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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...


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?...


Cheers to the Past! Cheers to the Future!

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...

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”.   ...


November 2019 Market Update

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...


Staying Connected with Michele Collins - Summer 2019

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...


February 2019 Market Update

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,...


Market Update January 2019
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...

Market Update December 2018
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 ...

Staying Connected with Michele Collins - Fall 2018

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...