Anticipating some last-minute company? While you may not have time to scrub down the house, some simple tricks of the trade will make it look like you did. Prepare your home for the unexpected—even if the unexpected is your mother-in-law inviting herself over for dinner.
While your kids are playing tag, making friendship bracelets, and enjoying s’mores, you can get projects done around your home. These home improvement projects may increase the value of your home. Not looking to sell right now? These projects may make your home more enjoyable in the meantime! Continue reading →
Driving ’til you qualify might not go the economic distance
The statistics tell us that the national average price of a home is falling in Canada. Despite that, housing affordability is still a significant challenge for buyers, especially in the country’s bigger markets.
Affordability to remain a challenge
The latest report from one of the big banks projects prices Continue reading →
Even though you don’t have a sprawling backyard, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy entertaining outdoors. Make the most of your petite patio and turn it into a pocket-sized paradise. Here are our tips for how to decorate small spaces for outdoor entertaining.
● Arrange furniture the right way: The best way to maximize space is to arrange your furniture around the perimeter of the deck or patio. Think twice before Continue reading →
Why limit your family fun this summer to board games when you have a backyard to put to use? Save Scrabble and Monopoly for rainy nights — these games may help you and the family make the most of the summertime!
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 $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 →
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.”
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 →