Kim Little Feed http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/contributor_content/10305 en Vancouver real estate and 2013: proceed with caution http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-and-2013-proceed-caution Recently&nbsp;@DouglasCoupland quipped on Twitter &nbsp;that 2013 was a very bad name for a year, so he was going to rename it Tammy. "Tammy" sounds like a hurricane name, if you ask me. But then...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-and-2013-proceed-caution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Real Estate Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:22:00 +0000 Kim Little 14091 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Drop in BC home assessments no big deal http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/drop-bc-home-assessments-no-reason-panic Gradual price drops in BC are a great thing: one realtor's plain-spoken analysis on why Vancouverites don't have to worry about the drop in home prices.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/drop-bc-home-assessments-no-reason-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Real Estate BC Assessment BC property tax Vancouver home prices Vancouver Real Estate West Vancouver home Sat, 05 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Kim Little 13946 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Hold the Kleenex. Buyers' market a good thing. http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/hold-kleenex-buyers-market-good-thing The press is all over the fact that the housing market is cooling. September sales were down and the listings were up. The telltale sign of a buyer's market coming in. Hold the Kleenex––this is a...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/hold-kleenex-buyers-market-good-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Business Greater Vancouver housing market cooling laneway homes maximum amortization period Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:10:00 +0000 Kim Little 13045 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop The most important real estate advice for 2012-2013 http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/real-estate-advice-negotiate-negotiate-negotiate You need to do one thing really well. Here's what it is...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/real-estate-advice-negotiate-negotiate-negotiate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Money Vancouver home property Vancouver Real Estate Vancouver real estate agents Vancouver realtors Mon, 27 Aug 2012 05:29:00 +0000 Kim Little 12601 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop BC mortgage brokers and realtors breathe a sigh of relief http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/06/11/bc-mortgage-brokers-and-realtors-breathe-sigh-relief The Office of the Superintendent of Financial institutions (OSFI) has reversed its proposed&nbsp;amendment to require borrowers to re-qualify for their mortgages at renewal. This decision is welcome...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/06/11/bc-mortgage-brokers-and-realtors-breathe-sigh-relief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate Money MBABC Mortgage Brokers Association of BC Office of the Superintendent of Financial institutions OSFI Tue, 12 Jun 2012 08:36:00 +0000 Kim Little 11967 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop BC's new home ownership measures helpful, but not for everyone http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/04/06/bcs-new-home-ownership-measures-helpful-not-everyone Home ownership in BC has been out of reach for many. The government has introduced measures to help. But will they help you afford a new home?<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/04/06/bcs-new-home-ownership-measures-helpful-not-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate City BC home ownership BC recreational homes BC recreational real estate BC's home ownership BC's real estate relief measures Real Estate Vancouver laneway housing Vancouver new homes Fri, 06 Apr 2012 22:04:00 +0000 Kim Little 11318 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Recreational real estate: creating your own "affordable" waterfront home http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/02/21/recreational-real-estate-creating-your-own-affordable-waterfront-home Recently, the government introduced HST easing measures aimed at transitioning the HST to the GST/PST. One of those initiatives is a rebate of up to $42,000&nbsp; if you buy a secondary piece of real...<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/02/21/recreational-real-estate-creating-your-own-affordable-waterfront-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate affordable homes Black Rock Oceanfront Resort California foreclosures Canadian buyers Canadians buying American real estate real estate taxes Recreational real estate U.S. taxes foreigners Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:09:00 +0000 Kim Little 10839 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop How to own an affordable house in Vancouver http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/23/creating-your-own-affordable-house Real estate prices in Vancouver are sky-high, but that doesn't mean home ownership is out of reach. With some creativity, people can own a home without going to the suburbs.<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/23/creating-your-own-affordable-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate City British Columbia House Maintenance Fees Housing Fees Investment Housing Property Insurance property tax Real Estate Vancouver housing Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:23:00 +0000 Kim Little 10519 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Vancouver condo market still going strong, despite slump forecast http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/11/vancouver-condo-market-still-going-strong-despite-slump-forecast Is Vancouver immune to the real estate slump predicted by some of Canada's top bankers?<p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/11/vancouver-condo-market-still-going-strong-despite-slump-forecast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate City economy housing bubble Housing Market interest rates Real Estate Vancouver Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Kim Little 10334 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop Speculating on Vancouver's flippin' real estate market http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/09/speculating-vancouvers-flippin-real-estate-market What to do about the speculation in Vancouver's real estate? <p><a href="http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop/blogs/realestate/2012/01/09/speculating-vancouvers-flippin-real-estate-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Real Estate City Affordable Housing Capital Gains China Flipping Gregor Robertson north vancouver Olga Ilich Property Real Estate Sandy Garossino Speculation stock market Vancouver West Vancouver Tue, 10 Jan 2012 04:37:00 +0000 Kim Little 10306 at http://vanobs.vanobs03.ct.coop