“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.

Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives...not looking for flaws, but for potential.”

Ellen Goodman

Stats Center!

Looking Back at December 2023:

The benchmark price for a property in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,168,700.

(Prior Month - $1,185,100)

This represents a 5 per cent increase over December 2022

and a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to November 2023.

Want to read the full report? Click HERE
Curious about SALE prices in a particular area? Click HERE

Year End Review

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 26,249 in 2023, a 10.3 per cent decrease from the 29,261 sales recorded in 2022, and a 41.5 per cent decrease from the 44,884 sales in 2021.

Last year’s sales total was 23.4 per cent below the 10-year annual sales average (34,272).

Mortgage Rates

BOC Interest Rates are still held at 5% - Next meeting is January 24th

Latest BOC Press Release

What did I do last month?

Returned Home to This: Christmas!

Being away for a third of December meant we were hustling to fit in a lot of the things that make the holiday season great. Decorating, hosting, events, parties, even a wedding! It all blurs together as the days race by.

But let me take a moment to say “Thanks!” - I set out to do this newsletter for a year and this edition makes that 12! You reading this means a lot to me and writing this newsletter has become something I look forward to each month.

Also thanks to all of you that have reached out, liked a social media post, left a review, referred a friend or helped me become an award winning agent. It can be tough out there and you being in my circle makes it all worth it. Let me know if there’s anything I can do to support you too!

Cheers! - Ben

Something Funny Before You Go:

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Cheers! – Ben


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