The end of summer always brings a touch of melancholy as September routines and responsibilities settle in until summer delights return once again the next year. For many of us, September is a mini New Year, especially for those of us who are teachers or who have school-aged children or book clubs, bridge clubs, church groups or various other hobbies that enjoy a summer hiatus. So many things begin anew. It's an exciting time as we anticipate the new experiences ahead. It can be the perfect time to take on new challenges or reset our goals. Balance Group utilizes this time to evaluate our goals and services so we can continue to better serve you.
Our society is certainly experiencing a tumultuous time. Sadly, differing opinions have incited a lot of angst. As Realtors, differing opinions are usual in our lives. While on a much smaller scale, at the time they arise, these differences are extremely important when negotiating an acceptable contract of purchase and sale between a buyer and seller. They can trigger emotions and opinions unexpectedly. Sellers and Buyers always have different opinions especially when it comes to a home's value. One of our skills is to assist our clients to work through the differences and bring both sides to a mutual agreement.
Photos from top left: (1) Cécile viewing a unit with our client that has a stunning view and outdoor space (2) Sunset from the beach in front of Killarney Manor, Kitsilano (3) Creative decorations at a home in Lions Gate Village (4) Cécile and her family going on a plane for the first time in over two years (5) Jenny and her daughter Maya on the windy ferry (6) Jenny’s daughter Ellie on a hike at Lake Cowichan (7) Cécile's son Abel on a sailing camp at Kitsilano Yacht Club (8) beautiful laundry room in new construction in Kerrisdale - definitely hard to find!
Hope your September is off to a great start!
Allyson, Cécile and Jenny
p.s. Please remember to vote so you can voice your opinion.
BCREA: 2021 Housing Forecast Update
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2021 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update.
Multiple Listing Service (MLS) residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 26 per cent to 118,350 units this year, after recording 94,007 sales in 2020. In 2022, MLS®residential sales are forecast to pull back 15 per cent to 100,150 units.