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How to “Green” Your Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom renovations are one of the most popular home improvement projects in Canada. Creating your dream bathroom can add greatly to both the value of your house, as well as your family’s enjoyment of your home. But bathroom renovations also offer a number of opportunities to include several features that can dramatically improve the energy- and water-efficiency of your house, while making your ...

How to trick your brain into meeting your deadlines

uyer and seller activity created balanced market conditions within the region, we also experienced some upward pressure on home prices over the course of the year,” Ray Harris, REBGV president said. The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $638,500. This represents a 5.8 per cent increase compared to December ...

3 healthy happenings in Vancouver to start 2015

New year means new beginnings! Here are some great healthy happenings in Vancouver to start 2015. 1. Non-GMO Show To GMO or not to GMO, that is the question. Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a growing population. Critics say we tamper with nature at the risk of personal health. Who’s right? To learn about the different sides of GMOs, ...

Real Estate In Movies

Kevin Spacey and Jack Lemmon work in a tough Chicago real estate office in Glengarry Glen Ross.   By Dan St. Yves Eventually, screenwriters find a way to work every subject into a movie. Go ahead, think about it – love, war, Spring Break, zombies…Heck, even warring zombies in love on Spring Break. There’s probably been a movie made about it! Real estate or real estate ...

The Art of Illusion: Tricks to Sell a Small Condo

If you’re selling a small condo, how do you make it feel bigger than it is?     By Barry Magee Real Estate Weekly   With land at such a premium in the Lower Mainland, a lot of first-time buyers are spending their time shopping online for condominiums these days. Lifestyle is of the utmost importance to the younger generation, so walking to work, having easy access ...

Home sales activity picks up the pace in September

Home buyers were active in Metro Vancouver last month, with home sales well exceeding the 10-year average for September. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,922 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2014. This represents a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,483 sales in September 2013, ...

Home Sales Continue on Upward Trend in September

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,636 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, up 17.5 per cent from September 2013. Total sales dollar volume was $4.4 billion, an increase of 25.8 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $574,641, up 7.1 per cent ...

Home sales activity picks up the pace in September

Home buyers were active in Metro Vancouver last month, with home sales well exceeding the 10-year average for September. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,922 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2014. This represents a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,483 sales in September 2013, ...

BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

US Employment - October 3, 2014 The US economy added 248,000 jobs in September while previous months job growth was revised higher by 69,000 jobs. Over the past 3 month, US payroll growth has averaged 223,000 jobs.  The US unemployment rate fell to 5.9 per cent, the lowest reading in six  years.    While inflation remains muted and considerable slack remains in other ...
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