Deep Cove is paradise...

July 15th, 2008

Deep Cove is paradise...hopefully it will never have these problems!
 

A very interesting article in Time http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1821648-3,00.html

 

Deep Cove real estate and the rest of the country

July 14th, 2008
Deep Cove real estate and the rest of the country

Unfortunately the Cove sales stats are not compared with the rest of the country but it is clear that sales in the Cove, just like the rest of Canada, have slowed substantially-despite how amazing the weather has been lately.  An article in the Report on Business today notes that the Vancouver area has had the worst decrease in sales of anywher ...

The Clothes line dilemna and Vancouver Condo rules

July 11th, 2008
The Clothes line dilemna and Vancouver Condo rules

In a recent article in the Georgia Straight, City Councillor Susan Anton was quoted advocating that new homes be required to be clothes line ready.  Anton pointed out the many reasons why clothes lines are not only cost effective but also very environmentally friendly.  She is quoted as saying: "I think laundry on a line is a beautiful sight," ...

Green building in Vancouver

July 11th, 2008
Green building in Vancouver

Well it is great that the City is moving towards a Green Building Strategy/Green Homes Program.  As BC's first (and I think still only) certified EcoBroker, I see a lot of this type of thing across the United States where building green seems to have caught on a lot more than here.  Its great to see us slowly catching up.  Apparently the changes which will come into ...

So are there Criminals in the Cove?

July 10th, 2008

So are there Criminals in the Cove?

It seems to me that the Cove is unlikely to attract a large criminal element; however, just in case, new federal law requires realtors to help the government identify money launderers.  Now, even when a client is not paying with cash, we need to take steps to assist the government in dealing with this problem.  A lot of our clients are people we have known f ...

Is the Deep Cove market finally slowing?

July 9th, 2008
Is the Deep Cove market finally slowing? 

Well, it is hard to believe that after several years of continuing new price highs, Deep Cove is slowing right as this paradise becomes more beautiful.  After a weekend of alternating oceans swims and reading on the deck while looking out at the view, I don't know why people would not be willing to pay even more to live here now than they have in the p ...

Deep Cove home owners wanting to get away from it all?

July 3rd, 2008
Deep Cove home owners wanting to get away from it all?

When you live in paradise (aka Deep Cove) it is hard to find a need to "get away from it all".  Having sat on my own Deep Cove deck this past weekend, looking out at the ocean and occasionally jumping into it, I can't see myself making it to my Okanagan or Nicaraguan properties as often this year.  Having said that, it is nice for a change ...

Market Update

July 1st, 2008

Market Update

Most of you have likely seen the front page of the Vancouver Sun the other day-I know at least some of you have called me in a panic about the current state of the Vancouver market and the broader market.  A number of you have also been wondering for a few months what the market is doing.

If you would like me to go over what is happening in your particular area and with your par ...