Posts Tagged: vancouver

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski - Portland, Oregon

Michael Shelangoski – Portland, OregonPeriodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: My love for Portland began the very first time I came to visit, in 2001. Within a few months, I had visited 2 more times… Read more »

David Merrick, Gay Vancouver Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: After 25+ years in the retail industry, I have finally taken the opportunity to do something that I’ve always wanted to do – SELL REAL ESTATE! I grew up… Read more »

Toronto and Vancouver Buyers Can’t Move Up, So They Renovate

Defeated house hunters in Toronto and Vancouver who feel that the supply of affordable homes must be shrinking aren’t entirely imagining the phenomenon. Beata Caranci, chief economist at Toronto-Dominion Bank, says the houses listed for sale are increasingly tilted towards the upper end of the market. Her report, entitled Moving on the Monopoly Board: Buyer… Read more »

Corey Eubanks, Gay Vancouver, Washington Real Estate Agent

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals: I’m Corey Eubanks, and I’d like to be your painfully honest Real Estate Agent. I work in the Vancouver, Washington region, just north of Portland, oregon – I’m licensed… Read more »

Millennials Leaving High-Cost Vancouver, B.C.

As the price of an average house in the beautiful city nears $1.3 million Canadian, young tech workers are moving out, leaving worried business leaders behind. Kevin Oke had a millennial’s dream job in Vancouver, B.C., working as lead designer at a video-game company whose clients included Atari and Ubisoft Entertainment, but he still couldn’t… Read more »

Vancouver Has a Ton of Empty Homes

“Home buyers and prospective renters have fretted for years that investors were snapping up homes and leaving them empty, cutting supply and boosting prices in the process,” as the Financial Post put it. The report analyzed residential electricity consumption via a decade’s worth of anonymized data provided by BC Hydro, the electric utility. A home… Read more »

Featured Gay Real Estate Agent: Dustin Pruitt, Vancouver, Washington

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Licensed in Real Estate in Washington and Oregon, my journey to a career in real estate traversed through chiropractic school in Davenport, Iowa, a retail career with Starbucks, and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Wilcox, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. 5 years experience in Vancouver Downtown/East/or West. Knowledge with investors (foreign/local), first-time and seasoned buyers. Vancouver brings culture, beaches, nature, shopping, entertainment, diversity, and a relaxed community feel –… Read more »

The Final Days of Escrow

As I’ve written about before, buying or selling a house can stressful.  Better to be honest about it than pretend it is a picnic on a summer day. One of the thorniest and most gnarled bundles of stress in the transaction is the final stretch.  Offer accepted, inspections done, appraisal is in, and the buyer’s… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Canada

Across Canada, home prices inched higher in December, even as sales were down year over year, CBC News reports: Canadian home prices ticked a little bit higher in December, with the average value of a resale home rising 1.6 per cent to $352,800, according to figures released today. Prices ticked higher even after a large… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Corey Eubanks, Vancouver, Washington

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. I’m Corey Eubanks, and I’d like to be your painfully honest Realtor. I work in the Vancouver, Washington region, just north of Portland, oregon – I’m licensed and working… Read more »

Vancouver Saw Real Estate Market Slowdown in September

A slowdown in real estate sales numbers in Vancouver, particularly in single-family homes worth more than $1 million, dragged down the country’s average home price in September, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Monday. In Metro Vancouver, the average home price was down 3.8 per cent in September from a year earlier, which CREA said… Read more »

Toronto, Vancouver Real Estate Markets Cooling Off

Home sales in two of Canada’s hottest housing markets, Toronto and Vancouver, are showing signs of a cooling trend in what could be the beginning of a long-awaited contraction economists have been expecting. The Greater Toronto Realtors Association said Thursday the number of pre-owned homes sold by its members last month was down 13 per… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Brian Street, Vancouver

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Welcome to Vancouver! Your experience in buying or selling Vancouver real estate is most important to me, and I work to make it as pleasant and stress-free as possible…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Scott Barry, Vancouver

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly British Columbia Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Gay Real Estate Agent in Vancouver with multiple sales awards including Master Sales 2007 and 2008, as well as, Director’s… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Blair Smith, Vancouver

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly British Columbia Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Seasoned homeowners & international investors are thrilled with Blair’s knowledge & forthrightness. Surrounding himself with other dependable professionals creates a… Read more »

New Study: Gay Couples, Single Mothers Face Rental Discrimination

A surprising new study by the University of British Columbia has discovered that gay male couples and single parents face significant discrimination in Vancouver’s rental housing market, compared to straight couples. The research, published in the August issue of the journal Social Problems, is the largest investigation of housing discrimination against single parents. Overall, the… Read more »

British Columbia Home Sales Dipped in July

British Columbia suffered a major dip in home sales during July, but the situation could get better if interest rates drop, according to a new report by the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA). Sales were up 12.9% in July compared to a year ago, while average prices were up 10% over the same period…. Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Michael Wilcox, Vancouver, BC

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly British Columbia Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Michael prides himself on sharing his knowledge and passion for real estate with his clients. After living abroad for 4… Read more »

BC: Vancouver Home Sales Jumped 30% in March

Sales of existing homes in Canada held steady in March from the previous month, with stable demand in most large urban centres, the Canadian Real Estate Association said Friday. On a seasonally adjusted monthly basis, home sales edged up 0.1 per cent from February, CREA said. But Douglas Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital… Read more »

Canada: Vancouver Home Sales Rose in February

Residential MLS home sales increased by 2.1 per cent in February to a seasonally-adjusted annualized rate of 92,250 units. This marked a seventh straight monthly increase in provincial activity. Gains were driven by higher sales in the real estate board areas spanning Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford/ Mission, which observed a 4.9 per cent increase. Combined… Read more »

BC: Vancouver Housing Market Hanging in the Balance

Metro Vancouver’s housing market remained in balanced market conditions in January, although there were signs of a sellers’ market returning with higher levels of demand in larger communities. “There was a healthy balance between the number of home buyers and sellers in our market in January, but there’s always variation in activity from region to… Read more »