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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

New property listed in Fraser VE, Vancouver East
I have listed a new property at 949 39TH AVE E in Vancouver.
CUSTOM built 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 2 kitchen home in quiet location across from Sir Alexander Mackenzie elementary school. Each floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and separate entrances. Home features 9' ceilings, radiant floor heating, granite counters, crown moulding throughout, natural gas fireplace, two alarm systems, skylights, double detached garage with lane access. Steps to trendy Fraser shops & cafes, transit, recreation and parks. Perfect for a growing family or as an income property. Don't miss this one!
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New property listed in Point Grey, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 4533 16TH AVE W in Vancouver.
IMMACULATELY maintained and 2 level home in prestigious Point Grey. Situated across from scenic Pacific Spirit Park on a 33 x 122 lot. Main floor has been recently renovated with an open plan kitchen, huge living room with cozy gas fireplace, granite counter tops, gas range, insinkerator and stainless steel appliances. Each floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen plus separate hot water tanks, furnaces and security systems. Close to 10th Avenue shops, excellent schools (Queen Elizabeth Elementary, Lord Byng, UBC), public transportation, shopping and the beaches. Perfect home for a growing family and has plenty of income potential. Don't miss this one! First showings at Open House Feb. 6 & 7, Sat/Sun, 1:30pm...
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Open House. Open House on Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Please visit our Open House at 4533 16TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 6, 2016 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
IMMACULATELY maintained and 2 level home in prestigious Point Grey. Situated across from scenic Pacific Spirit Park on a 33 x 122 lot. Main floor has been recently renovated with an open plan kitchen, huge living room with cozy gas fireplace, granite counter tops, gas range, insinkerator and stainless steel appliances. Each floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen plus separate hot water tanks, furnaces and security systems. Close to 10th Avenue shops, excellent schools (Queen Elizabeth Elementary, Lord Byng, UBC), public transportation, shopping and the beaches. Perfect home for a growing family and has plenty of income potential. Don't miss this one!...
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2015 Housing Stats are In!

According to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), residential sales for December 2015 totalled 6,590 unit sales which is a 29.8% increase in comparison to December 2014 figures. As for the total sales dollar volume, it increased by a staggering 55.4%, ending the year off with an additional $4.62 billion in sales! Average MLS residential prices in BC hit a new record by going over the $700,000 threshold for the first time with prices averaging out at $700,943.

Take a look below at the BC Residential Unit Sales. As you can see, there has been rapid growth over the past few years with 2015 almost exceeding the record number of sales in 2005. At this rate, it looks like 2016 will be a promising year.

Source: British Columbia Real Estate Association


"The 2015 housing market finished...

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I have sold a property at 16 988 BEACH AVE in Vancouver
I have sold a property at 16 988 BEACH AVE in Vancouver.
Rare opportunity to own direct WATERFRONT commercial space. Unbeatable corner strata with high pedestrian exposure, overlooking water/marina next to False Creek seawall. Current layout is 3 separate offices + boardroom (or 4 offices), one reception area, one bathroom. Includes 2 exclusive parking stalls, abundant visitor parking and access to all amenities at 1000 Beach Towers. Don't miss this one!
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Waterfront Commercial Space For Sale

Investment in commercial real estate is a great way to enhance the value of your portfolio. Take a hold of this rare opportunity to OWN waterfront commercial space along Beach Avenue! Contact Kris Hall today at info@wesellvancouver.ca or alternatively at 604-716-6155 for additional information on this listing.

EDIT: As of January 14, 2016, the property has been SOLD! 

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Prime Investment Opportunity!

Christmas may be over but the season for giving isn't and we're feeling generous this year. We're giving you the wonderful opportunity to invest in a revitalization movement within Chinatown. Don't just be a spectator in this movement, actively participate in it. There are opportunities to invest in both commercial and residential units here at Sequel 138!

We only have 5 commercial units available at unbeatable prices. Want retail space with a downtown feel without the hefty price tag to match? Look no further. Sequel 138 is centrally located in the epicentre of Chinatown, Gastown, Railtown and Downtown Vancouver, making it convenient to access. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on. What better way to end off the year than with an investment that will add great value...

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New property listed in Yaletown, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 16 988 BEACH AVE in Vancouver.
Rare opportunity to own direct WATERFRONT commercial space. Unbeatable corner strata with high pedestrian exposure, overlooking water/marina next to False Creek seawall. Currently layout is 3 separate offices, one reception area, one bathroom. Includes 2 exclusive parking stalls, abundant visitor parking and access to all amenities at 1000 Beach Towers. Don't miss this one!
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Budget-Friendly Home Renovations

Following up with our previous blog, "move up" homeowners react to asymmetrical price increases with the recent trend in renovating their home rather than moving into bigger, more expensive homes. Take a look below at a list of DIY home renovations that won't break the bank.

[1] Splash of Colour
Fresh paint can easily transform the ambience of a room. The amazing thing about paint is how it can personalize a home without a hefty price tag. It is nearly effortless, comes in an array of colours and shades and best of all, it's cheap! If you're someone who enjoys frequent changes, you can easily create a new look by painting your room again.

Having an accent wall can add character into a room by incorporating a striking design element in your space. You can create a stunning, unique space by painting...

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Asymmetrical Price Appreciation

With the booming real estate market in Vancouver, it is no doubt that prices have appreciated due to the high demand. What's interesting is the asymmetrical price appreciation seen in the housing market. More expensive properties are seeing prices rise at a faster rate than those of their less expensive counterparts. Price gaps seen between houses, condominiums and detached homes are beginning to widen with Vancouver leading the biggest home price gap increases within Canada. This could be the result of foreign investment activity in Vancouver, especially within the luxury market segment. Housing priced in the higher end of the spectrum are more vulnerable to price adjustments.

The asymmetrical price appreciation has been evident in Vancouver for the past ten years which is predominantly caused...

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