Vancouver's Westside is made up of many neighbourhoods with distinctly different flavours; from the stunning view homes in Point Grey and UBC to the character homes in Mount Pleasant and Douglas Park; from the huge lots in South Granville and Shaughnessy to the beachside cottages on Kits Point. What they all have in common are incredible parks, schools and amenities in the most accessible location for both Downtown and YVR, making Vancouver's Westside one of the best places in North America to own a family home.
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Spring 2013 - House & Condo Market Update
After the wild fluctuations of the past couple of years (both up and down) the Westside detached market is having a more "normal" year so far. Prices adjusted down rapidly in the second half of 2012 and the market under $2,000,000 appears to have found a level function at. Land values also appear stable right now with a more balanced mix of local builders, long term local buyers, more recent arrivals and a smattering of new overseas buyers.Read more
Winter 2013The house market is a little harder to predict as it is less likely to follow historical lines due to the influence of outside factors, most specifically Chinese buyers. There is no doubt that Vancouver will continue to be a very attractive option for Chinese investors and their families but how and when they choose to buy is tougher to call. The global economic climate, the Chinese Economy, BC's prosperity vs other provinces and the tax implications in both countries are all major factors. However it’s safe to say that for the most part the Chinese are here to stay and, as with the condo market, anyone looking long term has little to worry about. The challenge is avoiding getting burned by short term fluctuations or conversely becoming too preoccupied (dare I say greedy) by trying to take advantage of those same fluctuations. Eg: if you bought a house on the Westside in 2009 and sold it in 2011 you would likely have done very well. If you bought the same house in 2010 and sold it now, not so well. However if you bought any house before 2007 and sold it now you would have done very well and I believe that the same will apply if you buy almost any house in 2013 and sell it in 5-10 years time. It’s like day trading vs Gold. In today’s world one makes a lot more sense for most of us than the other, even more so when it’s your home you are talking about.Read more
Fall 2012 The house market on Vancouver’s Westside turned very rapidly in April/May 2012. Buyers from Mainland China who had been the driving force behind sales for the past 5 years decided to sit back and some to cash out.Read more