The Real Estate Market is moving forward: September 2020

Posted on Sep 25, 2020


Last month was the busiest August I have ever had in my career. A lot of other REALTORS® were bustling with activity during the summer. In fact, this August was the highest activity in many years and beat our 10-year average for the month of August.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region...

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May 2020 Housing Market Statistics

Posted on Jun 08, 2020

REBGV Chair Colette Gerber provides a summary of the May 2020 housing market statistics.



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Our Real Estate Market in the times of Covid-19

Posted on May 15, 2020


 

British Columbia is heading towards the second phase of the reopening plan after the Victoria Day long weekend. While there is still a lot of unknown and uncertainty about the next steps, our local real estate market is gearing up to what can quickly becoming a busy season.

The provincial government named the real estate profession an essential ser...

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Changes to the Mortgage Stress Test

Posted on Mar 02, 2020



Last month, Ottawa announced that as of April 6, the mortgage stress test will be calculated in a new way. This new measure is geared towards making it easier to qualify for a loan to buy a home.  This change will affect anyone getting an insured mortgage, such as those putting down less than 20% on a purchase, for which default insurance is genera...

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The Shipyards Guide

Posted on Feb 17, 2020


The Shipyards is quickly becoming the epicenter of entertainment and dining on the North Shore. With its breathtaking water and city views, it shouldn't come as a surprise, but now that most restaurants, shops, and attractions, including the ice skating rink, are now open, we can truly appreciate how this new public space enhances the community on...

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Strata owners facing higher strata insurance premiums and deductibles

Posted on Feb 06, 2020



A newly constructed building in Abbotsford saw a 780% increase in its strata insurance premium from 2019 to 2020. The premium for a three-year-old building in Langley rose from $97,000 to $371,000. These two are a couple of examples of what condo owners are facing in B.C. According to the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C., close to 300 st...

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