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Saturday, February 24, 2024

The 50 Best Exterior House Colours for Serious Curb Appeal

Choosing the right modern paint color for your home’s exterior can not only have a major effect on the vibe of your house, but also showcase the geographical region or time period in which your home was built...

https://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/color/g9135464/exterior-house-colors

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Government of British Columbia announces 20% Home Flipping Tax

The proposed BC home flipping tax applies to income you realize from the sale of properties in British Columbia if you have owned them for less than 2 years. 

The tax, which is subject to legislative approval, is separate and distinct from the federal property flipping rules and is not harmonized or administered with the federal or B.C. income tax...

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/income-taxes/bc-home-flipping-tax

Friday, February 09, 2024

Signs of stability in Fraser Valley housing market

The Fraser Valley real estate market showed signs of recovery in January as home sales rose after six consecutive months of decline, and new listings more than doubled.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 938 transactions on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, a 12 per cent increase over December and below the 10-year average for sales in the region...


January stats:


Saturday, February 03, 2024

Home sales across Metro Vancouver’s housing market off to strong start in 2024

While the Metro Vancouver market ended 2023 in balanced market territory, conditions in January began shifting back in favour of sellers as the pace of newly listed properties did not keep up with the volume of home sales.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 1,427 in January 2024, a 38.5 per cent increase from the 1,030 sales recorded in January 2023...


January stats:


Thursday, February 01, 2024

To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist

February is a time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and watching movies with the family. Keep your home fresh and organized this month while you plan for warmer days ahead...

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/to-dos-your-february-home-checklist-stsetivw-vs~77195883

Monday, January 08, 2024

Fraser Valley closes out 2023 with lowest annual sales recorded in 10 years

For the month of December, the Board recorded 837 sales on its MLS®, a drop of six per cent from November, but 17 per cent higher than December 2022.

At 942, new listings dropped by 54 per cent in December, but increased 17 per cent compared to December of 2022. Total active listings for December stood at 4,670, a decrease of 25 per cent month-over-month, but 19 per cent higher year-over-year...


December stats:


Saturday, January 06, 2024

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your home, boosting warmth and dreaming up plans for the year ahead...

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/to-dos-your-january-home-checklist-stsetivw-vs~76551733

Thursday, January 04, 2024

Housing market resilient in 2023, ends year in balanced territory

Metro Vancouver’s housing market closed out 2023 with balanced market conditions, but the year-end totals mask a story of surprising resilience in the face of the highest borrowing costs seen in over a decade. 

Residential sales in the region totalled 1,345 in December 2023, a 3.2 per cent increase from the 1,303 sales recorded in December 2022. This was 36.4 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,114)...


December stats:


Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Your Complete House Hunting Checklist to Find Your Dream Home

When looking for a home, there are many things to consider. From the price of the property and its location, to the number of rooms and whether it has a nice yard, these are all standard contemplations house hunters have at the top of their list. However, there are other things to keep in mind you may not be considering...

https://www.realtor.ca/blog/your-complete-house-hunting-checklist-to-find-your-dream-home/33812/1363



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