Vancouver Real Estate News 2018

Exciting Developments are Happening in Lower Lonsdale

The opening of a hotel, two restaurants, shops and the region’s largest public ice rink at a North Shore development taking shape will complete Lower Lonsdale’s transformation into one of the region’s top gathering spots, says North Vancouver’s mayor and the developers of Lot 5.

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Quote of the Month 

If you want a golden design rule, follow this quote:

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful

Source: William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts & Crafts Movement.

Steady Sales & Diminished Listings Summarizes 2017

Metro Vancouver Housing Market

After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity. However they were still 9.7% above the 10 year sales average.

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December Stats Snapshot

Please see below the 1yr percentage changes in property values for popular areas within Metro Vancouver, as provided by the Home Price Index (HPI)*:

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West Vancouver           +4%               

North Vancouver          +5.2%             

Vancouver West           +3.3%               

Vancouver East            + 7.1%          

Burnaby  North             +6%         

Whistler                         +17.1%   


West Vancouver        +19.5%                

North Vancouver       +22.2%                 

Vancouver West        +20.2%               

Vancouver East         +25.4% 

Burnaby  North          +26.7%         

Whistler                      +26.5%       


West Vancouver               NA

North Vancouver           +16.1%

Vancouver West            +12.6%

Vancouver East             +19.8%

Burnaby  North              +22.6%

Whistler                          +23.8%


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