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Why the Real Estate Markets Will Grow Stronger in the Next Few Years (Part 2)

July 28th, 2014

Continuing on in our series about the strength of the real estate market in the next few years, looking forward the Market should get better as more Global/Macro issues resolve themselves as well as Local/Micro economics trend upward.

Other than what is happening in the Crimea, it seems that the EU is coming out of its funk, with Germany still leading the economics of that region, and ...

Why the Real Estate Markets Will Grow Stronger in the Next Few Years (Part 1)

July 21st, 2014

The Real Estate Market is always sensationalized in the newspapers, who constantly find statistics to back outlandish claims, but a great article on this topic came out in Business in Vancouver’s July 15th edition (on p. 18), asserting that Real Estate Markets will grow stronger in the next few years. Now this is “sensational” news, even-headedly reported, on which I would like to commen ...

Spring Listing

November 21st, 2012

Do We List in the Spring?? 

In fact I do anticipate that there will be an up-tick in intensity centred around the Chinese New Year, as the market has exhibited a little surge at this point in each of the last 3 years, where the Immigration quota is refreshed and the Asian buyer seems to jump-start the rest of the market. This year the Chinese New Year is on February 10th, 2013, and I think i ...

ONNI - 1308 Lonsdale

November 19th, 2012

1308 Lonsdale - Onni Project:

I am a graduate of the Urban Land Economics from UBC and have studied Urban Planning and the evolution of the urban environment. The most critical stage is the emergence of a Core Central Business District. Lower Lonsdale has emerged as a great example of a residential based core City centre. It has greatly enhanced the livability and popularity of the neighborh ...

Current Vancouver Economy Driver

September 28th, 2012
Check out this article below! Its interesting and speaks to the current driver of the Vancouver economy.

http://www.biv.com/article/20120928/BIV0111/120929931/commercial-real-estate-drives-metro-vancouver-economy
 

Spring Newsletter

June 5th, 2012
Check out my new Spring Newsletter! It explains current real estate market updates as well as smart tips on buying and selling your home. Plus I have included a couple of lifestyle articles such as my dad’s recipe for grilling salmon and how best to hang art in your home.

Click here to view PDF: MB Newsletter_16 May-web1.pdf

HST Transition

March 12th, 2012
The government has issued their transitional HST to GST guidelines and below is the simplified "Coles Notes".


On February 17, 2012, the province announced the New Housing Transitional rules:

-          Up to April 1, 2012: Pay 12% HST. Rebate of up to $26,250 remains in place

-          Between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013: Pay 12% HST. Rebate of up to $42,500 (threshold increased)

-   ...

Mark awarded the prestigous Chairman's Club Award

February 27th, 2012

Congratuations to Mark for achivening the prestigious Chairman's Club award for 2011.  The Chairman's Club is awarded to Remax agents for high volume sales.  This places Mark solidly in the Top 1% of all Real Estate Agents Nationwide!

A little reminder of what is real

February 13th, 2012


All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them ...

Persian Buyers - Movaffagh Bashi

January 31st, 2012
Movaffagh Bashi is Good Luck in Farsi, the persian language.

There is a lot of talk and hype about the Mainland Asian and their wanting to buy here in Vancouver. It makes the news almost daily and for good reason, however an equally impactful buying group is the Persians from Iran. I have a lot of very good clients that are either immigrants from or are decendants of the Persian culture.

I ha ...
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