Craig Fraser - Value you can Trust

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We have seen this particular designation coming for a long time.  Vancouver has been voted 2012 best city in the world and is always close with Zurich, Switzerland and Sydney, Australia for top sport.  We live in paradise and we pay for it.  Yes BC does stand for Bring Cash afterall.  

There are sustainable reasons for the price increases year over year.  We have very strong immigation numbers moving to the Lower Mainland and they need homes to live in. Simple Supply and Demand Economics.  Secondly, we have had, at times, huge speculation in our market and that is sure to drive prices higher.  Interest rates have made it affordable while realtors, banks, appraisers and yes Buyers have driven prices higher. There are a lot of factors that have played a part in making our city the most expensive in North America.


  If you would like to know more about  the most expensive city in North America, you can email me at craig @2percent realty.ca or visit me at www.craigfraser.com.

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Hello everyone,

 Just wanted to talk about the slow and steady stream of pessimistic views about our real Estate market here in Vancouver and across BC.  I guess no one has a crystal ball but our local  news sources love to jump on a story.  Indeed, the January 2012 stats indicate that there is movement towards a Buyer's market.  Here's hoping and I'll tell you why.

 

Prices gone Sky high $$$

 

We have been experiencing tremendous price growth for a decade wirth very few intervals of relief for Buyers.  We as a community need the diversity of people required to sustain a balanced view of where we live.  This is important when developing a sense of belonging which to many is more important than granite counters or a view of the Inlet.  

 

 There is no stopping the long term rise in housing prices.  We are the most desirable city in the world to live in and we are cheap by comparison to other similar cities onthe pacific Rim.  Sydney,Taipei,Hong Kong,Los Angeles all make us look like a deal so understand that the future is bright for Vancouver.  However,

 

 We need to let a litel hot air out of the balloon.  There has been so much speculation made about what our market will or won't do that it has people anxious about the future of their worth.  If world economies slow and interest rates rise then we may be in for some pain.  That being said our banking has been responsible andwe as Canadians have been responsible.  Continue to keep that debt down everyone. 

 

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 There is a possibility of a market that slows down considerably in coming months.  Are you considering selling? Why wait? Call Craig at 2% Realty today.  Keep your $$$.  There may not be a lot left to squeeze out of this currrent bull run on housing.  

 

Keep your Money!

I know your equity is dear to you.  You have worked hard to get it and we all know that every dollar counts in our economy today.  Get premium Real Estate services with my custom "Direct marketing home system".  Hope to hear from you . 

Take care,

Craig

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It is Super Bowl Sunday and for many of us it is a chance to spend a Sunday afternoon drinking beer and eating some tasty food.  Forget the fact that there is a football game being played and millions spent on advertising and halftime shows( looking forward to seeing Madonna).  I can't help but reflect on the many similarities of theSuperbowl  and of home selling.  Lets take a closer look.


Home Sellers like you and I  love our home. We take great pride in all the many satisfactions that come from our home.  Family,Comfort.Security,Investment, Memories,Love and Happiness to name a few.  We don't take the decision to sell our homes lightly.  I council home sellers and can attest to the pride that home owners feel.  Much like the superbowl, we build up to the big day when we list our homes.  Then we enter the 1st quarter with gusto, open house,marketing, initial showings and prospects.  If ther is a lot if interest we stay on top of our marketing endeavours and double down on home cleaning,yard work etc .  Much like a close game in the Superbowl we stay with it and interest is high.


The problem arises when activity slows down and our interest and attention to detail start to wain.  It is at this time that we need to refocus our efforts and push through. Unfortunately, many home owners are pressured in to a price reduction in order to sell(sometimes it is necessary) but what we should do is get back into the trenches and market and work harder to get back into the game.  Focus on detail and get that exposure.  Think creatively and with a plan and you can get back in it.  Yogi Berra said it best."it aint over till it's over".  Focus on the end prize and realize that the gain is worth the pain.

 

Winning in any capacity of life is never easy but with a plan and the will to succeed, you will give yourself the chance to  be the hereo of your own game when it matters most-when it's all on the line.  Good luck to you in all your selling endeavours.  May the best marketers and hardest workers win.

Enjoy the game


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I just listed a fabulous 3 bdr 3 bath 1/2 duplex in award winning Heritage Woods in Port Moody, BC.

Amazing views of Gulf Islands and Mt. Baker.  Call Craig for more information or visit www.craigfraser.com.

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