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The Fall of 2011 leads to 2012

December 13th, 2011
The stats tell us that we are in the third worst Autumn in the last 10 years. And although we had a very lack-lustre summer that followed an intense Spring, it had a real feeling of being a very typical Summer. We have had, however, a lot of atypical Summers of late. This traditional Summer is only retrospectively defined when we have the Fall resurgence in intensity. And this Autumn has been ...

Congratulations! Mark Ballard Top in Western Canada!

November 28th, 2011
ReMax congratuates Mark Ballard for achieving #7 in Western Canada .  Based on the sales dollar volumes Mark is consistantly one of the top realtors in Western Canada.  Mark comments "my success is based on hard work and dedication to providing the very best customer service".

Northsore Small Biz Opportunities

September 19th, 2011
I have 3 well priced small  Buisness opportunities on the Northshore.  Please contact me if you or your client is looking for a good solid business with revenue generation!  Cheers mark@markballard.ca

Market update for August 2011

September 2nd, 2011

Greater Vancouver home sales trend toward buyers’ market over summer

August marked the third consecutive month that home sale activity in Greater Vancouver was below the 10-year average for the month. In contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year norm every month since the beginning of the year.

Mark Board Member of West Vancouver Foundation

August 12th, 2011

I have just joined the Board of the West Vancouver Foundation.  I will continue to give back through service to my community.  The North shore is a great place to live and work!  Check out the announcement in the North Shore News on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

 http://www.nsnews.com/business/foundation+names+four+directors/5232042/story.html

Congratualtion! Top 100 Western Canada

August 12th, 2011
Congratulations! 
Mark is Top 100 in Western Canada

Market Update

July 8th, 2011

Summer housing market trends toward balance after

an active spring season

VANCOUVER, B.C. – July 5, 2011

Service® (MLS®) in June, drawing the market back toward balance this summer.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attachedand apartment properties reached 3,262 in June, a 9.8 per cent increase compared to the 2,972 sales in ...

Market News

June 7th, 2011

Greater Vancouver housing market holds steady and favours sellers in May

VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 2, 2011 (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver in May.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver reached 3,377 in May 2011, a 7 per cent increase compared to the 3,156 sales in May 2010 and a 4 ...

Real Estae Update-Good news for BC EConomy!

January 18th, 2011

Real estate market stable at year-end

VANCOUVER, B.C. – January 5, 2011

in 2010. Continued buoyancy from the post-recession recovery began the year, followed by a summer lull and, throughout the

fall, a sustained period of stability.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment

properties in 2010 reached 30,595, a 14.2 per cen ...

Market Benefits from Chinese Buyers

October 28th, 2010

The Western Investor ran an interesting article this month about Thomas Fung's expansion of Aberdeen Centre. Fung believes that one reason why most of his commercial space at Phase 3 of Aberdeen Centre sold out in three days is because HST is payable on commercial leases, but not on the purchase of commercial strata units. Another factor in the success of the expansion's sale was China granti ...

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