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Metro Vancouver Market Highlights April 2021

Posted on May 06, 2021 in Market News



Home sellers have become increasingly active in Metro Vancouver’s* housing market this spring in response to heightened demand and rising home values that have materialized during the pandemic.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,908 in April 2021, a 342.6 per cent increase...

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5 Steps to Conducting an Accurate Rental Market Analysis

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Advice



Every real estate investor or landlord has to do some research before buying property to ensure making wise investment decisions. In that research, you should include a rental market analysis (RMA). This will help you assess whether or not a specific area would be good for rental property investment. Typically, property investors look for the avera...

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Our History: The Future of Harcourts Began in 1888...

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 in Harcourts News



Our Story

For many, Harcourts is a name filled with history and yet for others it is a name synonymous with the future. This is the story of a great New Zealand company - where it came from and where it is headed. This is the story of Harcourts. From way back in 1888 when JB Harcourt first realised there was a gap in the real estate market serving a...

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Metro Vancouver Market Highlights March 2021

Posted on Apr 08, 2021 in Market News



Home buyer and seller activity reached unprecedented levels across Metro Vancouver* in March.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 5,708 in March 2021, a 126.1 per cent increase from the 2,524 sales recorded in March 2020, and a 53.2 per cent increase from the 3,727 homes sold...

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Achieve More With Zillow Premier Agent

Posted on Mar 25, 2021 in Harcourts News


Zillow is the largest real estate search engine on the internet, providing an effective platform for real estate agents to advertise with per-lead pricing starting at around $20. Attracting more than 36 million visitors per month, Zillow Premier Agent (ZPA) can help you get more views and leads, but is it worth the cost?

According to the National As...

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12 Architecturally Interesting Developments Coming to Vancouver

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 in Community News


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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Recent Blog Entries

Reviewing Strata Documents When Buying a Strata Lot




So, you decided to buy a strata condo or townhome somewhere in Greater Vancouver.  Congratulations!  The lock and leave lifestyle of a condo, along with prices that are more affordable than single family homes can make condos and townhomes in Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and North Shore very appealing.

After several months of looking, you found t...

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Metro Vancouver Market Highlights May 2021



The Metro Vancouver* housing market saw steady home sale and listing activity in May, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,268 in May 2021, a 187.4 per cent increase from the 1,485 sales recorde...

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Investing in a Professional Photo Shoot is a Key to Your Success



In terms of business expenses, professional photography is often an item on the list that is seen as expendable. Whether you’re a new business building your website for the first time or a well-established business revamping your online presence, the cost of professional photography might prompt you to wonder if you might be able to get by without...

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