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Are You Ready to Buy Your Next Home in Vancouver?

If you are ready to buy your first house, condo or townhouse in Vancouver Yaletown, Kitsilano, Vancouver Downtown, Gastown, West Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Kerrisdale, False Creek or other parts of the Lower Mainland, then there are three vital tips that you will want to keep in mind as you prepare to enter into the Vancouver real estate marketplace. By following these tips, you will be in the best possible position to ensure that you really will be able to find and buy your dream home.

Get Pre-approved for a Home Mortgage

Perhaps the most important step that you should keep in mind when it comes to buying your first home is to get pre-approved for a home mortgage loan. By getting pre-approved for a home mortgage loan before you start looking, you will be in a far stronger position to enter into a real estate contract.

The typical home seller will be more eager to enter into a sales contract with a person who has been pre-approved for a home mortgage loan. One of the biggest obstacles to closing a real estate deal in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland is usually the inability of the buyer to obtain acceptable bank financing. By coming to the bargaining table with a pre-approved home mortgage, you will be able to demonstrate to a seller that you are serious about buying their home.

Develop a Specific Home Buying Plan

Another important step that you will want to take when it comes to buying your first home is to develop a specific home buying plan. If you do not have a plan, you will often be tempted off course in your search for that perfect property. A Vancouver REALTOR® will help you set up your plan.

Perhaps the most significant element of a plan is to set forth specifically what you are willing to pay for a house, condo or townhouse. The failure to establish such a budget oftentimes results in a person ending up spending far more on a home than he/she can actually afford.

Consult with a REALTOR®

Finally, your interests can be best served by engaging a professional Vancouver real estate agent to assist you in your search for your home. Our agents will provide you with the newest Vancouver MLS real estate listings, advise you on all facets of a property and the current market, guide you through the complex contract negotiations and always be there for your needs. By selecting a professional Vancouver real estate agent to assist you in your home search, you have the best chance for success in finding your ideal Vancouver house, condo or townhouse and ensuring your experience is both exciting and stress-free.
 
 

 

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I have sold a property at SL84 142 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver
I have sold a property at SL84 142 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.
This 968 sq ft retail unit has 10 ft of street frontage along Hastings St. With large glass display windows facing the street and floor to ceiling glass in the rear of the unit overlooking the building's atrium. The space has great natural light. Ideally suited for café/retail or professional uses. The mixed use building has 97 residential units directly above that are 100% sold out and occupied. The ground floor has 10 commercial units in varying sizes. A good sized loading bay directly behind the unit makes for easy access and underground parking stalls still available. This part of the city is under major revitalization. The development sits on the border of Gastown/Chinatown which has become one of the most sought...
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October Residential Market Highlights

Another month has come and gone which means we have more monthly statistics to bring you! Looking at the residential property sales, October saw a total of 2,233 units sold which is a 38.8% decrease compared to October 2015 and a 0.9% decrease compared to September 2016. Sales last month were 15% below the 10-year October sales average.

“Changing market conditions compounded by a series of government interventions this year have put home buyers and sellers in a holding pattern,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Potential buyers and sellers are taking a wait-and-see approach to try and better understand what these changes mean for them.”

New listings for Metro Vancouver detached, attached and apartment properties saw...

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Changing Market Dynamics

Residential sales in the Metro Vancouver area has seen a decrease of 32.6% in September 2016 compared to the same month last year (from 3,345 down to 2,253) and a decrease of 9.5% compared to August 2016. Sales from last month were 9.6% below the 10-year sales average for the month.  

“Supply and demand conditions differ today depending on property type,” Dan Morrison, REBGV president said. “We’re seeing more demand for condominiums and townhomes today than in the detached home market.”

There was a total of 4,799 new listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver for September 2016 which is a 1% decrease from the 4,846 units listed in September 2015. On the other hand, it was an 11.8% increase compared to August 2016 (4,293 listings)....

