News & Updates for Vancouver Real Estate

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 […]

Benchmark Price for Detached Homes in Vancouver Fall Slightly to Hit 1.4M

Benchmark Price for Detached Homes in Vancouver Fall Slightly to Hit 1.4M

April 15, 2019

  “According to the Real Estate Board in Greater Vancouver, benchmark prices for homes in Vancouver (Metro) have dipped to the lowest levels in more than 30 years,” says Vancouver Townhouse Realtor Ariane Benjamin. What exactly does that mean? Earlier this month, the board announced that home sales in March had dropped more than 31% […]

Province Estimates it will Collect $642 million from Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Province Estimates it will Collect $642 million from Speculation and Vacancy Tax

March 25, 2019

“The Speculation and Vacancy Tax means satellite families and those with secondary homes can expect to take a hit this year,” predicts Ariane Benjamin, realtor at vancouvertownhouse.ca After a whirlwind of audit assessments in 2018 that exceeded $140 million dollars, the CRA is getting ready for a load of new data from the BC government, after […]

Real Estate Vancouver: What’s Happening Now

Real Estate Vancouver: What’s Happening Now

March 13, 2019

  “Real estate in Vancouver has definitely shifted,“ says Real Estate Agent Ariane Benjamin, Founder of Vancouvertownhouse.ca. “February was another month where the numbers seemed to favour buyers over sellers.” House hunters in February continued to take their time as the price of a detached home fell by almost 10 percent year over year. This […]

Vancouver’s Housing Forecast

Vancouver’s Housing Forecast

February 28, 2019

Here is the latest housing forecast from Real Estate Agent Ariane Benjamin, Founder of Vancouvertownhouse.ca. According to BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) they are predicting a sales increase of two percent this year—and an increase of 6.9 percent next year “Vancouver’s housing market has continued to cool,” explains Ariane. “The number of home sales in January sunk to […]

Kitsilano Townhouse: Investment Alert

Kitsilano Townhouse: Investment Alert

February 22, 2019

In Kitsilano, 3-bedroom townhouses are a rare find. If you’ve been waiting for a one-of-kind investor’s opportunity, then 2372 Maple Street might be for you. On the market for the first time in 30 years, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Kitsilano townhouse is part of an exclusive boutique development of just five townhouse suites. At […]

Re-examining the Biggest Vancouver Real Estate Changes of 2018

Re-examining the Biggest Vancouver Real Estate Changes of 2018

February 2, 2019

    As a real estate agent in Vancouver, Ariane Benjamin has focused on the townhouse and condo market for the last 15 years. 2018 proved to be an interesting time in real estate, a stark contrast to the previous three years where it seemed like the competition for housing would never end. In examining […]

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Ariane Benjamin - Vancouver Real Estate Agent
Ariane Benjamin

Vancouver Townhouse
RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside
1428 West 7th Avenue Vancouver, BC
Office (604) 602-1111 | Direct (604) 779-1500Email info@vancouvertownhouse.ca

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