Market Update April 2016

April 11, 2016

Absolute craziness. There are literally no other words for what we are seeing in our market right now. A new record is set every single day while buyers are getting priced out at an incredibly fast rate.   Before we launch too far in, let’s start with the usual metrics. The numbers shown below are […]

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Market Update March 2016

March 11, 2016

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” Mark Twain.   Obviously, this quote is not new, but it’s almost as though homebuyers in Vancouver just got the news.   Let’s start with the usual metrics. The numbers shown below are a ratio of the number of active listings (at end of month) over the number […]

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Real Solutions to Vancouver’s Real Estate Problems

February 11, 2016

There is a problem in Vancouver’s real estate.  Everybody knows about it. The Real Estate Board is blaming the Real Estate Council.  The Real Estate Council is blaming the province.  The City is blaming the Province.  The Province is going after the Real Estate Council  And the people are blaming the agents. And nobody is […]

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Is the Summer Better than the Fall?

June 23, 2015

Your Realtor might be lying to you. Have you ever heard that the Vancouver real estate market slows down in the summer?  I know I hear it around the industry all the time.  I also hear it from my clients who are thinking of moving. “Oh, lets wait until the fall, it’s a better time […]

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The Fall(ing) Market

September 17, 2012

What if I told you that more homes are sold in the summer than the fall?   You’d probably call me crazy.  I recently made this statement and one Realtor called me a liar in front of my colleagues.  So, I looked at the numbers.  I took all of the detached housing sales on the […]

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