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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Click here to view PDF: MB Newsletter_16 May-web1.pdf
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)
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!
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:
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them ...
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 ...
“How’s the Market doing?” - I get this question a lot and in order to give the answer, the right direction, we need to go back to last Spring. The Spring of 2011 was very robust, coming out of the 2010 upgrade in our status in China, as a Friendly Nation. The Spring of 2011 was very energetic right through June. Then July and August were as if someone went into the Real Estate closet and flip ...