As summer prepares to peek its head over rooftops, peer through fence slats and beam in through kitchen windows, perhaps it’s a good time to give your home a little spruce up!

From adding some small pops of colour here or making the entrance to your home feel more inviting, here are our Top 5 suggestions that any home owner can try…

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With its name giving a pretty good indication of its whereabouts, West Vancouver is a municipality of B.C., (incorporated back in 1912), and is one part of a local regional group that makes up what we often refer to as the ‘North Shore’.

History

Having grown in population since 1938 when the iconic Lion’s Gate Bridge opened to traffic, people were able to visit and relocate much easier, as prior to this, the area was only accessible by ferry. It’s for this reason that some homes in West Vancouver date back to the 1920s and 30s, though most of the existing dwellings were built later, in the 1970s and 80s.

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Thinking of painting some walls? Perhaps adding colour to your doors or sidings? Or maybe it’s time to add a new coat to your home’s exterior?

Since we’re your real estate experts and unfortunately not your paint experts, we thought it was only right to reach out to those truly with the paint know-how to get you the scoop on what’s hot, what paints are kind on your nose and which ones are handy to have if you have children who like to practice their wall art…

If you’re in the market for a spruce up, and paint is on the list, take a read of what your local experts suggest before picking up that brush…

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April saw buyer demand relax further across Metro Vancouver*, resulting in home sales returning to more traditional levels.

“So far this spring, we’ve seen home sales ease down from the record-breaking pace of the last year”, says Daniel John, Chair at the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). He adds, “While a small sample size, the return to a more traditional pace of home sales that we’ve experienced over the last two months provides hopeful home buyers more time to make decisions, secure financing and perform other due diligence such as home inspections”.

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Kitsilano, or often Kits for short, is a very popular area of Vancouver for people to not only call home, but to stretch out on the beach on the weekends, take their bikes for a joyride or to simply spend a day inspecting the popular shops and bustling eateries.

Named after August Jack Khatsahlano, an Indigenous/Aboriginal chief of the Squamish people, the area originally offered plenty of resources for those who lived here to hunt, fish, trap and gather.


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Metro Vancouver* remains an incredibly sought-after location for many homeowners, with buyer interest and demand continuing to stay put at elevated levels. However, overall home sale activity dropped last month – a calmer outcome compared to last spring’s record pace.

Daniel John, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) Chair commented on the current market movement since last year’s record numbers; “March of 2021 was the highest selling month in our history. This year’s activity, while still elevated, is happening at a calmer pace than we experienced 12 months ago. Homebuyers are keeping a close eye on rising interest rates, hoping to make a move before their locked-in rates expire.”

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So, you’ve decided you’d rather pay off a monthly mortgage than farewelling rent payments to your landlord. You’ve found out your family is expanding and you’re in need of a little extra space to move and grow. You’ve decided you’d like to invest in a little vacay property to escape to for the weekends. Whatever your reason for buying a home, there are always going to be considerations you should ask yourself to find out “is this the right home for me”?

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With the property market remaining strong in favour of the seller, you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and make a move. But… should you connect with a realtor and get yourself a licensed listing agent, or go it alone and list privately?

Although selling as ‘For Sale By Owner’ (FSBO) may sound attractive in some respects, are you prepared to mitigate the risks and handle such a large financial transaction without a well-connected and experienced support line?

Here are our Top 5 reasons to partner with one of our market-leading REALTORS® to walk you confidently and safely through each step of the selling process, and save you time and money along the way…


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As we edged further into the new year, there was a modest increase in the number of listings available in Metro Vancouver’s housing market* – welcomed news for eager house hunters across the area.

However, even though the number of available properties has increased from previous months, the overall level of supply remains tight, continuing the upward trend in pricing.

Taylor Biggar, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) Chair commented on these observations by saying, “As we prepare to enter what’s traditionally the busiest season of the year, the Metro Vancouver housing market is seeing more historically typical home sale activity and a modest uptick in home listing activity compared to last year.”


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