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Darcy Doyle of The Mortgage Professionals and Glenn Feldstein of Engel & Völkers Vancouver and Glenn and Brittany Real Estate went live on Instagram.
(We have a quick technical glitch at the beginning so please hang tight for a second while you’re watching)
Darcy and I have a chat about what is happening in the mortgage world in Canada. Everyone’s situation is different so it’s very important to reach out and gain specific knowledge about your situation.
Darcy offers some great insight on the current state of things and shines some light on what could be coming in the near future.
Please feel free to connect with us if you think you’d benefit from a chat as it pertains to you!
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Due to seasonality, market activity is generally quieter in January. The same pattern occurred this past month as inventory remained low and home sales dipped well below monthly historical averages. This was no surprise given the rapid pace of interest rate hikes over the past six months. Looking forward, however, the Bank of Canada has said that it will pause further rate increases as long as the incoming economic data continues to support this policy stance.
Let's talk prices! Will they increase or decrease? Over the past six months as interest rates increased we started to see prices decline. In addition to declining prices we also witnessed a dramatic dip in inventory. What does this mean? Due to the lack of inventory on the…
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Navigating the real estate market can be daunting, but understanding the differences between neighbourhoods, property types, and price points is key!
No matter if you're just browsing or actively considering buying or selling take some time to fully understand what is happening in your market to ensure you make informed decisions when it comes time to buy or sell property.
Would you like specific market insights tailored to the neighbourhood and property type you're interested in? Just reach out. We are here to help. Hope to speak soon!
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BC assessments are out: most homeowners in BC saw their properties rise in value by 5%-15% from last year's assessed value. However, 2023 assessments released this week come with a cautionary note from B.C.'s property assessment agency: the figures are based on sales data from July 1st 2022 and do not reflect the current market in a climate of rising interest rates and slowing home sales.
Important to note:
*The assessed value of your home is not necessarily the same as market value. This is a tool used by the province of BC to assess your property taxes, not an accurate estimate of your current home value.
*An increase in assessment value does not, however, necessarily result in an increase in property taxes. Taxes are typically only affected…
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It's no secret that the real estate market has slowed considerably due to the the rise in inflation causing a rapid increase of interest rates in a very short period of time in hopes to combat inflation.
Unfortunately, this method of reducing inflation is costing many people thousands of dollars in equity and putting business owners in a tough situation again after making it through the pandemic.
A lot of people are confused, with good reason, and this has caused the market to stall slightly. Early 2020 - early 2022 saw a frantic market with historically low interest rates and sky rocketing prices. Now we are seeing the flip side of that. High interest rates and lower prices. So where has the demand gone? We don't think the demand…
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We have many great tools you can utilize on our website, whether you're searching for your next property or just keeping an eye on the market! This video shows you exactly how to create an account, set up and save a search and most importantly never miss a new listing.
It does require you to enter your contact details. This is so you can automatically receive email alerts for new listings, log back to the site and also for us to introduce ourselves in case you have any questions. You'll be able to use us and our site as resource for whatever stage of the process you're in. Whether you're in the research stage a ways out from a move or ready to start looking at properties we are here!
Start your search here:
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