WEST COAST HOMEMADE ISLAND


For the past two decades, Catherine King and Wayne Adams have been slowly building a floating fortress in a secluded cove near Tofino, British Columbia.

It all began 24 years ago, when a wicked storm blew in a pile of wood near their beach-side cabin. When the owner of the lumber gifted the couple the stormy bounty, King and Adams decided to follow their dream and the result is 'Freedom Cove.'

Check out this video for a real sense of what living off the grid is.... Enjoy!...

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Overall, the market in Februray was more active compared to January, especially for apartments and townhouses. As you might be aware, BC Government has changed some of the rules regarding real estate in order to make it fairer.  See the link below for the PDF format of the changes:

 
 

We will see if these changes will force some non-resident investors who own multiple properties, to start selling some of them. This might...
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I am very grateful for the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award and the MLS Medallion Club Award received in 2017.  My clients are my top priority and we work as a team, I wouldn't have done it without them.  Thank you All for your support in 2017!
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Billions of dollars have been invested in real estate in Metro Vancouver, especially in the last few years and we have had the up trend in price.

According to Trading Economics.com, Canadian household debt to disposable income ratio in 2017 was 173.34%, reaching an all time high in the third quarter of 2017.

I always advise my clients to have a Plan B in case the market goes sideways or takes the down trend. At the moment the majority of people is very optimistic about real estate and as a result,...

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Happy New Year!

Here is a link to BCREA's youtube channel by Chief Economist Cameron Muir.

"Robust housing demand in 2017 was underpinned by a strong economy, employment growth and rising wages," said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. "Above trend migration, both international and interprovincial, also bolstered housing demand, while broader demographic fundamentals added fuel to condominium sales in urban centres and to all home types in retirement-oriented communities."

The BC housing market ended...

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THE BRITISH COLUMBIA REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION (BCREA) HAS TAKEN INTO CONCIDERATION THE DYNAMIC CHANGE WTH THE MARKET AND HAS DECIDED TO INCREASE THE PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX FROM 475K TO 500K. THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!

FIND OUT IF YOU QUALIFY BY VISITING THIS LINK
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Happy New Year Everyone!
2016 has been quite a roller-coaster in the real estate market and the overall industry. For us as Realtors, it felt like there was a tsunami! Buyers were frustrated after writing offers on 7 different properties, and came to realize that another buyer offered $100,000 or more on top of their offer. Sellers sometimes were disappointed as they expected to get more over asking price (i.e. instead of $100k over asking price, they wanted $200k!).  Some sellers were frustrated...
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