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Archive for January, 2011


Vancouver Real Estate Stats January 24-30

Total inventory for the REBGV/FVREB was 16,416, of which 6,362, or 38.75%, were over 90s. For the REBGV the numbers were 10,305, 3,940, and 38.23% For the FVREB the numbers were 6,111, 2,422 and 39.63%. There were 1,333 new listings, 279 price changes and 601 sales in the REBGV, for a sell list of 45.09%. […]

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Vancouver Real Estate Stats January 17-23

Total inventory for the REBGV/FVREB was 15,759, of which 6,313, or 40.06%, were over 90s. For the REBGV the numbers were 9,861, 3,953, and 40.09% For the FVREB the numbers were 5,898, 2,360 and 40.01%. There were 1,335 new listings, 263 price changes and 484 sales in the REBGV, for a sell list of 36.25%. […]

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Semlin Update

Semlin is gone. I predicted it would go quickly, and it did, in multiple offers, over list. Typical of this market, ad what we’ve been seeing for some time. Good listings sell relatively quickly, inferior ones last and last and last. My name is Rob Chipman and I’m a realtor, pilot and all around super […]

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Help!

I have a mental health challenge. No, it’s not what you think. I have two tenants are hoarders. Both of them are women both are in late middle age at both of them have physical health challenges. Oh, and did you already guess? Both of them are alone. No friends, no family. They are a […]

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New Property For Sale!

We’ve just listed 948 Semlin Drive, in Vancouver. That’s just off Commercial Drive, in a very hot neighbourhood. MLS# V864302, listed at $615,000, 30.5 x 87 lot, in a traffic calmed part of town. This should go fast. For more info contact Aaron Best by email or at 604-790-1295. My name is Rob Chipman and […]

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Cow-Operative Update

I’ve made some progress on the Cow-Operative, and updated the Cow-Operative site to reflect that. If you’re interested in the Cow-Op, drop me a line, or visit the site and sign up for automatic updates. My name is Rob Chipman and I’m a realtor, pilot and all around super hero based in Vancouver, BC. I […]

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How Do You Sell Your Own Property? Part 1

Some people want to sell their own property. As a big DIYer myself, I can’t criticise that. The transaction cost in real estate is very high, and if an owner can successfully sell their own property they can save thousands of dollars. And, like any other do-it-yourself activity, success pays a huge satisfaction dividend. There […]

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Vancouver Real Estate Stats – January 10-16

Total inventory for the REBGV/FVREB was 14,941, of which 6,147, or 41.14%, were over 90s. For the REBGV the numbers were 9,274, 3,876, and 41.79% For the FVREB the numbers were 5,667, 2,271 and 40.07%. There were 1,102 new listings, 219 price changes and 342 sales in the REBGV, for a sell list of 31.03%. […]

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What Searchers Can Teach You

Google analytics and SEO work has been very instructive to me. Analytics tells you all kinds of information about your website, like how many visits you had, where the people come from and how much time they spend on your site. For example, this site has visitors from 33 different countries. People from China spend […]

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New Mortgage Rules Contemplated

The Tories are contemplating new mortgage qualification rules, as some of you will have seen. The change is simple: strata payments will be factored in as an expense at 100% rather than at 50% as is now done. You can see the National Post story here. Good idea? At first blush, certainly. However, as any […]

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