Blog by Mark Longpre

Low inventories will prime spring housing market

February 24th, 2010

OTTAWA — With new mortgage rules, a new harmonized sales tax in some provinces and the possibility of higher interest rates all set to kick in this summer, Canadian home buyers are on a tear and it is only going to get busier leading up to this summer, according to the Re/Max Market Trends Report 2010 released Wednesday.

 

The report, which examined real estate trends in 16 markets across t ...

B.C. to be No 1 province for economic growth

February 22nd, 2010

OTTAWA — Olympic spinoffs and an improved outlook for forestry and manufacturing will make British Columbia the leader in economic growth among Canadian provinces in 2010, says the Conference Board of Canada.

B.C. will post growth of 3.7 per cent over the year, while renewed American auto demand will help Ontario surpass the national average for the first time in nearly a decade with growth ...

False Creek North Open House!

February 22nd, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, February 27, 2010, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 1438 RICHARDS Street , in Azura in False Creek North, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful False Creek North.

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

Real estate sales ease in BC

February 12th, 2010

Real estate sales in January eased off the frenetic pace markets saw in December across British Columbia, the B.C. Real Estate Association reported Thursday.

While the overall provincial market in January represented a sea change from the doldrums of early 2009, demand appears to be lessening.

“We saw a dramatic rebound in sales since last January, and that pace of sales that we saw in Dece ...

Home sales moderate in January

February 11th, 2010
Vancouver, BC – February 11, 2010. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province climbed 118 per cent to 4,619 units in January compared to the same month last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, MLS® residential sales in the province declined 16 per cent last month compared to December 2009.

Home sales in ...

707 555 Delestre Ave, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam, BC

February 8th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for rent, 707 555 Delestre Ave, Coquitlam BC, Coquitlam, BC

$1200/month, 1bdrm condo at Cora Towers FULLY FURNISHED near Lougheed Town Centre, North Road. Available now. Smaller 1bdrm <500sqft but well-laid out with balcony, insuite laundry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 1 parking, 1 storage, building has gym. Situated on Burnaby and Coquitlam border and conveniently located close to shops, skytrain, transit, short trip to SFU, etc No smoking, no pets, lease required.

2008 1438 RICHARDS Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

February 4th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 2008 1438 RICHARDS Street, Vancouver West, British Columbia

Rarely available floorplan with breathtaking views of the City, David Lam Park & False Creek from this outstanding 1 bdrm + den at Concord Pacific's Azura building in the Beach Crescent neighbourhood. Resort style amenities at Club Viva with squash courts, indoor swimming po ...

Vancouver real estate prices hit January peak

February 3rd, 2010

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver house prices reached a new peak level in January while the overall pace of sales across the Lower Mainland eased off the torrid pace seen in December, according to reports from the region’s real estate boards.

 

In Metro Vancouver, the benchmark price for a single-family home, the average price for typical homes sold, hit $788,499, some 20 per cent above January ...

Housing supply and demand reach closer to alignment in January

February 2nd, 2010

Diverse selection and favourable interest rates continue to drive demand in the Greater Vancouver housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 1,923 in January 2010, an increase of 152.4 per cent compared to January 2009 when 762 sales were recorded and a 23.5 per cent decline compared to the 2,515 sa ...