August Newsletter | Home buyer demand continues to ease

Real Estate
Our goal is to communicate the real estate process every step of the way to ensure our clients have all of the pertinent information to make the best decision for them! If you’re looking to buy or sell, our in-depth knowledge of the market will help you navigate the current market! LET’S GET STARTED CANADA’S…
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July Newsletter | What do rising interest rates mean for you?

Real Estate
Our goal is to communicate the real estate process every step of the way to ensure our clients have all of the pertinent information to make the best decision for them! If you’re looking to buy or sell, our in-depth knowledge of the market will help you navigate the current market! LET’S GET STARTED BANK…
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West Van Survey | Have your say in how you play!

Share your input on the future of District community services and recreation programs. Over the past two years, community recreation has changed, and we would like your feedback on what the future of community recreation should look like to meet the needs of our community. Some things we would like to know: What is working…
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December Newsletter | Expert Holiday Decorations for Great Curb Appeal

Real Estate
Home sales activity remains up, listings down across Metro Vancouver’s housing market As we near the end of 2021, home buyer demand remains well in excess of long-term averages and the supply of homes for sale continues to decline across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region…
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November Newsletter | 55 Cozy Spaces That Will Make You a Homebody

Real Estate
Metro Vancouver home buyers compete for fewer home listings in October Home sale activity in Metro Vancouver* remained above historical averages in October while the overall supply of homes for sale dipped to levels not seen in three years. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region…
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PURCHASING A HOME ON THE NORTH SHORE

Vancouver Real Estate
Hey everyone, happy June!! It is crazy how fast this year has been going by, but it has been awesome to finally be getting some consistent warm weather and sun lately! We hope you are all doing well, and we are excited for this month’s blog as we are highlighting the area we have called…
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What is happening in West Vancouver

Uncategorised
Happy October everyone! We hope you have found time to enjoy the fall weather because we know how busy this time of year can get, and that is why we thought it was a good idea for this month’s blog to bring you up-to-date on what is happening here in West Vancouver!   New partnership…
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What is happening in West Vancouver

Real Estate
And just like that fall is upon us! We love this time of year with the autumn colours and crisp ocean air. This time of year tends to be the time when we receive referrals from our clients because of the amazing results we have achieved for them over the spring and summer. We love…
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GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS!

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy August, everyone – we hope you have been enjoying the month as much as we have and also enjoying the BEAUTIFUL sun while we have it, whether it is on a boat somewhere or riding the EAGLE COASTER at Cypress Mountain. The month of August historically has always been a month where first-time home…
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We are hosting 2 open houses this Sunday in West Vancouver. Come take a look

Real Estate
Sean and I will be hosting 2 open houses this Sunday take a look and please share the news! Great move in ready properties that are must sees Look at our Featured Listings on line www.TeamWhittall.com https://www.teamwhittall.com/listings/view/102533/west-vancouver/caulfield/4840-keith-road https://www.teamwhittall.com/listings/view/102532/west-vancouver/british-properties/316-moyne-drive
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LOCAL FAMILY EVENTS THIS SUMMER

What a summer it has been so far, wow! To be able to get outdoors with the family and spend time on the boat, go hiking and explore the amazing greenery we have around us, check out new attractions like the new EAGLE COASTER at Cypress Mountain (you have to go; it is so fun) and enjoy…
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Buyers / Sellers Checklist

Happy May everyone, we hope you and your family have been staying safe and keeping well! What an awesome year it has been so far, both personally and professionally; there has been a lot going on in the Real Estate world (as you have probably seen from our social media), from boating with clients to…
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Hidden Gems In West Vancouver

Happy April everyone, we hope you are all doing well, staying healthy, and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather we have been getting lately! There is nothing that we love more than going outdoors and enjoying all that the North Shore has to offer, especially West Vancouver, which in this month’s blog we are going to…
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HOW CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

The outbreak of the respiratory disease, Coronavirus (COVID-19), has impacted markets across the globe, including real estate. The fear COVID-19 invokes has resulted in a plunge to the stock market, caused professional sports leagues to sever their season, and is making Sellers a little more anxious at having an open house. First detected in Wuhan,…
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REAL ESTATE REGULATION CHANGES IN 2020

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy February! We hope you all had an incredible January to start off the new decade. Here in West Vancouver, we had some fun in the snow (when it was here) with the family, and we kept extremely busy real estate wise with lots of home buyer activity and gearing up for what is forecasted…
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SPRING INTO BUYING & SELLING YOUR HOME!

