Your Guide to the Perfect Canada Day Picnic

  • This year we wish the true North strong and free a very happy 150th birthday. In celebration of our country, community, and beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia that we call home, we’ve put together your recipe for the perfect picnic. Because when you buy a home in one of the most beautiful places on earth, you […]

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  • A full stomach of home-grilled food is probably one of the best gifts to give dad this Sunday, June 18th. So in honour of the man of the hour, your Vancouver real estate experts have been planning the ultimate bbq menu for Father’s Day. Because the kitchen — and the patio, in this case — […]

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  • When scouring Vancouver’s westside real estate listings, zeroing in on the right property can come down to a few distinguishing factors; including what the neighbourhood has to offer. So with summer nights approaching, we’ve sourced your top spots to have one of the best cocktails in Kitsilano and enjoy the neighourhood vibes. The Best Caesar: […]

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  • The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s April (REBGV) 2017 report proved yet again that attached homes are driving the market. While April sales were 4.8% above the 10-year average for the month, it was still a significant 25.7% decline from the same month last year, and a 0.7% decline from March 2017. “Our overall […]

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  • With a plethora of cafés to choose from, as your East Side realtors it’s our duty to share the ones that top our list for best places to grab a cup of joe on the Drive. Because if you buy a house in Vancouver, as every homeowner knows, a good neighbourhood joint where everyone knows […]

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  • March was a big month for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, and the market at large: the REBGV instated its president for 2017/2018, Jill Oudil. Jill has served on the REBGV’s Board of Directors for the five years and works at Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty in Burnaby. The month also had the lowest […]

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  • Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions is often harder than making them in the first place. Goals are good; they focus your energy and give actions a purpose. Sticking to those goals is even better. Here are a few tips and local Vancouver organizations that will hopefully set you on the right path to keeping those […]

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  • REALTOR® Doug Gibson discusses how the BC Government extends an olive branch to first time homebuyers with down payment loan help. The BC Government will offer first time buyers a loan of up to $37,500 or up to 5% of the purchase price. There are certain rules that apply: The purchase price must be less than $750,000 The […]

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  • Homes sales and listing activity across Metro Vancouver dipped below the historical average for October in part due to the changing real estate market dynamics. “Changing market conditions compounded by a series of government interventions this year have put home buyers and sellers in a holding pattern,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver […]

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  • Last month’s sales-to-active listings ratio dipped to 24.1%; the lowest it’s been since 2015. September’s sales were also 9.6% below the 10-year sales average for the month. But what does this really mean? Is it indicative of the recent Foreign Buyer’s Tax and new proposed Vacancy Tax by Vancouver’s mayor? Perhaps, as Vancouver home buyers […]

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