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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 Coal Harbour, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 2407 1011 CORDOVA ST W in Vancouver.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS and first class luxury living at the exclusive Fairmont Pacific Rim Estates! Immaculate 2 bdrm, 3 bathroom corner home with stunning, UNOBSTRUCTED, sweeping northwest views of the water, Stanley Park & North Shore Mountains. Designed by renowned architect James Cheng, this home features highend finishings, A/C, gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances, boffi cabinetry, espresso bar, wine storage, spa-like bathrooms, leather-bound entryways, stacked wood flooring, overheight ceilings & lrg balcony. Located atop 5 star Fairmont Hotel, everything is just a phone call away: concierge, valet, housekeeping, spa, room service and more! Includes 1 parking & a storage locker. Priced to sell!
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New property listed in Downtown VE, Vancouver East
I have listed a new 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....
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New property listed in Downtown VE, Vancouver East
I have listed a new 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 which has become one of...
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New property listed in Downtown VE, Vancouver East
I have listed a new 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 which has become one of the most sought after locations in...
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New property listed in Downtown VE, Vancouver East
I have listed a new 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 which has become one of the most sought...
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I have sold a property at 4561 SARDIS ST in Burnaby
I have sold a property at 4561 SARDIS ST in Burnaby.
OPPORTUNITY - Unbeatable Metrotown location for a legal side by side duplex! Value is mainly in the land, build or hold on this south facing 72' x 111' lot with north shore mountain views. For both duplexes combined, total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 detached garages. Just steps to Kingsway, Metrotown Mall, buses and skytrain. Don't miss this one!
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February 2016 Residential Statistics

As we take a look at MLS® sales figures for February 2016, it is evident that there has been a substantial increase in residential unit sales in comparison to February 2015 numbers with a total increase of 44.7% (9,637 sales). There is a stark contrast in terms of total sales dollar volume from one year to the next with a total of $7.51 Billion which is a 76.4% increase. The average MLS® residential price in the province was up 21.9 per cent year-over-year, to $779,419.

"Housing demand is now at a break-neck pace," said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. "Home sales last month were not only a record for the month of February, but on a seasonally adjusted basis, demand has never been stronger in the province."

"Downward pressure on active listings has created significant upward...

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Open House - 4561 Sardis Street

Come join us TOMORROW for an open house at 4561 Sardis Street - we can't wait to meet with you. For additional information on this property, contact us at info@wesellvancouver.ca or alternatively at 604-716-6155.

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BC's Economy Ranks Highest

From a macro perspective, Canada's economy is going through a rough patch and growth is slowing down. Several variables contribute to this such as the equity markets being off to a historically bad start, the weak Canadian dollar and the oil prices struggling to find a floor. On the bright side, looking at BC's economy allows us to let out a bit of a sigh of relief. There seems to be a multitude of indicators that provide British Columbians with a glimmer of hope as these indicators point to significant momentum underlying our provincial economy.

The pace in which consumer spending and retail sales grew last year was the fastest pace in close to a decade. This key indicator proved to be the largest component of BC's economy. As a result of this, this growth largely reflected markedly improved...

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Please visit our Open House at 4561 SARDIS ST in Burnaby.
Open House on Saturday, March 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OPPORTUNITY - Unbeatable Metrotown location for a legal side by side duplex! Value is mainly in the land, build or hold on this south facing 72' x 111' lot with north shore mountain views. For both duplexes combined, total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 detached garages. Just steps to Kingsway, Metrotown Mall, buses and skytrain. Don't miss this one! Open House Saturday, March 19, 2-4pm.
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