See how Vancouver’s real estate prices have outperformed global cities

(May 30, 2016)

Real estate prices in key global cities are rising at a slow, moderate pace, particularly in Europe.


Real estate prices in key global cities are rising at a slow, moderate pace, particularly in Europe.

According to new research published by international real estate consultant Knight Frank, 35 of the world’s most important cities saw an average price increase of 3.6% in the year to March 2016.

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Real estate: How high can it go? Must read!

(May 21, 2016)

Realtor Rick Stonehouse recently listed a 1907 heritage home at 640 Union street in Strathcona for $1.649 million. It attracted three offers and sold in a week for $1.85 million — $200,000 over asking. But that’s hardly rare in today’s hot Vancouver housing market.


Stonehouse recently wrote an offer for a client on a 1910 heritage house at 1605 Salsbury in Grandview that was listed for $1.25 millio... read more.

How I grew $30 to $250,000 in just 10 years 

(May 09, 2016)

Written by  Gokul Jayapal


I came to Canada from the U.K. 12 years ago when I was 28. I had just $11,000 with me—the bare minimum for entry. In those early days, I spent that money on housing, a new laptop and other basic amenities before starting my job search in earnest. It was tough. Even though I had a PhD in agricultural sciences, I failed to get a job in my field. I was told one of three things... read more.

Why Vancouver Real Estate Prices Are So Crazy

(May 03, 2016)

As reported in MoneySense


No. 1: Foreign buyers

It’s not very Canadian to discuss the impact of immigration, particularly if it’s negative. But the truth is the Vancouver real estate market has felt the impact of foreign money—in particular, money from rich foreigners. Much of this money comes from mainland China. Also not a very Canadian thing to say. But it’s true. How do we know? Because the phen... read more.