Mike’s Blog for Home Buyers

Why do Real Estate Markets go up and down? Niall Ferguson’s book explains this and much more…

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson - Recommended by Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page The Ascent of Money. Wow! What a book! I read this book when I was away in Mexico growing this crazy red beard you see me with in all my recent videos. Niall Ferguson is an Economic Historian at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the authour of several books. In The Ascent of Money, he accurately predicted the Credit Crisis of September 2008 in early 2008. Very impressive! In Chapter 4… Find out more

Lowball Offers – What they are, how to do it, and how to deal with one if you are a Seller

Lowballing Vancouver Real Estate It’s a buyer’s market for Vancouver real estate these days and Lowballing is a great way for buyers to get the best deal possible. For sellers a Lowball is an opportunity to get an accepted offer in a time when these are scarce. Many buyers are afraid to Lowball for fear of insulting the sellers. With a Lowball offer it’s like anything else in life, if you don’t try, you’ll never know! I put a deal together at 2502-1483 Homer Street. The asking price was $1.1 Million and we got it for $975K in October of… Find out more

A Winter Sunset in Yaletown!

Yaletown Sunset in Downtown Vancouver By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Hi All, This is a bit frivolous, but it was just so gorgeous I had to share! Find out more

Why Vancouver Real Estate is Doing What its Doing By Paul Krugman

The Financial Crisis Explained by Paul Krugman! By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Have a look at this article below by Paul Krugman that I recently read in the Guardian. It explains clearly and in an easy to understand manner, what in the US and its effect on the rest of the World. I am a big fan of Paul Krugman. I took Political Science at Simon Fraser University and I read alot of his stuff. I love it and I'd love to hear your thoughts! We all go together when… Find out more

Vancouver Real Estate Market Seasonal Fluctuations

Seasonal Fluctuations in Vancouver's Real Estate Market on Mike Stewarts Video Blog By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Real estate markets fluctuate (really!?) and for the Vancouver market, spring is always the busiest followed by early to mid autumn. The worst times to start marketing a property are high summer and deep winter. High summer (late July to Labour Day) is tought because people are on vacation or want to go to the beach and not to open houses. Deep winter is no good because the weather deters people and the… Find out more

Dates in Real Estate Transaction

No... I don't mean candlelit dinners and footsy! I mean Acceptance Dates! Subject Removal Dates! Completion Dates! Possession Dates! Basically the important dates when you buy or sell real estate in Vancouver. This is pretty much a 2.0 version of an older post on my old blog. Check out Important Dates in Real Estate Transaction if I make a mess of my explanation. Find out more