Please visit my Open House at 7415 MAGNOLIA TERR in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Welcome to Rockhill by ADERA properties, your opportunity to be a part of one of the Lower Mainland’s hottest, fastest growing neighbourhoods – Highgate Village. You are within walking distance to great shops, public library, Edmonds Community Centre (swimming, fitness centre, youth and seniors programs) and a short hop to the world famous Metrotown Centre.

You’ll fall in love with this modern, 2-level, 2 bedroom townhouse level suite featuring in-suite storage, large bay windows with charming bench window seating, a cozy gas fireplace, all new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, quartz counters and a stainless appliance package. Your private entrance off the quiet inner courtyard leads into a bright, open concept main floor with a living/dining room that can accommodate large furniture and a guest bathroom. Upstairs has 2 generously sized bedrooms and a semi-ensuite 4-pce bathroom. The Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Ongoing renovations make this stylish home ready for you to just move in and enjoy.

A large, enclosed private terrace in front of your home is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a BBQ with friends after work.  You will feel at home in this fabulous boutique residence with friendly, welcoming neighbours.

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Mortgage Rate Outlook - March 2019

Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.

The once bright outlook for the Canadian economy darkened toward the end of 2018 amidst disruptions in Alberta oil production and a policy-induced slowdown in the Canadian housing market. This slowdown, along with global economic growth concerns, prompted a dramatic revision in market expectations for future Bank of Canada rate tightening. As a
result, key benchmarks for bank borrowing costs plummeted, reversing course after a year of steady increases.
 
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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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Please visit my Open House at 7415 MAGNOLIA TERR in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Welcome to Rockhill by ADERA properties, your opportunity to be a part of one of the Lower Mainland’s hottest, fastest growing neighbourhoods – Highgate Village. You are within walking distance to great shops, public library, Edmonds Community Centre (swimming, fitness centre, youth and seniors programs) and a short hop to the world famous Metrotown Centre.

You’ll fall in love with this modern, 2-level, 2 bedroom townhouse level suite featuring in-suite storage, large bay windows with charming bench window seating, a cozy gas fireplace, all new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, quartz counters and a stainless appliance package. Your private entrance off the quiet inner courtyard leads into a bright, open concept main floor with a living/dining room that can accommodate large furniture and a guest bathroom. Upstairs has 2 generously sized bedrooms and a semi-ensuite 4-pce bathroom. The Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Ongoing renovations make this stylish home ready for you to just move in and enjoy.

A large, enclosed private terrace in front of your home is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a BBQ with friends after work.  You will feel at home in this fabulous boutique residence with friendly, welcoming neighbours.

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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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Please visit my Open House at 7415 MAGNOLIA TERR in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
ROCKHILL by Adera. Beautiful TWO LEVEL, 2 BEDROOM townhouse featuring in-suite storage, large bay windows with charming bench window seating, a cozy gas fireplace, all new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, quartz counters and a stainless appliance package. Your private entrance off the quiet inner courtyard leads into a bright, open concept main floor with a living/dining room that can accommodate large furniture and a guest bathroom. Upstairs has 2 generous sized bedrooms and a semi-ensuite 4-pce bathroom. The Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Pet and Rental friendly. Walking distance to Skytrain, HIGHGATE Village, Edmonds Community Centre, nearby parks and schools.
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Please visit my Open House at 7415 MAGNOLIA TERR in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, April 7, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
ROCKHILL by Adera. Beautiful TWO LEVEL, 2 BEDROOM townhouse featuring in-suite storage, large bay windows with charming bench window seating, a cozy gas fireplace, all new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, quartz counters and a stainless appliance package. Your private entrance off the quiet inner courtyard leads into a bright, open concept main floor with a living/dining room that can accommodate large furniture and a guest bathroom. Upstairs has 2 generous sized bedrooms and a semi-ensuite 4-pce bathroom. The Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. Pet and Rental friendly. Walking distance to Skytrain, HIGHGATE Village, Edmonds Community Centre, nearby parks and schools.
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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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Please visit my Open House at 77 SPRINGER AVE N in Burnaby.
Open House on Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Enjoy Panoramic views of city, water and mountains from this reverse plan, custom-built home by Georgie award winner Naikoon Construction. Brand new and waiting for you to personalize, this home screams modern family living. You will appreciate the open concept, contemporary floor plan with a light filled chef’s kitchen, a generous dining alcove, a separate media/family room/home office and a cozy living room that spills out onto the large covered terrace. You''ll fall in love with all the fine details of rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, a top of the line appliance package, a beautiful spa-inspired master bedroom retreat and a level, fully landscaped rear yard. The home is fitted with the latest in green home comfort technologies. Legal basement suite. Heated Garage.
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January 2019 Media Stats Package

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Home listings increase while buyers remain in holding pattern*

Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818 sales recorded in January 2018, and a 2.9 per cent increase from the 1,072 homes sold in December 2018.

