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Now that school is back in and the days have gotten shorter, it is time to make that transition from summer to fall.  Not only does that mean putting away the shorts and patio furniture, it also means it is time to do some routine maintenance to get your home ready for the fall season.

 

I would like to share with you these important outdoor maintenance tips to help get your UBC home in tip top shape for the fall.

 

Clean your Downspouts and Eaves troughs

Just one look in your front yard and you will see that fall is synonymous with falling leaves.  In your front yard this is no big deal, a rake and a garbage can will solve your problems; However, leaves can quickly plug your eaves troughs and downspouts creating havoc and water run-off.

 

Make sure to dedicate an afternoon to thoroughly clean out your home’s gutters.  By clearing out the debris that has collected, you will allow for proper drainage and ensure that there will be no excess water damage done to your home.

 

Inspect your Roof and Chimney

While you are up cleaning out your eaves troughs, take the extra few minutes and check your roof and chimney.  Keep in mind that the average lifespan of asphalt shingles is anywhere from 15-20 years.  However, there are certain factors that can speed up deterioration.  These include:

 

  • Severe weather conditions
  • Moss and debris under shingles that has led to excessive wear
  • Heavily treed areas

 

Besides these factors, you should also look for missing or damaged shingles, loose shingles and shingle granules in your eaves troughs that are a sign of heavy wear.

 

In addition to inspecting your shingles, while you are on the roof, look at the metal flashing between your eaves troughs and shingles and make sure that it is securely attached and not damaged.  You should also inspect the vents on your roof to ensure that they are properly sealed and caulked.

 

If you have a chimney, inspect it to make sure that there are no damaged or loose bricks and that you do not have a resident squirrel or birds nest inside.

 

Lawn Maintenance

It is important to try to keep your lawn as leaf free as possible so that the leaves will not plug up the city’s curb drainage.  You can compost the leaves or collect them in decomposable bags and check the city’s compost pick-up schedule.

 

While you are out raking the leaves do a quick walk around and have a look at each of the trees on your property.  Look for any damaged limbs that can become problematic with the onset of the fall rains and winds.  Also look for any limbs that are too close to your roof or powerlines.

 

The brisk mornings and cool, crisp days make fall one of the best seasons in Vancouver.  To fully enjoy the season, however, make sure that your home is properly maintained and ready for the infamous Vancouver fall rain.

 

Good luck and enjoy the fall season.  

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Competition for condominiums and townhomes pushed Metro Vancouver* home sales above typical levels in August.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,043 in August 2017, a 22.3 per cent increase from the 2,489 sales recorded in August 2016, and a 2.8 per cent increase compared to July 2017 when 2,960 homes sold.


Last month’s sales were 19.6 per cent above the 10-year August sales average.


“First-time home buyers have led a surge this summer in demand in our condominium and townhome markets,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “Homes priced between $350,000 and $750,000 have been subject to intense competition and multiple offers across the region.”


There were 4,245 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2017. This represents a 1.1 per cent decrease compared to the 4,293 homes listed in August 2016 and a 19.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2017 when 5,256 homes were listed.


The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,807, a 3.5 per cent increase compared to August 2016 (8,506) and a 4.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2017 (9,194).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2017 is 34.6 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 16.3 per cent for detached homes, 44.8 per cent for townhomes, and 76.3 per cent for condominiums.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“Conditions in our detached home market are distinct today from the dynamic in our condominium and townhome markets,” Oudil said. “Detached homes have entered a balanced market. This means there’s less upward pressure on prices and that buyers have more selection to choose from and more time to make their decisions.”


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,029,700. This represents a 9.4 per cent increase over August 2016 and a one per cent increase compared to July 2017.


Sales of detached properties in August 2017 reached 901, a 26 per cent increase from the 715 detached sales recorded in August 2016. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,615,100. This represents a 2.2 per cent increase from August 2016 and a 0.2 per cent increase compared to July 2017.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,613 in August 2017, a 20.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,343 sales in August 2016. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $626,800. This represents a 19.4 per cent increase from August 2016 and a 1.7 per cent increase compared to July 2017.


Attached property sales in August 2017 totalled 529, a 22.7 per cent increase compared to the 431 sales in August 2016. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $778,300. This represents a 12.8 per cent increase from August 2016 and a 1.9 per cent increase compared to July 2017.


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Apartment and townhome activity is outpacing the detached home marketacross Metro Vancouver. This activity helped push total residential sales above the historical average in September.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,821 in September 2017, a 25.2 per cent increase from the 2,253 sales recorded in September 2016, and a 7.3 per cent decrease compared to August 2017 when 3,043 homes sold.


Last month’s sales were 13.1 per cent above the 10-year September sales average.


“Our detached homes market is balanced today, while apartment and townhome sales remain in sellers’ market territory,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “If you’re looking to enter the market, as either a buyer or seller, it’s important to understand these trends and use this information to set realistic expectations.”


There were 5,375 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2017. This represents a 12 per cent increase compared to the 4,799 homes listed in September 2016 and a 26.6 per cent increase compared to August 2017 when 4,245 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,466, a 1.2 per cent increase compared to September 2016 (9,354) and a 7.5 per cent increase compared to August 2017 (8,807).


“Detached homes made up 30 per cent of all sales in September and represented 62 per cent of all the homes listed for sale on the MLS®,” said Oudil. “This dynamic has slowed the pace of upward pressure that we’ve seen on detached home prices in our market over the last few years.”


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2017 is 29.8 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 14.6 per cent for detached homes, 42.3 per cent for townhomes, and 60.4 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,037,300. This represents a 10.9 per cent increase over September 2016 and a 0.7 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Sales of detached properties in September 2017 reached 852, a 27.9 per cent increase from the sales recorded in September 2016 (666), a decrease of 33 per cent from September 2015 (1,272), and a decrease of 32.9 per cent from September 2014 (1,270). The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,617,300. This represents a 2.9 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,451 in September 2017, a 19.1 per cent increase compared from the sales recorded in September 2016 (1,218), a 5.1 per cent decrease from September 2015 (1,529), and a 22.1 per cent increase from September 2014 (1,188). The benchmark price of an apartment property is $635,800. This represents a 21.7 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 1.4 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


Attached property sales in September 2017 totalled 518, a 40.4 per cent increase compared to the sales recorded in September 2016 (369), a 4.8 per cent decrease from September 2015 (544), and an 11.6 per cent increase from September 2014 (464). The benchmark price of an attached home is $786,600. This represents a 14.5 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 1.1 per cent increase compared to August 2017.


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