July 2018

Prices Climb Despite Quiet Sales

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,833 in May 2018, a 35.1 percent decrease from last May's unprecedented activity. Despite this year's quieter sales, however, home prices continue to rise.

While sales of detached properties decreased 40.2 percent from one year prior, t...

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Love, Marriage ... and Money

Posted on Jul 18, 2018

It's wedding season, and love is in the air! Whether you're planning a wedding, or are currently married or in a live-in relationship, you no doubt recognize that shared expenses are an integral part of living together.

A major step towards purchasing a home together, while not at all romantic, is to be brutally honest with each other about your fin...

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Responsible Relocating

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Time to move? Get going ... responsibly!

1. As soon as you set your moving date, start with the first rule of a smooth move — reduce the amount you have to move! The fewer things you have to move, the less packing materials you will need and the less fuel you will use. Purge the eco-friendly way: offer items that won't be moving with you to friends...

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Room For Rent? Read This First

Posted on Jul 04, 2018

The availability of rental units is at an all-time low in many cities, prompting some homeowners to start mulling around the idea of renting out their basements. Before you get too far, here are some rental unit considerations to look into.

1. Get in the zone. Check your local zoning bylaws (and your homeowner's association regulations if applicable...

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