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Vancouver house prices on a tear

November 23rd, 2009

Vancouver house buyers might feel like the real estate crash last winter never happened. Price-wise, the market has felt more like it did 18 months ago, with some houses being sold far above asking.

In the last three months, a heritage house at 274 E. 20th Ave. was listed for $959,000 and sold for $320,000 above asking, after eight days on the market. A heritage fixer-upper at 265 E. 24th wa ...

False Creek Open House!

November 20th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, November 22, 2009, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1650 W. 1st Ave , in Ellis Foster Building in False Creek, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful False Creek.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a vir ...

HST rebate means no additional tax on homes under $525,000

November 20th, 2009

After weeks of hot political debate, public protest and industry lobbying, a crack appeared Thursday in the provincial government's implementation of the hugely unpopular harmonized sales tax with a change in how it will apply to new housing.

"We heard the concerns from consumers and industry," Finance Minister Colin Hansen said, announcing that the government will raise the threshold for it ...

October home sales highest in 6 years

November 17th, 2009

Vancouver, BC – November 17, 2009. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 115 per cent to 8,624 units in October compared to the same month last year. Last month posted the highest number of MLS® residential sales for the month of October since 2003, when 8,682 units changed hands. The averag ...

BC leads nation in home sales

November 16th, 2009

VANCOUVER — B.C. led Canada in new monthly records for residential sales last month, according to a report released Monday by the Canadian Real Estate Association.

“Of all the provincial monthly gains, B.C.’s was the highest,” CREA chief economist Gregory Klump said in an interview. “B.C. had the most dramatic decline in sales activity last year [and] it’s also had the most dramatic rebound ...

1701 909 BURRARD Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

November 13th, 2009

I just sold this Condo at 1701 909 BURRARD Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia .

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

3301 1077 West CORDOVA Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

November 13th, 2009

I just sold this Condo at 3301 1077 West CORDOVA Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia .

View this recently sold Condo or see all my home sales

Market strength extends thru 2010

November 13th, 2009

Vancouver, BC – November 13, 2009. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its Fall 2009 Housing Forecast today.

BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are estimated to increase 20 per cent to 82,900 units this year from 68,923 units in 2008. Residential sales in 2010 are forecast to increase a further 8 per cent to 89,600 units. The ten-year average is 82, ...

Builders ease off on discounts

November 12th, 2009

METRO VANCOUVER - The rebound in Metro Vancouver’s resale real estate markets allowed new-home builders to take back a little bit more of the discounts they had to give buyers earlier in the year to make sales, recent figures from Statistics Canada show. New-home prices edged up 1.4 per cent in September from August, according to Statistics Canada’s new housing price index, but are still some ...

False Creek Open House!

November 12th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, November 15, 2009, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1650 W. 1st Ave , in Ellis Foster Building in False Creek, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful False Creek.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a vir ...

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