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Real Estate Stats just released for April 2019

May 2nd, 2019
Just released from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver! What you really want to know – What are the prices doing: Detached benchmark price is down 11.1% from one year ago and the apartment benchmark price is down 6.9% from one year ago. Just remember that these statistics are very generalized and include combined data for Metro Vancouver*. If you want to know what market value is for y ...

Burns Bestoke - a Study in Blue

April 27th, 2019

They call it Royal Blue for a good reason... Blue is not always my favorite for decorating but I think they used just enough of it here and just the right shade to bring it up a notch in my decorating critique. I love "historic-meets-modern". Read the newest Home by Design article called "Burns Bestoke" WRITTEN BY KATHRYN O’SHEA-EVANS  PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF OLIVER BURNS.

About A British F ...

Norgate in North Vancouver

April 20th, 2019
Norgate – “Rancher Heaven”  located in the newly named district of Lions Gate. The most notable thing about Norgate is that it mainly consists of small ranchers.... Read more at:


Smooth Sailing - Water Travel by Home by Design

April 20th, 2019

Choosing Water Travel for Your Next Adventure


Water travel may be a thing of the past for speed, but not for comfort or experience. From cruise ships to yachts to kayaks, the tranquil method of water transportation provides a great escape from the hustle of land, making the journey just as enjoyable as the destination... Read more:

https://article.homebydesign.com/p ...

Stress Test Creating Pent-up Demand

April 15th, 2019
The below news from the British Columbia Real Estate Association  (BCREA) was just released. Accordingly, BCREA says the B20 Mortgage Stress Test is responsible for buyers not proceeding with a purchase, do you agree or is it that home prices are just to high? Prices overall have only declined by an average of 5.4%. The market is not favoring sellers right now however “pent-up demand”, if/onc ...

Important Update on Market Conditions for March 2019

April 2nd, 2019

April 2, 2019, just released from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – important update on market conditions and full March 2019 statistic package available:

Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March

Metro Vancouver home sales dipped to the lowest levels seen in March in more than three decades.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that resident ...

Garden Sheds can be a Focal Point

March 22nd, 2019
Grow Your Garden’s Appeal with a Splendid Shed

Garden sheds are no longer just a dumping place for tools and flower pots. They have become a focal point of the garden itself. These days a shed can help beautify your garden, become an attractive place to relax, and bring a little “backyard appeal” to your home... Read more on my Real Estate Blog:

https://colleenshorter.wordpress.com/2019/03/ ...

Call for Mortgage Stress Test Revision

March 22nd, 2019
Below is the most recent news release from the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) calling for the federal government to revise the mortgage stress test. I ask you this: Even if the stress test was removed and you qualified at prevailing rates, could you still afford the home you hoped to buy? ... Read more on my Real Estate Blog:

https://colleenshorter.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/bc ...

Thinking of Leaving Vancouver?

March 22nd, 2019
Are you thinking of leaving the high prices of Vancouver for a new lifestyle? Many others have. I keep finding out that old acquaintances have left Vancouver for greener pastures in their retirement wind-down years. Comox and Courtney are beautiful locations. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting their beautiful clean sandy beaches .... Read more on my Real Estate Blog:

https://colleenshorter.word ...

Royal LePage House Survey Q2-2014

July 10th, 2014

Royal LePage House Price Survey Q2 - 2014

Price Surges in Canada’s Biggest Cities Mask an Otherwise Temperate National Market

Royal LePage forecasts steady price gains for the full year, inventory shortages in large cities continue ..... for mor details... see the full report:


http://www.royallepage.ca/realestate/news/price-surges-in-canadas-biggest-cities-mask-an-otherwise-temperate- ...
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