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Metro Vancouver housing market sees summer uptick in sales

Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver* throughout the summer months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 per cent decrease from the 2,557 homes sold in July 2019.

Last month’s sales were 9.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.

“Home sales returned to more historically normal levels in July and August compared to what we saw in the first six months of the year,” said REBGV President Ashley Smith.

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How to Sell your Home when you have Pets

If you’re a pet owner, it’s probably hard to imagine. But not every homebuyer is going to love your furry friends as much as you do.

It doesn’t matter how often you clean. It doesn’t matter how well-behaved your cats or dogs are. Some buyers are going to be turned off by the sight of your pets, and any signs that they live in your home.

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How to Sell your Home when you have Pets

If you’re a pet owner, it’s probably hard to imagine. But not every homebuyer is going to love your furry friends as much as you do.

It doesn’t matter how often you clean. It doesn’t matter how well-behaved your cats or dogs are. Some buyers are going to be turned off by the sight of your pets, and any signs that they live in your home.

The good news is, your buyer pool doesn’t have to shrink just because you’re selling a home with pets. Here are some simple tips for cat and dog owners who want to impress every seller who walks through the door—whether they love animals or not.

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