Blog by George Bewza

November REBGV Market Stats

December 8th, 2011

VANCOUVER, B.C. – December 2, 2011  

The Greater Vancouver housing market saw relatively typical home sale and listing activity in November.  The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) reached 2,360 in November. This represents a 5.9 per cent decline ...

Comments by Kevin Vallely a residential designer in North Vancouver

October 6th, 2011

Posted on 28, September 2011 in North Shore News 

While B.C.’s home sales are predicted to slow down slightly from last year, house prices are expected to soar to an all time high, up an estimated 6.8 per cent from 2010.Photograph by: Terry Peters, North Shore NewsTHE numbers are in and it would appear that our sky-high property values are being held together with far more than a thin film o ...

REBGV Sept 2011 Stats

October 6th, 2011

October 4, 2011  

Home listings continue to rise in the Greater Vancouver housing market consistent increases in property listings and fewer home sales over the summer months has helped move the Greater Vancouver housing market into the upper end of a buyers’ market.

 The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartme ...

Real Estate Market Update

September 8th, 2011

Sept 2, 2011

August marked the third consecutive month that home sale activity in Greater Vancouver was below the 10-year average for the month. In contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year norm every month since the beginning of the year.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment ...

Active home sellers bring greater selection to the Greater Vancouver housing market

August 4th, 2011

While the balance between home buyer and seller activity remains in an equilibrium range in the Greater Vancouver housing market, last month’s home sale total was below the 10-year average for July.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties on the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) reached ...

Summer housing market trends toward balance after an active spring season

July 7th, 2011

 VANCOUVER, B.C. – July 5, 2011

As we enjoy the lazy days of summer, I remind you that summer is a great time to buy or sell your home.  Many buyers will be anxious to get settled in before the fall and there are always sellers who must sell to be
re-established in time for the new school year or to begin a new job.

Please call me at 604-576-0176 for an evaluation on your home.

REBGV Market S ...

How Much Can I Afford?

June 16th, 2011

Courtesy of Gibbard Hoffart Financial

If you're thinking about buying your first house, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is, "How much can I afford?" Below, please find some tips to consider before you set out to find the home of your dreams:

Consider your annual household income. This is a key factor when determining how much of a mortgage you can afford. In addi ...

Bidding wars add to hot house prices

May 26th, 2011

West Vancouver real estate market out of step with rest of Lower Mainland

 
When real estate agent Mike Oxley held an open house on Haywood Avenue last month, he knew that the flat Ambleside view property was going to be a popular item.

He didn't know how popular, however.

By the end of a weekend that saw an estimated 500 pros ...

10 top trends for basements

March 10th, 2011

Upping the ante in the lower level

 By Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

What's hot in the home's coolest area? Here's what the pros consider the top 10 must-haves.

1. HOME THEATRES Big screens and even bigger sound, designer chairs and smart lights that slowly dim as the movie starts rolling make home theatres more sought-after then ever. Perfect for cocooning after a rough day in t ...

Anything-goes decor is in for 2011

March 10th, 2011

Mix it up! Bold, anything-goes decor is in for 2011: Here's how to get the look

By Samantha Pynn, National Post

Ten years ago, it was easy to get a handle on decorating trends. A little faux wenge wood, a set of sky-blue-and-brown graphic bed sheets, and a whole lot of beige stuff in your all-beige house and you were in style. But whose house was that anyway? And where was the personal ...