Last month’s sales were 36.3 per cent below the 10-year January sales average and were the lowest January-sales total since 2009.

“REALTORS® are seeing more traffic at open houses compared to recent months. Homes priced well for today’s market are garnering interest, however, buyers are choosing to remain in a holding pattern for the time being,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said.

There were 4,848 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2019. This represents a 27.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,796 homes listed in January 2018 and a 244.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,407 homes listed in December 2018.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 10,808, a 55.6 per cent increase compared to January 2018 (6,947) and a 5.2 per cent increase compared to December 2018 (10,275).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2019 is 10.2 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 6.8 per cent for detached homes, 11.9 per cent for townhomes, and 13.6 per cent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“Home prices have edged down across all home types in the region over the last seven months,” Moore said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,019,600. This represents a 4.5 per cent decrease over January 2018, and a 7.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.

“Economic fundamentals underpinning our market for home buyers and sellers remain strong. Today’s market conditions are largely the result of the mortgage stress test that the federal government imposed at the beginning of last year,” Moore said. “This measure, coupled with an increase in mortgage rates, took away as much as 25 per cent of purchasing power from many home buyers trying to enter the market.”

Sales of detached homes in January 2019 reached 339, a 30.4 per cent decrease from the 487 detached sales recorded in January 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,453,400. This represents a 9.1 per cent decrease from January 2018, and an 8.3 per cent decrease over the past six months.

Sales of apartment homes reached 559 in January 2019, a 44.8 per cent decrease compared to the 1,012 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $658,600. This represents a 1.7 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.6 per cent decrease over the past six months.

Attached home sales in January 2019 totalled 205, a 35.7 per cent decrease compared to the 319 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $800,600. This represents a 0.5 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.

Editor’s Note

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2018, 24,619 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $1.7 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 11,720 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $26 billion in 2018.

Contact

Craig Munn
Manager, Communication
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
604.730.3146
cmunn@rebgv.org 


*Published with the permission of REBGV which compiled and presented the data. 

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November 2018 Media Stats Package

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Metro Vancouver homes sales down across all property types

Home buyer demand remains below long-term historical averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales totalled 1,608 in the region in November 2018, a 42.5 per cent decrease from the 2,795 sales recorded in November 2017, and an 18.2 per cent decrease compared to October 2018 when 1,966 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 34.7 per cent below the 10-year November sales average and was the lowest sales for the month since 2008.

“Home buyers have been taking a wait-and-see approach for most of 2018. This has allowed the number of homes available for sale in the region to return to more typical historical levels,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “This activity is helping home prices edge down, across all property types, from the record highs we’ve experienced over the last year.”

There were 3,461 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in November 2018. This represents a 15.8 per cent decrease compared to the 4,109 homes listed in November 2017 and a 29 per cent decrease compared to October 2018 when 4,873 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12,307, a 40.7 per cent increase compared to November 2017 (8,747) and a 5.2 per cent decrease compared to October 2018 (12,984).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for November 2018 is 13.1 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 8.9 per cent for detached homes, 14.7 per cent for townhomes, and 17.6 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“Home prices have declined between four and seven per cent over the last six months depending on property type. We’ll watch conditions in the first quarter of 2019 to see if home buyer demand picks up ahead of the traditionally more active spring market,” Moore said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,042,100. This represents a 1.4 per cent decrease over November 2017 and a 1.9 per cent decrease compared to October 2018.

Detached home sales in November 2018 reached 516, a 38.6 per cent decrease from the 841 detached sales recorded in November 2017. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,500,100. This represents a 6.5 per cent decrease from November 2017 and a 1.6 per cent decrease compared to October 2018.

Apartment home sales reached 810 in November 2018, a 46.3 per cent decrease compared to the 1,508 sales in November 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $667,800. This represents a 2.3 per cent increase from November 2017 and a 2.3 per cent decrease compared to October 2018.

Attached home sales in November 2018 totalled 282, a 36.8 per cent decrease compared to the 446 sales in November 2017. The benchmark price of an attached home is $818,500. This represents a 2.6 per cent increase from November 2017 and a 1.3 per cent decrease compared to October 2018.

Editor’s Note

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2017, 35,993 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $2.4 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 17,600 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $37 billion in 2017.

