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It’s Spreading – Boom comes to the Suburbs!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Video & Blog

Homes being assessed at worth a million dollars in Vancouver are on the up. Take Vancouver as a whole and some 28 per cent of all properties here currently sit valued at $1 million or more. And the suburbs are getting in the act too. We have all known for some time that certain suburbs have always had $1 million-plus homes, places like the well-to-do West Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby; also districts, city areas and suburbs of North Vancouver...

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What Role do the Chinese have on House Prices in Vancouver?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 in Video & Blog

New data is out from realty companies in Vancouver on the luxury housing market, and it will come as no surprise the biggest buyers are flocking in from China. One realty company in British Columbia said over 70 per cent of its clients in 2014 were from mainland China. The wealthy mainland Chinese are buying into the high-end luxury home market. If you own a home in Vancouver that’s worth under $1 million, you should not expect to see...

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The Hidden Fees We All Forget About

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Video & Blog

Huge land fees and investors from overseas with bottomless pockets have helped to fuel the rising cost of buying a home in Vancouver. But these two factors are not alone when looking at the different reasons as to what makes a house price in a certain district go through the roof. Research carried out by the Fraser Institute has determined that approval times matter, compliance costs affect house prices, zoning matters and even the grumpy sod who might live...

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Outdoor Living Space on the Rise in Vancouver

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Video & Blog

The space we utilize for outdoor living is on the rise in the homes of Vancouver. You might want to build an extra bathroom? Forget it, an increase in the size of the balcony is preferred. You could be considering extending your dining room so you could fit an extra-sized table in there? No way. The fire pit and barbecue patio takes precedence. Even those small balconies connected onto condos are being utilized with pots, plants, outdoor décor and...

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Young Families Attracted to White Rock

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Video & Blog

Developers are getting excited over the latest reviews going on in the council’s official community plan, where the waterfront city is gearing up to welcome many young families and building for its future. A number of well-known developers have already been busy in the region building towers and smaller projects but all agree that boosting density, housing options and building communities for the future is at the front of its to-do lists. The nature of the community is changing;...

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Interest Intensifies in Greater Vancouver’s Hot Housing Market

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Video & Blog

When we start to hear that entry-level homes are holding an interest for buyers and investors, we can safely say the housing market must be sizzling. And those currently owners of single-family detached properties, will be interested to know that every property hunters’ eyebrows rise and mouth goes into a circular shape the moment they see such a home in a property listing. Even those single family town houses that need fixing up and a bit of renovation are...

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City Map

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Video & Blog

White rock map…….. http://cosmos.surrey.ca/external/WROMS/   Surrey       map………http://cosmos.surrey.ca/external/   Burnaby     map………http://webmap.city.burnaby.bc.ca/publicmap/   Langley     map………http://geosource.tol.ca/external/   Vancouver map………http://vanmapp.vancouver.ca/pubvanmap_net/default.aspx   West Vancouver map…http://westmap2.westvancouver.ca/westmap2015/map.htm...

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