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this email contains two pairs of socks for you…

this email contains two pairs of socks for you…

Whatever today may mean for you and your family, may it be Merry! Enjoy this Christmas Carol…by Goats, and read on. For many today is a religious event, for others it is all about a happy guy in a red suit distributing toys, and for others it is just another Friday....
Interest Rates, First Time Buyers & Socks

Interest Rates, First Time Buyers & Socks

As we race into the holiday season a few brief notes for first time buyers of both 2015 and 2016. Along with a tidbit on interest rates, always a hot topic. First a mention of my sock project: Please check out ‘Beat Street Feet’. to business… Were...
Interest Rates, Interest Rates, and…

Interest Rates, Interest Rates, and…

Market Update Dec -2015, November sales activity in the Vancouver market was 46% above the 10-year average… the trend continues. The metrics that indicate that Vancouver is now into the strongest seller’s market of the past nine years. Prices continue to rise, and any...
Market Update – November 2015

Market Update – November 2015

Hello, We can just about say ‘another year’ of Real Estate craziness is behind us, because October was once again over the top busy and already we are seeing multiple offer situations in November from one end of town to the other. How crazy is it now you ask? We...
Call Your Local Experts

Call Your Local Experts

We have seen no shortage this year, perhaps in any year, of headlines from ‘credentialed’ observers of the Canadian Real Estate market from around the world offering varying degrees of dire forecasts. Another year another story of the IMF, a foreign banks analyst, or...
How I spent my Summer – 2015

How I spent my Summer – 2015

Fall is here, which is great. There is a lot to be said for living in a part of the world with changing seasons and the excitement that comes with the preparation and unique activities that each offers. We truly live in an amazing spot! This past Summer I did not...
Market Update September 2015

Market Update September 2015

The Market If you list it the will come. And bid it up over ask and it will be gone. In just about all parts of town the market continues to remain well above the ten year average for sales activity and prices keep inching upward. If you are interested in greater...
Gifted Down Payment for Rental Properties!

Gifted Down Payment for Rental Properties!

An interesting move regarding rental property financing. For those looking to purchase rental properties the minimum down payment has historically been at 20%  for some time, and so it remains. In years gone by this down payment money had to be proven to have...
Market Update August 2015

Market Update August 2015

Another (new) normal month in Vancouver Real Estate.  New highs, multiple offers, frenzy, madness….yawn. its officially the same old same old. The market stats paint the same picture as last month. Hot Hot Hot! So hot we had water restrictions for a while, Click here...
Market Update – July 2015

Market Update – July 2015

How many months in a row do we call the market ‘crazy’ before crazy is just the new normal? How many years in a row do we call interest rates ‘too low’ before low is just the new normal? So what does normal look like this month? Record setting on the sales...