December 2016 Edition


Christmas Gives Little Evidence Of Affordability Where Needed 
Sadly the promises of improving affordability predicted by both levels of government are yet to materialize. This, despite dramatic legislative changes at the provincial level (Greater Vancouver particularly affected with reduced sales). Federal changes have dealt a blow to first time buyers  / more

December 2016 Numbers
Now to the YTD figures as we head into the beginning of December 2016. North Van detached (t/hses) down 9% from last year and apartments down 1%. The detached median price is… / more
This year I pledge to continue my personalized service and further reduce my business ecological “footprint”. One initiative is the radio (podcast) library…  / more
Updated 2016 Average Price Graph
Please view the updated version of the Average Price Graph for 2016 published by the REBGV…  / more

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Alan Skinner
Over 30 years in finance and real estate (in Canada and internationally) Previously commercial banking manager – Bank of Montreal/ Barclays, Alan brings an extensive educational background to his real estate business: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Masters in Business Administration, Canadian Securities Course, Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, Registered Relocation Specialist, Real Estate Broker’s qualification, active member of MENSA. Nominated and elected by his peers, he has been a Director-at-Large (Vice President) of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and also Director of the British Columbia Real Estate Association. He has served for some years on the Board’s Professional Conduct Committee. Alan enjoyed some years hosting The Real Estate Show on C-Fun Radio.