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The Vancouver Home + Design Show runs October 27-30, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre - West. Buy tickets online and save $3 by clicking the button below.

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Thursday October 27, 2016  ​4 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday ​October 28, 2016  NOON - 9:00 p.m. 
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10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including Mia Parres & Rob Evans, stars of HGTV's The Expandables, Colin & Justin, stars of W Network’s Game of Homes and Cottage Life’s Cabin Pressure, Todd Talbot, star of W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and regular CityTV Cityline guest expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus Vancouver’s very own top talent including Jamie Banfield and Kristina Hibbs. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.

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I just received the following message from Tony Spagnuolo, Barrister & Solicitor regarding Property Transfer Tax Changes:


Good morning everyone. By now you should have heard about the changes in the latest budget regarding the PTT. Here is what we know.


1. There are no changes to the first time home buyer exemption limits;

 

2. All buyers (whether first time buyers or not) no longer pay PTT on purchases of NEW homes up to $750,000 in value; note the buyer must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; there is a partial exemption for homes between $750,000.00 and $800,000.00;


3. PTT has changed so that there is now a 3% tax on amounts over $2,000,000.00. The 3% tax is only paid on the amount over $2,000,000.00, not the full price.


These are effective for purchases closing today and going forward. We had one client close on a new home yesterday, and we believe they are out of luck. We also had one client that was to close today on a $4,000,000.00 purchase, but we moved the completion to yesterday to save the client $20,000.00 in PTT.


We will soon update the calculators on our website, but for now they are out of date.


Tony Spagnuolo, Barrister & Solicitor
Spagnuolo & Company Lawyers
http://www.bcrealestatelawyers.com

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As you’re probably aware, the list price you set for your property has an impact on how quickly it sells — and how much you earn on the sale.


What you may not realize is just how significant an impact it has. Consider the following examples.


Example 1:

You price your property well above its current market value. As a result, many buyers don’t bother to see it because it’s outside of their price range. Those who do see it are confused by the high price tag, (and may even be suspicious.) They may wonder, “What’s going on?”


In this scenario, the home will likely languish on the market for weeks or even months. You might even have to lower the price dramatically to re-ignite interest.


Example 2:

You price your property just a couple of percentage points lower than what is necessary to gain the interest of qualified buyers. That might not seem like much of a problem. How much can a couple of percentage points matter?


Those points matter a lot.


On a $400,000 property, pricing your home just 2% lower than necessary could cost you $8,000 on the sale. That’s a serious amount of money!


So, as you can see, pricing your home right is serious business. Fortunately, a good REALTOR® knows how to set the right price.


Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today.  I sell homes in the shortest time for the most amount of money and the least inconvienence.  


Here are a couple of my most recent sales, sold over asking!



 

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I'm excited to be up to date with technology, I provide a custom professional cinamatic movie tour and pictures of my listings adding DRONE footage. With innovative ways to capture not only a home but aerial views of the entire property and land, the drive home, kids' walk to school, the neighborhood, the home's proximity to amenities, property maps, and the list goes on! Drones are shaping up to be the next evolution in real estate marketing!




Quartz (http://qz.com/) says, "Welcome to the multimillion-dollar Drone Racing League. It feels like pod racing from Star Wars, but could very well become the first sport of the 21st century."

 

 

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http://www.bcassessment.ca/news/Pages/BCAssessmentreleasesexamplessignificant2016valueincreases.aspx

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VANCOUVER, B.C. January 5, 2016 –  In a year when the number of homes listed for sale was below historical averages, actual home sales in Metro Vancouver set a new record.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that 2015 home sales were the highest annual total in REBGV history. This was powered early in the year by four straight months with more than 4,000 sales a month from March to June, another first for REBGV.


Sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2015 reached 42,326, a 27.8 per cent increase from the 33,116 sales recorded in 2014, and a 48.4 per cent increase over the 28,524 residential sales in 2013.

The total number of homes listed for sale on the MLS® in 2015 ranked fifth in the last ten years, while the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) saw double-digit year-over-year price increases.


The number of residential properties listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in 2015 reached 57,249. This is an increase of 2.1 per cent compared to the 56,066 properties listed in 2014 and an increase of 4.6 per cent compared to the 54,742 properties listed in 2013.


With sales-to-active-listings ratios above 25 per cent for 11 months in 2015, the Metro Vancouver market experienced seller’s market conditions for much of the year.


"Home buyers were active and motivated throughout 2015 despite the pressure on supply of homes on the market," Darcy McLeod, REBGV president said. "Housing markets typically experience quieter periods within a calendar year, but that wasn't the case in Metro Vancouver last year."


