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It's that time again: Property Assessments are in your mailbox!

January 19th, 2021

It's that time again: Property Assessments are in your mailbox!


The calls have started to come in: People have received their annual property assessments. Every year people ask what their property assessments mean. The key thing to note: Assessed values are not a reflection of market value.  Market value is what a buyer will pay; assessed value determines your taxes.  Assessed vs. Market ...

Real Estate In the Time of Covid: December 2020; 2020 Recap; and What Now?

January 6th, 2021

Well 2020 is over and I have to say I am not sure why people are so excited. We still have Covid; numbers are still not good; sadly people are still dying.... so 2021 has hope but so far it doesn't seem a lot better than 2020!

On the real estate front, there have been a lot of predictions about what 2021 will hold for the market. Most of the "reputable" sources seem to think that we could see ...

Multiple Offers: the Lottery Win for Home Sellers

August 31st, 2020

Lately we have been receiving multiple offers on a number of properties in all price points. This happens when there are more buyers for a property than there are comparable properties to buy. The best thing about multiple offers is that they pretty much guarantee that sellers receive MORE than what the market value of their home should be AND fewer subjects: The Lottery Win. 

In multi ...

Re: Real Estate in the time of Covid: Unusually great July... could we see a busy August?

August 11th, 2020
We have seen the market rebounding strongly the last few months and July continued that trend.
The supply/demand equation continues to favour sellers with buyers still wanting to buy, but the supply being much lower than buyers would like to see. We have continued to receive multiple offers on many properties-although in a lot of cases (unexpectedly) the offers still came in under asking ...

Re: To Video or Not to Video, that is the question...

April 24th, 2020

Over the past 2 weeks I have had 2 people ask me whether we should be posting videos for our properties now that Covid-19 is restricting showings to a certain extent. This is a great question and I assume if 2 people are asking it, 200 are likely wondering! So here is the answer.

I used to do videos for all of my listings...for years.....That was until I attended a course at the annual USA ...

Response to Questions about my Covid-19 Article

March 27th, 2020


I would like to respond to some very valid questions I have received in response to my article earlier regarding how we will handle our business during the Covid-19 crisis.

I personally believe that we would be well served to not only do physical distancing (and quarantine for some of us!) but to have a complete lock down of our country right now (other than essential serv ...

Re: Covid-19 and Real Estate

March 24th, 2020

I thought I would provide some information about how Covid-19 is being addressed in our real estate business.

I have just returned from repatriating my children from Nicaragua to Canada and am now in self isolation for 2 weeks.  Obviously, concern over the spread of the Covid-19 AND it's impact on absolutely everything is very real and cannot be ignored.  While we hope the world continues on ...

Supply and Demand: Results show January and February are great selling months!

February 5th, 2020
January has started off the year with a bang.  Home sales activity (not to be confused with prices) is WAY up as compared to last January.
Sales were up a whopping 42.4 percent from where they were in January 2019 and 22.1 percent from December 2019. The number of homes for sale in January was 20.1 percent LESS than last January-a good thing for sellers. The number of listings this past Janu ...

Assessed Value vs. Market Value: Don’t Panic-they are NOT the same!

January 7th, 2020

Assessed Value vs. Market Value:  Don’t Panic-they are NOT the same!

Every year around this time, I receive calls from people asking what their property assessments mean. This year, because most assessments have decreased A LOT, I am receiving even more calls than usual. I am more than happy to discuss particular circumstances (read: talk people off the ledge!) however for the benefit of tho ...

North Vancouver Market Update

November 27th, 2019

North Vancouver Market Update


The market in North Vancouver has really picked up recently with Deep Cove (areas east of the bridge) being one of the BEST AREAS FOR SELLERS  in North Vancouver.


In North Vancouver, everything under $1.25 has been selling right away and 60% of homes from $1.25 to $1.5 have also been selling quickly. We have also seen 44% of homes from $1.5 to $1.75 selli ...

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