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March 31st, 2010

Rising housing costs challenging

Courtesy of Vancouver Sun
By Derrick Penner

Some 67 per cent of Metro Vancouver households struggle with the high cost of housing, the Conference Board of Canada reported Tuesday, a day that saw more banks edge key mortgage rates up, a move destined to push housing costs even higher.

The Conference Board report, titled Building From the Ground Up: Enhancin ...

News Article

March 30th, 2010

Mortgage Rates Creep Up

Courtesy of Financial Post
By Tim Shufelt

For Canadians now accustomed to rock-bottom mortgage rates, a harsh reality looms.

Rates are officially on the upswing, an indication the country's housing market is finally poised to cool off, and the beginning of the end to historically low rates.

It's a move being closely monitored by those with variable-rate mortgages tr ...

News Article - Job And Housing Lead Recover

March 28th, 2010

Jobs & Housing lead recovery

Courtesy of Globe and Mail
By P. Waldie & R. Blackwell

The Canadian economy has caught fire much quicker than expected, with home building, hiring and even car buying surpassing the most optimistic forecasts.

While observers were once predicting 2010 would be a year of slow growth and high unemployment, the past few weeks have seen better-than-expected indicat ...

Article of Interest

March 28th, 2010

10 Questions Buyers Should Ask When Deciding To Purchase A Strata Unit

  1. What is the monthly condominium fee and what does it pay for? The monthly condominium fee can range quite dramatically from condominium to condominium. The fee is a by-product of the number of units, the annual expenses to maintain the common area, whether the condo is professionally managed or self-managed, the age and ...

News Article

March 27th, 2010
Let the property games begin, Bob Rennie encourages brokers

'World loves Vancouver . . . a very safe place to invest . . . to park money'

Couresy of Vancouver Sun March 27, 2010 

The thousands of international visitors who came to Vancouver to take in the Winter Olympics may have come and gone, but investors in many parts of the world won't soon take th ...

Free Year Of Maintenance Fees At "The Bella" on Edmonds

March 26th, 2010

"The Bella" on Edmonds is offering 2 bedroom, 2 bath and den, 1147 sq ft for $409,900 with 3 separate outdoor decks & balconies. Looks to be the best price per square foot for new product in all of Burnaby. Granite counters in kitchen with undermount porcelain sinks as well S/S appliances compliment the over height ceilings for a very modern look.  Unit is at the back of the building.  If you ...

202 7655 EDMONDS Street, Burnaby South, British Columbia

March 26th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 202 7655 EDMONDS Street, Burnaby South, British Columbia

Completed Product! Immediate move in is available at the BELLA! Very large almost 1150 SF two bedroom & den with 3 separate outdoor decks & balconies. Best price per square foot for new product in all of Burnaby. Granite counters in kitchen & bath as well S/S appliances compli ...

817 EWEN Ave, New Westminster, British Columbia

March 26th, 2010

I just sold this House at 817 EWEN Ave, New Westminster, British Columbia .

View this recently sold House or see all my home sales

708 5288 MELBOURNE Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

March 24th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 708 5288 MELBOURNE Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Desirable Collingwood neighbourhood. Well kept 840 sq ft with comfortable & open layout. 2 bedroom, 2 ful bathroom, den, and a large wrap around open view balcony. Recently updated with new laminated floor and fresh paint. Close to Skytrain, school and shopping. Motivated ...

Topic of Interest - Condo goes for $73,000 over asking price in Kitsilano

March 24th, 2010
The Vancouver Market Is Sizzling!!This past week I heard that there was a condo at 2255 York Street, new to the market, that went sold for $73K over asking price. The Kits real estate market has sprung!  I have tried to book a few Buyer tours in the past week where at least 1/2 of the places have offers that I would like to show.  I was involved in selling a listing where the price started at ...
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