Macrealty Market Update - April 2015


April 2015



Five Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring is here and that means it's time to start your spring cleaning. But it doesn't have to be the bane of your existence this year! Here are a few hacks that will help you get through that cleaning faster.

Read more... (MacBlog)



March Market Infographics

The spring market means a lot of listings, sales and overall activity. It's a good time to check in on your local real estate market and these handy infographics compare activity with this same time last year.

If you have questions about the status of the current market, please do not hesitate to ask me.




Bowen Island


Gulf Islands







Maple Ridge



New Westminster


North Delta

North Surrey


North Vancouver

Pitt Meadows


Port Coquitlam

Port Moody



South Surrey/White Rock






Vancouver Downtown


Vancouver East

Vancouver West


West Vancouver






VIDEO Housing squeeze leads many young families to opt for condo living

As young professionals start thinking of starting a family, the norm has been to trade the downtown condo for a larger home with a spacious yard and a white picket fence.

But that dream is remaining just that - a dream for many who are squeezed out of pricey housing markets in cities such as Toronto and Vancouver.

Violeta Coriea and her husband are raising their two kids, who are both under five, in a 700 sq.foot apartment...

Watch the video and read more... (CBC News)



VIDEO Central Okanagan housing market bounces back

The real estate market saw a sluggish start to the year, but that all changed quickly. Last month was one of the best in recent history. Industry experts say a combination of low mortgage rates and a growing economy are encouraging first-time buyers to make the big purchase.

Compared to the same time last year, total residential sales went up by more than 45 per cent, while sales of single-family homes soared by 68 per cent.

Watch the video and read more... (Global News)




Lower Mainland News

Metro Vancouver home buyers out in force in March (REBGV)

March property sales climb in the Fraser Valley (FVREB)

Buying Vancouver homes with loan from the Bank of Mom and Dad (Vancouver Courier)

Vancouver house prices break down Main Street's dividing line (The Globe and Mail)

Rising prices impact affordability in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows (Maple Ridge Times)

Squamish to Burnaby - a 'great commute' for an affordable lifestyle (CBCNews)

Victoria & Vancouver Island News

Another Busy Month for the Victoria Real Estate Market (VREB)

Strong Sales Kick Off the Spring Housing Market on Vancouver Island (VIREB)

Okanagan News

Baby Boomers Snapping up Real Estate in the Okanagan (Kelowna Now)

Okanagan Leads Canada in Bumping Up Housing Sales (Kelowna Now)



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