Monday, 15 June 2015
Home sales in Canada rose 2.3 per cent from March to April, according to a report published by The Canadian Real Estate Association. This makes it the market’s third consecutive month-over-month increase. In addition, actual activity (no seasonal adjustment) went above April 2014 levels by 10 per cent, while the Canadian housing market remain balanced overall. With these positive developments, people who plan to take part in the real estate action, or even those who want to buy a new home with an eye to future reselling, are in good shape. Attractive Mount Pleasant real estate presents an interesting starting point.
Sunday, 14 June 2015
People can have a variety of reasons or motivations to search listings of East Van houses for sale. Maybe you are starting a family or want a new home to fit the family’s needs. In any case, there are several tips you can follow so that your purchase will have the best chances of becoming beneficial for you. Aside from being comfortable when you have a home of your own, there are other great things about home ownership. The Vancouver Sun reported in an article that two out of three families in Canada own a house. This is among the best rates on a global scale. The reason for this is that real estate in Canada is one great investment. In fact, around 80 per cent of millionaires got their first million in real estate.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Finding the right type of property is one of the biggest concerns for people who plan to move to a new location. If you are undecided and unfamiliar with the types of homes in Canada, it can be difficult to decide right off the bat. What you need to do is consider your needs and compare them to different types of quality East Vancouver houses for sale. House hunters who haven’t quite made up their minds yet will not be disappointed because there are many different types of housing to choose from that can suit any need. Duplexes Duplexes are very common in Canada and are ideal for a family or two since duplexes are buildings divided into multiple units. Each unit is aptly isolated from the others for more privacy. One advantage of buying a duplex is that you can rent out the other divisions to help you pay for your mortgage.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Moving near Vancouver community centres has its perks: meeting people in the area, sports and fitness amenities, art and recreation programs, and many more. That’s probably why you chose a property close to a community centre, which is a great idea if you’re new to Vancouver; however, living next to a community centre should not be your only concern when looking for a new home. There are other things you should consider when it comes to choosing a neighbourhood. Proximity to Work and Schools Families moving to any city should always consider how close their prospective house would be to either their workplace or school. Doing so will help you estimate transportation costs even if you plan to commute or to drive to your destination. For schools, choosing the right neighbourhood that will be safe for children is important. Finding schools that have a good reputation and a good track record should be a priority when looking for a place to settle in.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
It is every Canadian’s dream to own a home. However, younger adults who have only recently started gaining financial independence may find the high costs of houses beyond their means. If you’re in this group, why not set your eye on more practical East Vancouver condos for sale instead of single family houses? Condos are generally a lot less expensive than houses, but they come with great amenities that are just perfect for a single’s lifestyle. According to an article in Huff Post British Columbia, if you can set aside a little more than $500/month and save $6000 a year, in three years, you can afford to pay the 5% deposit for a $300,000 brand new, one bedroom condo. That’s a great way to start your life as a homeowner, particularly if you’re not planning to start a family yet.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
With its clean environment, gardening weather, preserved forests, lakes, public golf courses and cultural diversity, Vancouver is definitely one of the best places to spend your golden years in. In fact, it was featured in Where to Retire Magazine’s best places for retirees. In East Vancouver alone, there are multiple communities to choose from which provide easy access to retirees’ daily necessities and recreation, and the much-coveted proximity to nature. If you are considering buying East Vancouver real estate to spend your retirement years in, here are some senior-friendly features you may want to look for: Open spaces. Many seniors opt for smaller living spaces, but having an extra bedroom or two would be great for families and friends who visit. Additionally, it might pay to look for houses with wide hallways, open spaces and big doorways so you can easily move should you need to use a walker or a wheelchair in the future.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Mount Pleasant is fast becoming a top draw for people looking to take up residence in the Vancouver area. Besides having an easy access to downtown Vancouver through the Canada Line and Sky Train, this neighbourhood is rising to be a hotspot for small and medium enterprises, particularly unique bars and restaurants. If you’re selling your home in Mount Pleasant, all these put you at a great advantage. However, Mount Pleasant’s rising stature should not make you too complacent that you opt to do without the help of a real estate agent. That’s actually a blunder that a lot of home sellers make.
Monday, 8 June 2015
Moving to Vancouver is a thrilling prospect for many people. Whether you’re an expat or a local trying to find better life opportunities, Vancouver is the perfect choice for a new home. No wonder thousands of new residents arrive in this city every year, making it Canada’s third most populous metropolitan district. Why Move to Vancouver Have you ever wondered what makes Vancouver so appealing? That’s easy to tell simply by looking at the city’s geographical location. Sitting right next to the Pacific Ocean, it plays an important role in Canada’s export industry, providing the most strategically located port for exporting goods to Asian countries and the U.S.A.’s west coast. Its healthcare, education, safety and infrastructure all contribute to its various recognitions as one of the most livable cities in the world.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
The housing market in Vancouver and throughout the whole province of British Columbia has been on fire in the past few months, with the British Columbia Real Estate Association reporting a 37.6 per cent increase in sales, or over 9,101 houses sold last March, compared to the same period last year. With this booming prospect on the housing market, now is the perfect time to invest on beautiful East Vancouver houses for sale with the help of these simple tips. Are you Ready? Buying a house is a huge investment that always begins with the question, “Are you ready?” You must enter into this investment emotionally and financially ready, lest you might end up spending more than you have prepared for. Determining whether you’re financially ready to invest in a house can be easy enough, as long as you have at least five percent of the purchase price of a home to be paid for its down payment.
Saturday, 6 June 2015
When choosing a new place to call home, most people consider the state of the community they are about to move into and how the people within this certain community are connected. Vancouver, fortunately, has some of the best neighbourhoods to live in, with community centres where everyone is welcome to participate in an array of activities, like sports and different classes. Aside from this, great Vancouver community centres also aim to engender connectedness and oneness among its members, changing their lives for the better one step at a time.
Friday, 5 June 2015
With people looking for available East Vancouver condos for sale, you may think that selling off your condo would be easy. Buyers, however, can be picky and competition in the area’s real estate market is quite stiff. To successfully sell your condo and do it fast, you’ll need to make yourself distinct from your competition. Here are a few tips on how to do that: Do Some Cleanup People will drop by your condominium to check out just what you’re selling. To ensure that they see your condo in the best light, it would be best to do some cleaning. This goes beyond just sweeping away all the clutter. For example, you can rearrange your furniture to make your rooms look bigger. A professional realtor would be able to make a few suggestions on how to stage your condo to make a better impression on potential buyers.
Thursday, 4 June 2015
Buying your first home is an important purchase and finding well-placed East Vancouver real estate can be difficult, especially if it’s your first one and you’re looking for a home that meets your particular needs. This is because of a combination of experience and the rather complicated real estate market of the area; East Vancouver is part of the central Vancouver area and thus a prime spot for many real estate buyers. Here are a few tips on how to ensure your purchase goes through: Plan Your Budget The foundation of any home purchase is to have the money to pay for it. Like many home buyers nowadays, you’ll probably need to take out a mortgage loan. These loans use the home you’re buying as security for the loan; you’ll have to calculate how much you can pay a month so that you can avoid a foreclosure.