Why is Vancouver a Good Real Estate Investment?

by Maggie Chandler April 2, 2016 How's The Market

Why is Vancouver a Good Real Estate Investment?

The city’s population is steadily growing. In 2010 there were 600,000 in the city and 2.4M in Greater Vancouver and 4.6M in all of BC. The density factor is about 5,249 pr sq kilometer and is on Pacific Standard Time, so is the closest geographical Province to Asia.

Vancouver …

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What Makes Vancouver Special?

by Maggie Chandler March 1, 2016 Latest News

What Makes Vancouver Special?

Vancouver is a waterfront city with the Coastal Mountain Range as a backdrop – geographically beautiful with a mild climate and it is a cosmopolitan city. The  most spoken languages being English and Chinese.

The first Europeans to discover the city were the Spanish in 1791 (a number of streets named after them …

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What Are the Ten Most Asked Questions by Vancouver Property Sellers ?

by Maggie Chandler February 3, 2016 Sellers

Over the last year I started making notes of all the questions Vancouver property sellers ask me and then I organized them into the into the ten most popular ones. Here they are!

 What will my home sell for?
What price should I list it at?
How long will it take to sell?
When is the right time to …

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How has Vancouver Real Estate Changed Since 1981?

by Maggie Chandler January 14, 2016 How's The Market

HOW HAS VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE CHANGED SINCE 1981?

An offshore investor client recently asked me how long have I been a Realtor and how has Vancouver  real estate change during that time. I replied that I have been a full-time professional since 1981 and the Vancouver that I remember back then is so totally different from …

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Happy New Year!

by Maggie Chandler January 1, 2016 Latest News

Have a happy and safe New Year!

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Are East Van’s Real Estate Sales Curtailed by Low Inventory?

by Maggie Chandler December 8, 2015 How's The Market

Are East Van’s Real Estate Sales Curtailed by Low Inventory?

When I check the East Vancouver real estate graphs back in 2005 i noticed the difference in the listings to sales ratio compared to what it currently is. Back in 2005 the total listings were 1,250 compared to 653 today. Sales at the beginning of 2005 …

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Vancouver’s West Side Real Estate Prices Still Trending Up in November 2015

by Maggie Chandler December 8, 2015 How's The Market

Vancouver’s West Side Real Estate Prices Still Trending Up in November 2015

Average sales price for houses is now $3.5M – up 18.7% over the last year.

Townhomes sit at $1.062.000, up 12.7% over the last year.

Condos clocked in at $748,000, up 15.6% over the last year.

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East Vancouver Real Estate Prices Still Trending Upwards in October 2015

by Maggie Chandler November 9, 2015 How's The Market

East Vancouver Real Estate Prices Still Trending Upwards in October 2015. Houses are up 23% over the last year, townhomes are up 10% and condos are up 12%.However, house prices were $1,280,000 in July and are levelling. View the graph over the last three years.

East Van house prices broke $1M in December 2013, so have climbed …

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Vancouver’s West Side Stats Don’t Lie

by Maggie Chandler November 7, 2015 How's The Market

Vancouver’s West Side Stats Don’t Lie! Townhomes are outperforming houses and condos based on the  number of sales compared to a year ago. Townhome sales are up 29% over the last year, compared to 5% for houses and 6% for condos. View the graph

Vancouver’s West Side houses have risen a whopping 23% over the last …

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Sales & Prices Continue Upward Climb in October

by Maggie Chandler November 5, 2015 Latest News

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Sales and prices continue upward climb in October.

View the 10 year average sale price graph

Sales were 36% above the 10-year average, which is one third above the average for this time of year. This is the highest Greater Vancouver sales have been since March 2011, currently 3,657.

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