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What Is Average Return of Investment For Vancouver Real Estate

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Blog

Is 10-20% ROI reasonable for Vancouver real estate market? We think it impossible to have ROI as high as what is happening in China housing market in recent decade. The major reason is that Canadian governments and banks have little interfere with Canadian housing market. Everything what they do or not do is to make the real estate market stable. Therefore Canadian real estate market reflects what the real demand and supply is. Most people in Canada buy homes for their major residences, there’s less possibilities for Canadian real estate market to have “bubbles”, as well for Vancouver real estate market. If you are interested in investing in Vancouver housing market, you have to know the local market very well and to evaluate the risk of investment as you would in any other markets. No one can guarantee any...

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How to Efficiently Renovate Home to Sell Fast

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog

Winter season is traditionally slow season for Vancouver real estate market. If you plan to sell home in the coming Winter, please check the following 5 tips for renovating your home. Proper renovation would help to sell home quicker. Many home sellers come up with the following best renovation ideas which could help you spend money wisely: 1. Kitchen renovation It is believed to be the most efficient way of renovation in regards to sell home fast. It includes upgrading all the kitchen appliances if necessary. 2. Painting inside out The cost is relatively low. And the result is somewhat amazing. 3. Bathroom upgrade Houses of 10 or 20 years of age usually need such bathroom upgrade. Brand new bathroom looking will add more value to your property. 4. Some small changes For example, change the lighting, curtain, blinds...

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Relisted To Sell Homes in Vancouver

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Blog

Since Vancouver real estate marketwas pretty slow in 2012, there were quite a few listings which were failed to sell after being listed for more than six months or even twelve months. I got a few calls from local home sellers who asked me whether price dropping will be the only way to sell their properties in 2013. According to our experience of sell homes in Vancouver, I figured there are three things to do in order to make re-listed properties successful. First of all, price change might be an efficient way as well as widely used method in re-listed homes. Because if you re-list a home property in new lower price, that real estate property will definitely get more new eye balls. More importantly, you have to know what new price would be the best to re-list that...

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Choosing the Right Vancouver Real Estate Agent Myths

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Blog

As I noticed that recently a lot of people were discussing on the forum about how what agency a Realtor works with could impact or benefit on home owner’s selling experience. I believe that every Vancouver real estate agent gain enough knowledge since they all passed the real estate board licensing exam. However individual agent has different professionalism dealing with individual cases based on his/her own experience. To understand how agency will impact or benefit home sellers: First of all, bigger agency company has more resource in training not only new agents but experienced agents through on-going career training, market updating and more. Secondly, bigger agency tends to have a mature system and strong management support. So that whenever something happens, it could quickly respond to and deal with. Especially something critical like between Realtor and client, or between...

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2013 Vancouver Real Estate Sales and House Price Expected Up

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Blog

BC Vancouver Real Estate Board released latest report on October 26, 2012. It showed status of BC real estate market in 2012 and did some projection on 2013 market. According to the report, residential properties sales volume is down by 9.8% to 69,200 units. It projected that the total residential property sales will be up by 8.3% to 74,920 units in 2013. In the past 15 years, the average residential sales was 7,900 units in a year in BC. In 2005 it reached its historic high volume to 106,300 units. It mentioned that 2012 real estate property sales decreased thanks to the tightening of mortgage so that fewer buyers are qualify for new mortgage if they couldn’t put down enough down payment. With BC employment rate increasing and total population increasing, real estate sales are expected to increase in...

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