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March 2015 Market Update



March 2015



Macdonald Realty Luxury Homes, Spring 2015 digital edition

The latest edition of our magazine presents many of Macdonald Realty's finest listings in what is traditionally the most active season of the year.

While flipping through, watch out for the new feature pages; we are pleased to highlight local artists and designers, and also cast our spotlight on a sampling of exceptional British Columbia wines.

Please click the cover above to enjoy this edition - and feel free to call or email if you have any questions or comments.



February Market Review

Do you wondering how last month's market activity compares with this same time last year? Click the link below to our market statistic infographics where we break it down to even the neighbourhood level.

If you have questions about the status of the current market, please do not hesitate to ask me.




Bowen Island


Gulf Islands







Maple Ridge



New Westminster


North Delta

North Surrey


North Vancouver

Pitt Meadows


Port Coquitlam

Port Moody



South Surrey/White Rock






Vancouver Downtown


Vancouver East

Vancouver West


West Vancouver












Metro Vancouver real estate bidding wars spreading to suburbs

Falling interest rates and declining inventory are driving sales, say experts.

According to Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board president Ray Harris, there were 14 per cent fewer properties listed for sale across the region this past January when compared with January 2014.

"This is creating greater competition amongst buyers, particularly in the detached home market. The number of detached homes listed for sale today is the second lowest we've seen in four years," said Harris.

Read more... (CBC News)



Vancouver firm offers a one-stop real estate shop for Chinese investors in B.C.

When Vancouver-based Macdonald Realty dispatched Dan Scarrow, the agency's vice-president of corporate strategy, to China last March to investigate the feasibility of launching a branch office in Shanghai, the assignment was initially only going to be for four months.

A year later, Scarrow, a second-generation Chinese Canadian who is fluent in Mandarin, is still there. The Vancouver Sun reached Scarrow in Shanghai by phone last week to discuss his progress, objectives and challenges in building a bridge for residential and commercial real estate investment between China and British Columbia as the new managing director of Macdonald's Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai.

Read more... (MacBlog)




Market News

With deep ties, B.C., Alberta adjust to a new real estate reality (The Globe and Mail)

Is it time to sell your U.S. snowbird property? (The Globe and Mail)

Lower Mainland News

It's Cinderella time for North Vancouver as house prices shoot up (The Globe and Mail)

In Vancouver, wealthy home buyers want it all - right down to the cutlery (The Globe and Mail)

Vancouver housing prices rise, but folks keep on buying (Barbara Yaffe for The Vancouver Sun)

Victoria & Vancouver Island News

Victoria's Bay Centre sold (BIV)

Island real-estate sales slump but prices holding (Oceanside Star)

Greater Victoria's February real estate sales blossom forth (Times Colonist)

February sales reflect strong, balanced market conditions (Campbell River Mirror)

Okanagan News

Oilpatch downturn slows Okanagan real estate market (The Province)

Chinese investors target hotels, wineries, mineral water in British Columbia (South China Morning Post)



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