The Year in Review: 2018

(December 11, 2018)



The central theme of 2018 was disruption and transformation.



After years of being the hottest market in Canada, the Lower Mainland is finally transitioning towards a balanced or even a buyer’s market.


During 2018, a variety of external pressures were put on the market. From the financial side, the stress test has had the most significant impact on the market by lowering people's purchasing power by... read more.

Get your Home Ready for Winer

(November 23, 2018)

(November 23, 2018 )   
 

 This year, you may have felt that it’s been unseasonably warm this fall. And you are not wrong.

Environment Canada is expecting a “milder than normal” winter this year, thanks to El Niño, the weather pattern characterized by a warming in the Pacific Ocean, which can influence weather around the world and result in higher temperatures and greater precipitation in various regi... read more.

Buyers: Get your Financing in Order

(October 23, 2018)



Last week the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver published its report for last month. During September, supply continued to increase and buyer demand remained below typical levels for this time of year. Residential property sales in the region totalled 1,595 in September 2018, a 43.5% decrease from the 2,821 sales recorded in September 2017, and a 17.3% decrease compared to August 2018.

This is... read more.

Is our local real estate market finally shifting?

(August 24, 2018)



It appears that the real estate market in the Lower Mainland is slowing down.




                                              

                                                                                                                                          
This is according to the latest report from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), in which residential property sales in the region totalled 2,070 in July 2018. Compared to July 2017 when 2,960 sales were recorded, we are talking about 30.1% decrease. This is also 14.6% less than the previous month (June 201... read more.

Buyers: it is time to get out there

(August 16, 2018)


My name is Kate. My husband and I have been looking to buy a home on the North Shore for our small family. We have been renting two bedroom apartments for the past four years when we first moved to North Vancouver. About a year ago I contacted Greg to help us buy a home. After much effort, my husband and I managed to save enough for a deposit. We were excited about buying a small townhouse, but so... read more.