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Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 25 basis points, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 4½%, with the Bank Rate at 4¾% and the deposit rate at 4½%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.

Global inflation remains high and broad-based. Inflation is coming down in many countries, largely reflecting lower energy prices as well as improvements in global supply chains. In the United States and Europe, economies are slowing but proving more resilient than was expected at the time of the Bank’s October Monetary Policy Report (MPR). China’s abrupt lifting...

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Just Sold: 1104 8725 University Cr., Burnaby, Burnaby North, SFU


Developed by Liberty Homes in the centre of SFU’s University community. Two big decent bedrooms with two bathroom condo. Huge balcony with a grand view of Mount Baker, Fraser River, Sea and Metro City. Heat pump and HRV system included. Southeast corner facing. This is a good opportunity for living and renting. Must See!!!


Listing Offered by: LeHomes Realty Premier

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Home Sales Decline in 2022 After a Record 2021

Vancouver, BC – January 12, 2023. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that 80,874 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2022, a 35.2 per cent decline from a record 124,788 units sold in 2021. The annual average MLS® residential price in BC was $996,878, a 7.5 per cent increase from $927,513 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume was $80.6 billion, a 30.3 per cent decline from 2021.

"Last year could not match last year's record pace," said Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist. "While strong...
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Top 10 December 2022
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Rising mortgage rates brought uncertainty and caution to Metro  Vancouver’s housing market in 2022

After seeing record sales and prices during the pandemic, Metro Vancouver’s* housing market experienced a year of caution in 2022 due to rising borrowing costs fueled by the Bank of Canada’s ongoing battle with inflation.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 28,903 in 2022, a 34.3 per cent decrease from the 43,999 sales recorded in 2021, and a 6.6 per cent decrease from the 30,944 homes sold in 2020.

Last year’s sales total was 13.4 per cent below the 10-year sales average. “The headline story in our...

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Housing Market Activity Remains Slow in November

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,512 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2022, a decrease of 50.8 per cent from November 2021 and about 30 per cent below a historical average November. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $906,785 an 8.6 per cent decrease from $992,245 recorded in November 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $4.1 billion, a 55 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“A lot has changed in 2022,” said Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist. “This...

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Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 4¼%, with the Bank Rate at 4½% and the deposit rate at 4¼%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.

Inflation around the world remains high and broadly based. Global economic growth is slowing, although it is proving more resilient than was expected at the time of the October Monetary Policy Report (MPR). In the United States, the economy is weakening but consumption continues to be solid and the labour market remains overheated. The gradual easing of global supply b...

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Home sale and listing activity continue trending below long-term  averages in November

While typically a quiet month of market activity based on seasonal patterns, November home sale and listing totals lagged below the region’s long-term averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,614 in November 2022, a 52.9 per cent decrease from the 3,428 sales recorded in November 2021, and a 15.2 per cent decrease from the 1,903 homes sold in October 2022.

Last month’s sales were 36.9 per cent below the 10-year November sales average.

“With the most recent core inflation metrics showing a stubborn...

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Canadian home sales edge up from September to October

Highlights:

  • National home sales were up 1.3% on a month-over-month basis in October.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity came in 36% below October 2021.
  • The number of newly listed properties edged up 2.2% month-over-month.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) declined by 1.2% month-over-month and was down 0.8% year-over-year.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted a 9.9% year-over-year decline in October.

Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems edged up by 1.3% between September and October 2022. While not a large increase, it was significant...

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Just Sold: 203 9888 University Cr., Burnaby, Burnaby North, SFU

Oslo by Eight Avenue Development Group. Unique location on SFU Burnaby Mountain's South Slope. Intelligently designed corner 3 bed CityHome with large 200sf private patio area for thoughtful comfort and functionality for family living. Doorstep access to transit, nature, shops, schools and everyday conveniences. Elevated exteriors steeped in Scandinavian design principles. Over-height ceilings. Samsung stainless steel appliance package. Sustainable HRV unit effectively balances climate throughout the unit with radiant in-floor heating. HRV system continually cleans the air and non-toxic materials...

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Top Ten - October 2022

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BC Home Sales Remain Slow While Active Listings Plateau


The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,242 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) in October 2022, a decrease of 45.5 per cent from October 2021. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $932,979, a 3.1 per cent decrease from $963,011 recorded in October 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $4.9 billion, a 47.2 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“Sales activity remains slow across the province and inventories appear to be plateauing,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson....

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Inflation, rising interest rates create caution across Metro Vancouver’s housing market

Home sale activity across the Metro Vancouver* housing market continued to trend well below historical averages in October.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,903 in October 2022, a 45.5 per cent decrease from the 3,494 sales recorded in October 2021, and a 12.8 per cent increase from the 1,687 homes sold in September 2022.

Last month’s sales were 33.3 per cent below the 10-year October sales average.

“Inflation and rising interest rates continue to dominate headlines, leading many buyers and sellers to assess...

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Bank of Canada increases policy interest rate by 50 basis points, continues quantitative tightening

The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 3¾%, with the Bank Rate at 4% and the deposit rate at 3¾%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.

Inflation around the world remains high and broadly based. This reflects the strength of the global recovery from the pandemic, a series of global supply disruptions, and elevated commodity prices, particularly for energy, which have been pushed up by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The strength of the US dollar is adding to inflationary pressures in many countries. Tighter monetary policies...

