Sunday May 13th
For all those mothers out there...
A recent study commissioned by Real Estate Webmasters say that last year, 53 per cent of rel estate professionals spent less than $5,000 on their annual marketing efforts, including both offline avenues. However, one in eight real estate agents spent more than $20,000, with the top three per cent spending more than $80,000 on their marketing.
The 13th annual Vancouver Chery Blosson Festival celebrating the pinking of Vancouver starts Tuesday and runs until April 29th.
It's springtime festival that urges us to look up from our mobile devices long enough to take inthe clouds of blooms above us and down the street. And it offers almost two dozen blossom-themed community events,most of which are free. This year the event is presented by Coromandel Properties and the Vancouver Park Board.
Our offices will be closed on Friday March 30th in honor of "Good Friday"
Come and visit us at our Metrrotown office Open House! If you haven't come in to this new space then this is the time to do so. Both Real Estate and Insurance advisors are welcomed to use this space for meetings, drop off/pick up paperwork or just need a quite space to work. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Six of the top 10 cities are in the Lower Mainland, accoring to annual rankings.
The rapidly growing city of Surrey is once again ranked as the best to invest your buck in Real Estate, accoring to an annual ranking by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN).
The 2017 survey identifies the top 10 cities in the province for real estate investment,based on REIN's research. REIN's methodology includes "all economic and demographic fundamental key drivers combined with the current impacting specific markets," accoring to the report.
The top 10 cities for the year's ranking are:
- New Westminster
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According to the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC), Vancouver’s economy is forecast to grow 2.5% in 2018, continuing a steady upward trend seen in recent years. The CBoC cautions that federal and provincial governments’ respective measures to cool the housing market and the drop in the Vancouver resale market in spring 2017 may contribute to a weaker outlook in the near term. But there are also signs that the market is shrugging off the foreign buyers’ tax: the benchmark price for condos rose 19.4% between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver—though detached home prices rose only 2.2% over the same period.
According to the survey, investor demand and redevelopment opportunities in Vancouver are thehighest in Canada. But regional developers and investors anticipate they’ll be more conservative in 2018 due to the impact of policy changes and interest rate hikes. As a result, industry players are preparing for an “eventual downturn” by focusing on operational efficiency, maintaining the status quo by holding off on acquisitions and being more selective and patient when building their portfolios. Vancouver is a seller’s market, observed one interviewee, and that’s driving companies that won’t stay still to move fast to avoid missing opportunities. Overall, interviewees were bullish on industrial and commercial property, as those types “require less management than residential,” as well as mixed-use and residential in “second-core” areas.
In Vancouver, people are split over solutions to the region’s spiralling real estate prices and rents. Some in the region advocate that the government needs to embrace more radical thinking. Housing affordability was a top issue in British Columbia’s 2017 election. During the campaign, the NDP even promised to build more than 100,000 affordable rental, non-profit and co-op housing units over 10 years. Others feel the approvals process for new projects, including condo projects, takes too long and is too expensive—and that housing supply could increase significantly over the short term if municipalities sped up the process and reduced fees.
As this years winds down, we offer our best wishes and happiness to you and your families this holiday season and look forward to another successful upcoming year!
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