By: Sheldon Coxford

January 2019 Recap - Vancouver Real Estate 

Tags: Home Prices, Whats my home worth, Vancouver real estate stats

Home listings increase while buyers remain in holding pattern Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Vancouver Real Estate November 2018 Recap

Tags: Vancouver stats, Vancouver real estate, December 2018 real estate, For sale Vancouver, Market stats Vancouver,

Metro Vancouver homes sales down across all property types The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales totalled 1,608 in the region in November 2018, a 42.5 per cent decrease from the 2,795 sales recorded in November 2017, and an 18.2 per cent decrease compared to October 2018 when 1,966 homes sold. Last month’s sales were 34.7 per cent below the 1...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Vancouver Real Estate October 2018 Recap

Tags: Vancouver stats, Vancouver real estate, October 2018 Real Estate, For sale Vancouver,

Home listings at four-year October high as sales remain below typical levels Home sale activity across Metro Vancouver* remained below long-term historical averages in October. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,966 in October 2018, a 34.9 per cent decrease from the 3,022 sales recorded in October 2017, and a 23.3 per ce...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

6 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter

Tags: Preparing for winter, winter time, real estate blog, fall check list

  In summertime, we tend to forget that winter is coming.  But now is the best time to prepare for the icy months!  Canadian winters are known for their cold temperatures, strong winds, and plenty of snow, ice and sleet. This wild weather can wreak havoc on a home if the home is not properly winterized and prepared for what nature might have in store. Checking items off this winter...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver September 2018 Recap

Tags: Vancouver stats, Sept 2018 real estate, real estate recap

More supply and less demand seen across Metro Vancouver housing market The supply of homes for sale continued to increase across the Metro Vancouver* housing market in September while home buyer demand remained below typical levels for this time of year. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totaled 1,595 in September 2018, a 43....Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver August 2018 Recap

Tags: Vancouver stats, Aug 2018 real estate, real estate recap for vancouver

Home buyer demand stays below historical averages in August The Metro Vancouver* housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,929 in August 2018, a 36.6 per cent decrease from the 3,043 sales recorded in August 2017, and a 6.8 per cent decline compare...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Home Security Tips

Tags: Home ownership, safety in the home, summer travels, homeowners,

Hopefully, you are enjoying your summer so far. One thing summer brings for many people is spending a lot more time out and about. Whether that is a family vacation, beach days or any other way you like to enjoy the sun, it all means you should think about keeping your home secure while you are out. While the tips below are ideal for ensuring your home is secure during a summer fun, they are appl...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Selling Your Home In A Buyer’s Market

Tags: Selling in a buyers market, buyers market, selling your home, selling my property,

There are a number of reasons why you may need to sell your home in a buyer’s market, and though getting the most for your home in that situation may seem impossible, there are several strategies you can use to get the best offer for your home.  Here are a few tips to getting the most for your house in a buyer’s market! Know Your Local Real Estate Market While the national hous...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Condo fees: Here’s what you need to know

Tags: What are condo fees?, what i need to know about condo fees, condo fees, living in a strata,

Every condo owner pays a regular, non-negotiable condo fee. This fee is calculated based on your share of the condo building – the larger your unit, the greater your fee. This fee is adjusted annually based on the condo’s operating budget. Your condo fees are divided into three main categories: utilities, common areas and the reserve fund. Let’s take a closer look. A chunk ...Read More

By: Sheldon Coxford

Top Ways to Increase ROI with just $1,000

Tags: Easy home renovations, selling in Vancouver, real estate flipping on a budget, flipping a house on a budget

When thinking about how to add value to your home and increase ROI, sometimes it’s better to think small rather than big. Sure, a full kitchen reno would be nice, but there are plenty of more-economical upgrades that can bring up your listing price. Armed with just $1,000, here are five renovation ideas that will increase ROI – and the likelihood of a quick sale! 1. Shut the Front ...Read More