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15089 MARINE Drive, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

January 24th, 2008

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 15089 MARINE Drive, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

Looking for waterfront? This is pretty close - across from the beach overlooking the pier & ocean. Fabulous views from all levels. It doesn't get any better!

Its True-Vancouver waterfront has really gotten expensive in our lifetimes....but not as bad as it could be

January 17th, 2008
I came across this article, on houses and condominiums for sale for incredible prices, in areas which I do not think can compare to the beautiful waterfront homes in Vancouver.  Here it is as taken from the web:

 

Sunday Real Estate Round-Up

Posted Jan 13th 2008 9:03AM by Deidre Woollard
Filed under: Estates, Celebrity Shopping

From the NY Post's Gimme Shelter:
--Concer ...

2007 year end stats

January 16th, 2008

Waterfront statistics are not separately provided......

 

However, I thought this general information might be of interest.  Please call me if you would like to discuss.


Click here for the 2007 year end stats

No More Green Lip Service In 2008

January 10th, 2008
Was 2007 the year of living green or just talking about living green? It seems to me that after 17 years of practicing environmental law and not being able to understand how people couldn't get the issues, now environmental issues are everywhere.  The media which was generally in the past doing almost nothing to help get the word out is now almost (if this is possible!) over reporting some is ...

Real Estate still the same-2008 set to start as a sellers market ... Waterfront is likely to bear this out!

January 9th, 2008
Okay I am a little bit late reporting on this but December is a tough time for blogging! Anyhow, this article talked about 2008, which has just started so I guess its not that bad on timing!   

A new report released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has found that real-estate transactions in most major markets are still at record high levels.  It doesn't comment specifically ...

British Columbians make long commitments to mortgages

January 8th, 2008

A friend of mine, Tim Sullivan, sent me the following and I thought it may be of interest.  Some issues raised here warrant further discussion and I would be happy to discuss with any of you who are interested.  (Taken from The Vancouver Sun   Saturday, January 5, 2008 )

British Columbians make long commitments to mortgages

When talking mortgages, 40 is the new 25. Less than ...

Vancouver Real Estate Up again! Especially waterfront homes in Vancouver...

January 3rd, 2008
Well the BC Assessments are out and, as has been happening for the past many years, the assessed values are up.  The prices for waterfront properties are REALLY up-but fortunately, the assessed values never seem to come close to the real values or there would be a lot more tax to be paid!

Increases in assessed value usually mean that the market values are up, don't assume that.  In t ...

Are Vancouver holiday shoppers as Green as Nashville?

January 2nd, 2008


 I just came across a very interesting article-which I find hard to believe as this does not even seem to be the case in the quite "green" Vancouver-but here it is:

 

Environment top of mind for holiday shoppers

Nashville Business Journal - by Cindy F. Crawford Birmingham Business Journal

Holiday shoppers were thinking green with more than their wallets this season, accord ...