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Sellers - Overpricing Can Cost You

(July 20, 2012, posted in Tips for Selling Your Home)

Due to last year's Real Estate frenzy in the Vancouver and surrounding areas many Sellers expectations about the actual market value of their properties are rising quicker than the Buyers are willing to pay. I can see how easy it is to fall into that trap and that is why it is so important to be properly informed about current conditions in your neighbourhood. 

Pricing a property for substantially... read more.

 Real Estate Facts vs. Fiction

(July 20, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

There is so much information circulating with various opinions and speculation on what is going on with the Real Estate market in Vancouver that it is often hard to know what is true and what is not.  As either a Buyer or Seller it is a big mistake to rely on this information to make your Real Estate decisions.  In order to be informed it is important that you have access to the actual numbers, not... read more.

British Columbia Fast Facts

(July 16, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

From Tourism BC here are some interesting facts about British Columbia.  This is a great website to check out if you are looking for places to visit in this great province.

  • Capital city: Victoria on Vancouver Island
  • Population: 4.5 million (concentrated in Vancouver, population 2.3 million, and Victoria, population 368,000)
  • Canada's third most populated province (after Ontario and Quebec)
  • Only province... read more.

The Guard-Crow

(July 16, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

I never imagined when I started in this career that it would lead me on this interesting path...One of the properties that I have listed in West Vancouver, 2372 Bellevue, comes complete with its own Guard-Crow. I have heard of this phenomenon - crows protecting their territory, but had really never believed the stories of crows attacking people. I have certainly witnessed them in groups attacking... read more.

June Market Update North Vancouver

(July 12, 2012, posted in NV Monthly Market Update)

With all the media hype out there, I like to refer to the actual statistics when talking about the market.  There are currently 433 detached houses listed in North Vancouver (compared with 321 at this time last year),504 apartments (444 last year) and 151 attached - meaning townhouses and duplexes (compared with 113 last year). Keep in mind that these numbers and the ones below are for the WHOLE OF... read more.

June Market Update West Vancouver

(July 12, 2012, posted in WV Monthly Market Update)

With all the media hype out there, I like to refer to the actual statistics when talking about the market.  There are currently 548 detached units listed in West Vancouver (compared with 468 at this time last year),112 apartments (110 last year) and 55 attached - meaning townhouses and duplexes (compared with 33 last year). Keep in mind that these numbers and the ones below are for the WHOLE OF WES... read more.

Welcome!

(July 12, 2012, posted in Local Interest)

Welcome to my blog. My name is Michelle Vaughan. I am a Realtor specializing in North and West Vancouver in the beautiful province of British Columbia. I feel I am incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful city that holds so many opportunities for all ages. Where else in the world can you swim in the ocean, and less than an hour later be up the mountain enjoying a snow sport? Who wouldn’t want... read more.