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The Buddy System

Posted on Oct 17, 2018



Today's real estate prices are making it hard enough to purchase property with two salaries, let alone one. So how does a single person buy into today's market? In many cases, it's by partnering with a friend or relative.


The first step in entering into what is likely the largest purchase of your life is to sit down with your co-buyer and have a com...

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Buyer Demand Eases

Posted on Oct 10, 2018



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) announced that demand for homes softened across the region in August, resulting in declining housing prices for the second straight month.


Residential home sales totalled 1,929 in August, a 36.6 percent decrease from the same month last year, and 25.2 percent below the 10-year August sales average.


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Add Value With Fall Landscaping

Posted on Oct 03, 2018



As summer turns into fall, you may already be thinking ahead to your fall garden cleanup. Remember that fall landscaping can be just as attractive as summer garden designs, and can not only create added visual appeal for your home but also give you a healthy return on your investment when it comes to selling your property.


Before investing in fall f...

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Give it Your Best Shot!

Posted on Sep 26, 2018



If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the right photos in your home listing may be worth thousands of dollars. Here are a few tips to prepare for the photographer, and to ensure the listing photos of your house portray it beautifully.


INSIDE:

If your home isn't already gleaming and professionally staged, make sure you declutter and give your p...

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Out of the Basement and Onto Social Media

Posted on Sep 19, 2018



The next generation of homebuyers is here, and one driving force behind their buying activity is triggered to a degree by social media, generating "FOMO" — "fear of missing out."


The proliferation of social media posts showing happy Millennium-aged homeowners posing in their newly purchased spaces appears to be having a domino effect on real estate...

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Housing Supply Up, Demand Down, Prices Strong

Posted on Sep 12, 2018



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) announced a quieter summer than usual, with July residential housing sales in Metro Vancouver reaching their lowest levels for that month since the year 2000. The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in July rose year-over-year, however, with a 6.7 percent...

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