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Archives 2020

Record Sales - October Updates

Posted by Jack Barker

Our latest news update still comes to you from a place of uncertainty. With the pandemic still holding its grip on the housing market, and the economy at large, predicting even as far as next year remains a tricky proposition.

However, the news in the present does present some opportunities for homeowners and buyers alike. Let's take a look. 

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Changing Priorites in Housing - More Space

Posted by Jack Barker

Covid-19 is continuing to impact the housing market often in unexpected ways - in particular, changing the ways in which both buyers and sellers are organizing their priorities and desires.

In this post we’re going to highlight one example that is indicative of a larger future trend that will be worth watching over the coming months. 

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Record House Prices in Victoria - New Mortgage Rules Come into Effect

Posted by Jack Barker

On July 1st the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) new mortgage rules came into effect. These changes are meant to reduce the risk of taxpayers footing the bill for bad loans, as well as protecting homebuyers who would be likely to take on too much risk in an economic downturn. 

These rules include: 

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How Might The Property Market Change After Covid-19

Posted by Jack Barker

As buyers and sellers return to the market (and with open houses and presentation centres now reopening, albeit with pandemic related safety measures in place), it’s a good time for everyone in real estate to consider if the near future will look different.

In particular, we’re going to look at how the priorities for buyers might change, and how that could affect the market. 

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Protocols for Returning to Operation

Posted by Jack Barker

It has been a challenging time for everyone these last few months, and some restrictions are being lifted in BC. But what does this mean for resuming viewings in the BC real estate market?

Social distancing is still of course in effect, and employers are required to develop a COVID-19 Safety Plan that outlines the policies, guidelines, and procedures they have put in place to reduce the risk of transmission. This means identifying protocols that everyone at the workplace must follow to keep people safe. 

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Real Estate News Roundup: April

Posted by Jack Barker

We hope that everyone reading this is staying safe and coping with these difficult and stressful times—understandably this month’s roundup will be dominated by the facts of the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in.  

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Real Estate News For March - COVID-19

Posted by Jack Barker

Writing a roundup of real estate news invariably involves projection. Always trying to look forward and see how the market will shift, and give our customers the best advice on what to do with their property searches—but this month, the theme of the news is definitely one of uncertainty and calls for stability. 

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Positive Signs For The BC Housing Market In 2020

Posted by Jack Barker

With the recently issued property assessments painting a deflated picture for the BC housing market — it would be easy to understand if investors and experts were less than enthusiastic about the picture for 2020. However, in the wake of recent numbers and forecasts, there’s a wave of cautious optimism when it comes to the market in 2020. 

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