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Prices Continue Rising as Home Buyer Confidence Returns

If you or someone you know is hesitating to make a move , it may be time to take a closer look.
I thought this just released report was important to share, it follows  what I am experiencing feet on the ground every day. This report discusses the Greater Vancouver market, I have more specific details on all Vancouver neighbourhoods....

2023 Q1 Royal LePage House Price Survey
Just released this week The Royal LePage House Price Survey is an interesting read.  The comments on mortgage policy and market conditions Canada wide  fall in line with what other experts  in the industry that I have been listening to  are saying.
I completely agree with the comments about the Greater Vancouver Market....

Update on Federal Ban on Foreign Buyers
Earlier this week, the Government of Canada announced a series of amendments to the Foreign Buyer Ban. These amendments expand the exceptions to the regulations, are effective immediately, as of March 27, 2023, and are as follows:
  • The Foreign Buyer Ban no longer applies to work permit holders. Now, those who hold a work permit or are authorized...

New Regulations in 2023
There are several new legislations and regulations that have been enacted, both Federal and Provincial.  These changes effect Real Estate transactions for Buyers and Sellers.
While you may not be currently contemplating a move I thought it may be a good time to outline some of these changes.

Federal Foreign Buyers Ban
For a...

Happy New Year! Welcome 2023!
I hope your holidays were lovely and you are excited about new beginnings for 2023.
I celebrated the beginning of the new year with a visit to La Belle Province, Montreal and Quebec City with my daughter. We enjoyed a wonderful history walking tour, the magical winter wonderland, much walking and exploring and many, many lovely meals and cocktails....

2023 Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast
As there are so many questions about the market right now I thought this report would be helpful.  My company is recognized as a leader in Canada, " The voice of Canadian Real Estate".  This report provides the big picture and breaks it down for individual regions. I completely agree with the comments regarding the Greater Vancouver Market....

Staying Connected with Michele Collins - Fall 2020

The ‘Hood – Shaughnessy

From my home in Kitsilano I look to the south and east to the lovely Shaughnessy. Inspired by the need to explore this spring and summer it became my source of adventure on many evening walks. I strolled the winding streets with time to admire the impressive architecture and amazing foliage.  Created in the early...


Happy 2021!
I am excited for a new year, new opportunities and hopefully a chance to spend time with my colleagues across the country.  My fingers are crossed!
All things considered 2020 was a very good year for me in business.  I finished #1 Individual in my office and worked with some amazing people.
My referral network was i...

Happy Holidays!

Now that Christmas is upon us and I have the time to slow down and reflect all I can think is WOW!  What a year!

I feel so very grateful to have Noelle and Adam with me this week, our agenda: alternating nights for dinner making and cocktail creation, movies, games, walks and hot tubs.  
I wish you a very cozy, warm and relaxing...


The ‘Hood – Closings and Openings

As I spend time in my favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods what strikes me most profoundly is the number of small business that we have loved for years even decades that are closing . These are the independent  restaurants and shops owned by Vancouverites and staffed dozens more .  

Why is this?...