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Which Oceanfront Property To Choose: West Vancouver Uphill or Downhill?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2009 in Blog

West Vancouver is becoming one of the hottest real estate investment market globally. More and more international investors are impressed by the gorgeous ocean view from those oceanfront properties. But there is always a concern for choosing uphill or downhill oceanfront homes. I compare the advantages and disadvantages (I speak Mandarin) in this video. Any inquiry regarding investing real estate in BC Canada, please contact me...

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Investments in Vancouver Real Estate to Benefit from Strong Housing Demand in the Near Future

Posted by on Oct 28, 2009 in Blog

Residential real estate in Vancouver has shown remarkable resilience in the current downturn. While the market has recorded a 5 per cent decline in home values compared to the peak reached in 2008, home prices in Vancouver have risen, on average, 17 per cent each year since 1980. This has made Vancouver’s property market lucrative and attractive to real estate investors. The trend should persist as a slew of market indicators, economic fundamentals, and other factors suggest that demand for housing in Vancouver—and therefore the market prospects for strong investment performance—should remain strong. Various indicators paint a rosy picture of the property market activity in Vancouver. Housing sales in the January-August period are about 14 per cent higher than in the same period last year. Yet, this compares to an expected decline in housing sales of nearly 15 per...

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Why BC Luxury Real Estate Appeals To Investors (Part Two)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2009 in Blog

Yet, despite the small share in total residential sales, the luxury real estate market boasts properties with the highest price tag in the country. The high price of the luxury real estate in British Columbia is usually associated with a particular lifestyle or recreational appeal. In this sense, British Columbia boasts many natural beauties and the vast oceanfront access to the Pacific. This has made the province highly attractive to homebuyers and property investors seeking lifestyle-associated leisure properties. Most demanded have been oceanfront or lakefront properties and condominiums with a view and access to the waterfront. Kelowna, which is located on the Okanagan Lake, has been attractive for its recreational and tourism appeal. In the Greater Vancouver area, the most exclusive locations include Point Grey, UBC, Point Grey Road, Shaughnessy, West Vancouver’s Altamont, Dundarave, and British Properties (with upscale...

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Greater Vancouver home sales more than double in August

Posted by on Sep 3, 2009 in Blog

Vancouver-area home sales more than doubled in August as buyers continued to take advantage of low interest rates and relatively attractive prices. Last month’s 3,400 sales represent an increase of 120 per cent from a year ago, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The industry group says the sales figure is “in line with the active summer months experienced between 2003 and 2007.”  In fact, the number of sales was two per cent below August 2007 when the market was red hot.  The August average adjusted selling price of $540,000, however is still down by one per cent from a year earlier. New listings rose five per cent, although total listings are still one-third below last August.  The industry group’s president, Scott Russell says “from the variations in activity we’re seeing across areas I’d say the...

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Fees Associated With Buying or Selling Real Estate in Vancouver

Posted by on Sep 2, 2009 in Blog

Especially to the real estate first time buyer, it is very important to get familiar with all the fees related to buy and/or sell real estate in Vancouver,...

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