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April 2019 Market Update

 

Justin Trudeau sells housing plan in visit to Metro Vancouver's hot real estate market

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted efforts by the Liberal government to help first-time homebuyers put more down on their mortgages during a visit to a region of the country Monday that is facing a housing squeeze.

In its budget last month, the government introduced measures that would allow Ottawa to pick up a portion of new homebuyers' mortgage costs and it increased the amount they can borrow from their retirement savings for a down payment.

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Click the link below to view the monthly market statistics for your area in an easy to understand infographic. Listings, sales and prices are summarized for condos, townhomes and single family homes in cities across BC.

 

Abbotsford

Bowen Island

Burnaby East

Burnaby North

Burnaby South

Cloverdale

Coquitlam

Kelowna

Ladner

Langley

Maple Ridge

Mission

Nanaimo

New Westminster

North Delta

North Surrey

North Vancouver

Parksville

Pitt Meadows

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

Richmond

South Surrey/
White Rock

Squamish

Sunshine Coast

Surrey - Central

Tsawwassen

Vancouver - East

Vancouver - West

Victoria

Vernon

West Vancouver

Whistler

33 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home

There's nothing that feels fresh and satisfying like a little spring cleaning - and it can start whenever you've got five minutes and an urge to freshen up after a long winter inside.

Give all your home's trouble spots a quick refresh with these pro tips from the Good House Keeping Institute Cleaning Lab. We've listed the most-important tasks both big (patio furniture) and small (makeup brushes!), so whether you've got a whole weekend or just a spare moment, we have you covered.

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B.C. Real Estate News

LOWER MAINLAND

Metro Vancouver home prices dip again in March, sales at historic low: real estate board (Global News)

B.C. introduces law to prevent money laundering, tax evasion in real estate (CBC)

VICTORIA & VANCOUVER ISLAND

Real estate sales remain sluggish as prices drop in some parts of Saanich (Victoria News)

Greater Victoria real estate sector limps into spring (Western Investor)

Greater Victoria real estate prices down but sales up from last month (Chek News)

SQUAMISH & WHISTLER

Council approves budget, which will see a 6.5 per cent tax revenue increase (Squamish Chief)

OKANAGAN

North Okanagan residential market runs true to form (Vernon Morning Star)

Okanagan real estate market heads into spring (Lake Country Calendar)

 
 

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