Continue reading

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New Multi-Family Home Construction on Solid Ground

According to recent data, the pace of construction has again picked up.  Metro Vancouver has seen a twenty-three percent increase in home construction in comparison to 2010. The new home construction is being seen primarily in the multi-family home arena, … Continue reading

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West Vancouver Homes Bought for Land Value

With the market still hotter than ever in the greater Vancouver area, many houses are actually being sold for much more than their asking price.  The latest in a long line of these kind of transactions was a two-story Mackenzie … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment in the City: Myth or Fact?

Speculation has been driving a slew of articles about the effect mainland Chinese buyers are having on the housing market in Vancouver.  As many real estate and housing experts are quick to point out however, Canada doesn’t actually track these … Continue reading

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Beginner Real Estate Investment Tips

When it comes to investing in your first property or home, knowing you’ve made the right decision can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.  The ins and outs of the real estate market can be tricky at first, and … Continue reading

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