Patricia Houlihan Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/119 en July home sale activity increases in Greater Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/real-estate/july-home-sale-activity-increases-greater-vancouver Sunny weather did not slow the pace of home sale activity in July. Last month was the highest selling month of the year in Greater Vancouver and the highest selling July since 2009. Definitely not a...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/real-estate/july-home-sale-activity-increases-greater-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/real-estate/july-home-sale-activity-increases-greater-vancouver#comments Real Estate home sales Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Sat, 10 Aug 2013 05:31:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 16132 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Luxury market stumbles, but still records second best year: realtor reports http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/luxury-market-stumbles-still-records-second-best-year-realtor-reports The BC luxury home market stumbled in 2012 as sales of high-end homes fell 36 per cent from their peak in 2011. However, even with the drop, 2012 was still the second best year in history for sales...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/luxury-market-stumbles-still-records-second-best-year-realtor-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/luxury-market-stumbles-still-records-second-best-year-realtor-reports#comments Real Estate City BC luxury homes BC's real estate market Dan Scarrow Macdonald Realty Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:06:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 14551 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver real estate: residential property sale below 10-year averages http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-residential-property-sale-below-10-year-averages Over the past six months, the Greater Vancouver housing market has seen a reduction in the number of homes listed for sale, a gradual moderation in home prices and a decrease in property sales...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-residential-property-sale-below-10-year-averages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-residential-property-sale-below-10-year-averages#comments Real Estate Eugen Klein Greater Vancouver housing market MLS® Home Price Index Multiple Listing Service Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:47:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 13814 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver real estate: conditions continue to favour buyers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-conditions-continue-favour-buyers The summer of 2012 drew to a close in September with home sale activity well below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-conditions-continue-favour-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/vancouver-real-estate-conditions-continue-favour-buyers#comments Real Estate government-insured mortgages Greater Vancouver housing market home sale activity residential property sales The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:38:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 13367 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver housing market expected to slow down during winter http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/24/vancouver-housing-market-expected-slow-down-during-winter 2011 has been the tale of two real estate markets, as mainland Chinese buyers influence some areas and asset classes while ignoring others altogether. The biggest beneficiaries of the influx of...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/24/vancouver-housing-market-expected-slow-down-during-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/24/vancouver-housing-market-expected-slow-down-during-winter#comments Real Estate News Burnaby Chinese buyers Chinese immigrants Richmond vancouver island West Vancouver White Rock Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:08:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 9213 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada an economic oasis in a desert of bad financial news http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/07/canada-economic-oasis-desert-bad-financial-news With the problems in the US and Europe and the resulting economic turmoil, it is hard not to think of how these factors influence our housing market. And while it's true that consumer...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/07/canada-economic-oasis-desert-bad-financial-news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/realestate/2011/10/07/canada-economic-oasis-desert-bad-financial-news#comments Real Estate Commentary City Adjustable-Rate Mortgage products government tax policies housing markets interest rates loan qualification policies Sat, 08 Oct 2011 04:38:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 8979 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Stock Market Slides and Real Estate Looks Better http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/realestate/stock-market-slides-and-real-estate-looks-better Recently, a lot of people have been panicked about the horrific declines in the stock market and the apparent downturn in Vancouver's real estate market. Many are wondering what to do. It seems that...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/realestate/stock-market-slides-and-real-estate-looks-better" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/realestate/stock-market-slides-and-real-estate-looks-better#comments Real Estate Thu, 09 Oct 2008 07:00:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 1284 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver Real Estate: To Buy or Not to Buy http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/08/27/vancouver-real-estate-buy-or-not-buy Recently a lot of people have been trying to decide whether it makes sense for them to buy now that the market is slowing. As you will know if you have read earlier entries I have written, I think...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/08/27/vancouver-real-estate-buy-or-not-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/08/27/vancouver-real-estate-buy-or-not-buy#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2008 07:00:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 1285 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mortgage Financing Rules Won't Cool Van Markets http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-wont-cool-van-markets Do changes to the Mortgage Financing Rules really spell doom and gloom for the market? Not likely! Last week the federal government announced some big changes coming in October 2008. I think these...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-wont-cool-van-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-wont-cool-van-markets#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:00:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 1283 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Mortgage Financing Rules Will Barely Cool Van Real Estate http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-will-barely-cool-van-real-estate Do changes to the Mortgage Financing Rules really spell doom and gloom for the market? Not likely! Last week the federal government announced some big changes coming in October 2008. I think these...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-will-barely-cool-van-real-estate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/%5Btermalias-raw%5D/2008/07/14/mortgage-financing-rules-will-barely-cool-van-real-estate#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:00:00 +0000 Patricia Houlihan 1282 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com