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $760,900. This represents an 18.9 per cent increase compared to December 2014.


“We often hear economists say that seller’s market conditions put upward pressure on home prices,” McLeod said. “That was certainly the case in 2015, with price increases ranging from 14 to 24 per cent depending on property type.”

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December summary

Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,827 in December 2015, an increase of 33.6 per cent from the 2,116 sales recorded in December 2014 and a 19.8 per cent decline compared to November 2015 when 3,524 home sales occurred.


New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 2,021 in December 2015. This represents a 7 per cent increase compared to the 1,888 units listed in December 2014 and a 40.4 per cent decline compared to November 2015 when 3,392 properties were listed.


The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 6,024, a 41.6 per cent decline compared to December 2014 and a 25.6 per cent decrease compared to November 2015.


Sales of detached properties in December 2015 reached 1,136, an increase of 36.4 per cent from the 833 detached sales recorded in December 2014. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 24.3 per cent from December 2014 to $1,248,600.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,225 in December 2015, an increase of 34.3 per cent compared to the 912 sales in December 2014.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 14 per cent from December 2014 to $436,200.


Attached property sales in December 2015 totalled 466, an increase of 25.6 per cent compared to the 371 sales in December 2014. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 13.6 per cent from December 2014 to $543,700.


*Editor’s Note: Areas covered by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.


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The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2014, 33,116 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area, generating $2.136 billion in economic spin-off activity and an estimated 16,227 jobs. The total dollar value of residential sales transacted through the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver totalled $27.3 billion in 2014. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing nearly 12,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR® or visit www.rebgv.org.


Quoted from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Thank you to all my family, friends and clients that helped me achieve the Royal LePage Director's Platinum Award for 2015! My business depends on referrals. If you know anyone who would like to Buy or Sell real estate, please contact me 604.808.3882 mjordan@telus.net

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"This year’s REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive runs Monday, November 16-23.

 

This Saturday, November 14, look for Blanket Drive ads in The Vancouver Sun and Real Estate Weekly regional editions.


Each year we collect and distribute enough blankets and warm clothing to help 19,000 of our neighbours in need. Over the life of this event, we’ve helped more than 275,000 in our communities stay warm and dry.  


Thanks for your support." ~ Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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I will get you top dollar with the least amount of inconvenience in the shortest amount of time.  This is accomplished by properly pricing your home according to today’s market and using my thorough personalized marketing plan. My online and offline marketing programs give me the edge needed to make this possible.


I will showcase your listing with a full feature property website.  http://www.royallepagemc.ca/92/64092/612595/

 

I will mail a Just Listed postcard to everyone in your neighbourhood.

 

I will run a full colour Real Estate Weekly Newspaper Ad featuring your property.

 

I will create a customized Feature Sheet.


Listing on MLS, my website mjordan.ca and the Royal LePage Website.

 

Uploads on Facebook, kijiji, Craiglist, YouTube and Vimeo

 

Professional Cinamatic Tour and Pictures

 

• Lawn sign
• Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) Listing

• Open Houses (optional)

• www.royallepage.ca listing (additional pictures and comments uploaded)

• Listing on Realtor.ca (public access).

• Listing on Realtylink website (additional pictures and comments uploaded).

• Listing on my website www.mjordan.ca (additional pictures and comments uploaded).

• Professional Movie Tour and Pictures

• Real Estate Weekly Newspaper advertisement

• Customized Feature Sheet

• Arrange showings with adequate notice and minimum inconvenience

• Provide weekly updates of activity, feedback and market conditions

• Provide necessary information to Realtors and potential Buyers while protecting your privacy 

• Represent you in all negotiations 


THERE ARE MANY FACETS TO EFFECTIVELY MARKETING YOUR HOME:

• Identifying a target market
• Creating a compelling story for the home i.e. amenities, neighbourhood, commute etc.

• Capturing impactful photography

• Creating marketing materials
• Creating local marketing campaigns

• Managing internet marketing

• Co-ordination of other professionalsi.e. stagers, printers, advertising, media etc.

• Hosting and managing open houses 


CUSTOM MARKETING TOOLS

Since the Real Estate business is constantly evolving, I am partnered with a technology expert with over 17 years of experience. He handles my media presentations and makes sure we are using the latest technology to maximize effectiveness. My customized marketing plan is second to none.

