Summer lull sees properties stay on market

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 1,568 in August 2008, a decline of 53.7 per cent from the 3,384 sales in August 2007, and a 47.7 per cent reduction from the 2,998 sales recorded in August 2006.

Month-over-month housing prices retreat from record highs

VANCOUVER, B.C. - As property listings continue to outpace sales, Greater Vancouver housing prices have drawn back, the last two months, from the record highs experienced in early 2008.

REALTORS® amass thousands of electronic items for charity

VANCOUVER, B.C.  In a mass recycling effort, Greater Vancouver REALTORS® donated over 2,000 used electronics items to the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA).

Market activity offers awaited relief for homebuyers

Increased property listings and moderating home prices have eased the Greater Vancouver housing market into a buyer’s phase.

REALTORS® required to verify client identity

REALTORS® across Canada are now required to collect personal identification information from their clients in order to comply with federal legislation.

Greater Vancouver REALTORS® donate $1.2 million

Greater Vancouver REALTORS® and their companies donated more than $1.2 million to 60 local charitable organizations last year, according to a recent examination of the charitable activity within the profession.

Growing supply helps stabilize market conditions

The Greater Vancouver housing market continued its re-balance between sales and listings last month.

New listings outpace sales to start the spring cycle

An influx of new listings entered the Greater Vancouver housing market in April 2008, while residential sales reduced slightly compared to the same period a year ago.

Warning to REALTORS® leads to arrests

An alert REALTOR® aided by close communication between the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) and police outfits in two provinces recently led to the arrests of two alleged con artists.

Emotions run high for award recipients

Two REALTORS® received standing ovations, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on March 14, in recognition of their work to promote awareness of two community causes.

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