REAL ESTATE STATS - December 2017

(January 02, 2018)

Steady sales and diminished listings characterize 2017 for the Metro Vancouver housing market


After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached... read more.

Metro Vancouver continues to experience above-average demand and below-average supply

(December 05, 2017)

Metro Vancouver* saw modest home listing changes and steady demand in November.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,795 in November 2017, a 26.2 per cent increase from the 2,214 sales recorded in November 2016, and a 7.5 per cent decrease compared to October 2017 when 3,022 homes sold.Last month’s sales were 17 per cent abo... read more.

Buying Your First Home? Make Sure You’re Financially Prepared With These Steps

(November 25, 2017)

Buying your first home can be one of the most exhilarating — and stressful — moments of your life. But armed with the right information, you can shop for a house, apply for a mortgage, and close the deal with confidence.



Step 1: Determine how much house you can afford
The first thing to do before buying a home is to make sure it’s the right time to do so. Generally speaking, owning a home pays off f... read more.

The Intersection of Fine Art and Real Estate

(November 16, 2017)


By now, you have heard the news about the only Leonardo Da Vinci painting in private hands - Salvatore Mundi (previously thought to be a copy and purchased for $45) which sold for $450,000,000 which includes buyers premiums and taxes etc.
Dubbed the male Mona Lisa and once owned by King Charles I, the piece was one of the last to be re-discovered in 2005, and is the only da Vinci painting owned pri... read more.

Real Estate News - October 2017 Sales exceed historical expectations!

(November 06, 2017)


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,022 in October 2017, a 35.3 per cent increase from the 2,233 sales recorded in October 2016, and an increase of 7.1 per cent compared to September 2017 when 2,821 homes sold.Last month’s sales were 15 per cent above the 10-year October sales average."Conditions continue to vary signi... read more.