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The Role of the Auctioneer

Posted on Nov 26, 2020 in Auction News

An auctioneer is best described as the referee of a football game. It’s their job to facilitate open negotiation and aid the momentum of the auction. An auctioneer’s best work is when you hardly notice their presence. Like in football it’s all about the game, it’s all about the competition. In an auction it’s all about the buyers and it’s all about...

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What could 2021 bring for real estate in Canada and Vancouver?

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Market News

For real estate, like many other sectors, COVID-19 has made forecasting a nearly impossible task. While many economists predicted employment disruptions would negatively impact the Canadian housing market, the pandemic directly influenced only six per cent of Canadians to sell their home, according to the survey. Furthermore, 40 per cent of Canadia...

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25 Ways To Make a Small House Look Bigger

Posted on Nov 12, 2020 in Advice

The tiny home movement is in full swing, and what's so amazing about these delightful dwellings is the way they make the most of every square inch and use space in clever ways. Whether you live in 300 square feet or 3000 square feet, chances are you can still learn something new about how to use space efficiently and make your space look more invit...

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Things to do in Vancouver at Christmas: What's Open, What's Closed

Posted on Nov 12, 2020 in Community News

The list of Christmas activities in Vancouver for 2020 is sure looking different, as with pretty much everything else this year (2019 for comparison). In typical years there are gardens with amazing illumination displays, gingerbread house competitions, Christmas musical performances, holiday markets to explore, popular attractions all lit up and a...

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Metro Vancouver Highlights - October 2020

Posted on Nov 05, 2020 in Market News

Home sale and new listing activity remained at near record levels across Metro Vancouver* in October.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,687 in October 2020, a 29 per cent increase from the 2,858 sales recorded in October 2019, and a 1.2 per cent increase from the 3,643 hom...

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Make your bid successful

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Auction News

After many buyers missed out on securing a property purchase before the fall season, it is timely to offer some tips about bidding at auction to be fully prepared when intending to bid and buy on auction day. Contracts of sale are always on display at an auction and are generally available from day one of the campaign. Buyers should read through th...

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Recent Blog Entries

Snow to Slush to Rain: How to Weatherproof and Waterproof Your Home

Vancouver isn’t known for endless, snowy winters, but once or twice, those heavy cold fronts do roll through. Mixing that melting snow with the frequent Vancouver rain leads to a very slushy mess — not only through the sidewalks and streets but all-around your home.

One of the most common hazards for any homeowner is water damage. Water not only lea...

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November 2020’s home sales in Metro Vancouver were 24.6% above the 10-year sales average for the month and was the second-highest total for the month over this period.
According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), housing demand exceeded 3,000 home sales for the first time since 2015. There were 3,064 sales over the month, represe...

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Find Where You Belong With Harcourt

Today, Harcourts is a fully franchised group of independent businesses operating under the Harcourts name. It is a group which has thousands of highly experienced residential, commercial and rural sales consultants in Harcourts offices throughout the world. It is responsible for selling billions of dollars’ worth of real estate a year. In addition...

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