Category Archives: What’s Happening

Vacancies on the Up-Swing

The fall season is set to hand Vancouver landlords their biggest advantage over renters in years, according to a new report. Tenants can expect to battle for rental units this fall, as the vacancy rate in that expensive city slips … Continue reading

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Believe it or Not

I won’t profess to be an expert in the area of Real Estate, but my parents are and they passed along this tidbit for your reading pleasure. “As most of you know, the national average home price was down in … Continue reading

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The Kitchen is the New Garage

Are men and women looking for different things when they shop for a home? In earlier generations, this was an easy one: women, so the thinking went, wanted nothing more than a state-of-the-art kitchen and heaps of closet space, while … Continue reading

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No Worries

  “We have seen in the past year some softening in the Canadian housing market, in part due to the tightening of the insured mortgage market rules that we did earlier this year … That’s an appropriate result from that … Continue reading

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Do Bad Guys Ever Sleep ?

Crime is not something we want to talk about; especially to prospective clients who have just moved into the area and may not be all that familiar with a given area of our city, but the fact remains, crime does happen … Continue reading

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Regulations Lax with Grow Ops

Gord McCrea and Susan Kammerle bought a home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Maple Ridge last year on the understanding that a marijuana growing operation that once occupied the basement had been small and that there hadn’t been any major tampering … Continue reading

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Vacancy Rates Still Tight

There are many positive economic indicators in the Vancouver market, continuing on from the end of 2010, according to the release of mid-year market numbers from Avison Young. They forecast that the Metro Vancouver downtown core will face a constrained … Continue reading

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