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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?...

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The last decade of the Vancouver Real Estate market has certainly been an interesting one.  2019 ended the decade with a year of many challenges while still proving that overtime Real Estate is a very good investment.
 
As we start this new year, I believe we have turned the corner and are firmly in a more "normal" balanced market which...
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The 'Hood - Point Grey


This neighbourhood is dear to my heart.  It was my home for 16 years and was home to Noelle and Adam for all of their childhood. I recently attended a seminar hosted by the Vancouver Historical Foundation, “The Art Of Research.”  The setting was Aberthau -“a house filled with light”.   ...

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Home Buyer Activity Increases in October


The Metro Vancouver housing market is experiencing a fall pickup in home sale activity.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,858 in October 2019, a 45.4 per cent increase from the 1,966 sales recorded in October 2018, and a 22.5 per cent increase...

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How’s the Market

Well it has certainly been an interesting year in Real Estate!  After over 30 years on this crazy roller coaster ride of my chosen career one thing I know for sure, no two years are the same.

While the first 6 months of the year were frustrating and slow to show results there was a noticeable up tick starting...

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Well folks we are now in a full Buyer’s market in all segments. The big question on everyone’s

mind is where is the market going in 2019?

 

For this month I am showing a comparison of January over January for the past 5 years and

as you will see the big change occurred with # of sales way down. This is a result of a number

of factors,...

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Well the stats are fresh off the press and not really a surprise.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports sales for all property types are down 31.6% from 2017 and 38.4% from 2016.
 
This past year has been a transition away from the high prices and hot demand seen in previous years brought on by new mortgage requirements and numerous...
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All the stats for the month of November 2018 are now in and I thought you would be interested.
 
The market has continued to slow down through 2018 and we are now firmly in a Balance or Buyers market in all segments.  This is a good thing, gone are the crazy days of making rash decisions and crazy bidding wars.  It has also created an ...
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On a Personal Note – Celebrating 30 Years!

This August marked my 30th year helping my clients buy and sell real  estate in Vancouver. My first cell phone was huge, mounted in my car with a lovely antenna out the back window. I carried a pager in my purse and the only way to communicate was in person or by phone. Today with so many ways to...

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