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Just Sold: 202 9168 Slopes Mews., Burnaby, Burnaby North, SFU

Excellent Layout
2 Bed, 2 Bath, 989sqft
Priced at $668,800

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Corner unit, over height ceilings, private treed outlook & plenty of natural light. This 2bed/2bath/989sqft home shows well & won't disappoint. Located in Veritas, a 6 year young complex in the Heart of SFU, UniverCity; Vancouver's premier lifestyle neighborhood. Features: welcoming entry, open layout, excellent rm separation, laminate & plush carpets, large kitchen w/SS appls & breakfast bar w/access to fully covered balcony. The master fits king size bed, has walk-in closet & ensuite with his/her...

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BC Market Activity Remains Subdued in September


The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,977 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2022, a decrease of 45.8 per cent from September 2021. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $927,119, a 1.7 per cent increase from $912,008 recorded in September 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $4.6 billion, a 44.9 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“Mortgage qualifying continues to be a significant hurdle for many potential buyers as interest rates rise,” said BCREA Chief Economist...

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Metro Vancouver saw more home sellers and fewer buyers in  September

Home sellers were more active in Metro Vancouver’s* housing market in September while home buyer demand remained below the region’s long-term averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,687 in September 2022, a 46.4 per cent decrease from the 3,149 sales recorded in September 2021, and a 9.8 per cent decrease from the 1,870 homes sold in August 2022.

Last month’s sales were 35.7 per cent below the 10-year September sales average.

“With the Bank of Canada and other central banks around the globe...

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Just Listed: 200 9330 University Cr., Burnaby, Burnaby North, SFU

Lush Forest Outlook

One UniverCity Crescent

3 Bed, 2 Bath 1290sqft

Priced at $778,800

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Lush forest and mountain top views, bright, spacious & in impeccable condition! This is the home you have been searching for. Welcome to this true 3 bed, 2 bath, 1290sqft luxury home, in prestigious One University Cr., located in UniverCity, Vancouver's premier lifestyle neighborhood. Features: freshly painted, East/West exposure, 2 large covered balconies, engineered floors, 9’ ceilings, open kitchen w/SS apps, quartz counters & breakfast bar & a cozy fireplace. The...

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BCREA - Mortgage Rate Forecast

Highlights:

• Bond yields on a rollercoaster ride but mortgage rates remain flat

. • Is the Canadian economy slowing?

• When will the Bank of Canada reverse course?


Mortgage Rate Outlook

Volatility continued in the Canadian mortgage market over the third quarter. Financial markets are currently digesting a complex economic environment as still high, though perhaps peaking, inflation collides with anxiety over a potential recession. That anxiety has expressed itself as volatility across Canadian bond markets with yields on Canadian government debt plunging before rapidly recovering...

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Just Listed: 202 9168 Slopes Mews., Burnaby, Burnaby North, SFU

Excellent Layout

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 989sqft

Priced at $668,800

Click here for more.... 

Corner unit, over height ceilings, private treed outlook & plenty of natural light. This 2bed/2bath/989sqft home shows well & won't disappoint. Located in Veritas, a 6 year young complex in the Heart of SFU, UniverCity; Vancouver's premier lifestyle neighborhood. Features: welcoming entry, open layout, excellent rm separation, laminate & plush carpets, large kitchen w/SS appls & breakfast bar w/access to fully covered balcony. The master fits king size bed, has walk-in closet & ensuite with...

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Simon Fraser
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Simon Fraser Condos

Altaire by Polygon

Altaire built in 2008/2009 reaches higher then any other condo building in Metro Vancouver offering panoramic views.

Novo I by Intergulf

Novo I built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Novo II by Intergulf

Novo II built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Aurora by Polygon

Aurora built in 2006 with 103 condos featuring 36 unique floor plans ranging from 715 sq ft to 1500 sq ft.

One University by Millennium

One University built in 2005 is UniverCity's flagship building with luxury homes featuring semi private elevators.

Harmony by Polygon

Harmony built in 2005 was the first condo development at Univercity & as a result offers a unique setting & views.

Serenity Townhomes by Polygon

Serenity is a collection of 2 bedroom townhomes of 1100 sq ft ranging to 4 bedroom 2000+ sq ft townhomes.

The Hub by Liberty Homes

The Hub built in 2009 is set atop Nester's Grocery and steps from High Street giving these homes an urban feel.

Verdant by VanCity Enterprises

Verdant is a two storey town home building built with environmental design and stylish living spaces which complement the modern exterior of these SFU homes.

Origin by Porte Development

Origin is designed by GBL Architect & BYU Interior Designs, developed by Porte Development Corp. and marketed by Red Dot Real Estate.

Nest by Mosaic

Located on UniverCity High Street across from the new University Highlands elementary schools this refreshing building will add further depth to a growing community.

Highland House by Liberty Homes

A 12-storey concrete high-rise development and targeted towards Rental Investors and First-Time Condo Buyers.

Lift by Porte Development

Lift will be a wood frame building comprising of 56 homes. Building technologies, environmental features, and price points should be similar to Origin.

Altitude by Hungerford Group

Altitude will be a 2 tower development comprising of a 12 and 14 story building with a total of 210 strata units.

CentreBlock by Liberty Homes

CentreBlock at UniverCity atop Burnaby Mountain is the latest condo project with sales commencing early 2014. .

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