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7 Reasons to Consider Downtown Living

You often hear about “move-over” homebuyers flocking to the suburbs in search of a place to call “home.” But with Millennials making up the largest segment of homebuyers today, and Generation Z expected to outnumber them within a year, there’s renewed interest in being in the centre of it all. In the heart of the action. Downtown. Here are 7 benefits that make a great case for downtown living.


Is downtown living your scene?

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A big draw to downtown living is having urban conveniences at your fingertips. Your office is within walking distance. Your favourite restaurant and the hottest club are a short stroll away. For trips further afield, public transit is often just outside your front door, ready to do the driving for you.

Unique Neighbourhoods

Downtown neighborhoods are by nature older than suburban counterparts, and thus are often steeped in culture and history, and flaunt a character all their own. Whether it’s Vancouver historic Yaletown neighbourhood, Toronto’s off-beat Kensington Market or Montreal’s vibrant Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, no two neighbourhoods in a city are alike.

Up-and-Coming Areas

Many older downtown neighbourhoods experience a revival, prompted by younger residents moving into the area to take advantage of fixer-uppers at lower prices, supporting new businesses or opening their own, and over time, transforming a down-and-out neighbourhood into the next big thing.

One-of-a-Kind Homes

While suburban homes are typically brand new and beautiful, they’ve also come to be classified as “cookie cutter” designs. If you appreciate a home with history – and often some unusual quirks – downtown living could be right for you. As they say, they sure don’t make ‘em like they used to! Think vintage stained-glass window panels, antique door hardware, laundry shoots, etc.

Higher Property Values

The suburbs give you more home for your money, downtown dwellers often enjoy a greater return on their long-term investment. And depending on which city you live in (or aspire to!) you can still find the “affordable” homes in up-and-coming communities – if you can get in before the boom!

Hello, Party Central!

By virtue of being in the heart of the action, your place will naturally become the meeting place for friends before going for dinner at the trendiest restos, or out for a night on the town at the hottest clubs. (BONUS: You can just walk home after you’ve had a few bevvies!)

The Views

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Home listings at four-year October high as sales remain below typical levels

Home sale activity across Metro Vancouver* remained below long-term historical averages in October.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,966 in October 2018, a 34.9 per cent decrease from the 3,022 sales recorded in October 2017, and a 23.3 per cent increase compared to September 2018 when 1,595 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 26.8 per cent below the 10-year October sales average.

“The supply of homes for sale today is beginning to return to levels that we haven’t seen in our market in about four years,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “For home buyers, this means you have more selection to choose from. For sellers, it means your home may face more competition, from other listings, in the marketplace.”

There were 4,873 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in October 2018. This represents a 7.4 per cent increase compared to the 4,539 homes listed in October 2017 and a 7.7 per cent decrease compared to September 2018 when 5,279 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12,984, a 42.1 per cent increase compared to October 2017 (9,137) and a 0.8 per cent decrease compared to September 2018 (13,084).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for October 2018 is 15.1 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 10.3 per cent for detached homes, 17.3 per cent for townhomes, and 20.6 per cent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“Home prices have edged down between three and five per cent, depending on housing type, in our region since June,” said Moore. “This is providing a little relief for those looking to buy compared to the all-time highs we’ve experienced over the last year.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,062,100. This represents a one per cent increase over October 2017 and a 3.3 per cent decrease over the last three months.

Sales of detached homes in October 2018 reached 637, a 32.2 per cent decrease from the 940 detached sales recorded in October 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,524,000. This represents a 5.1 per cent decrease from October 2017 and a 3.9 per cent decrease over the last three months.

Sales of apartments reached 985 in October 2018, a 35.7 per cent decrease compared to the 1,532 sales in October 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $683,500. This represents a 5.8 per cent increase from October 2017 and a 3.1 per cent decrease over the last three months.

Attached homes sales in October 2018 totalled 344, a 37.5 per cent decrease compared to the 550 sales in October 2017. The benchmark price of an attached home is $829,200. This represents a 4.4 per cent increase from October 2017 and a 2.8 per cent decrease over the last three months.

*Editor’s Note:

Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.

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Home Sweet Home

What makes a house, a home?


We reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers – a panel consisting of RE/MAX Sales Associates throughout Canada – to put together some of the things that make their homes sweet.

Neighbourhood, Community & Location

“A house we love, in a neighbourhood we love, in a city we love…  Comfort for us is represented in all these factors adding up.” – Justus Edmundson, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC


Location, location, location! For many this is incredibly important. Some want to be close to the beach and enjoy the view from their windows of beautiful gardens and luscious trees. Some want to be in the hustle and bustle of the city, close to amenities and restaurants. Whatever their preference, location is one of the most important pieces on what makes their home sweet.