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy March everyone!  It seems a bit weird saying it is only days away from the official start of Spring because, in the real estate world, it has felt like Spring already for the last month! Over the last few weeks or so, we have been receiving a lot of questions from both Sellers and…
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Spring is Coming – Now Is the Time to Buy/Sell

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy February, we hope you have had a great month so far and were able to treat that special someone on Valentine’s Day! What an awesome year it has been so far for us. We have been busy with predicting the future of West Vancouver (well… almost) as Sean is on the Gleneagles Advisory board…
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Featuring: Gleneagles and Horseshoe Bay

Vancouver Real Estate
We have all heard the term “laying down some roots,” and when you think of the North Shore, two communities always come up, Gleneagles and Horseshoe Bay. The areas are excellent options, especially for active lifestyles such as hiking, biking, or boating, as there are many great options such as Whyte Lake or Sewells off…
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8 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT US!

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy holidays! We hope you and yours are staying safe and enjoying holiday cheer with friends and family (virtually, of course). With our final blog of 2020, we thought it would be fun to share some things that you may not know about us and reflect on the success of 2020! So without further ado,…
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HOLLYBURN MOUNTAIN SKI HISTORY

Vancouver Real Estate
Can you believe it is just over 40 days until the end of 2020?! Wow. Time flies. We absolutely love this time of year for so many reasons, but one of the biggest being that Cypress Mountain opened on the 14th! One of our favorite spots to ski and snowboard as a family, and every…
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HELPING YOU BUY OR SELL A PROPERTY THIS WINTER

Vancouver Real Estate
Hey everyone! We hope you have had a great fall thus far and been able to enjoy the beautiful fall colours outside (socially distanced, of course) and enjoy nature before the rain and snow arrive. We have been busier than ever in real estate as both Buyers and Sellers all across the region have a…
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The Ins and Outs of Mortgages: We Interview A Mortgage Broker

Vancouver Real Estate
Happy September! We hope everyone has been having a good month thus far with getting the kids ready to go back to school. Over the last three-or-four weeks, we have been getting many questions about mortgages, pre-approvals and mortgage rates, so for this months’ blog, we interviewed Julie Isaac from The Mortgage Group. Julie has been advising in…
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YOUR MOVING CHECKLIST!

Happy July everyone! We hope you are staying safe and have been able to support some awesome local businesses through this time and are enjoying the outdoors as much as we have! This summer has definitely been different for all of us, especially those who are Buying or Selling a home! I mean, who does…
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The Next 90 Days in Real Estate

Happy June, yes, it is already June, crazy how time is going by so quickly these days. The last time we reached out, the province was still in lockdown due to COVID-19. It is truly amazing to see everyone come together to help flatten the curve, and now see things get back to “normal.” As…
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Home Preparations for Winter

Real Estate
  Happy Holidays! It is hard to believe it is almost mid-way through December, but I guess as the saying goes, “time fly’s when you are having fun!” We have been incredibly busy gearing up for the end of the year preparing for Christmas and the start of a new decade, and with winter upon…
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HOUSING MARKET UPDATE – OCTOBER 2019

Real Estate
It has been a great fall for us thus far, and we are very excited as many great things have happened throughout October and November. Home sales have been picking up all across Metro Vancouver (which we will get into a bit later), and our Pumpkin Patch fundraiser was a huge success as we raised…
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WHY VANCOUVER IS ONE OF THE TOP 10 “MOST LIVABLE CITIES” ON EARTH

Real Estate
In the 1870s, Vancouver was originally known as a small sawmilling settlement called “Granville.”  In 1886 it was renamed to Vancouver. It is a city that not only defines Western Canada but has now become one of the most internationally renowned metropolitan regions for its impressive and artistic landscape. It is charmed with dozens of…
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June 2019 Newsletter | Taking Care of Our Ocean & Beyond

Real Estate
OCEAN PLASTICS DESERVE OUR ATTENTION The ocean is a big part of what we love about the North Shore. It is what made Kim move from Ontario years ago. And Sean can’t imagine having grown up anywhere else. The ocean is also a vital part of not just our recreation, but also our livelihood helping…
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May 2019 Edition | Summer on the North Shore & Beyond

