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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.
 
 

 

Latest Vancouver Real Estate News

December 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing


Metro Vancouver home sales reached an all-time high in 2021 as housing needs remained a top priority for residents in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 43,999 in 2021, a 42.2% increase from the 30,944 sales recorded in 2020, a 73.6% increase from the 25,351 homes sold in 2019, and a four% increase over the previous all-time sales record of 42,326 set in 2015. Last year’s sales total was 33.4% above the 10-year sales average.

"Home has been a focus for residents throughout the pandemic. With low interest rates, increased household savings, more flexible work arrangements, and higher home prices than ever before, Metro Vancouverites, in record numbers, are assessing their...

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November 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing


As we near the end of 2021, home buyer demand remains well in excess of long-term averages and the supply of homes for sale continues to decline across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,428 in November 2021, an 11.9% increase from the 3,064 sales recorded in November 2020, and a 1.9% decrease from the 3,494 homes sold in October 2021. Last month’s sales were 33.6% above the 10-year November sales average.

"We expect home sale totals to end the year at or near an all-time record in our region. We’ve had elevated home sale activity...

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October 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing


Home sale activity in Metro Vancouver remained above historical averages in October while the overall supply of homes for sale dipped to levels not seen in three years. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,494 in October 2021, a 5.2% decrease from the 3,687 sales recorded in October 2020, and an 11% increase from the 3,149 homes sold in September 2021. Last month’s sales were 22.4% above the 10-year October sales average.

"Home sale activity continues to outpace what’s typical for this time of year and the pool of homes available for sale is in decline. This dynamic between supply and demand is causing home prices to continue to edge up across the region." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

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I have sold a property at 2755 27TH AVE E in Vancouver
I have sold a property at 2755 27TH AVE E in Vancouver.
EXPANSIVE downtown and mountain views!! 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom home in tranquil residential neighborhood with stunning views from NE side of property. Open layout and large principal rooms. Main floor includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and below is 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom finished suite with private entrance. Large back patio and carport. Centrally located and just blocks from skytrain, Norquay Elementary, Slocan Park and more. Huge redevelopment potential with VIEWS!
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September 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing


Home sale activity remains elevated across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market while the pace of homes being listed for sale continues to follow long-term averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,149 in September 2021, a 13.6% decrease from the 3,643 sales recorded in September 2020, and a 0.1% decrease from the 3,152 homes sold in August 2021. Last month’s sales were 20.8% above the 10-year September sales average.

There were 5,171 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2021. This...

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New property listed in Renfrew Heights, Vancouver East
I have listed a new property at 2755 27TH AVE E in Vancouver.
EXPANSIVE downtown and mountain views!! 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom home in tranquil residential neighborhood with stunning views from NE side of property. Open layout and large principal rooms. Main floor includes two bedrooms, one bathroom and below is 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom finished suite with private entrance. Large back patio and carport. Centrally located and just blocks from skytrain, Norquay Elementary, Slocan Park and more. Huge redevelopment potential with VIEWS!
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August 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing


While home buyers have remained active in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer, the supply of homes for sale has declined steadily since June. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,152 in August 2021, a 3.4% increase from the 3,047 sales recorded in August 2020, and a 5.2% decrease from the 3,326 homes sold in July 2021. Last month’s sales were 20.4% above the 10-year August sales average.

"August was busier than expected, and listings activity isn’t keeping up with the pace of demand. This is leaving the market under supplied." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

There were 4,032 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver...

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July 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing

Metro Vancouver’s housing market saw more moderate sales, listings and pricing trends in July compared to the heightened activity experienced throughout much of the pandemic.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,326 in July 2021, a 6.3% increase from the 3,128 sales recorded in July 2020, and an 11.6% decrease from the 3,762 homes sold in June 2021.

Last month’s sales were 13.3% above the 10-year July sales average.

"Moderation was the name of the game in July. Home sales and listings fell in line with typical seasonal patterns as summer got going in earnest in July. On top of moderating market activity, price growth has leveled off in most areas and home types." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

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June 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing

While still elevated, home sale and listing activity in Metro Vancouver has eased back from the record-setting pace seen in March and April of this year. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,762 in June 2021, a 54% increase from the 2,443 sales recorded in June 2020, and an 11.9 % decrease from the 4,268 homes sold in May 2021. Last month’s sales were 18.4 % above the 10-year June sales average.

"Metro Vancouver’s housing market continues to experience strong seller’s market conditions, although the intensity of demand has eased from what we saw throughout most of the spring. The past two months have shown a market that’s shifting toward more historically typical conditions."- Keith Stewart, REBGV...

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May 2021 Metro Vancouver Housing

The Metro Vancouver housing market saw steady home sale and listing activity in May, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,268 in May 2021, a 187.4% increase from the 1,485 sales recorded in May 2020, and a 13% decrease from the 4,908 homes sold in April 2021. Last month’s sales were 27.7 per cent above the 10-year May sales average.

"While home sale and listing activity remained above our long-term averages in May, conditions moved back from the record-setting pace experienced throughout Metro Vancouver in March and April of this year. With a little less intensity in the market today than we saw earlier in the spring, home sellers...
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