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2878 W 20TH AVENUE, Vancouver West, BC

October 22nd, 2018

I just sold this House at 2878 W 20TH AVENUE, Vancouver West, BC Arbutus.

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2878 W 20TH AVENUE, Vancouver West, BC

October 22nd, 2018

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 2878 W 20TH AVENUE, Vancouver West, BC

Beautiful family home on quiet tree-line street. Arbutus/Mackenzie Heights area, level lot 35 x 122. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths on the top floor, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room on main floor. Basement fully finished with a recreation room and laundry room. Very well maintained and spacious. Walk to C ...

901 135 E 17TH STREET, North Vancouver, BC

October 22nd, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 901 135 E 17TH STREET, North Vancouver, BC

LOCAL on LONSDALE: Built by award winning Anthem Properties. This rarely available South West facing, corner, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 balcony suite offers stunning Water and Mountain views. Spacious modern layout. Luxurious West Coast finishes including, Granite kitchen countertops and Stainless Steel ap ...

September housing inventories continue to grow in Metro Vancouver

October 22nd, 2018

Inventories of homes available for sale continued to grow across Metro Vancouver in September and sales continued to decline. September sales were 36.1% below the ten year average and housing inventory is the highest we have seen in four years. More supply and less demand has been reflected in a slow easing in prices in most categories and price points. Condos and Town Homes are presently in ...

Sales slow down across BC

August 22nd, 2018

The BC real estate market has continued its slowdown in sales for the months of July and August and the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA) is predicting a 21 percent drop in sales for 2018. The biggest factor , agreed by many experts in the industry is attributed to the tougher mortgage qualification rules introduced in January by the federal government. In simple terms the new rules reduce ...

901 135 E 17TH STREET, North Vancouver, BC

July 30th, 2018

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 901 135 E 17TH STREET, North Vancouver, BC

LOCAL on LONSDALE: Built by award winning Anthem Properties. This rarely available South West facing, corner, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 balcony, suite offers stunning Water, Mountain & Lions Gate Bridge views. Spacious modern layout. Luxurious West Coast finishes including, Granite kitchen countertops and ...

Good News for some Single Home Buyers

May 14th, 2018

The MLS stats for April show the detached, Single House market being affected most by the federal and provincially imposed measures designed to cool the housing  market.

Listings are up and sales were down in April which is reflected in the sales to listings ratio for Single homes at 14.1 percent which indicates a balanced market. Buyers of Single Homes now have more selection and less compe ...

March 2018 sales down 29.7 percent from March 2017, prices continue to rise in most categories

April 11th, 2018

The stats are in for the first quarter of 2018 and sales are at their lowest since 2013.

Factors that have contributed to this slowdown  include high prices, new tax measures and most importantly, rising interest rates combined with tougher mortgage qualification requirements and lack of new inventory.

Although low inventory affects volume of sales it also contributes to the continued incre ...

Overall Sales Dip Below Ten Year Average for February

March 13th, 2018

Last months’ overall sales were 14.4 percent below the ten year average. Detached (single houses) took the biggest hit with a 39.4 percent decrease over the same period. Attached sales (town homes) were down 6.8 percent but apartment sales continue to buck the recent trend by coming in at 5.5 percent above the ten year average.

Rising interest rates and tighter lending policies have contribu ...

Condos continue to lead demand in Metro Vancouver Home Sales in January

February 13th, 2018

Overall sales were 7.1 percent above the ten year average for January. Condo sales were up 31.6 percent and attached home sales were up 14.3 percent over the same period. Single homes in stark contrast to Condo and attached sales were down 24.8 percent from the ten year average.

People upsizing from a condo or attached home will be able to demand top dollar for their current home while more ...

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