Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Real Estate in Vancouver is one the prestigious industry in the world. Many real estate tycoons invests millions of dollars in residential as well as commercial space in the city.

Well, Vancouver has been declared as the third most livable city in the world and top in Canada. Which is why, real estate prices in the city is shooting up like a rocket. One might be interested in knowing the most expensive areas of the city. presents an infographic (IG) about Vancouver City, its expensive areas, most expensive suites a person dreams about with a checklist for buyers which can be considered while buying real estate in Vancouver. Have a look:

The IG also throws light on standard lease/rent agreements signed in Vancouver along with the type of space (residential as well as commercial) rated on the scale of expensiveness.

Don't forget to share your thoughts on the IG.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Selling a home in the current economic times can be difficult, but it is not impossible though. If you are considering selling your home, home staging can make a lot of difference to the selling prospects of your property.

 Home staging is basically the process of preparing a home for sale. It involves improving the curb appeal of a home so as to impress the prospective buyers. The process of home staging involves making a home for sale meet the expectations and ideas of the buyers. When you hire experts or you carry the task of home staging on your own, you are actually making it the dream home that buyers are looking to buy.
Home staging may involve one or most of the following things:
  1. Painting the interiors of the home.
  2. Changing the flooring.
  3. Adding new furniture and furnishings.
  4. Adding wall art, paintings, and other home décor items.
  5. Improving garden, pool, patio, and outdoor living space.
  6. Enhancing the practicality of the home for sale. 

Statistics prove that homes that are stages sell 2-3 times faster and at almost 10% higher value than those that are not staged. So, do not forget home staging if you want to sell your home quickly.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A home is going to be most probably the biggest financial decision and investment that you will make in your life. You will certainly want things to go smoothly and correctly.

Here are 5 critical steps that make the otherwise complicated and daunting process of home buying simple and easy for home buyers.

  1. Deciding the budget is the first crucial step for buying a home. You must know how much you can afford to buy a flat, or a bungalow, or a villa. 
  2. The second step is arranging for the finances. You may have to liquidate your savings, take a home loan, or ask friends and family for financial help.
  3. The next step is the most exciting part of buying a home. It involves looking for various homes for sale in Vancouver or any other place that you are living in. When looking at homes for sale, you must consider the house itself and the neighbourhood.
  4. The forth step is equally important. You need to consider the practicality, as well as the aesthetics of the home for sale. There is no doubt that the home that you buy must be beautiful to look at. But it should be low on maintenance, safe and secure to live, and should support your individual lifestyle.
  5. The fifth and the final step involved in buying a house is making an offer. You must utilize your negotiation skills to crack the deal in your favour. Do not rush. Check out several properties and compare their rates thoroughly before you zero down on any particular home for sale.

Enjoy the process of buying a home!!

Monday, 1 July 2013

According to a report published by, foreign buyers account for as much of 40% of the luxury single family home market in Greater Vancouver, BC. The major player is China but numbers from Iran and United States are in surge.

It has been found that a luxury home in Vancouver, in an area of around 3500 sq. ft. costs $2.8 million in Vancouver Real Estate Market (on an average) as compared to $2 million of Toronto and Calgary and $3.5 in Montreal. Also, the locality plays a crucial role in prices. The same home can cost up to $4 million in West Side.

The following infographic says a lot about it:


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Vancouver is located in British Columbia and is well-known as one of Canada's most beautiful cities. The city offers a lot of recreational activities and options. It also has several places that display a wide range of fun and social activities. Considering Vancouver homes for sale with the guidance of a renowned real estate agent, Lorne Goldman is definitely a good idea because along with recreational fun and activities, the city is also known for the following:

Culture: Vancouver has merger in itself a wide range of ethnic groups that have brought with them a lively, vibrant and distinct aggregation of wonderful cuisines, elegant heritage and artwork.

 Beautiful Homes: Homes in Vancouver can be rightly described as more than just beautiful they are just wonderful. Surrounded by the beautiful views of both the mountains and the oceans, several homes in the downtown offer stunning and picturesque views of the famed Stanley Park in Vancouver.

Amazing People: To find the friendliest people on the earth - come to Vancouver. They are just amazing, so supporting, kind and always eager to help you. Thus, you will not take a long time to blend in with your neighborhood if you are thinking to buy a home in Vancouver.

Exciting Shopping Options
: The city has become a most happening hub of some of the best shopping outlets in the entire Canada. You can find an amazing fashion district in Vancouver that is known for its exciting arts culture. You can easily shop for your favorite brands in the luxurious malls in the city.

The scenic beauty
: Once you are in Vancouver, you will positively realize that you are in the most beautiful and scenic city in the world. You will surely enjoy and treasure the picturesque oceans, mountains, beautiful and green forests and parks in the city.
Once you have made the big decision to buy your own house in Vancouver real estate sector, your family will naturally be excited. In all the excitement, don't forget to consider important considerations when you plan to buy a house to take the right decision.

