Home Buyer Demands Increase in Greater Vancouver Housing Market

Posted on Jun 03, 2014 in Articles

An increase in home buyer demand put Greater Vancouver in the upper reaches of a balanced real estate market in May. 
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in 
Greater Vancouver reached 3,286 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2014. This 
represents a 14 per cent increase compared to the 2...

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Legg Residence: Protesters Speak to Save Heritage Building From Demolition

Posted on Jun 02, 2014 in Articles

More than 200 people showed up Sunday to protest the demolition of the heritage “A” listed Legg Residence in the city’s west end.

Considering the torrential downpour, it was an impressive turnout, as well as a last-ditch attempt to save the doomed, once grand house at 1241 Harwood Ave. that was built in 1899. It is the second A-listed building to be...

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Owning vs. Renting

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Articles

Local mortgage lender, Jason M. Ruedy, also known as The Home Loan Arranger, believes that in most areas of the United States, there are plenty of opportunities to find good deals on homes. He thinks there will continue to be excellent buying opportunities well into the foreseeable future - especially while interest rates are low.

Mr. Ruedy's stated...

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Real Estate Goes Global

Posted on May 21, 2014 in Articles

The most expensive housing market in North America is not where you’d think. It’s not New York City or Orange County, California, but Vancouver, British Columbia. Now, Vancouver is a beautiful city—a thriving deep-water port, a popular site for TV and movie shoots. By all accounts, it is a wonderful place to live. But nothing about its economy expl...

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Battle Over Park Goes To Public Hearing

Posted on May 14, 2014 in Articles

A recurring battle between False Creek residents and Concord Pacific is set to heat up after Vancouver city council on Tuesday forwarded to public hearing a rezoning application that could further delay a major public park promised decades ago by the developer.

Concord is asking the city to rezone 998 Expo Boulevard, a plot of land southwest of BC P...

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Housing Correction Coming To Vancouver

Posted on May 13, 2014 in Articles

VANCOUVER — A well-worn investment adage advises that it’s not timing the market but time in the market that yields the best returns. Nimble stock market investors have proven it wrong time repeatedly but buy and hold remains the mantra of many financial planners.

The housing market, however, appears to be the exception that proves the rule. Most pe...

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