Real Estate Insights – Metro Vancouver

This May saw steady home sale and listing activity in the Metro Vancouver* area, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months. Metro Vancouver includes: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.…

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Making a move to or from a West Vancouver or North Vancouver townhome? Infographics

North Vancouver townhomes monthly sale totals and prices have reached historical highs the past months.  In contrast, West Vancouver townhome style options are limited resulting in smaller sale numbers. The main difference between a townhome and apartment is structurally.  Generally townhomes have no unit above or below but could have a unit on either side. …

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What’s the activity like for West Vancouver & North Vancouver apartments? Infographics

Reported West Vancouver and North Vancouver apartment monthly inventory numbers since January has consistently been below their respective 10-year monthly average. Extraordinary apartment monthly sale numbers were recorded the past two months in both communities.  West Vancouver totaled 28 in April and 31 in March, the highest monthly sales on record since 2017.  In North…

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What’s happening in the West Vancouver & North Vancouver house market? Infographics

Though West Vancouver house April sale activity was down -18% from the month before, sale totals were up +280% from April last year and +35% above the 10-year monthly average! North Vancouver total reported sales in April were up +4% from March, up an astronomical +381% from same month last year and up +212% above…

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What’s up with North Vancouver housing Market?

Local headlines about our real estate market include: ‘Red-hot housing market starting to cool’ ‘Incredible froth’ ‘Housing market quietly slowing down’ ‘Fading real estate market momentum’ Will market conditions in the upcoming months change with more listings coming onto the market, bring inventory levels up? Check out North Vancouver house market activity the past 16…

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Buying a home?

Helpful Advice: Get the basic knowledge you need before buying a home, plus useful advice to guide you throughout the process. Find it all here. Home listings on the Internet: Visit REALTOR.ca to view the latest home listings on whatever computer or device you’re using. Home listings app for your phone: Add our REALTOR.ca app…

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Real Estate Review Infograhic

Our local real estate board just created this great visual, a year-in-review infographic that tells the story of 2020 real estate housing market with images, icons, and statistics. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver areas includes: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine…

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Tree Bylaw Matrix

Many local governments in Greater Vancouver have a bylaw or policy addressing tree removal, retention, pruning and damage on private property. This matrix is an overview. Note: Bowen Island, North Vancouver City, Pemberton, Pitt Meadows, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District and the Gulf Islands do not have a tree bylaw or policy for private land. However, if…

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It’s that time again ~ Speculation and Vacancy Tax Declaration!

In communities where the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) applies residential property owners will soon receive their declaration package and can complete it online at: https://gov.bc.ca/spectax All owners on the title, including spouses and relatives, must complete a declaration to claim an exemption or determine eligibility for a tax credit. Corporations must also complete a declaration…

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Housing Market Insight: July 2020

Real estate market activity in Metro Vancouver exceeded historical levels in July. Metro Vancouver includes: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler. Over 3,100 home sales were registered by REALTORS in July.  This is up +28% from last month…

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Buying? Heads Up – New Underwriting Criteria

Introduced earlier this summer, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) implemented new underwriting criteria (eligibility requirements) to apply for homeowner transactional and portfolio mortgage insurance. These new adjustments from CMHC come as a precaution while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact consumers in the real estate market and many other aspects of day-to-day life. The following changes have…

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Stratas and Pets

If you’re planning to buy a strata property and you have furry or feathered friends, find out whether pets are allowed and if there are restrictions. Under the Strata Property Act and Regulation, strata corporations can restrict owners and tenants from keeping pets or certain kinds of pets through the bylaws of the strata corporation. Pet…

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