Vancouver Home Buyers Starter Kit

Vancouver Real Estate

Tips and resources for buying a home in Vancouver.

These are heady times in Vancouver real estate, and if you’re drunk on the fumes of speculation and rampant possibility it may be time for caution. To assist, we’ve soberly compiled a list of resources and opinions for your consideration, that you might hear the clang and the clamour, see the options before you, and, where necessary, learn from the missteps of others. Happy hunting!

Finding a realtor

A GVRD resource listing homesellers from Abbotsford to White Rock. From BC Estates, a useful collection of links detailing home inspectors, notaries, municipal governments, and banks.

Listings and open houses

Realty Link

House buying tips

Tips on buying in Greater Vancouver
How to buy or sell a house
Buying a house” by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation TD Bank’s First-time homebuyer resources
Tips on buying a house, from Canadian Homes 4 Sale
Home buying in Canada.

Getting a mortgage
Latest rates from the banks
Mortgage Brokers Association of B.C.

Vancouver-area real estate blogs

LiveIn Mount Pleasant Blog: A community blog devoted to Mount Pleasant.
Live on The Drive Blog: A community blog devoted to Commercial Drive.
The Best Real Estate Anywhere: blog by a Vancouver-area Realtor who specializes in residential investment property.
Whats Happening in the Lower Mainland Real Estate Market? Special focus on Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Cloverdale.
West Vancouver Real Estate: Assisting buyers and sellers in understanding the West Vancouver housing market.
Roland Lewis: From a an entrepreneur, business owner and second-generation realtor.
Vancouver (un)real estate: The name, they say, says it all.
Vancouver Condo Info: Surviving in one of North America’s last housing-bubble markets. 604homesblog: blog on real estate and living in Vancouver.
Your Vancouver Homes: Realtor blog providing updates on the Vancouver scene.
Greater Vancouver Real Estate Blog: Resources on Vancouver real estate.
Mike Stewart: Specializing in downtown Vancouver.
Inside Canadian Mortgages & Real Estate: An insiders look at Canadian mortgages, with a focus on Western Canada.
Real Estate Bloggers: Connecting you with the best real estate blogs.

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