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Detailed information on How to Sell Houses and Condos in Vancouver including Realtor Advice from Top Vancouver Realtor Mike Stewart

Residential Oil Tank Rules for All of Greater Vancouver

Underground Oil Storage Tanks are are and should be a major concern for both the Sellers and Buyers of houses in Vancouver.

The risks of buying a house with a leaking underground oil storage tank are potentially catastrophic from a financial perspective.

Remember! Consult a qualified Realtor and GET AN OIL TANK SCAN when you are buying or selling a single family home in Vancouver!

Below has the various sets of rules and regulations for underground oil storage tanks across Greater Vancouver. You will also find a removal bulletin from the City of Vancouver.

Fuel Storage Tank Bylaw Matrix, July 2014 Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor

Fuel Storage Tank Bylaw Matrix, July 2014 Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor

Underground Oil Storage Tank Removal Bulletin City of Vancouver

Underground Oil Storage Tank Removal Bulletin City of Vancouver

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August 2014 Vancouver Real Estate Statistics Courtesy of REBGV

REBGV Stats Package, August 2014 Mike Stewart

Housing market activity follows 10-year August averages

The Metro Vancouver housing market experienced steady home sale, listing, and pricing trends for the month of August.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,771 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2014. This represents a 10.2 per cent increase compared to the 2,514 sales recorded in August 2013, and a 9.5 per cent decline compared to the 3,061 sales in July 2014.

August 2014 REBGV

“Activity this summer has been strong but not unusual for our region,” Ray Harris, REBGV president said. “The volume of home sales has been higher than we’ve seen in the last three years, yet below the record-breaking levels of the past decade.”

Last month’s sales were 4.3 per cent above Continue reading

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July 2014 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics and Graphs

REBGV Stats Package, July 2014 Mike Stewart


Home buyers continue to slightly outpace sellers, but not by much

The Greater Vancouver housing market continues to see slightly elevated demand from home buyers, steady levels of supply from home sellers and incremental gains in home values depending on the area and property type.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,061 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July 2014. This represents a 3.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,946 sales recorded in July 2013, and a 10.1 per cent decline compared to the 3,406 sales in June 2014.

“This is the fourth consecutive month that the Greater Vancouver market has exceeded 3,000 sales,” Darcy McLeod, REBGV president-elect said. “Prior to this, our market had not surpassed the 3,000 sale mark since Continue reading

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June 2014 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics Package

June 2014 Vancouver Real Estate Price Chart Mike Stewart

REBGV Stats Package June 2014 Mike Stewart

Buyer demand increases while home prices edge up

The Greater Vancouver housing market enters the summer season with home buyer activity on the rise.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,406 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June 2014. This represents a 28.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,642 sales recorded in June 2013, and a 3.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,286 sales in May 2014.

Last month’s sales were 0.6 per cent above Continue reading

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