5 Things to Consider When Buying a Waterfront Property

By Success-Sells on Friday, May 25th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

In storms or sunshine, fresh water or coastal, relaxing inside or enjoying the breeze rippling in off the water on a dock, there is nothing that can match the feeling of a home on the waterfront. Whether it’s your retirement dream, vacation spot, or your primary residence, there are a few caveats that can come […]

Vancouvers Highest Valued Neighbourhoods

By Success-Sells on Friday, May 18th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Vancouver’s charms are multifaceted. There’s the coastal mountains careening around the North Shore and up the Sea to Sky highway; the reaching reflective towers of the downtown area; the gardens and colourful rose bushes of the city’s west side—and that’s only accounting for surface aesthetics. Vancouver and its neighbouring municipalities are well known for many […]

Top Private Schools in Vancouver by Neighbourhood

By Success-Sells on Friday, May 11th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Vancouver is a city of stunning oceanside parks, unrivalled local mountains, and mild weather year-round—no wonder it’s ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities. It also boasts all of the top-ranked private schools in British Columbia—meaning there’s no shortage of outstanding education options to choose from. Shaughnessy York House School — Girls, Elementary […]

Can the Stress Test Impact Your Decision to Purchase an Investment Property?

By Success-Sells on Friday, May 4th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Are you considering purchasing an investment property? The right piece of real estate is a great way to grow your financial portfolio while also potentially earning rental income. However, the recent introduction of a mandatory stress test to the mortgage qualification process means that certain buyers may need to reconsider their options. What Is the […]

The Highest Sale in Greater Victoria Since 2006

By Success-Sells on Friday, April 27th, 2018 or in News. No Comments

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada announced today the noteworthy sale of luxury estate Ardmore Hall. Sold for $9 million, the estate sets a new record for North Saanich, ranking as the most expensive home sale to date, and is recorded as the highest residential sale in Greater Victoria since 2006. Situated on the prestigious West Shore […]

Housing starts roar as sales go quiet

By Success-Sells on Friday, April 20th, 2018 or in News. No Comments

As housing sales dropped to the lowest level in five years, Metro Vancouver new home starts have soared in the first quarter of the year, with starts in Vancouver alone more than twice as high as during the same period in 2017. There were 6,542 home sales on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in Metro […]

2018 Spring Market Forecast

By Success-Sells on Friday, April 13th, 2018 or in REBGV Updates. No Comments

Montreal is projected to lead Canadian luxury real estate in market performance in spring 2018, as strong economic fundamentals and soaring consumer confidence drive demand and elevate prices in the market for homes over $1 million. New data compiled by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada for the preliminary months of 2018 also suggest continued recovery in […]

Vancouver real-estate prices still climbing, but tax changes could have impact, report says

By Success-Sells on Friday, April 6th, 2018 or in News. No Comments

VICTORIA — Greater Vancouver’s real-estate prices continue to climb out of reach of most ordinary families, but the province’s new measures to tackle housing affordability may have an impact on the market, according to a new report by credit-rating agency DBRS. The DBRS fourth-quarter, Canadian-housing-indicators report, released Monday, said the average resale price in what […]

Spectacular $36.2 Million Estate Sets Record

By Success-Sells on Saturday, March 24th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Spectacular $36.2 Million Estate Sets North Vancouver Real Estate Record – Sotheby’s International Realty Canada is unveiling a $36.2 million North Vancouver estate, setting a new real estate record for the city. For the first time, the extensive three-title, 14 acre-plus property located on Indian River Crescent is being offered as one parcel, presenting a […]

2017 Top-Tier Ski Real Estate Report

By Success-Sells on Friday, March 16th, 2018 or in Lifestyle. No Comments

Toronto positioned for greatest gains, Vancouver expected to normalize, healthy gains are forecast in Montreal, and cautious optimism is found in Calgary. A strong Canadian economy, changing lifestyle trends amongst baby boomers, a low Canadian dollar and rising consumer confidence are factors propelling resurging activity in Canada’s top-tier ski real estate markets leading into the […]