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Spring cleaning adds value to your home, your life

We’ve all heard the saying that “less is more.” Yet sometimes we’re happy with what we’ve got and just need to organize it a little better. The ritual of spring cleaning can help in either case, preparing us to enjoy the year ahead with all the lightness of the lengthening days. Taking stock One of […]


Ken Wyder – 2016 Platinum Sales Award Winner

Ken Wyder receives the 2016 Platinum sales award from the managing broker of Vancouver’s highest sales office Re/Max Select Properties. This is the most recent occasion Ken has received the Platinum award. He credits strong long-term client loyalty, referrals, and a first-rate on-line presence among the keys to his ongoing success.

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Spring breaks from the “snowpocalypse”

Up and down the West Coast, people are sick and tired of winter. You can hear it in the coffee shops and bars, you can see it in the cancelled events in your calendar. It’s been one of the hardest winters in decades, and everyone wants a break. It doesn’t matter that science blames the […]

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Vancouver bewitched by market numbers

Vancouver is a city on edge. With the region’s mayors declaring a homelessness crisis, long-standing concerns about affordable housing in the city and surrounding municipalities remain on the boil. The upcoming provincial election will surely keep housing top-of-mind. There are a lot of bewitching numbers out there, however. Many people try to use them for […]

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What’s your real estate exit strategy?

Paul Simon may have crooned the 50 ways to leave your lover, but when it comes to real estate, how many of us make a new plan? Contrary to Simon’s lyric, there’s often much to discuss when it comes to setting ourselves free of a property. While most of us buy thinking that one day […]

Vancouver wine festival tasting

Westside wine shops with festival spirit

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrates Canada, but when there’s no reason for the fun to end when the tastings finish. As a student, I often marvelled at the bottles tossed into the recycling bins of my well-to-do Point Grey neighbours. It seemed like everyone could afford more than the plonk my friends and […]

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Vancouver affordability crisis highlights new opportunities

Point Grey condos are a key part of my business, and a cornerstone of Vancouver Westside real estate. Detached homes worth millions of dollars make most of the headlines here, but the region’s major multifamily developers have built hundreds of multifamily units at UBC. UBC condos, in fact, represent the single biggest concentration of apartments […]

Real Estate Board Market Update

Have Vancouver housing markets really shifted?

The daily media predictably jumped all over the sharp decrease in sales activity that followed a jump in the property transfer tax for foreign purchasers of residential real estate in Metro Vancouver. “Vancouver property sales plunge as foreign-buyers tax takes effect,” proclaimed one headline; “September home sales plunge nearly 33% in Metro Vancouver,” ran another. […]

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