Greater Vancouver housing market thrived in August

Did you purchase a property in August? If not, get ready to see moving trucks lining the streets of British Columbia, especially in Greater Vancouver! The fall will certainly be a hectic time for many families as they put their belongings in moving trucks and drive to new homes. Highland Worldwide will be right there… Read more »

The schizophrenic state of Canada housing sales

What is the state of Canada housing sales? For many, owning a house is a dream. It’s a rite of passage. The moment we graduate college, we start thinking about it even more aggressively. What is it about owning a home that’s so appealing? Is it our innate desire to start a family, to have… Read more »

The improving British Columbia economy

My, my, what an unpredictable year it has been for economies worldwide! The constant fluctuation has been dizzying, especially when it comes to the real estate market. Due to new mortgage restrictions, the uncertainty surrounding the future and other factors, British Columbia’s real estate market, in particular, has been up and down. Thankfully, the worst… Read more »

B.C. energy boom = B.C. moving boom?

The province is in debt.  It is, for lack of a better term, cash-strapped.  On Tuesday, Premier Christy Clark unveiled a plan that could possibly eradicate the debt and bring in an era of prosperity. In the article “Throne speech: B.C. government creates ‘prosperity fund’ from natural gas sales to pay down debt,” Rob Shaw… Read more »

Highland Worldwide’s 2013 forecast for British Columbia

Welcome to 2013!  We hope you had a relaxing – if that is even possible – holiday season.  What can we say about 2012?  It was a year of ups and downs – downs for many of us.  Real estate markets nationwide struggled, although there were tiny pockets of upswing.  Many prospective buyers opted to… Read more »

Buying a house during the holiday season?

The holidays are stressful; there’s no denying that.  In order to deal with the stress of gift giving and relative seeing, many families take the “time” off, focusing on day-to-day activities.  From Thanksgiving all the way into the New Year, people throw up their hands and declare, “Enough is enough!” Suffice to say, the real… Read more »

Staying positive through the B.C. provincial deficit

A budget deficit of $1.5 billion for the 2012-13 fiscal year?  Absolute insanity!  Needless to say, times are rough.  Economies worldwide are taking a hit and B.C. is no different. Andrew Duffy of Times Colonist writes, “Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the government is working to control government spending to mitigate the effects of… Read more »