April 2012 Newsletter

Summer is Around the Corner!


Spring break is over and the kids are back in school! Thinking of making a move before the new school year begins - this is the perfect time to list your home - sell it and buy a new one!


We have been very busy with both buyers and sellers and thank you for your continued referrals and repeat business throughout the years. We always appreciate the opportunity to help you and your friends with any real estate questions or needs.


Real Estate facts for March 2012 from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver:

  • Total number of properties for sale in Greater Vancouver has increased each month since December, which means there is more selection to choose from as we enter what's traditionally the busiest season of the year in our market.

  • MLS Benchmark price for all properties in Greater Vancouver sits at $679,000 - up 5.3% compared to March 2011 and an increase of 1.1% compared to February 2012.

  • MLS Benchmark price for all residential properties in the Lower Mainland is $607,700, an increase of 4.8% compared to March 2011.

March Sales Stats:

  • Detached Properties: Benchmark price increased 9.2% from March 2011 to $1,056,400. The number of sales declined by 34.1% from the 1,795 sales recorded in March 2011.

  • Town Home Properties: Benchmark price increased .9% between March 2011 & March 2012 t $480,000. The number of sales declined 26.6% compared to March 2011.

  • Apartment/Condo Properties: Benchmark price increased 2.2% from March 2011 to $375,100. However, the number of sales declined 26.6% compared to March 2011.

Ever find you need a holiday - hopefully this months Item of Value will be inspiring and offer some great information to make that trip possible!

  • Check out websites offering deals on travel, including last minute holiday packages.

  • Check out the 5 Canadian Festivals, not to miss this summer - one here in Vancouver!

  • Check out Twitter - favourite airlines, hotels and cruise lines are tweeting deals everyday.

Oh and by the way.....if you know of someone who would appreciate the level of service we provide, please give us a call wit their name and number. We will be happy to follow up and take great care of them. Don't forget our appreciation of $500.00 for each successful referral!


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