Especially, if you are a first time home buyer, you might face a tough time in finding a home of your choice and budget. This is due to the lack of sufficient knowledge about the Vancouver real estate market that can lead to confusion and stress thus compelling you to take wrong decisions. By taking into account, a few things before you buy your first house in BC real estate Canada you can be successful in your achieving your desired goal.

A look at various aspects that cannot be ignored if you are planning to buy a property in Vancouver:

Home Specifications and Requirements
: Start the whole process of home hunting by considering your home buying needs, specifications and requirements. This will aid you in narrowing down your search in Vancouver real estate listings. There are a number of houses available for sale in Vancouver that offers exclusive facilities, neighborhood and amenities; simply, plan as per your budget and your home requirement. If you do not conduct a proper planning prior to hunting of a new home, you may get confused and lose a lot of time and energy searching for a good deal.

Search for a good real estate company in Vancouver: The next step is to search for a good real estate company that has sound experience in Vancouver real estate sector. These experts possess adequate knowledge of the neighborhood, homes and apartments available for sale in Vancouver. They will make your search hassle-free by assisting you in house searching from beginning to end. Just disclose your home buying budget & home specifications and leave the rest to them. The company will also keep you updated regarding the current condition prevailing in the market of BC real estate in Canada.

Locate a good realtor: Locating a good realtor is another crucial step toward buying your dream property in Vancouver. Realtor’s job is to provide you with necessary house buying tips. Make sure to tell the chosen realtor all about your house specifications and budget so that he comprehends what you are looking for. You can also mention your preferences related to the locality and neighborhood. Always make it clear that you don't want to consider those houses that are out of your budget. By doing this, you can save a lot of your time in unnecessary moving from one property to another. Realtors also have a fair idea about the financial institutions that lend money for home buying.

Vancouver offers a lot when it comes to luxurious homes, thus, you have to wait for the right opportunity to avail the best property deal. Vancouver’s most successful real estate agent, Lorne Goldman can also guide you with negotiations and paper work involved in house purchasing.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

According to a press release issued by Real Estate Board of Grater Vancouver (REBGV), the real estate market in Vancouver city is showing signals of improvement. The prestigious organization reports that the sale of residential property has reached to 2882 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in May 2013 as compared to 2853 sales recorded in the past month. When compared with the data of last year, the sales remain low but Real Estate Analysts in Vancouver are still optimistic about the growth.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® in Greater Vancouver is 17,222, a 3.4 per cent low when compared to May 2012 and a 2.9 per cent high as compared to April 2013.

The Real Estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2012, 25,032 homes changed ownership in the Board’s area generating $1.07 billion in economic spin-off activity and creating an estimated 7,125 jobs.

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities of Canada. Thousands of tourists and wanderers visit the city to experience the beauty and most of them find it mesmerizing and enchanting. If you plan to visit Vancouver, no matter if you are of a business trip, there is one recommended place to visit: Vancouver Lookout.

Vancouver Lookout provides 360° view of city of Vancouver. You will be on Cloud 9 while watching the city's beauty from a 167 m tall building maintaining the legacy of Vancouver BC Real Estate. The staff present there are very friendly. They will provide you a complimentary guided tour or you can simply walk around the deck and choose your favorite places to explore.

This picture has been taken from Vancouver Lookout Tower, you can image how breathtaking view would be presented from there.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

If you are planning to visit Vancouver, here is a video which can help you out to find the best places in the city.

And if you wish to relocate to the city and feel like buying real estate at Vancouver, Contact Lorne Goldman, the award winning realtor with 32 years of experience in real estate industry.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Vancouver is a beautiful city indeed. There are a lots of videos available on Youtube which can show you a glimpse on its beauty. If you don't want to browse all of them, then you can watch this:
 This video has been made by synchronizing mesmerizing pictures of Vancouver city. The fact that it has been an axis of  real estate in Canada, many skyscrapers have been raised here and they have become icons of this city.
Living in Vancouver is just the right thing for you if you are looking for mild climate, beautiful surroundings, and countless opportunities for leisure, and access to the finest amenities and facilities.

Here are 7 wonderful reasons for living in Vancouver, BC:

  1. The climate of Vancouver is unbelievably mild. Its winters are in fact the warmest compared to most of the cities and provinces of Canada. You will rarely find snow out here. Snow falls on an average of 11 days in a year. Summers are dry and warm.
  2. The Forbes has ranked Vancouver as the 10th cleanest cities in the world. The city continuously makes efforts in environmental sustainability.
  3. Vancouver is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Life out here is less hectic and more relaxed.
  4. Vancouver is ethnically diverse. Approximately 50% of the people do not speak English as their first language.
  5. Vancouver has got a highly diversified economy. It houses a variety of industries, including Information Technology, biotechnology, electronics, biopharmaceutical, mining, forestry, and alternative fuels.
  6. Vancouver has two major universities, many community colleges, government funded elementary schools and highs schools, and a variety of private schools. Children can rest assured of high quality education in both government funded and private schools.
  7. Vancouver promises a very high standard of health care. The city has got some of the best hospitals. Basic medical care is covered by the Medical Services Plan for British Columbia which is financed by the taxes and transfers from the Federal Government.

