8 Ways to Save a Down Payment for a Home or Any Other Big Purchase

(October 26, 2015)


How to save a down payment for a home or other big purchases.There are many great ways that you can save for a home, but we have put together a list of what we think are the eight best ways you can save for a house. Although we say these tips are for saving for a home, many of these tips can be used to save a lot of money for almost any purpose—a car, an RV, a vacation, paying off your debts or saving for your retirement. Many people find that o... read more.

What's not on the property title may be important

(October 16, 2015)


In West Vancouver, on the advice of her REALTOR®, a property seller checked to see if there was an underground fuel storage tank on her property.

There was and the seller had the tank removed and the contaminated soil remediated. The bill was $202,963.07.

The seller had bought the property in 2001 without using the services of a REALTOR® and had been told by the previous owner that the tank had... read more.

Home prices continue to grow

(October 15, 2015)

by Justin da Rosa15 Oct 2015

The indomitable Vancouver and Toronto markets continue to drive housing price gains, evidence of inventory challenges that continue to plague key markets.

The national average price for homes sold in September was $433,649, up 6.1% year-over-year.

The average price continues to be driven by gains in Vancouver and Toronto, the country’s hottest markets, according to CREA.

... read more.

New Vancouver tower Burrard Place caters to luxury buyers

(October 08, 2015)

By Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, With A File From Matthew Robinson October 7, 2015

Burrard Place is latest in string of high-end developments in Vancouver's downtown core

In a city where developers continually try to outdo each other and where prime locations are becoming rare, the soon-to-be built 53-storey Burrard Place tower may well hold the top prize, at least for a while.

It isn't just the scale of... read more.

Competition continues to drive Metro Vancouver's housing market

(October 01, 2015)

August 2015

Metro Vancouver* home buyers spent the summer months searching for their next home. Between June and August, home sales were between 25 and 30 per cent above the ten-year sales average.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Metro Vancouver reached 3,362 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2015. This represents a 21.3 p... read more.