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August 2016 Edition

The Long Overdue Foreign Investor Tax Is Now Implemented With Theatrical Aplomb…
A gentle an positive slow down in our real estate market has been turned into a dramatic downturn with evidence of instability and a body blow to consumer confidence. Many purchase contracts negotiated over the past four years or so are being “rewritten” by what is being touted by any as a pre-election move  / more

August 2016 Numbers
Now to the YTD figures as we head into the final 5 months of 2016. North Van detached homes sold are 957 vs 969 last year no a YTD basis, attached (t/hses) down 4%… / more
Podcasts
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.