Want to live in this amazing city? Buy real estate in Vancouver today and enjoy living in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities.

Monday, 20 May 2013

One can see around 650 skyscrapers in Vancouver. But, one of the marvel that Vancouver metropolis boasts upon is Living_Shangri-La. Its a 62 storey building having a 5 star hotel and its offices in the first 15 floors. Rest of the tower has condominium apartments.

The Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver is an integral part of a hotel chain named Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. It occupies ground floor to 15th floor, 119 rooms with a Presidential Suite. Also, it has 307 condominium units with 3 penthouses on 61st floor.

Living Shangri-La has been featured in a Hollywood movie named Tron: Legacy.

With such attributes, the hotel is the axis of Real Estate Vancouver. If you are planning to buy/sell property in the city, Lorne Goldman welcomes you at their offices.


Friday, 17 May 2013

From bustling bazaars, busy business centers, adrenaline pumping water and inland activities to mesmerizing wildlife tours, cruising and exploring the enchanted territory, Vancouver is a city that has something for everyone. One of the most livable cities in the world, here are the top three free things to do in Vancouver –
  • Grouse Grind – If you are an outdoor and nature enthusiast, then hiking the Grouse Grind should be on the top of your priority list. The panoramic views of the sea, monolithic mountains and an untouched wilderness attract over a million tourists every year to Grouse Grind.
  • Lynn Canyon – You can not afford to miss the exceptional views from the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge when you are in the city. A whopping 617 acres of forest area, Lynn Canyon is a perfect place to get up, close and personal with nature. 

  • Richmond Night Market – A shopper’s and foodie’s paradise, the Chinese night market during the summer is a perfect way to witness exuberant carnivals and cultural events. Roam the market and discover priceless handicrafts, not to forget the authentic Chinese delicacies.
If you are moving to Vancouver, browse through Vancouver real estate listings to find the most suitable accommodation for you.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Vancouver real estate market has seen a lot of activity in the recent years thanks to the job and business opportunities that this city offers. If you have recently moved to a house in Vancouver, it’s time to know this city of British Columbia well. Dining out (alone or with family and friends) may be one of the things on your ‘to do list’. Here are 4 of the finest eat outs in your new city:

Rain City Grill – Located at 1193 Denman Street, Rain City Grill offers you the finest views of Stanley Park and English Bay. This is the perfect place to relish exotic cheeses, organic veggies and salmon in a classy and sophisticated ambience. Weekend brunch at the Rain City Grill is well known for the variety of food options it offers to patrons.

Lupo Restaurant and Vinoteca – If scrumptious Italian food and the best wines are on your mind, this is the place to visit. Lupo Restaurant and Vinoteca, also known as Villa del Lupo, is located in downtown Vancouver on the Hamilton Street and is also one of the most romantic restaurants of British Columbia.

Blue Water Café – This exquisite seafood restaurant at 1095 Hamilton Street offers the largest variety of cuisines with oysters, prawns, lobsters along with sirloin steak. This Vancouver restaurant is also frequented by celebrities throughout the year and is also a good place for formal business dinners. 

Salade de Fruits Café – If you feel like visiting France ‘for an hour or two’, just drive to this place. The home like French dishes and delicious crème brulee at Salade de Fruits Café can really delight your heart (and palate). The restaurant menu has plenty of healthy dishes and desserts.

With a new dwelling in Vancouver, you also have lots more to look forward to besides great food.
April 26, 2013 marks the 127th birthday of city of Vancouver. It was on this day that the small sawmill community of Granville was reborn as the brand new city of Vancouver. The real estate listings in this urbane city today include some of the mist beautiful houses and apartments of British Columbia.

Did you know that this cosmopolitan city bordered with majestic mountains is also associated with several well known personalities? Here are some lesser known facts about Vancouver:

  • Frederick John Westcott, better known by his stage name Fred Karno organized a week long engagement in the city in 1911. One of performers in the play was Charlie Chaplin who was 22 years old then.

  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling, the English short story writer, novelist and poet visited Vancouver three times beginning in 1892. Impressed by the beauty and culture of the city, he also bought some land here.
  • Bing Crosby, American actor who won Academy Award (Best Actor) for 1944 musical comedy Going My Way, often visited Vancouver. However, he was once refused a room at Hotel Vancouver when he walked in casually dressed. With his few days’ growth of facial hair, the perplexed clerk at reservation desk could not recognize him.