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Not only do we provide residential and commercial real estate services, we also provide property management. WeRentVancouver is proud to offer our clients Property Management for their local properties. Whether you are an off-shore owner with a luxury fully furnished waterfront condo or a local owner with a single or multi-unit investment property, the team at WeRentVancouver can help.

With many years of experience, our property managers strive to make your investment as profitable as possible by offering a full range of property management services that meet your every need.

Contact us at 604-801-6654 or at info@werentvancouver.ca for more details on how you can just sit back and relax while we do the heavy lifting for you.

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I have sold a property at SL87 148 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver
I have sold a property at SL87 148 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.
Located on the East side of the building this L-shaped unit has approx. 12 ft of street frontage onto Hastings St. Large glass display windows and 18 ft ceilings. This shell space has concrete flooring and floor to ceiling windows in the back of the unit overlooking the Atrium. The mixed use building has 97 residential units directly above that are 100% sold out and occupied. The ground floor has 10 commercial units in varying sizes. A good sized loading bay directly behind the unit makes for easy access and underground parking stalls still available. This part of the city is under major revitalization. The development sits on the border of Gastown/Chinatown which has become one of the most sought after locations...
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I have sold a property at SL81 134 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver
I have sold a property at SL81 134 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.
Located on the West side of the building this concrete unit has 18 ft ceilings and over 2700 sq ft of usable area. With 10 ft of street frontage onto Hastings St and large glass display windows for great visibility. This 2 level space offers a multitude of uses and design possibilities within the DEOD zoning. The mixed use building has 97 residential units directly above that are 100% sold out and occupied. The ground floor has 10 commercial units in varying sizes. A good sized loading bay in the rear of the building makes for easy access and underground parking stalls still available. This part of the city is under major revitalization. The development sits on the border of Gastown/Chinatown which has become one...
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CREATIVE/MULTI-USE SPACE FOR LEASE

The second floor of our building in the heart of Chinatown is FOR LEASE! The floor space currently has renovations underway as it is being opened up for an open design concept. Facade renovations will be commencing momentarily to give the building a face lift! Contact Kane Ryan at 778-223-5961 for showings. 

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AUGUST HOUSING STATS

Vancouver has seen slower home sales in August but there has been an overall strong housing demand across most regions within BC. There were 8,945 residential units recorded by the  Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month which is an increase of 1.5% compared to the same month last year. As for the total sales dollar volume, it has seen a decrease of 6.7% compared to last year with a total of $5.1 Billion in sales. The average MLS® price has also seen a deline of 8.1% compared to the same month last year which brings it to $569,393. 

"The newly introduced 15 per cent foreign buyer tax combined with the 3 per cent property transfer tax on homes over $2 million brought in earlier this year, slowed demand at the top end of the market in Vancouver last month."...

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I have sold a property at SL89 120 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver
I have sold a property at SL89 120 HASTINGS ST E in Vancouver.
Situated on the South side of the building with glass windows on 3 sides. This two level concrete and glass retail unit has many options within the DEOD zoning. Bordered by the glass atrium in the centre of the building this space has great natural light. This unit has 19 ft ceilings, concrete flooring with over 1600 sq ft on the main level and 665 sq ft of full height mezzanine space. The mixed use building has 97 residential units directly above that are 100% sold out and occupied. The ground floor has 10 commercial units in varying sizes. A good sized loading bay directly behind the unit makes for easy access and underground parking stalls still available. This part of the city is under major revitalization. The...
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July Residential Sales Take a Turn

Up until the end of June, we've seen an ongoing trend of residential sales going through the roof. However, it's a different story for July! When comparing July 2016 residential property sales to July 2015 figures, we see a decrease of 18.9% (3,226 vs. 3,978 sales) and a decrease of 26.7% from last month. For the first half of the year, home sales have registered at over 4,000 units per month. July was the first time this year that home sales did not hit the 4,000 mark.

“After several months of record-breaking sales activity, home buyer demand returned to more historically normal levels in July,” Dan Morrison, REBGV president said. “Home sale activity showed some moderating signs in late June and this carried into July,” Morrison said. “We’ll wait and...

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