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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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Canadian Financial Outlook

Join us in this three part series on Canada's financial perspective featuring blogs on the (1) Mortgage Rate Outlook (2) Economic Outlook and (3) Interest Rate Outlook

Interest Rate Outlook

The Agreement between the Bank of Canada and the Goverment of Canada for the Inflation-Control Target was renewed in 2016. The Bank of Canada has a mandate to keep an inflation-control target range of 1-3% with 2% as being the midpoint target over the medium-run. This target is the year-over-year increase in the total consumer price index (CPI) which is the most relevant cost of living measure for most Canadians. Keeping the inflation target in mind, the Bank of Canada has to maintain a delicate balance given the current state of the economy as well as inflation trending...

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Please visit our Open House at 407 1405 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Condo living with LARGE outdoor space, this is the South facing patio you've been looking for! Located in the heart of South Granville's shopping district & less than 10 minutes to downtown this beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condo has it all. Recently renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, laminate flooring, completely renovated bathroom with walk in rain head shower. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace, recessed lighting & room for a separate dining area. Slide open the brand new sliding glass doors to your private patio. Mature trees & tropical plants fill the garden beds & your 400 sq ft patio has room for...
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Open House. Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Please visit our Open House at 407 1405 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Condo living with LARGE outdoor space, this is the South facing patio you've been looking for! Located in the heart of South Granville's shopping district & less than 10 minutes to downtown this beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condo has it all. Recently renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, laminate flooring, completely renovated bathroom with walk in rain head shower. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace, recessed lighting & room for a separate dining area. Slide open the brand new sliding glass doors to your private patio. Mature trees & tropical plants fill the garden beds & your 400 sq ft patio has room...
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Canadian Financial Outlook

Join us in this three part series on Canada's financial perspective featuring blogs on the (1) Mortgage Rate Outlook (2) Economic Outlook and (3) Interest Rate Outlook

Economic Outlook

Looking back at 2015, the first half of the year saw negative growth but looking at the big picture reveals a registered economic growth of 1.2%. Multiple factors attributing to the slow economic growth in 2015 has trickled into 2016 as well such as the low oil prices and the related adverse effects on income and job growth. With the newly elected federal government in place, there is an effort to utilizing old-fashioned fiscal policy in order to boost economic growth.

The range for the estimate of the fiscal multiplier for Canada ranges from 0.5 to 1.5. The fiscal multiplier...

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Open House - 407 - 1405 West 15th Ave

Come join us this weekend on Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd between 2-4pm for an open house in South Granville. For additional information on this property, contact us at amalia@wesellvancouver.ca or alternatively at 604-618-7000

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I have listed a new property at 407 1405 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Condo living with LARGE outdoor space, this is the South facing patio you've been looking for! Located in the heart of South Granville's shopping district & less than 10 minutes to downtown this beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condo has it all. Recently renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, laminate flooring, completely renovated bathroom with walk in rain head shower. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace, recessed lighting & room for a separate dining area. Slide open the brand new sliding glass doors to your private patio. Mature trees & tropical plants fill the garden beds & your 400 sq ft patio has room for sun chairs, BBQ & outdoor dining area just in the...
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Grab a hold of this opportunity to invest in the revitalization of Chinatown. We have 4 great commercial units left with prices to match. Contact Amalia Liapis at 604-618-7000 or Kane Ryan at 778-223-5961 for more details!

 
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Canadian Financial Outlook

Join us in this three part series on Canada's financial perspective featuring blogs on the (1) Mortgage Rate Outlook (2) Economic Outlook and (3) Interest Rate Outlook

Mortgage Rate Outlook

The financial markets have seen tremendous volatility thus far with record low oil prices with consumers and investors being more risk averse as a result. This risk aversion has overwhelmed any potential pressure on yields from bonds that may have arisen due to the US Federal Reserve tightening the monetary policy. In Q1 of 2016, Canadian bond yields dropped to a low of 0.48% but have bounced back to 0.8%. Bond yields may continue to see a rise due to the anticipation of economic growth towards year end. 

Despite the volatility in the financial market, there...

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Commercial Units For Sale

Want to be a part of the gentrification within Vancouver's evolving Chinatown? We only have 4 more brand new concrete and glass units available for sale. Contact us today for more details!

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I have sold a property at 2603 1011 CORDOVA ST W in VANCOUVER
I have sold a property at 2603 1011 CORDOVA ST W in VANCOUVER.

SKY LOFT at Fairmont Pacific Rim -- is a unique alchemy of glamour, celebration, attraction, & intimacy, in the sky. ONLY 4 LOFTs in the building. Its 17'5 ceiling, double-height space & floor-to-ceiling windows open onto magnificent views of ocean, northshore mountains, national landmarks: Canada Place & the Marine Building, & glittering city lights of downtown Van. Featuring exquisitely finished kitchen, luxurious bathrooms, & a 221 sf. patio on main level & a balcony extending from the master bdrm. Be pampered w/ Fairmont's full hotel services. More than a home that combines all the luxuries & comfort; it is your ultimate hideaway & a stage for elegant entertaining w/ beautiful...

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