Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation

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83 7388 MACPHERSON AVE, Burnaby, BC

July 21st, 2008

I just sold this townhouse at 83 7388 MACPHERSON AVE, Burnaby, BC .

View this recently sold townhouse or see all my home sales

Vancouver Real Estate and the Environment are still better than this

July 15th, 2008

Well thank goodness Vancouver Real Estate and the Environment are still better than this!

 

I read this article and thought that while scary, it is well written so here it is http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1821648-3,00.html

Vancouver area real estate stats are less promising than expected!

July 14th, 2008

Well clearly the market has slowed-there has been no doubt about that...however, I was a bit shocked today to read the Globe and Mail article on this issue: apparently the Vancouver area's almost 43% decrease in sales is the worst in the country, AND for the first time since 1999, the Canadian real estate market prices are dropping.  Fortunately, to date the drops have not been substan ...

The Clothes line dilemna and Vancouver Condo rules

July 12th, 2008
In a recent article in the Georgia Straight, City Councillor Susan Anton was quoted advocating that new homes be required to be clothes line ready.  Anton pointed out the many reasons why clothes lines are not only cost effective but also very environmentally friendly.  She is quoted as saying: "I think laundry on a line is a beautiful sight," but unfortunately many rental units, and con ...

Green building in Vancouver

July 11th, 2008
Well it is great that the City is moving towards a Green Building Strategy/Green Homes Program.  As BC's first (and I think still only) certified EcoBroker, I see a lot of this type of thing across the United States where building green seems to have caught on a lot more than here.  Its great to see us slowly catching up.  Apparently the changes which will come into affect Sept 5/08 will ...

Why are Vancouver realtors checking even their mother's identification?

July 10th, 2008

Well money laundering seems to now be affecting all of us! Now, even when a client is not paying with cash, we need to take steps to assist the government in dealing with this problem.  A lot of our clients are people we have known for a long time...however we are now required to see and record identification details when a client buys or sells a property.  Recently one of our team me ...

6 8200 SQUILAX-ANGLEMONT Highway, Out of Town, British Columbia

July 10th, 2008

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 6 8200 SQUILAX-ANGLEMONT Highway, Out of Town, British Columbia

Absolutely amazing waterfront on fabulous Shuswap Lake! 3 level 3 deck 2,700 sf home with amazing views of the lake from virtually every room in the house! High end finishings including heated tiles in bathrooms, lovely kitchen, in this app rox 2 year old home. Very larg ...

Do changes to the Mortgage Financing Rules

July 10th, 2008

Do changes to the Mortgage Financing Rules really spell doom and gloom for the market? Not Likely!

Yesterday the federal government announced some big changes coming in October 2008.  I think these changes could have the most significant impact in Vancouver, given that it is likely the least affordable city in the country...however, having seen the cover story in the Vancouver Sun ...

Is Vancouver real estate market coming down from the all time high?

July 9th, 2008

As you can see from the graph below, not only have we been continually exceeding all time market highs for the past few years, we now seem to be receding and heading into a slower market. Of course this is to be expected as a market cannot continue to go up forever; however it seems it is fueled a lot more by media reports instilling fear in consumers than real economic conditions that ...

Lot 5 Emerald Island, Williams Lake Rural, BC

July 9th, 2008

I just finished uploading this Waterfront for sale, Lot 5 Emerald Island, Williams Lake Rural, BC

Fabulous opportunity to be one of the few owners on the provincial park of Emerald Island. Just a few lots and the rest of the island is Crown land. Great waterfront lot on warm lake with good fishing. All at a very affordable price. Buy now and enjoy this summer. Located in Lac ...

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