Blog about Vancouver Real Estate Market

Important Tip When Buying a Vancouver Condo

It’s your third weekend to head out and view 5 new listings that just hit the market on Thursday. There is one listing in the 5 that looks perfect in the photos but it’s your first time going to this particular building. Your real estate agent has told you the building looks good and he […]

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a multiple offer. In this article I will do my best to cover the important details. Multiple offers can happen in busy real estate markets and slow real estate markets. In my opinion this can take the fun out of purchasing a house and […]

Buyers Market or Sellers Market by Price Range The Vancouver real estate market increased in activity in July and August. There was an increase in the total number of monthly sales compared to the previous months of 2019 and compared to July and August of 2018. This has sparked a debate in the media questioning […]

May 2019 Vancouver Real Estate Market Review

The Vancouver Spring real estate market activity is increasing compared to the previous months of 2019.  Buyers are sensitive to pricing but are quick to write offers on good well priced properties in sought after locations. I have witnessed more than a few multiple offers in the recent weeks. Buyers that are participating in multiple […]

What is the difference between a Strata and a Co-Op

Strata development was first implemented in British Columbia in 1966 and was named Strata Title Act. Today we know it as Strata Property Act. Prior to 1966 there was no strata title ownership and all apartment ownership was done through Co-Op, meaning Company Ownership. If you are searching for a condo today and you find […]

Don Urquhart – 2019 Solo OC1 Georgia Strait 73K Crossing

On a chosen day at the end of May I will attempt to paddle my OC 1 (outrigger canoe) 73 kilometers (45 miles) across the Georgia Strait from Nanoose Bay to Vancouver in 10 hours or less. The purpose of this challenge is to raise funds for Take A Hike Foundation. I believe that Take […]

It’s Not All Bad in The Vancouver Real Estate Market

Vancouver Real Estate Market Update April 12th 2019 We have each heard the story; I think there is more to it. The media is taking all price ranges and types of housing under one umbrella to analyze the data for the Vancouver real estate market. It works but it’s not accurate and it ultimately defaults […]

Vancouver Real Estate Market Update January 2019

The Vancouver real estate market is moving at a slow pace and is currently a buyer’s market for both condominiums and single family detached houses. Detached house prices in 2018 fell by approximately 10 to 25% depending on the location and price category. The condominium and townhouse market did not slow and become a buyers […]

Vancouver Real Estate November 2018 Update

In my last September newsletter, I wrote that the condominium and townhouse market had finally joined the detached market and officially shifted from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market (with the exception of the lower price range for condos). Today, there is downward pressure on pricing on condominiums, townhouses and single family detached houses. […]