News & Updates for Vancouver Real Estate

Selling a Townhouse in a Balanced Market: The Art of Management and Marketing

Selling a Townhouse in a Balanced Market: The Art of Management and Marketing

November 27, 2019

Vancouver’s real estate market has changed. No longer does listing a property result in a three-week sale, with bidders vying to pay top price. But last month, the city saw significant year-over-year growth in terms of sales. It indicated resurging interest, and left homeowners straddling a market that favours neither buyers nor sellers—the balanced market. […]

Could Vancouver’s Housing Return to Peak Levels?

Could Vancouver’s Housing Return to Peak Levels?

November 4, 2019

Many home sellers are wondering if Vancouver’s golden age of housing is a thing of the past. But thanks to a flurry of market activity, a new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) predicts prices could surge over the next two years. While the growth could be modest or significant, the flurry […]

Investment Furniture to Warm Up Your Vancouver Townhouse

Investment Furniture to Warm Up Your Vancouver Townhouse

October 24, 2019

When it comes to furnishing your Vancouver townhouse, fashion finds are always fun, but creating a warm, sociable space means investing in pieces with lasting appeal. With the help of our professional townhouse stagers, we’ve come up with some ideas that have been popular throughout history. These easygoing treasures exude a quiet warmth. In fact, just […]

Recovery Projected for Vancouver’s Million Dollar Home Market

Recovery Projected for Vancouver’s Million Dollar Home Market

October 1, 2019

  According to Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, it looks like Vancouver’s housing market has hit rock bottom and while recovery is expected, it’s going to be slow. The forecast, released September 25th, predicts that Vancouver’s million-dollar home market will undergo a gradual recovery. According to the brokerage, there signs that the market is already on […]

5 Tips When Renovating a Townhouse Kitchen

5 Tips When Renovating a Townhouse Kitchen

September 17, 2019

The kitchen is a focal point of the home. As a warm space where family members eat and gather, a glorious kitchen can increase the value of your townhouse and help generate interest when it’s time to sell. But while most people are good when it comes to design rules (i.e. what wood goes with […]

Vancouver Townhouse Realtor Says Home Sales Up as House Pricing Continues to Stabilize

Vancouver Townhouse Realtor Says Home Sales Up as House Pricing Continues to Stabilize

August 28, 2019

  In an uncertain housing market, July’s numbers came in like a breath of fresh air. “Metro Vancouver saw a bump in housing sales as pricing continue to stabilize,” said Vancouver Townhouse Realtor Ariane Benjamin. According to the latest data from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), while sales are still 7.8% below […]

Vancouver Townhouses: Reduced Mortgage Stress Test Means Greater Buying Power

Vancouver Townhouses: Reduced Mortgage Stress Test Means Greater Buying Power

August 8, 2019

If you’re planning to buy real estate in Vancouver, things just got a little bit easier. The interest rate used in Canada’s mortgage stress tests has fallen for the first time since 2016, which means it’s now slightly easier to become a homeowner. “For the first time since the government implemented new stress test rules […]

Creating a Pocket Garden (or Patio) for Your Vancouver Townhouse

Creating a Pocket Garden (or Patio) for Your Vancouver Townhouse

July 29, 2019

  Growing season in Vancouver is well underway, but there’s still time to get your green thumb on. “One of the most attractive benefits of Vancouver townhouses is that they often feature some form of outdoor space,” says local realtor Ariane Benjamin. “Even if the square footage is compact, the right mix of plants, furniture, […]

Vancouver Housing Slow Down Leave Pre-Sales Buyers in Limbo

Vancouver Housing Slow Down Leave Pre-Sales Buyers in Limbo

June 25, 2019

“When the market was hot, pre-sale condominiums were all the rage,” explains Vancouver Townhouse realtor Ariane Benjamin. “The slowdown has left many buyers in limbo, attempting to back out of contracts that are nearly iron clad as buildings near completion.” Market depreciation has meant that some pre-buyers cannot secure the financing to pay for purchases […]

Housing Supply in Vancouver Reaches Five Year High

Housing Supply in Vancouver Reaches Five Year High

June 12, 2019

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported that residential home sales recorded in May 2018 were up from April but still declined from 2,833 to 2,638, year-over-year. Buyer demand is well below historical averages, but at least one local real estate brokerage says the market is primed for a comeback, citing data the suggests […]

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Ariane Benjamin - Vancouver Real Estate Agent
Ariane Benjamin

Vancouver Townhouse
Stilhavn Real Estate Services
36 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1G8
Office (604) 398-7999 | Direct (604) 779-1500Email info@vancouvertownhouse.ca

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