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Burnaby real estate update

This real estate update is focused on the City of Burnaby. Real estate is local and even though Vancouver and Toronto are in the news that doesn’t help people living in sub-markets like Burnaby. The fact that luxury downtown Vancouver condos aren’t as well as quickly doesn’t have much bearing on Burnaby.

Surrey Real Estate Update

This real estate update is focused on the City of Surrey. Real estate is local and even though Vancouver and Toronto are in the news that doesn’t help people living in sub-markets like Surrey. The fact that luxury downtown condos aren’t selling as quickly doesn’t have much bearing on Surrey.

Vancouver Market Update - August

It’s official. Both House and Condo apartment prices in Metro Vancouver dropped in July. RBC Economics says they now believe that the mortgage stress tests will have larger, longer-lasting dampening effect on home sales than we previously thought.

All levels of government have targeted a “soft landing” but will people lose interest in buying real estate if it only appreciates by 1-3% annually? Will the realization that the party is over lead investors to the exits?

Toronto Real Estate Market Update – Better or Worse?

Over the past ten years there have been many government interventions intended to cool the housing market. It appears we may have hit a tipping point. The market has stalled and is either about to provide a “soft landing” or “hard landing” delivering much needed affordability to the market. Alternatively, this could just be a breather before prices continue their upward march.