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Sunday, October 01, 2023

Prep Your Home for Winter with Our Fall Maintenance Checklist

As the season begins to change, it's time to prep your home for falling leaves, cooler weather, and, eventually, winter storms. Tackling a few fall home maintenance tasks now can ward off issues later in the season, so you can enjoy everything you love about autumn worry-free...

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Why it's taking up to 10 months to issue a building permit in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver’s open data portal is revealing precisely how long it’s taking for projects to get underway nearly a year since Mayor Ken Sim and his ABC Vancouver party swept into council with a majority mandate – and a promise to simplify and speed up the permitting process...

Monday, September 18, 2023

Vancouver City Council approves up to eight homes on single-family lots

This will enable homeowners and builders to construct a strata ownership multiplex of up to four units on a standard single-family lot, up to five units on a mid-size single-family lot, and up to six units on a larger single-family lot. The general idea is that these homes will be relatively more affordable than single-family detached houses...

Saturday, September 16, 2023

'A significant step forward': Laneway housing legalized in Burnaby

Laneways in Burnaby can soon be home to lane houses after city council voted to allow laneway housing in residential areas across the city. Burnaby will begin accepting applications for building laneway homes Monday, Sept. 18...

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Seasonal slowdown brings price stability to Metro Vancouver

As summer winds to a close, higher borrowing costs have begun to permeate the Metro Vancouver housing market in predictable ways, with price gains cooling and sales slowing along the typical seasonal pattern.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales2 in the region totalled 2,296 in August 2023, a 21.4 per cent increase from the 1,892 sales recorded in August 2022...

August stats:

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

Fraser Valley real estate sales dip in August; prices hold steady

A combination of seasonal trends and cautious anticipation of the next rate announcement saw the Fraser Valley real estate market slow in August as sales fell slightly for the second month, after reaching a 15-month high in June.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,273 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in August 2023, a decrease of 6.9 per cent compared to July. Sales were up 25.2 per cent compared to August 2022...

 August stats:

Friday, September 01, 2023

To-Dos: Your September Home Checklist

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition. Prep your home for cooler weather with these tasks to do in an hour, over a weekend and during the month...

Friday, August 25, 2023

How to Protect Your Home From a Natural Disaster

The time to prepare your home against a natural disaster is before a catastrophe strikes. All the preparation in the world might not save your house, but it may mitigate damage and save your family members’ lives during a wildfire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake. Here are some general steps you can take to shore up vulnerable areas of your home...

Friday, August 11, 2023

Seasonality, interest rates temper sales in the Fraser Valley

After five months of successive increases, real estate sales in the Fraser Valley dropped in response to a combination of continued rising interest rates and the summer sales cycle.  

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,368 sales in July on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), a decrease of 29.3 per cent below June, but still 37.8 per cent above July 2022...

July stats:

Friday, August 04, 2023

Strong sales push Metro Vancouver home prices past July rate hike

Home prices across all home types in Metro Vancouver1 rose again in July, as strong sales figures continue to push up against low levels of housing inventory in the region.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 2,455 in July 2023, a 28.9 per cent increase from the 1,904 sales recorded in July 2022...

July stats:

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