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Blog by Patricia Houlihan - Personal Real Estate Corporation

Where are some of the best deals in real estate now? WATERFRONT

December 31st, 2010
Over the past year or so, it has been surprising to me how low waterfront prices seem to be when compared to prices on non waterfront homes. Of course waterfront is still much higher than non-waterfront property BUT the difference seems to be a lot less extreme than it has been in the past.  There are some great homes on the North Shore listed at just over $2 million and some even under $2 mi ...

November was a good month for Vancouver Real Estate!

December 22nd, 2010

REBGV Stats November 2010

After a somewhat slow late summer and fall, the market picked up a lot last month and that has continued so far this month!  The sales volume wasn't as high as it has been in the past but it was pretty good....with interest rates forecast to increase further in the short term, I suspect that even January and February could be better than usual for sellers.

If you hav ...

Changes in the delivery of real estate services by some realtors

December 12th, 2010

Macrealty December 2010 Market Update

Many of you may have read in the media about how changes may be coming to the way SOME people sell real estate. First, let me assure you that Macdonald Realty, and of course our team, will continue to be full service real estate providers-so you will see no changes. However there may be a small percentage of realtors who will significantly down ...

Interesting news on the mortgage front!

December 7th, 2010
Below is a newsletter from a mortgage broker I use-quite interesting information.
If you have any questions, please let me know.

Patricia
(604)376-7653
phoulihan@waterfrontvancouver.ca



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