Real Estate
While we love all seasons on the North Shore for different reasons, it is hard not to give a slight edge to summer. The ocean glistens in that way that is seems like a 24/7 invitation to explore. All across the Lower Mainland people seem to flood into every nook and cranny to catch noteworthy…
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Read Our March Edition – Hot Off the Press North Shore

Real Estate
HIT THE TRAILS We live in one of the best places to hike in the world. The North Shore is home to the dopamine-addicted and the meditative, the casual stroller and the IRONMAN. And our trails are designed for all skills levels, desires and distances. To choose between seaside hiking or rainforest, is well, one…
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Read Our February Edition – Hot Off the Press North Shore

Real Estate
  As you may have already heard, Canadian Real Estate is in the process of undergoing a significant shift. Currently, if you want to know sold listings data, you have to contact us or another licensed REALTOR®. This will change based on a ruling last year by the Supreme Court of Canada against the Toronto…
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GLENEAGLES TOWN HALL MEETING

Real Estate
TOWNHALL MEETING for Residents of Horseshoe Bay….Gleneagles….Whytecliff Topic: The Future Vision of Our CommunityDate: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM Place: Gleneagles Golf Club’s Great HallWe are gathering to inform you of important topics regarding our neighbourhood. There are lots of changes planned for our area and this will be a great way for…
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Read Our January Edition – Hot Off the Press North Shore

Real Estate
North Vancouver greeted the new year with the re-opening of the Seymour River Suspension Bridge— reconnecting the hiking, running and mountain biking trails on the east and west sides of the river. This includes the Fisherman’s Trail and the hiking known as Two Canyon Loop. The new bridge sits about 100 metres upstream of the…
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December 2018 Edition | North Shore Real Estate & Beyond

Real Estate
December 2018 Edition The holidays are upon us and, instead of our usual news, we thought we’d highlight a few of our favourite December places—just a handful of the reasons we love living on the North Shore. In the 1920s, decades prior to the construction of the Lions Gate Bridge, skiers had to take a…
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Our November Edition – Hot Off the Press North Shore

Real Estate
November 2018 Edition Nowadays Vancouverites would be hard pressed to imagine a city without its iconic bridge. But eighty years ago, the now-signature span connecting West Vancouver to Stanley Park marked a radical new addition to the city’s landscape. On November 12th, 1938, the “First Narrows Bridge,” as it was initially called, opened to pedestrians.…
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Costs when BUYING a home

Real Estate
You’ve saved up a down payment, you’re pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ve found a place you love. Now, HEADS UP! There’ll be all sorts of extra fees and charges coming at you. With this handy chart you’ll be prepared for the hidden costs that come with buying a home.
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Whittall Real Estate proud sponsor of WVSC

Real Estate
The Awards ceremony this week recognized young players, coaches and assistants that went above and beyond for the game of soccer.  Koodos to all the kids who play rain or shine throughout the year and thank you to the West Van Soccer community for supporting our kids.  We love to be involved with the club. …
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Whittall Real Estate at GECC Spring Fest

Real Estate
Last Saturday the Gleneagles Advisory Committee hosted Spring Fest at the Gleneagles Community Centre.  There was something there for all ages, from a petting zoo, face painting and bouncey castles, to firetrucks, live music and silent auction items, garden items and more.  Thankfully it was a hot sunny day.  We cooked over 150 hotdogs and…
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SPRING FEST WEST

Real Estate
Celebrate spring at Spring Fest West on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Gleneagles Community Centre (6262 Marine Drive). Everyone is welcome! Enjoy a fun-filled day featuring: Karen Fowlie & Copper Cove Road Whittall Real Estate Barbecue ($5 hot dog, drink & chips) bunny display (presented by Cinemazoo and sponsored by Alexander Homes)…
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Q & A Re: New B.C. Budget & Real Estate

Real Estate
Here is some additional information from a Q&A regarding the BC Budget and Real Estate ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX FOR FOREIGN ENTITIES AND TAXABLE TRUSTEES 1.Has gone from 15% to 20%, effective February 21st, 2018. 2.Contracts written before Feb. 20, 2018 with a closing on or before May, 2018 are exempted, but only for Capital Regional…
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October Stats are out

