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What Should You Do If The Seller Rejects Your Offer?
Finding a great home is a journey that requires a trustworthy and reliable real estate agent, patience, and adequate knowledge of the current real estate market. If the market permits, take your time to ensure you end up with the best home you can find in a good market with a decent location.

However, there will be times when you find the right home, make an offer, only to find the seller has rejected it. Follow the tips in this article to help get you back on the right path to either owning this home or finding another one to suit your needs.

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People continue buying homes in Metro Vancouver at a furious rate. An industry group says last month was the second-highest November on record, with sales up 40.1 per cent to 3,524 on the Multiple Listing Service.

A lack of homes for sale is increasing pressure on the market, with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver saying listings were down 35 per cent from a year earlier and 15.4 per cent from the previous month.
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Vancouver has highest increase in luxury-home prices in the world.
The price increase corresponds with tighter supply, with the number of homes for sale down 32 per cent and comes as “local demand is strengthening alongside foreign interest.”

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The price of luxury homes in Vancouver continues its skyward march, placing the city tops on yet another global real estate list. Prices of Vancouver’s “prime” real estate, defined as the top five per cent of the housing market, surged by 20.4 per cent between September 2014 and September of this year, surpassing 33 other cities around the world, according to a new report by London-based international real estate consultants Knight Frank.
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"The Vancouver area is poised to be the fastest-growing metropolitan economy in Canada this year. And next year. And the year after. And even the year after that."

"According to a just-released report from the Conference Board of Canada, titled Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies, the Vancouver area’s real GDP growth between now and 2019 is on track to be best-in-show, annually hovering between three and 3.5 per cent.
Vancouver, it appears, has sidelined that once-prosperous civic darling, Calgary, which lately has been nursing economic wounds flowing from lower energy prices. Unlike Calgary, Vancouver has one of the most strongly diversified economies in the country, helping sustain its numero uno status.
Even as forestry — that traditional bulwark of B.C.’s economy — is in a downturn due to the pine beetle chomping into timber supplies, the economy here is not skipping a beat.
Vancouverites may have a hard time believing in their own economic supremacy given this area’s history of trailing several Prairie cities. And Vancouver has long been put to shame by Calgary’s prowess in attracting corporate head offices.
Then, too, a lot of folks here may not be personally feeling fiscally frisky because of their own debts, linked to steep housing costs.
But the proof is in the pudding. And, incredibly, by 2018, Metro Vancouver’s unemployment rate is expected to fall to an unheard of 4.9 per cent before dipping lower, to 4.7 per cent, in 2019.
That’s down from six per cent this year. Four to six per cent generally is considered “full employment.”
The big story behind the Vancouver numbers is manufacturing, boosted by an $8-billion federal contract for non-combat ships awarded to Seaspan in North Vancouver. The sector grew modestly last year, by 2.6 per cent. But with the Seaspan work starting last June, manufacturing output is slated to surge 8.6 per cent this year.
The Conference Board notes growing U.S. demand, linked to a depressed Canadian dollar, is boosting B.C. exports, further fuelling the manufacturing boom.
The construction industry has been another bright spot. A 4.9 per cent annual growth rate is expected to zoom to 7.4 per cent in 2016, because of activity both in the residential and non-residential sectors. “The strength of the overall economy and suspected foreign investment have been helping to drive demand,” says the Conference Board.
Other areas lately firing on all cylinders include wholesale and retail trade, finance, insurance, and the real estate and business services sectors.
The happy tidings extend to per capita incomes as well as population and job growth.
Personal incomes are expected to increase at a clip of about three per cent per year to $47,900 by 2019, from $42,500 this year.
Those living in Vancouver, Delta and on the North Shore are the highest income earners in the region, according to the Conference Board, with Vancouverites and Delta residents reporting average per capita incomes in the range of $44,000. Incomes of North Vancouverites are roughly $50,700 and West Vancouverites, nearly $79,000. Lowest incomes recorded per tax filer were found in Richmond, at $33,300.
Metro Vancouver’s population will continue its expansion, with a steady stream of immigrants joining a growing number of migrants from other provinces. Until a couple of years ago, Vancouver had been experiencing net out-migration.
All these things, in turn, will keep retail spending at healthy levels — welcome news for a bevy of luxury shops that have opened here in the past few years.
The challenge in any fast-growing economy is ensuring everyone gets to share in the good times. That goal has been difficult to achieve in Vancouver, even during periods of moderate growth, because housing prices can sap economic well being.
And the more Vancouver gets paraded as an economic star, the more people will be attracted to the region, increasing competitive forces that tend to boost prices further."
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The Vancouver area is poised to be the fastest-growing metropolitan economy in Canada this year. And next year. And the year after. And even the year after that. According to a just-released report from the Conference Board of Canada, titled Economic Insights into 13 Canadian Metropolitan Economies, the Vancouver area’s real GDP growth between now and 2019 is on track to be best-in-show, annually hovering between three and 3.5 per cent.
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Update lampshades with new ones in more contemporary shapes or simply fresh white shades.

