Blog by Michael Giesbrecht

The Ins And Outs Of Selling A Home In British Columbia

February 25th, 2015

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Selling or buying a home is the largest transaction most of us ever become involved in. Yet people sometimes take less time over it than they do when buying a new car. That’s because it’s unfamiliar territory to many of us. We don’t all understand the process. We don’t know what questions to ask. We may take things for granted, rely on others when we shouldn’t, and sometimes we later wish we ...

The Latest On West Vancouver Condos

February 17th, 2015

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There are currently 78 condominium apartment homes for sale in West Vancouver, ranging in price from $235,000 for a 589 square foot 1-bedroom co-op in Ambleside to $8,900,000 for a 3-bedroom, 3,300 square foot waterfront penthouse in Dundarave.

There have been 29 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price for a 1-bedroom during that time coming in at $373,750 and the median sal ...

The Latest on West Vancouver Single Family Homes

February 12th, 2015

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There are currently 423 single family homes for sale in West Vancouver, ranging in price from $525,000 for a 2-bedroom home on Passage Island to $25,000,000 for a 6-bedroom, 7,700 square foot home in Caulfeild.

There have been 150 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price during that time coming in at $2,731,045 and the median sale price being $2,200,000. The least expensive s ...

The Dream Of Being Debt Free

February 11th, 2015
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Types Of Lighting For The Home

February 11th, 2015

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You probably don't think buying a lighting fixture for a room is all that complicated. It isn't. However, it does require you to consider which types of lighting you may need. According to the Lighting Association, there are three types:

General lighting. By far the most common, this is the type of lighting that is designed to create a functional brightness that spreads throughout a room. ...

February 2015 Update On North Vancouver Condos

February 10th, 2015

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There are currently 360 condominium apartment homes for sale in North Vancouver, ranging in price from $169,000 for a 677 square-foot 1-bedroom home in Lower Lonsdale, to $3,220,000 for a 4-bedroom, 2,500 square-foot penthouse with sweeping harbour views and a 1,000 square foot roof-top patio, also in Lower Lonsdale.

There have been 144 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale pric ...

The Latest on North Vancouver Single Family Homes

February 7th, 2015

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There are currently 209 single family homes for sale in North Vancouver, ranging in price from $229,000 for a 4-bedroom 1,300 square foot water-access-only house in Brighton Beach, to $15,488,000 for a 4- bedroom, 7,200 square foot waterfront estate on Beachview Dr.

There have been 183 sales in the last 90 days, with the average sale price during that time coming in at $1,401,495 and the m ...

Vancouver Condo Prices - Food For Thought

February 7th, 2015

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People will often ask me, "How much for a one-bedroom condo in this area?"  Or, "How much for a two-bedroom condo in that area?"  What I have done for a number of areas around the Downtown Core is list the current lowest priced one-bedroom, current lowest priced two-bedroom, the lowest sale price for a one bedroom so far this year, the average and median sale prices for one-bedrooms this y ...

Deciding On The Discretionary Move

February 6th, 2015

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Sometimes we don't have much choice about selling our home and buying another. Circumstances, such as a job relocation, may have made that choice for us.  However, most often the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it's a good idea. They feel that "now" is the right time to find their next dream home.

So how do you make that kind of decision?  T ...

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