Peace and quiet. They want somewhere they can move at a slower pace. High walkability. No long commutes. A view. Privacy.


“My community is the number one thing. Coming into my neighborhood to see smiling faces of likeminded neighbours. It’s the place I should be.” – Taylor Hack, RE/MAX River City, Edmonton, AB

Friends & Family… Including the Dog

Coming home to the family members who meet them at the door every day with a wagging tail makes their space home.


Without family, love, the smell of home cooking, and laughter – their home would just be a house.


“A place where I can relax. A place of gathering of friends and family. A place that I can create in, think, pray, and laugh.” – Julie Wilson, RE/MAX RHC Realty, Nelson, BC
A home is where memories are made and kept.


“My personal possessions and the memories they hold, the friendly neighbourhood and how safe and secure I feel there, my husband.” – Susan McGougan, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC

Comfy, Cozy & Warm

For many, what makes a home that much sweeter, is that it’s somewhere they can relax.
“Reading a good book by the fire in the living room.” – Zachary Mills, RE/MAX City Centre Realty, Prince George, BC


Others find that a sweet home is somewhere that has luxury items that help you decompress, like a hot tub, swim spa, or a massage chair.


To relax, it is necessary to have safety, security, and privacy. It needs to feel like your safe zone.

Personalization & Pride of Ownership

For a lot of people, it is the personal modifications and renovations that take a house to a sweet home. It’s ownership. It’s living somewhere that represents who you are.
It all comes down to personalizing it with their own décor and colors.


“It’s those spots that become special, like in the morning I warm my feet on that one spot in the kitchen that the sun shines in while I’m drinking my coffee.” – Shauna Thompson, RE/MAX Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray, AB


Sentiment, warm blankets, family photos, a perfect spot to enjoy a good meal, quiet but loud when entertaining, a place to feel calm. That is what makes a home sweet home.

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I have sold a property at 403 2141 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.

Welcome to OXFORD on Hastings, your opportunity to be a part of one of Vancouver’s hottest, fastest growing neighbourhoods - The East Village. You are steps from some of the city’s best dining, entertainment and recreation locations and just a short distance from Commercial Drive, Chinatown and the Downtown core. Local shops and services, including Tacofino, Campagnolo Roma, Parallel 49 Brewery, Bosa Foods and Donald’s Market are just some of the amenities and destinations available to you in the village. Schools, Community Centres and great transportation options round out this community’s profile.

You’ll fall in love with this modern, open concept 2 bedroom + Flex, 2 bathroom Penthouse level suite featuring over- height ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, in-suite laundry, integrated Fisher-Paykel and Blomberg appliances, modern high-gloss cabinetry with quartz countertops and a private Master suite with walk-in closet. An energy efficient A/C system for year around in-suite comfort was a developer upgrade and the homeowners have installed custom built-ins and closet organizers to keep you on top of your awesome game.

A large balcony accessed off the Living Room and Master Bedroom is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a BBQ with friends after work while taking in the views of Downtown Vancouver and Strathcona to the southwest.                            

You will feel at home in this fabulous boutique residence with friendly, welcoming neighbours.

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September 05, 2018


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Home buyer demand stays below historical averages in August


The Metro Vancouver1 housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,929 in August 2018, a 36.6 per cent decrease from the 3,043 sales recorded in August 2017, and a 6.8 per cent decline compared to July 2018 when 2,070 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 25.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.
“Home buyers have been less active in recent months and we’re beginning to see prices edge down for all housing types as a result,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “Buyers today have more listings to choose from and face less competition than we’ve seen in our market in recent years.”

There were 3,881 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2018. This represents an 8.6 per cent decrease compared to the 4,245 homes listed in August 2017 and an 18.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 when 4,770 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,824, a 34.3 per cent increase compared to August 2017 (8,807) and a 2.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 (12,137).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2018 is 16.3 per cent. By housing type, the ratio is 9.2 per cent for detached homes, 19.4 per cent for townhomes, and 26.6 per cent for apartments.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“With fewer buyers active in the market, benchmark prices across all three housing categories have declined for two consecutive months across the region,” Moore said.
The MLS® Home Price Index2 composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,083,400. This represents a 4.1 per cent increase over August 2017 and a 1.9 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of detached properties in August 2018 reached 567, a 37.1 per cent decrease from the 901 detached sales recorded in August 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,561,000. This represents a 3.1 per cent decrease from August 2017 and a 2.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,025 in August 2018, 36.5 per cent decrease compared to the 1,613 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $695,500. This represents a 10.3 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 1.6 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Attached property sales in August 2018 totalled 337, a 36.3 per cent decrease compared to the 529 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $846,100. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 0.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.    
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