• Postcards

• Feature Sheets

• Real Estate Weekly Newspaper Advertisement

• Open House Flyers 


As a trained, award winning Royal LePage agent with 20 years of experience, I will help you get the best price for your home, by doing the following: 

• Pre-qualifying buyers
• Identifying motivating factors of the prospective buyer 

• Working with other agents
• Setting viable contract terms and conditions 

• Managing counter offers
• Optimizing multiple offer situations
• Negotiating a favourable closing 


GET SOCIAL. GET FOUND!

All the buzz these days is around social media and search engine optimization and for good reason. I have a voice and I am heard, that helps your listing be found. myRealPage Website helps me blog, add videos, share content, listings, share anything I want, really.  I do everything to help increase traffic from search engines to your listing. 


MARKETING TOOLS, TACTICS AND TECHNOLOGIES

The Royal LePage mobile website pushes the boundaries by providing buyers with enhanced information about neighbourhoods and available properties. m.royallepage.ca

• Developed for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry

• Cross-Canada property searching

• Provides consumer rankings on local businesses

• A GPS locator to help identify local amenities including schools, banks, grocery stores, restaurants and cafes

• Won a Horizon Interactive Award, Mobile Web Business 

 

Let 20 years of experience, personal award winning service and passion for Real Estate work for you. From start to sold I will show you the depth of my commitment to making a move for you. I have built my successful Real Estate career on trust, integrity and service. A Real Estate transaction can be one of your largest investments and most important decisions you will ever make.  Make the right decision and contact me to make your dream a reality. 


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Thank you for your business and referrals; they have helped me achieve the April 2015 2nd place recognition for most Listings in my office!

 

My success in real estate is dependent on referrals from friends like you. If you know anyone who would like to buy orsell real estate, let me know and I will provide them with a great real estate experience.

 

 

Thank you for always promoting my name when you hear of someone thinking about buying or selling real estate.

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From the September 5, 2014 edition of RealtorLink (Strategic Information For REBGV Realtors) Volume 15 Number 18

 

 

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Imagine you could highlight your favourite neighbourhood and then get updates about those properties, without constantly monitoring the “For Sale” signs? With the new Royal LePage App, it’s not just a possibility - it’s a reality! 


Last year we helped you take your neighbourhood expert with you anywhere by creating a mobile-optimized website. Today, we are bringing you a totally customizable application that lets you actually choose the areas that you’re interested with the Draw Tool feature.

Use the Draw Tool to outline an area you like, and then refine your search by price, location, property type, number of beds and bath, and more to receive information on properties within your drawn area. Alternatively, search by street, address or intersection – the app will
automatically save these searches to your history so you can check them again later.

The best part? Customize your notifications so we can let you know immediately if there are any prices changes, new or removed listings or open houses in your saved drawn area or saved searches.

Have questions that only an experienced REALTOR® can help you with? The app also allows you to find an agent or office nearby, so you can drop in or get a hold of an agent with a few simple taps.

We know that in this ever-changing market, with new homes being listed and taken down each and every day, it’s important that you stay on top of it all. The Royal LePage mobile real estate application makes searching for properties for sale as easy as typing in an address. More than that, it makes saving those searches, getting immediate updates and contacting an agent to give you the scoop simple and personal. Download the Royal LePage iPhone App today and find a property that’s perfect for you.
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The Real Estate Bord of Greater Vancouver publised the following artile today:


First-time home buyers received welcome news in today’s provincial budget.

The government has announced, effective February 19, 2014, under the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program, qualifying first-time buyers can buy a home worth up to $475,000. The previous threshold was $425,000.

The partial exemption continues and will apply to homes valued between $475,000 and $500,000.

More home buyers

With this change, the government estimates 1,700 additional first-time buyers will annually be eligible to save up to $7,500 in PTT when they buy their home.

The government estimates this measure will cost $8 million in lost tax revenue each year.

Lobbying

The Real Estate Board together with BC Real Estate Association has actively lobbied to make home ownership more affordable for first-time home buyers. This increase in the threshold clearly signals our efforts have paid off as in past years.

 • In 2008, as a result of industry lobbying, the provincial government increased the threshold to $425,000 from $375,000.  
 • In 2005, the government increased the threshold to $325,000 from $275,000.

The PTT is calculated at a rate of one per cent on the first $200,000 and two per cent on the remaining value of the purchase price.

 

Here is a link to the Budget: www.bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2014/default.htm


From http://www.rebgv.org/government-reduces-tax-burden-first-time-buyers

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When you make the important decision to buy or sell a home, I am committed to going the extra mile to ensure that all of your needs are successfully met in a professional and honest manner.

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