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Sales and Listing Report for March 2021

Sales and Listing Report for March 2021

Potential Immigration the wild card in Metro housing market “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein March housing sales skyrocketed more than 126% higher than in March 2020 – the month the COVID-19 pandemic began – to the highest monthly sales pace ever recorded in [...]
Sales and Listing Report for February 2021

Sales and Listing Report for February 2021

February 2021: Watch for the rise of the strata market February is traditionally a ho-hum period in residential real estate but this year, as with so much of the recent Metro Vancouver market, this February proved exceptional. Housing sales hit the highest monthly level since June 2017, with prices arcing nearly 9% higher than a [...]
Sales and Listing Report for January 2021

Sales and Listing Report for January 2021

Welcome to January 2021 – please fasten your seat belts Some will express surprise that, as we enter the second year of a global pandemic, the rush to purchase homes in Greater Vancouver continues the startling sales pace seen in 2020. But there is a simple reason for the January surge: price appreciation as accelerating [...]
Sales and Listing Report for December 2020

Sales and Listing Report for December 2020

"There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be...” John Lennon Last year I started this report with John Lennon’s lyrics about the new year and hoping it was a good one… Well, the real estate market came alive, but a global pandemic isn’t what anyone would call a good year. In [...]
Sales and Listing Report for November 2020

Sales and Listing Report for November 2020

"Character is much easier kept than recovered.” Thomas Paine This is no longer a comeback! This is a real estate market making its own way into 2021. This is well beyond pent up demand and more like a surge of moves being made for a variety of reasons. Those buying and selling have had more [...]
Sales and Listing Report for October 2020

Sales and Listing Report for October 2020

"It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz We made it through Halloween in the year 2020 - with a full moon, endless fireworks and turning back the clocks and with all that it was the real estate market that was the least scary in all this. [...]
Sales and Listing Report for September 2020

Sales and Listing Report for September 2020

“It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.” Winston Churchill The resale housing market is helping to lead us out of the Great Suppression – now who would have thought that would be the case when we dived into the dark days back in March. Certainly not CMHC [...]
Sales and Listing Report for August 2020

Sales and Listing Report for August 2020

“A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.” Richard Bach There seemed to be more competition in the real estate market than in the National Hockey League this August – who ever thought that would be a comparison for this time of year. If we thought competing offers were a constant in July, after a [...]
Sales and Listing Report for July 2020

Sales and Listing Report for July 2020

“Hope will never be silent.” Harvey Milk Is this the real life? or is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality? The lyrics fit well right now.  After seeing real estate sales in July be the highest in three years, the questions have been bouncing around as to whether this is [...]