Let’s face it – not all Realtors are made equal. Many Realtors will try to rush clients into a sale without having done their due diligence in examining a strata/condo unit. Here at Chris Chiu Realty, we don’t want you to have any regrets. Here is our list of 9 things to look for when viewing and considering to write an offer on a condo unit.Continue reading →
With Vancouver Real Estate being a national topic of interest, this is not breaking news. Sales have plunged just over 40% since this time last year. It’s no wonder Vancouverites may be on the fence about participating in the market. As a Realtor who has experienced 2 of these markets previously – once in 1998 and once in 2008 – I can say with confidence that Vancouver Real Estate never stays down for long.
With the luxury housing market slowing down significantly in Vancouver, many high-end properties remain stagnant on the market. While that’s not excellent news for owners of luxury real estate, it does mean we get to gawk at their gorgeous homes! Here’s a look at 8 of our favourites:
Supply of homes is at the highest it has been in the past two years, based on May figures from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. While this is still less than the long-term historical average, it does mean that buyers have a window of opportunity in a market that seemed to be rising faster than you could drive to the bank.
It’s not breaking news – Vancouver home prices are high, and getting into the market is a challenge for many first-time home buyers. To make matters even more complicated, the immediate suburbs of Vancouver like Burnaby, Richmond, and North Vancouver are becoming increasingly unaffordable, meaning Vancouver home buyers are having to move further and further from the city. The good news is – transit lines are expanding and there are growing communities now more easily accessible to working Vancouverites.
We’ve all driven by a sign that reads “For Sale by Owner.” While seemingly a viable option for selling your home, it is actually more work, requires more time, and leaves the seller with less money in their pockets. Working with an experienced and competent Realtor streamlines the home buying and selling process so that you extract the most value out of the transaction.