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As Metro Vancouver moves out of a quieter summer season for the housing market, home prices are expected to stabilize in the next three months, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA’s chief economist, says home prices peaked in February of this year and have since come down by around 10 per […]
Things are constantly changing in Canada’s real estate space, which poses a good question for first-time buyers: when is the best time to enter the market? Some experts are advising buyers to enter the housing market while they still can. In 2021, a Pollara Strategic Insights survey revealed more first-time buyers were putting down roots in smaller communities and suburban areas […]
Affordability Outside of the City Core However, the catch is a low-rise condo outside of Vancouver is where the prices become affordable for most first-time homebuyers, and Squires advises looking in Langley, Surrey and Abbotsford. In a rising interest rate environment, first-time homebuyers need to be cognizant of losing purchasing power as the B-20 mortgage […]
There are signs Metro Vancouver’s red hot housing market is starting to cool off, with a record-breaking number of properties up for sale in the month of February. According to the Fraser Valley Housing Market stats, buyers had significantly more inventory to choose from last month compared to the months before. In fact, there was […]
Navigating today’s real estate market can be a daunting experience as home buyers are faced with a fast-paced, competitive and often frustrating market. On March 2, 2022, the Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate to 0.5%, an increase of 0.25 percentage points, and a move that is expected to be the first of […]
Many British Columbians are making the decision to purchase a unit in a development that is not yet constructed. This decision is usually the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime and is often both an exhilarating but also nerve-wracking experience. And while there are advantages to “purchasing pre-sale” there are also some […]
Did you become a first-time homebuyer in 2020? Did you know that you can apply for a $5,000 rebate for the purchase of your new home? The Home Buyers’ Amount (HBA) is a non-refundable credit that allows first-time purchasers of homes, and purchasers with disabilities, to claim up to $5,000 in the year when they […]