Friday, 26 September 2014
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says that these figures might be skewed by sales of luxury homes, which naturally have higher asking prices. Regardless, statistics also show that home sales in the Greater Vancouver region are actually on the rise, reaching 3,061, which is 3.9% higher than the same period last year. If you want to buy Vancouver houses for sale, though, be sure to take heed of these money-saving tips from real estate agency RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside.
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Here’s a fact you may not know: about two-thirds of the country’s population lives in the suburbs. Of course, not everyone can afford a home with a picket fence and a front yard—especially in Vancouver, which the Economist Intelligence Unit says is the priciest city to reside in in North America. Hence, many families opt to buy Vancouver condo units instead as they are more affordable. The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board says that over the last five years, the cost of a typical condo on the east side increased by just 21%, while single-detached homes soared by 50%-60%.
Monday, 8 September 2014
The home inspection is one of the most essential steps involved when buying a new house in Vancouver. While a listing on a multiple listing service (MLS) may hold all the important information buyers seek, it wouldn’t hurt for them to visit the listed properties in person and watch out for any defects. Buyers would do well to work with professional home inspectors who exactly what to look for.
Friday, 5 September 2014
More and more families in Vancouver are opting to downsize or to live in smaller spaces instead of investing in a single family home. If you’re one of these families and are thinking of switching to condo living, then costs, comfort, and convenience are bound to influence your decision. In case you’re still on the fence, then read on to learn more.