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What Are Special Levies or Assessments?

Special Levies or Special Assessments are important to understand. Special levies/assessments can cause a major problem and really hurt you financially if you are not aware of what they are. For example, if a special levy was passed right as you purchased your brand new trendy Yaletown apartment that you paid a little over budget…

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REBGV Stats – April 2019

REBGV Stats - April 2019 - A quick news flash directly from the Real Estate Board of greater Vancouver The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,829 in April 2019, a 29.1 per cent decrease from the 2,579 sales recorded in April 2018, and a…

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Vancouver Real Estate – A Market to Buy In

The Vancouver housing market is in constant fluctuation. Here are the current stats that show how the market is in favour of those prospective buyers. The month of March was the slowest March in the Vancouver housing market since 1986! That's over 30 years. Prices have shown a bit of a decrease as well. According…

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A Brief History of the West End

History of the West End Like all of Vancouver, the West End was originally a forested wilderness. The area was purchased in 1862 by John Morton, Samuel Brighouse, and William Hailstone, three men known as the "Three Greenhorn Englishmen. Originally they had plans of establishing a brickworks in Coal Harbour with the hopeful intent of…

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Vancouver Housing Market to See a Re-Set

Vancouver Housing Market to See a Re-Set According to the Vancouver Sun, "Both Neil Chrystal, president of Polygon Homes Ltd., and Eric Carlson, founder and CEO of Anthem Properties, two of B.C.’s biggest developers, told the recent Urban Development Institute’s annual forecast luncheon that they expect the markets to take a breather and “prices to…

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Understanding Where The Market Is Headed

Canada's money supply growth is pointing to a slower economy When we talk about market trends in real estate it is important to look at the bigger picture, the economy. What is the slow and growth of money looking like for residents of Vancouver and Canada. The amount of money people have, and can borrow,…

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REBGV Stats – March 2019

Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March. Holding pattern continues according to the REBGC stats. In March Metro Vancouver home sales dropped to the lowest levels seen in more than three decades. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,727 in March 2019,…

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Buyers Hold the Power in This Market…Why?

Buyers Hold the Power in This Market...Why? Here's the thing, we've got people wondering...is it a buyer's market or seller's market? Well, prices have come down slightly, let's say that multiple offer situations on desirable homes is no longer the 'norm'. Homes are not selling as fast, and I'll be clear here that this is…

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