March 11, 2016

Market Education: How to win as a buyer

By now, you have no doubt heard that it is very competitive in the Victoria housing market and condo market, with many reports daily of multiple of...
March 10, 2016

Vancouver seeks crackdown on empty condos

In a follow-up article to news of the City of Vancouver releasing its report on the number of empty condos, the mayors are pushing for ways to redu...
March 7, 2016

Vancouver to release report on empty properties

We all know that the Vancouver housing market is going haywire, with properties selling $1M over asking price, and houses that are worth tearing do...
March 4, 2016

Victoria condos for sale still need to be vetted

When I first got into the condo sales business, I would meet potential sellers all the time that wanted to offload a troubled property. I would alw...
March 2, 2016

Victoria Real Estate market is hot, hot, hot!

The holiday lull of January has passed and we're heading towards Spring! But the Victoria real estate market has already made us feel that the Spri...
March 1, 2016

First-time Buyers Looking to Condos

First-time buyers are turning to condos to get themselves into the real estate game as single-family homes continue to rise in cost, eating up more...
February 23, 2016

BC Real Estate Council Names Panel

We recently told you about the news out of Vancouver regarding the alleged actions of some Greater Vancouver realtors. Yesterday, the BC Real Estat...
February 18, 2016

Chinatown Condos Get #YYJ Approval

New Chinatown condos in Downtown #yyj are approved and construction is expected to begin this spring. All it took was a few modifications to an exi...
February 16, 2016

BC’s 2016 Budget Changes Property Transfer Tax

This afternoon, the BC government released its 2016 budget and for the fourth consecutive time, it is a balanced budget. The biggest takeaways fro...
February 11, 2016

New Mortgage Rules Arrive on Monday

Starting Monday, the mortgage rules for all Canadians purchasing property over $500,000 will change, requiring all buyers to put 10% down for every...
February 11, 2016

Vancouver mom awarded compensation after fraud

Did you hear? Serious news continues to come out of the Vancouver real estate industry. Yesterday, we were told about the outcome of allegations ma...
February 9, 2016

Vancouver realtors to be investigated for fraud

You probably heard the rumblings out of Vancouver this morning. Talks of Vancouver realtors and fraud and insider trading, with the Superintendent ...