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Real Estate Auctions: The Future of Home Sales

Posted on Feb 18, 2021 in Auction News



Some real estate agents are convinced that the online transition of home sales will fundamentally reshape the Metro Vancouver real estate sector. Others say that merging an old stalwart – live auctions – with new technology could smooth and speed more housing sales. Realtors have progressively provided clients with online videos of homes for sale...

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Metro Vancouver Market Highlights January 2021

Posted on Feb 12, 2021 in Market News



In the first month of 2021, Metro Vancouver’s* housing market continued the pattern set at the end of last year with home sale activity outpacing the supply of homes listed for sale.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,389 in January 2021, a 52.1 per cent increase from the 1...

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Maximising Your Property’s Sale Potential With a Virtual Tour

Posted on Feb 11, 2021 in Advice



For many people, virtual reality is associated with video games and entertainment. This technology, however, has huge potential in the real estate industry. 

With social distancing now the ‘new normal’, you may be wondering how digital solutions can help boost your property’s sale potential. While nothing quite replaces the in-person experience in it...

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The District of North Vancouver Plans for Future Growth: Where to Make a Pre-Sale

Posted on Feb 04, 2021 in Community News



North Vancouver is known for three main things: the mountains, the ocean and the forests. It’s a winning combination that draws people from all over who want to live in close proximity to everything this region has to offer. In the past, North Van was a sleepy, bedroom community of Vancouver, with a large population of families and seniors. But the...

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Is There a Good Time to Negotiate a Rent Rate?

Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Community News



Renters are choosing to move away from urban centres, leading to falling rents. Meanwhile, rents in suburbs and smaller cities are holding or rising.

The average monthly rent in Vancouver in October for a two-bedroom apartment was the highest in Canada at $2,712, but it was an eight per cent drop from a year earlier, the steepest fall in B.C.

Robert...

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Sustainable Real Estate Development: The Future Is Now

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Harcourts News



Staying one step ahead in the uncertain and competitive real estate space can be a challenge. We started out the year with many experts predicting that sustainability would once again be a “trend” for 2021. This is not an “aha” moment for most of us: Green building and sustainability have been enduring trends in the industry for the past couple of...

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Recent Blog Entries

12 Architecturally Interesting Developments Coming to Vancouver


Vancouver House, Westbank’s 52-storey luxury residential tower, designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm BIG, is largely finished at the north end of Granville Bridge. The first phase of residential occupancy is complete.

Aside from this high-profile building, numerous other architecturally interesting developments are proposed or comi...

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Metro Vancouver Market Highlights February 2021



Intense competition amongst home buyers is putting upward pressure on home prices across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,727 in February 2021, a 73.3 per cent increase from the 2,150 sales recorded in February 2020, and a 56 per cent in...

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Recreation Centres As a Valuable Asset to Vancouver's Community



Vancouver’s reputation often precedes it: we rank high on the list of the world’s most liveable cities, and our natural beauty is, let’s face it, pretty much unparalleled. But it’s not just the scenery that makes this place unique — the communities and connections formed among the people who live here are also pretty special. At the heart of every...

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