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July 2019 Issue
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If you are looking to sell your home please allow me the opportunity to share with you my approach to getting your home sold as quickly and effectively as possible, all while maximizing the greatest possible return on one of your most valuable investments. I combine tried and tested sales and marketing tools with cutting edge technology and social media to target those most likely to be interested in purchasing your home. If you are looking to buy a house, I will take the time to truly listen to what your needs are and I won't be satisfied until I've found you a place where you (and your family) can call 'home'. Whether selling or buying, I will guide you as much or as little as necessary, depending on your individual needs. I will make myself available for any of your questions and I will do my best to provide you with a solution to any of your concerns; your priorities are my priorities.

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Housing supply up, home sales and prices down in June

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With home buyer demand below long-term historical averages in June, the supply of homes for sale continued to accumulate in Metro Vancouver*.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,077 in June 2019, a 14.4 per cent decrease from the 2,425 sales recorded in June 2018 and a 21.3 per cent decrease from the 2,638 homes sold in May 2019.

Last month’s sales were 34.7 per cent below the 10-year June sales average. This is the lowest total for the month since 2000.

“We’re continuing to see an expectation gap between home buyers and sellers in Metro Vancouver,” said Ashley Smith, REBGV president. “Sellers are often trying to get yesterday’s values for their homes while buyers are taking a cautious, wait-and-see approach.”

Click here for the full report.

3 SUMMER TREATS FOR BEATING THE HEAT

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Few things beat indulging in a cool treat on a hot summer day! Let’s face it, who doesn’t have a bit of a sweet tooth? If you and your family are looking to cool off this summer, or if you are just looking to treat yourself, these three easy-to-make desserts are sure to be a hit!

Pop Some Popsicles Into Your Freezer

An absolute classic, popsicles are as easy-to-make as they are delicious to eat! All you need to get started is a popsicle mold and your favorite juice flavors. For a richer taste, try using fruit purées or blended fruits as your base ingredient. A great tip for those who are looking to try something new is to add a bit of yogurt into the mix to give your popsicles a little extra kick!

Mix Up a Fruit Smoothie

A simple go-to that is perfect for busy summer days, fruit smoothies are a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a healthier option. Using your blender, mix together a cup of your favorite fruits and a ½ cup of yogurt for a tasty treat you are sure to love. If you prefer a more slushy-consistency, be sure to add ice to your smoothie mix!

Blend the Perfect Milkshake

A decadent treat that is perfect for treating yourself and your family, milkshakes are simple to make and delicious to eat! Once again using your blender, grab your favorite ice cream flavor and blend it together with milk—a good rule of thumb is to use a ¼ cup of milk per every scoop of ice cream. For fruity ice cream flavors, adding in fruits such as strawberries or bananas can bring a bold new taste to your shake.

Greater Vancouver Market Watch - Detached

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Stats are calculated comparing June 2019 to June 2018.

To see more information on local stats in Greater Vancouver, please click here.

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