  • When Johnny Depp had to live in Vancouver for the first season of Jump Street, he got into a tiff with the security guard of his hotel and was arrested. The one night that he spent in a Vancouver prison was enough for tabloids to latch onto and it sparked media’s portrayal of Depp as a ‘hell raiser’. However, to his fans and public in general, he remained polite and constructive about his work.
  • Katherine Hepburn used to periodically rent the penthouse of the low rise Rosellen Suites, in Vancouver’s West End area. It is still available for rent.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Vancouver most successful real estate agent

Selling a home on your own is not as easy as it seems. Though, it will save you money, it might not bag you a good deal. Also, the process of selling property is fraught with several risks and problems. Real estate firms can take the load off your shoulders and help you get the right price for your home.

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When compared to selling property on your own, taking the help of real estate agent has several significant advantages. Read on to know why you should hire a professional to sell your home.

Help you get a better deal

People who intend to sell their home without the help of a real estate agent have to face many problems and risks. Also, there is the risk of the property remaining unsold. On the other hand, opting for the services of a real estate agent can help you get a better deal.

Better advertising

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Real estate firms know what appeals to a buyer and would advertise your property accordingly. They will package your home in a way that will get prospective buyers to purchase your property.

More exposure

With the help of real estate agents you would be able to reach out to potential buyers located outside your city or town. In addition, they also advertise about the property through circulars and print media.

Buying a home can be a little confusing, especially for a first time buyer. The decision to purchase a particular house should not be based on whether it fulfills the parameters of being your dream house; instead buyers should think rationally and factor in other considerations like price, condition and location.

Given below are the three major mistakes that first time buyers make.

Ignoring defects

Most people tend to overlook major flaws in the house that they intend to buy. While some are overcome by the size of the property, some tend to get carried away by the less price tag and opt for houses with major flaws. The truth is that while the defects may seem too trivial to bother about in the beginning, there is every possibility that once you purchase the house, they may cause you to regret your decision.

Over estimating the price

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Most first time buyers tend to over estimate the price of a house. People who over estimate the price, end up paying a large sum for something that could be easily purchased at a far lesser price.

Not availing the services of a good real estate agency

Most people make the mistake of believing that all real estate agents are the same.Opting for a good agency can save you from the trouble of making mistakes and buying a home that does not suit your requirements.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Data released by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) depict that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,874 in March 2012 confirming a 12.9 per cent increase, compared to the sales in March 2011. Data from the REBGV also indicate that there was a slight slump in the home selling in Canada. February sales in Greater Vancouver were the third lowest February total in the region since 2002. It is also clear that Vancouver real estate market is currently in a state of transition.

Above mentioned figures can be a concern of worry for the home sellers interested in selling their home at a good price tag. Despite the ongoing property trends in Canada-especially in Vancouver, people in Vancouver can make a difference to their property selling experience by taking valuable service of professional and reputed real estate agents. 

These sellers help property sellers get maximum amount on the selling all sorts of residential properties. With a well-established and known real estate agent in Vancouver, people can expect a better deal favoring their specific selling related needs and wants in an amicable manner.  A customer-friendly agent never deceives his/her clients and offers them customized and integrated property solutions and services.
Character is a combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another effectively. Through a study of characters, we can know what type of people are, how they behave, how they act and how they perform. In the business world, the role of character matters the most. If you are going to take services of real estate agents in Canada, make sure you check the following qualities so that you can find what you want and expect.

Professional: A good realtor should behave professionally while dealing customers of all sizes and types.Complete knowledge: A good agent need to be smart and have a thorough and complete knowledge of every aspect of real estate in Canada so that he/she can give all easy and effective property solutions.

Active: An active realtor always makes a difference and leaves its customers happy and satisfied with a crystal clear property solution.

 Customer-friendly: A good real estate agent must be amicable so that he/she can listen to customers patiently and can offer them convenient property solutions. The agent should also understand what is expected and demanded by the customers and offer them valuable advice and tips so that they can feel contented.

When people think of selling their properties, the first thing that strikes their mind is getting maximum amount of money from the sale of real property in the form of a home, building, apartment, penthouse or free hold property. Getting maximum value for selling a property is not easy for property owners. To get a result of their choice, they need support from experienced property selling and buying agents. 

A deal is a kind of proposal that gives people financial benefits and get maximum value when they take part in different buying and selling activities through a proper channel. It helps people get the best with minimal efforts. When it comes to getting a better deal, we can make a difference to our property selling and buying experience with the services and solutions from Vancouver’s best real estateagents. These agents know what people expect from them. 

If you sell your without consulting these real estate agents, there is a doubtful possibility that you can lose a better deal as these experts and professionals can help you get more easily and successfully. They bring better buyers to you and assist you in getting the best deal suiting your selling needs and wants properly.