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Vancouver Real Estate Sales Fall To 19 Year Low, Losses Get Larger

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Prices Are Still Falling

The price of a home in Greater Vancouver is getting more affordable every month. The REBGV benchmark price of a “typical” home fell to $1,008,400 in April, down 8.5% from last year. In the city proper, Vancouver West fell to $1,225,000, down 10.7% lower than last year. Vancouver East fell to $1,016,000, down 8.8% from last year. Prices may be falling Continue reading

NEW PRICE at 3 12169 228th St Maple Ridge

New Price $569,000 for this 3 bedroom detached home in Maple Ridge

Don’t be fooled by the address, this rarely available detached home is nicely tucked away from the busy street. If you are looking for the convenience of a townhouse without the hassle of a strata council, look no further. This BARE LAND strata development has no strata council or maintenance fees! This home has been well cared for, has a thoughtful floor plan and offers lots of light as it’s a Corner lot with No neighbouring walls. Backyard is private, treed and fully fenced in. Upstairs boasts a beautiful king- sized master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and ensuite, two more queen- sized bedrooms and BONUS.. laundry is also upstairs! Lots of updates including new paint, new furnace, new hot water tank, new backyard fence and new washer/ dryer. Centrally located and close to schools, shopping and transit. Continue reading

First-Time Home Buyers Incentive – What Does it Really Mean?

Will the First-Time Home Buyers Incentive (FTHBI) really help Canadians that are ready to commit to a home of their very own?

Put that question to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation representatives and they’ll tell you it helps make homes more affordable. Ask mortgage brokers in Toronto and Vancouver and they’ll point out First Time Home Buyer Incentive will likely benefit first-time home buyers purchasing outside Canada’s most expensive cities the most. As importantly, first-time home buyers, mortgage and real estate agents and other real estate professionals are all waiting on additional First Time Home Buyer Incentive I details and its official September launch. In late April, CMHC said that “more details on the terms and conditions around that will be shared in the coming months.”

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Average cost of Rent in Canadian cities for April 2019 (MAP)

The rental market across Canada saw little movement over the past month, according to the latest report from Padmapper.

Most cities stayed in the ranking they were given last month. Overall, four cities saw an upward trend, three cities downward, and 17 remained stable.

Padmapper says that this is the most stable month of 2019 that Canada has seen thus far. Continue reading

What are clients saying about Maureen

Maureen is an All-star! We are repeat clients and couldn’t ask for a harder working or more passionate realtor. Maureen clearly demonstrated her top notch customer service and business savvy skills throughout the entire process. From discussing our staging options and market strategy, to navigating through nuanced negotiations, Mauren stayed focused, positive, and continuously displayed her tremendous work ethic. A+++ service and would recommend her every time.

– Nolan & Eric, Port Moody

What Clients are saying about Maureen

As first time home buyers, I could not imagine having anyone but Maureen helping us find our perfect home. She made herself available at all times, no matter what our question was or what time it was, she was determined to ensure that we were comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Maureen has such an incredible energy, and is bursting with enthusiasm which makes her a joy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a genuinely amazing Realtor who will provide top notch service.

Nick and Magda, Burnaby

8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You

With Valentine’s Day come and gone, there’s no denying love is in the air. Let’s think for a moment about the person who’s always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. I’m talking about your real estate agent, of course.

Just what does it take to make the agent who’s done so much for you swoon? There are plenty of ways to build a harmonious, lasting, and fulfilling relationship that will take you from starter home to happily ever after.

Check out this list of things that’ll make your agent fall head over heels in love with you.

1. Refer your friends and family

Talking up your real estate agent to friends and family is the greatest gift you can give. Being a connector is a wonderful way to help your favorite agent build and grow their business. Go ahead, brag about how amazing your agent is; we’ll adore you for it.

2. Make sure your open house is pet-free

Barking dogs, loose hamsters, and roaming lizards are a huge turn-off to potential homebuyers. Securing your pets or taking them off-premises will mean the world to your agent, who probably has better things to do than herd your cats.  Continue reading

10 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home More Sellable

With the spring real estate market gearing up, we break down simple and affordable tips to make your home more appealing to buyers.

1. Give your windows a good clean from the inside and outside

You’d be amazed at how clean windows can drastically open up and refresh a space. The additional natural light streaming into your home will also make it look larger and more appealing. When the weather is nice, open up windows to let fresh air flow in.

2. Remove clutter from closets

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THREE TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Welcome to 2019! The New Year has officially arrived and with it, New Year’s resolutions! As most are aware, New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick with past the first few weeks of January. Stay true to your 2019 resolutions by using these helpful tips!

Write It down in a Visible Location

It’s far easier to abandon a resolution when it’s never Continue reading

New Listing 512 168 Powell St, Vancouver

Introducing 512 168 Powell St – Gastown ( Vancouver)

Experience the Pride of Ownership with this gem. Spacious and Modern, oversized 1 bedroom plus DEN at the SMART. A boutique style building built by Concord Pacific located in historic Gastown. Boasting a bright and open layout, floor to ceiling frosted windows, European inspired linear kitchen with stainless appliances, custom built kitchen island with additional storage and pantry. The large den could be easily converted into a 2nd bedroom. West Facing Balcony overlooks the courtyard which is the quiet side of building. BONUS Continue reading