Paint is the classic makeover potion. Instead of repainting a whole room, just paint one wall in a focal colour or paint a contrasting rectangle over a sofa to use as a “gallery” space. You can also paint the insides of bookshelves in an unexpected colour or paint your ceiling a lighter version of the wall colour. Update your kitchen with paint or any other space in your home.

Update your window dressings. IKEA and other home stores have reams of readymade draperies you can hem to the right size (or leave to puddle on the floor), or you can make your own from sheets or lengths of designer outlet fabric. Hang from an attractive new curtain rod, also available in stock sizes.

Pull a room together by choosing two contrast colours – black and white, say, or white and one bright colour – and use them as a repeating theme throughout, such as a row of yellow and white pillows on a sofa, or robin’s egg blue walls and all-white furnishings.

A simple but effective tip: Edit your accessories. Too much of a good thing is too much. Try taking all your home decor accessories and putting them in a box, then putting them back one by one where they’ll have the most impact.

Take down all your paintings and other art and move them around to different walls or different rooms. It’ll be like seeing them for the first time.

A classic display scheme ever since Victorian times: Create a gallery wall of family photos and other small pictures in matching (or contrasting) frames, arranged in a collage on a large wall such as a stairwell or hallway. (For best results, first create a plan by arranging them on the floor till you find the right composition and “balance.”) The art of arrangement is always stylish.

Inexpensive frame mouldings from the box store can transform a plain wall or hallway into an instant paneled look. Paint the mouldings in a contrasting shade or white.

Replace overhead lighting with thrift-store (or box store) chandeliers. (Note: it’s recommended to hire a professional electrician to install them.) A dated-looking chandelier can be painted white. You can also add extra crystal drops, available at lighting stores.

Peruse Craigslist, eBay or freecycle.org regularly for finds. It’s amazing what shows up at a bargain or even free – but like any good flea market shopper, be sure to check regularly, as good things go fast.

Carpet stores often have remnants of high-end carpet at rock-bottom prices that make a great area rug. The store may bind the edges for you, or you can do it yourself with carpet binding tape and some tidy hand-sewing.

Some paint stores sell mixed paint for much less than custom-mixed paint because the colour was off or it was returned to the store. Great if you’re willing to experiment on the colour.

Re-tile kitchen backsplashes. Most backsplashes require only a few square feet of tile, so you can treat yourself to a fancy style or use plain porcelain tile for most of the surface. Then intersperse a few hand-painted or high-end tiles as accents.

Small details make all the difference: Beautiful coasters, interesting desk frames, a small but exquisite crystal vase filled with fresh flowers.

Buy a half-dozen four-inch terra cotta pots and paint in a trio of coordinating colours. Plant with herbs and line the pots up on a kitchen windowsill.

Big box stores have come a long way in terms of cheap and chic bathroom accessories and stylish storage options. For a fraction of what you’d pay in a high-end bath boutique, you can often get pretty designs in wood or china, or sleek modern accents.

A trick made famous by Woody Allen in Annie Hall: Change the lightbulb in your bedroom lamp with a pink one for a rosy, romantic glow. Or opt for a pink lampshade, which can produce something of the same effect.

Replace the drawer and cabinet pulls in your kitchen, bath, bedroom, or on a furniture piece. Inexpensive stylish options can be found at Lee Valley, Summerhill Hardware, IKEA or other big box stores, or you can scour a thrift shop or antique store for vintage ones.

Replace your bathroom shower curtain and curtain hooks, for an instant freshener for even the most dingy bathroom. Create a sparkling bathroom makeover.

