December 2022

5 Advantages of New Build Homes

Posted on Dec 28, 2022

Buying a new construction home is the best way to get (some or most) of what you want. Let’s take a gander at some of those shiny, new-build benefits.

The quirks are (almost) all yours
Part of the new home adventure is working out how you plan on using the space for your family. With new construction homes, you’ll (usually) have chosen (some of) the...

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The Terms & Conditions of the Foreign Buyers Tax

Posted on Dec 21, 2022

The door is still open (a crack) for foreign buyers in B.C. and Ontario, but come January 2023 that door may well shut with a bang as a (temporary) ban on foreign buyers is implemented.

According to a recent Gallup poll, Canada is the most welcoming country in the world for immigrants, but the government is taking some very drastic steps to protect...

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A Designer's North Vancouver Home Gets a Kid-Friendly Christmas Makeover

Posted on Dec 19, 2022

Getting designer Mariana D’Amici’s North Vancouver home holiday-ready is a family affair.

We can count on the holiday season to bring out the warm fuzzies in even the Scroogiest of adults, but there’s something extra magical about being a kid around Christmas.

North Vancouver designer Mariana D’Amici and her family faithfully observe traditions like...

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Housing Market Activity Remains Slow in November

Posted on Dec 14, 2022

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,512 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2022, a decrease of 50.8 per cent from November 2021 and about 30 per cent below a historical average November. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $906,785 an 8.6 per c...

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Paint Colour Can Increase Home Value By Nearly $6,500

Posted on Dec 12, 2022

Sellers who are marketing their homes can get nearly $6,491 more than expected just based on the paint colour of certain rooms.

Homes with dark grey walls can increase a selling price, while those with trendy green kitchens can decrease the price by more than $3,600, according to new research from the real estate marketplace Zillow.

With a difficult...

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Home Sale & Listing Activity Continue Below Long-Term November Averages

Posted on Dec 07, 2022

While typically a quiet month of market activity based on seasonal patterns, November home sale and listing totals lagged below the region’s long-term averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,614 in November 2022, a 52.9 per cent decrease from the 3,428 sales recorded i...

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