Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for April 2019

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

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for March 2019

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

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for February 2019

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

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...

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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31 great cost-savings programs

Hi! Here are 31 terrific cost-savings programs that will save home buyers and home owners $$$$. Cost-Savings-Program-June-2017 All the best, Andrew Peck, vice-president and general manager apeck@royalpacific.com  

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Dealing with CRA on Residential Resale GST|HST Audits

Matt Beck of Grant Thornton, the author of this paper, is the accountant that Royal Pacific used in our recent GST audit, that we won. If anyone has clients that are being questioned about the applicability of GST exemptions for a new home purchase, they can call upon...

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What foreign property buyers need to know about taxes

Property in the Lower Mainland continues to attract investors world-wide. So it’s important for REALTORS’® clients to understand Canada’s tax laws to help them better avoid mistakes and pitfalls. Here is a brief summary of information relevant to REALTORS® with...

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Spring home selling = good sense in Metro Vancouver!

Spring is the time of year when home buyers get serious. It can also be a great time for a seller to get the best value for their home. Here's why: Spring buyers are serious buyers. They want to buy their home and take possession during the summer months, so they and...

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How to buy a sound strata property

If you're planning to buy a strata property there are resources and information available to help you make an informed decision. Resources BC Civil Resolution Tribunal is a free service if you have a strata dispute. Licensing and Consumer Services Branch at BC Housing...

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