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January 2015

Found 3 blog entries for January 2015.

"You are the designer of your destiny; you are the author of your story." Like many people you probably have New Year's Resolutions. Have you converted your hopes, wishes and dreams to achievable goals with deadlines and shared them with those who support you? You will improve your chances for success dramatically when you do so! Aim high, stay in alignment with your core values and believe in yourself, you can do anything you choose! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015. Want some help getting focused and on track to achieve your true potential? Further to several requests, on a limited basis, I am offering personal life coaching in addition to specific Real Estate and Marketing Consulting. All inquiries please to Ron@RonNeal.com
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Most BC property owners will have received their new updated BCAA Property Valuation and most will notice a slight increase from the last year. This notice reflects the value effective last July 1, 2014, physical condition and permitted use effective October 31, 2014 and is already more than 6 months out of date when you receive it. Of course the assessor is generally unaware and your notice does not account for any significant improvements, additions (without permit), mechanical, structural or other problems or deferred maintenance (i.e. leaky roof. Strata issues including Special Assessments (arising with increasing frequency from depreciation reports) are also not typically accounted for. Factoring in condition variables, the assessed value can be a…
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The trend continued through to our year end with a steady decline in the number of listings to 3,210 at the end of 2014 compared to 3,554 the same time a year ago together with an increase in the number of residential sales to 346 this December 2014 compared to 319 a year ago. That’s about 1 in every 8 listings sold last month. To put some perspective on it, in December 2013 that ratio was more like 1 in 10 and in December 2012 it was about 1 in 12! As we head into our new year now we can fully expect the number of listings available for sale to steadily increase until likely peaking in May. If consumer confidence remains as high as it has been and mortgage rates low, we will likely see strong sales and some price appreciation in the higher demand areas,
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