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These are the realities of supply and demand

May 18th, 2021

Limited land. Limited interest in increasing housing density. Good employment. Generous residency / immigration policies. Top ten of the most desirable places to live, in the world. Metro Vancouver real estate is in demand, and I don't see that changing. What can change, however, is the delicate supply-demand balance. If the market is in balance, there's sufficient supply to meet demand. As a ...

JUST SOLD! Penthouse living on the west side

May 11th, 2021

Congratulations to clients A & E! Lots of interest (and sold for significantly above asking price) for this beautiful penthouse at the always in-demand New Yorker at Arbutus Walk. Gorgeous south-facing deck, perfect for a good-sized garden + lots of summer entertaining. Walls of floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, with complementary 9-10 ft ceilings for an even more expansive spac ...

JUST LISTED! Jewel of a condo in beautiful Kits!

May 3rd, 2021

Rentals under limit! Gorgeous Jr. 1-bdrm suite in a quality, well-maintained building, close to all Kits has to offer. Quick walk to the beach, to restaurants and shopping on 4th Avenue and Broadway, to UBC/downtown buses... this one has it all. A cool space, a wonderful building, a fantastic neighbourhood... oh, and pets welcome. And all at a surprisingly affordable price. Check out all of t ...

JUST LISTED! Gorgeous west side penthouse

April 26th, 2021

Rarely available and absolutely stunning penthouse at the New Yorker at Arbutus Walk. This one has it all! Huge south-oriented deck spans the length of the unit, bringing in incredible light. Wonderful open plan layout allows for lots of possibilities. Lovely updates throughout, with large and spacious master suite. Here's your rare chance for complete privacy and serenity in the best Kits lo ...

JUST SOLD! Kits character home w/ huge yard

April 16th, 2021

This 4-bdrm, 2-bath home has lovely character details throughout. The large sunny lot, in a sought-after neighbourhood on a lovely street, presents a number of possibilities! Check out all of the details of this just sold home,  2986 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Always honoured to be your “Realtor for life”

April 4th, 2021

Many thanks to client Jane S. for her recent testimonial. Knowing that I've helped my clients move forward with their lives and their dreams, well, just makes my day. 

"After trying a few realtors, I found Robert and have depended on him ever since for real estate advice and service for nearly a decade now. What I appreciate most about Robert is that he really works in my best interest. He i ...

With real estate too, fortune favours the prepared

March 25th, 2021

It’s still early in the year yet we've seen an incredibly active real estate market throughout Metro Vancouver in just this first couple of months. It's a classic demand/supply imbalance. After the initial pandemic shock last spring, demand for single-family homes in particular quickly grew over the summer and fall. The origin of this demand was more emotional rather than financial but was ai ...

Planning to sell? How to prep for a home inspection

March 16th, 2021

Just imagine. After prepping for weeks to get your home looking its best, it's now on the market. You receive a great offer. But they want a home inspection. And the bottom falls out from under you as you nervously wait for inspection results. Will the buyer walk? Will they insist on a price reduction? It can be a very nerve-wracking time.

To increase your chances of a good inspection - and ...

Heads up: BC Vacancy Tax declaration deadline

March 4th, 2021

If you’re a home owner in Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, the Capital Regional District, Kelowna, or Nanaimo watch you’re not inadvertently charged the annual provincial Speculation and Vacancy Tax. 

You — and ALL persons on title — each need to complete an online form exempting yourselves from the tax. Failure to do so by March 31, 2021 will automatically trigger a tax cha ...

Selling this spring? Three keys for enhancing value

February 20th, 2021

Regardless of how active the real estate market is this spring, every homeowner wants to do all they can to maximize their sales price. These deceptively simple yet sometimes overlooked reminders will set you up for success. 

Often times home buyers just can’t visualize the potential of a home. They have to see it. How your home shows right now is how buyers see themselves in it. They can’t s ...

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