Real Estate
Well Sean and Kim can attest to the September stats, it has been a busy month, with buyers wanting to buy before Jan 1st and sellers seeing it maybe an opportunity to put their home on the market. Take a look at the information provided by REW below https://www.rew.ca/news/vancouver-home-sales-spike-in-busy-october-1.23082622
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Blanket Drive

Real Estate
We like to thank you for your continued support of our business. Our business is built on referrals. With that being said, the biggest compliment you can give us is to refer your friends and family. We are always happy to talk real estate and assist in making the home buying and selling process enjoyable…
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Whittall Real Estate hosts the 2nd annual Pumpkin Patch

Real Estate
The second annual community pumpkin patch Gleneagles Ch’axay Elementary was a huge success, we had so many locals under one roof, it really made me so thankful for where we live. Through Whittall Real Estate event we were able to raise $1,675 and donate Gleneagles Ch’axáý Elementary School PAC.Please like our page and send in your a…
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New Mortgage Stress Test what does this mean?

Real Estate
By now I’m sure you have heard that OFSI (the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) made the expected announcement with regard to yet more mortgage changes – namely the implementation of a “stress test” for uninsured mortgages – also referred to as conventional mortgages – which are mortgages that do not require high ratio or default…
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Whittall Real Estate’s second annual pumpkin patch

Real Estate
Well the rain did not stay away for our second annual pumpkin patch, but thankfully we were able to move it indoors.  We purchased 6 bins of pumpkins this year and invited our neighbourhood friends & family to come to the pumpkin patch which was by donation – all money we collected to go to…
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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY/SUNDAY 2-4

Real Estate
New on the market an amazing family house that is move in ready, or could use some minor upgrades.  This house is on Marine Drive but very quiet and private.  Priced to sell, come by and take a look https://www.teamwhittall.com/…/horseshoe-b…/6424-marine-drive
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Whittall Real Estate sponsoring North Van Run

Real Estate
Whittall Real Estate Is a proud sponsor of the North & West Van Runs! We are so pleased to be part of such a wonderful community who is raising money for the North Shore Special Olympics First Run is October 1st in North Van.  5K or 1K  Bring your kids and get some exercise and…
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New York Times praises Vancouver

Real Estate
Vancouver is recognized throughout the world and living here we all know the million reasons why our city is so amazing.  No wonder Real Estate prices are so high, you really can not compare it to anywhere else !  We have forests, beautiful coastlines and an amazing downtown core!  Read the article for an outsiders…
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August 2017 stats are out and here is what they say

Real Estate
Condominium sales drive August activityCompetition for condominiums and townhomes pushed Metro Vancouver* home sales above typical levels in August.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,043 in August 2017, a 22.3 per cent increase from the 2,489 sales recorded in August 2016, and a 2.8…
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New Mortgage Rules Set to Cool Markets

Real Estate
Below is an article in regards to the new mortgage rules Economists say that the changes could mean buyers will have to “come up with a bigger down payment, opt for a lower priced home and scale back other debt” If you or someone you know, are thinking of buying a property please contact Whittall…
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How are you celebrating Canada Day?

Real Estate
There will be lots of celebrations throughout BC on Saturday July 1st One not to be missed is happening at John Lawson Park with the night ending with Fireworks! See the cities link below for more details. https://westvancouver.ca/arts-culture/festivals/canada-day
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BC Home sales Climb 26% in one month

Real Estate
Dispite the number of homes listed for sale across the province being at a 20 year all time low See the article just released for more information https://www.rew.ca/news/bc-home-sales-climb-26-in-one-month-1.20570339
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Why you shouldn’t be worried about a housing crash

Real Estate
If you are thinking of buying a home in Vancouver, you shouldn’t be worried about a housing crash any time soon says RBC. “Prices have picked up slightly in February and March. Provincial statistics show that some (although not all) foreign buyers had returned to the area by the late stages of 2016 after moving…
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Open House! This Sunday June 4, 2-4 pm

Real Estate
Open House, Sunday June 4, 2-4pm! 2603 969 RICHARDS STREET2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1280 sqft. – Fully Renovated with no expenses spared. This beautiful NW corner suiteprovides city views & privacy with only 4 units on floor. Flawless floorplan, with bedrooms on opposite ends, and open concept spacious living-dining-kitchen makes entertaining easy and comfortable. The Gourmet…
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