Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for January 2019

Here's a look back at real estate market statistics for Greater Vancouver listings and sales for January 2019 from Royal Pacific Realty. Subscribe to receive these directly in your inbox every month!MLS® HPI Benchmark Price for January 2019HPI stands for...

Real estate is still a great investment

How would you like to own an investment – your home - that increased in value more than three times (342%) in just under 20 years? That’s what would have happened if you had bought a home in Greater Vancouver in the year 2000.The benchmark sales price in December 2000...

CREA: Immediate Past President Andrew Peck Passes Away

  CREA: Immediate Past President Andrew Peck Passes Away It is with great sadness we are informing you about the passing of the Canadian Real Estate Association’s Immediate Past President Andrew Peck. He was 59. Andrew spent eight years serving as a Director for CREA...

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for December 2018

Here's a look back at real estate market statistics for Greater Vancouver listings and sales for December 2018 from Royal Pacific Realty. Subscribe to receive these directly in your inbox every month!MLS® HPI Benchmark Price for December 2018HPI stands for...

Holiday selling makes good sense!

Goodwill and holiday cheer can make this season a great time to sell your home. Here’s why: Christmas buyers are serious buyers.  Buyers looking during this time are known to be serious. They include soon-to-be residents relocating here from out of town and residents...

What’s a home sale worth to the economy?

The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia Each time a home changes hands, the transaction generates significant spin-offs, creates jobs and keeps our communities growing. In 2016, 39,943 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area,...

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Port Moody takes off

Metro Vancouver is growing - and our population is expected to increase by1.1 million by 2041. Sleepy Port Moody, a waterfront community of 35,000 set on the picturesque east side of Burrard Inlet, has been discovered thanks to the Evergreen Line which makes commuting...

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Tax implications of vacation homes

Tax implications of vacation homes It’s happened to many of us. You spend a gloriously relaxing weekend or week out of town, at Whistler, Pender Island or even in downtown Vancouver. You find yourself thinking, “Maybe we should buy a place here and get away more...

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Buying a Vacation Property

You spend a fun, relaxing weekend out of town, at Whistler, on a Gulf Island, or in downtown Vancouver. You find yourself thinking, “Maybe I should get away here more often.” This is where a Royal Pacific Realty Group REALTOR® can help. We can provide market...

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Save a downpayment to buy a home this year. Here’s how!

You're saving a down payment to buy your first home. Follow these steps and watch your down payment grow. 1. Are you celebrating a birthday? Consider setting up a down payment account. Then let mom, dad, grandma, older siblings, aunties and uncles, and anyone else who...

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Royal Pacific Realty cares about its communities

Some things remain constant. Royal Pacific REALTORS® dedicated commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities is one of them. Royal Pacific REALTORS® are well known for donating their time and energy to charitable causes. Setting the tone and...

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Vancouver plans to regulate short-term rentals

To protect long-term rental housing stock Vancouver is proposing to regulate short-term rentals (STRs). An STR is a rental for less than 30 days in a residentially zoned property, other than a bed and breakfast (B&B). There are upwards of one thousand STRs within...

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Royal Pacific Realty Group REALTORS® work hard on your behalf

Royal Pacific REALTORS® always go that extra mile. Whether you live in Vancouver, Coquitlam, Richmond, West Vancouver, Hong Kong or London, we’re here to serve you. We’ll work with you in any way that makes you comfortable - by phone, text message, skype or zoom, in...

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10 ways to make home ownership more affordable

We came across this article on "10 ways to cool housing prices in Metro Vancouver" by urban planner and architect, Michael Geller. It also applies to the rest of Canada and could also be titled "10 practical ways to make homeownership more affordable." We like...

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Could you sell your home yourself?

Ofcourse you could sell your own home. Spring is just around the corner - a popular time to sell a home. Are you thinking - maybe I should sell my home myself and save the REALTORS®’ fees? We say yes - go ahead and sell your home yourself, if you have the skills and...

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