Entries by Diana Klejne

Metro Vancouver housing market sees summer uptick in sales

VANCOUVER, BC – Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver* throughout the summer months. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 […]

Home Sales Increase In July!

Home buyer demand picked up across Metro Vancouver* last month, making July, a traditionally quieter month in real estate, the second highest selling month so far this year. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,557 in July 2019, a 23.5 per cent increase from […]

Housing Supply Up, Home Sales And Prices Down In June

Housing supply up, home sales and prices down in June With home buyer demand below long-term historical averages in June, the supply of homes for sale continued to accumulate in Metro Vancouver*. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,077 in June 2019, a 14.4 […]

Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March

Metro Vancouver prospective home sales dipped to the lowest levels seen in March in more than three decades. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,727 in March 2019, a 31.4 per cent decrease from the 2,517 sales recorded in March 2018, and a 16.4 […]

Strata Age Restriction Bylaws

Strata age restriction bylaws are alive and well. When providing any accommodation, service or facility customarily available to the public, the provincial Human Rights Code normally prohibits one person from discriminating against another because of the other person’s age or family status, unless there is a bona fide, reasonable justification.1 But, the Strata Property Act […]

Housing Market Conditions Continue To Favour Home Buyers

The Metro Vancouver housing market saw increased supply from home sellers and below average demand from home buyers in February. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,484 in February 2019, a 32.8 per cent decrease from the 2,207 sales recorded in February 2018, and […]

8 Tips for a Healthy Life Balance

A consequence of working hard is making sacrifices. My mother, a single parent, sacrificed so much of her own time to ensure I grew up happy, and worked hard to move us from Poland to Canada so that I could experience more opportunity. I’m not sure how she did it all, but it’s because of […]

Home listings increase while buyers remain in holding pattern!

Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818 sales recorded in […]

7 Downsizing Tips

When the time comes to move into a smaller home, the process of downsizing isn’t always easy. After filling a home with meaningful memories and collections of keepsakes, how do you downsize enough for a new, more compact home? In our latest video, I show you 7 tips to ease this dreaded downsizing process. Tip […]