You can now buy ready-made slipcovers that with a few judicious tucks, fit much better than the wrinkly versions of yore. Or, for a little more investment, have loose-fitting slipcovers made.

Replacing an ugly old faucet with a new one is a relatively simple DIY project. Many big box store styles are designed for home installers and include all the fittings and instructions in the box.

Purchase an inexpensive but attractive frame, or rescue an old one from an antique store or your parents’ attic. Paint flat white and attach small rings to the upper corners. Place hooks on the wall to correspond and hang. Hang a couple of vintage plates or smaller framed pictures artfully inside, or leave the framed space as-is, for an artful and simple focal point.

Maximize light in a darker room by hanging a framed mirror directly opposite the window.

Take a walk in the park, woods or beach and pick up interesting (and free) seasonal accents for your home. A tray filled with pinecones, a tall vase of dried pampas grass stalks, or a bowl of colourful pebbles, beach glass or shells all make eye-catching home decor accessories.

Spruce up your entrance by painting your front door a cheerful colour. Pair it with a new lighting fixture, mailbox and house numbers - all available at the box store.

For more easy decor tips, try these 99 cheap decorating tricks.
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Give your home decor a spruce up with these easy and budget-friendly decorating tips.
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"Many condominium corporations have rules imposing weight restrictions on pets allowed in the condominium.  These restrictions often oppose occupants who wish to keep their pets and corporations who have a duty to enforce their governing documents."
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"Vancouverites have been warned property taxes are on the rise – and now some of the city’s wealthiest residents have found a way to dramatically reduce their tax bill.
Nestled along the Fraser River, palatial estates in the Southlands neighbourhood make up some of the most valuable real estate in Vancouver. Now some of the area’s mansion owners are having their property taxes cut in half by classifying their estates as farmland. 
Properties larger than two acres and with an agricultural income of just $2,500 a year are eligible for farm status with BC Assessment – even if its owners live in a mega mansion"
An NDP MLA says he’s concerned wealthy homeowners are taking advantage of a credit meant for farmers.
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Days of Vancouver developers skipping 'unlucky' floor numbers are numbered.


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The city of Vancouver has issued a bulletin requiring developers to abstain from omitting certain floor numbers from new buildings in an effort to simplify the work of first responders.
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Some good to know information for those currently living in or perhaps considering buying into a strata property.

#REW.ca  ‪#‎strata‬ ‪#‎petbylaws‬ ‪#‎choa‬
Navigating your strata’s bylaws can be tricky. Here’s what you need to know before adopting Rover or letting your adult children move into your condo
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Here are a some crazy houses!  Do you have a favorite?
 


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Check out these crazy house photos of the world’s most bizarre homes. These crazy cool houses don’t seem like they’re real – but they are!
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"Thomas Davidoff, Associate Professor at the Sauder School of Business of UBC, takes a look at the impact of Wednesday's Bank of Canada interest rate cut on #Vancouver #real estate and the Canadian economy."
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Thomas Davidoff, Associate Professor at the Sauder School of Business of UBC, takes a look at the impact of Wednesday's Bank of Canada interest rate cut on Vancouver real estate and the Canadian economy.
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There is plenty of demand for housing and it's a competitive spring market for homebuyers. There were 4056 sales in May up 23% from last year.

It's the 3rd consecutive month that sales have surpassed the 4000 mark and only the second time in our boards history that this has occurred. Total number of listings are down 23



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I help people like you to stay abreast of opportunities in the real estate market and in a strong position to be successful in their real estate investments. Whether it be a home or investment property.

* I have helped out-of-town clients purchase their dream home without ever having been in it.
* Successfully negotiated for home sellers & buyers in multiple offer situations.

* Guided buyers towards great investments by uncovering hidden yet pertinent information.
* Fought for home buyers to get them their first choice home over competitors.
* Secured pet friendly homes helping buyers weed out unsuitable condos with restrictive bylaws. (Vancouver’s pet friendly realtor!)
* Protected clients by teaching them how to reduce financial risk when buying or selling a home.
* Sold homes for clients in 1 day and put extra money in their pocket by getting over asking price.

Whether you are an experienced home buyer, seller or a first timer, I ensure you get personal attention, clear information, and no surprises. Knowledgeable, reliable, and approachable, I will ensure that you get what you’re looking for.

If you’re ready to buy or sell your property or want to get on my list of preferred clients, contact me today.
 
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