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Commercial real estate market update, November 2019

Commercial real estate activity remains below the pace of recent years Sales activity in the Lower Mainland’s commercial real estate market continued to decline in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019 compared to recent years. There were 405 commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland in Q3 2019, a 32 per ...

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Making a Good “Second” Impression

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to the first impression a buyer gets when he or she first arrives at your home and looks at it from the outside. That first impression is critical. But there is a “second” impression that is also very important. That’s the impression buyers ...

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Vancouver Real Estate market update, November 2019

Metro Vancouver home sales return to historically typical levels After a quieter first half of 2019, home buyer activity has returned to more historically typical levels in Metro Vancouver*. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,498 in November 2019, a 55.3 ...

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How Do You Determine What You Need to Do?

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers. You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our ...

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What To Do When Closing Dates Don’t Match

If you want to sell your current property and purchase your next dream home, you might be concerned that the closing dates need to be on the same day. You might be worried about losing a property if the closing dates overlap, or being put out on the street if the ...

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Vancouver Real Estate Market update, October 2019

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 (REBGV) 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 ...

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The Emotional Side of Selling

Let’s face it. Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a practical one. Sure, in some ways, a property is a “product”. You want to sell that product quickly and for the best price, so you can buy your next dream home. A home, however, is also ...

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Make Buying a Home Smooth Sailing

In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience. The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure ...

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Vancouver Real Estate market update, September 2019: Increased demand helps housing market reach balanced territory

Increased demand helps housing market reach balanced territory Home buyer demand has returned to more historically typical levels in Metro Vancouver over the last three months.   The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,333 in September 2019, a 46.3 per cent increase ...

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Surprising Secrets of Successful Home Staging

“Staging” is about setting up and decorating each room of your home so that it looks as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Studies show that a property is more likely to sell quickly and for a better price if it is effectively staged. Even if you haven’t heard of staging ...

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