Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation

Erosion Prevention

August 30th, 2013

 When it comes to buying property, especially property with a view, it is critical to consider the issue of soil erosion. This is particularly important for areas that are susceptible to lots of rain or are located near the water like Vancouver. In this blog we will be discussing erosion and the appropriate steps you can take to safeguard your property as well as your pocketbook!

 

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Housing Scams To Be Wary Of

August 30th, 2013

Last week we talked about some of the red flags to watch out for when putting your house in the hands of unethical REALTORS®. Here are a few more scams that are currently happening in the Vancouver real estate market.

 

Value Fraud

 

As a lawyer, I find this scam most interesting. This is a fraud perpetuated against a lender. The idea is to sell a home for an exaggerated amount to a c ...

What does your front door say about you?

August 30th, 2013

When visiting a home for the first time, what is the first thing you are greeted with? The front door.

 

Whether we realize it or not, the colours we choose to surround ourselves with reveal a lot about our moods and personalities. And when it comes down to our homes, one of the most important elements to consider is the colour of the front door. In this blog we will explore different ...

Hot Weather - Hot Vancouver Real Estate Market!

August 10th, 2013

The slump is officially over. Not only did July set records for being the hottest and driest month ever in Vancouver, apparently sales skyrocketed 40% from the same time last year (I am still verifying this as it seems a bit unbelievable!).

 

There were 2,946 sales on the Multiple Listing Service last month, 11.5% more than June of this year.

 

These stats help level threats that th ...

Filling Space

August 10th, 2013

Whether you are downsizing or increasing your living space, it is always exciting purchasing a new home. While there are many factors to consider when redecorating, for new homeowners the challenge often lies in finding ways to fill additional space. Granted in Vancouver, given the small space you may find yourself in for the money, finding storage that works can also be a key issue. In ...

Sunny Spots In Vancouver

August 10th, 2013

Well, it’s official. Vancouver has just smashed the 60-year-old record for the sunniest month as well as the driest month ever. It was warm and sunny every single day this July without even a hint of rain.


How about this sun!? This has been one of the most fantastic summers I can remember. Cloudless skies, the perfect 24 degrees every day, endless sunshine. Great!

One of the reason ...

Our Tie To The Chinese Economy

August 10th, 2013

If there were ever any doubts that the Vancouver real estate market is tied to China, then a new graph has surfaced to show that there is more than just a loose association between the two but a consistent intertwining.

 

Take a look at this graph showing Vancouver’s average home price year-to-year growth over the last 21 years. The blue line tells a familiar story. Every chart out th ...

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