Emily Ching's Blog Posts

Your Home Equity and Understanding It

Home equity…Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it?Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in an asset after subtracting any

Read More

Low Supply Keeps Upward Pressure on Home Prices Across Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market

The first month of 2022 saw home sales come down from last year’s record-setting pace, while low supply continued to cause home prices to edge higher across Metro Vancouver. The Real

Read More

First Winter as a Homeowner? Be On the Lookout for These Potential Issues

As a first-time homeowner, there are certain home and maintenance-related tasks, to-do’s, and issues you just might not be aware of—and that’s never more true than in the winter

Read More

Upsize or Downsize? What's Your Best Move?

Deciding if it is time for your family to upsize or downsize is not always a clear choice. There are factors to consider that might push you to take the leap or stay put for a while longer.Whether

Read More

Home Sales Activity Remains Up, Listings Down Across Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market

As we near the end of 2021, home buyer demand remains well in excess of long-term averages and the supply of homes for sale continues to decline across Metro Vancouver’s housing market. 

Read More

Living Room Staging Tips to Help You Sell Your Home for a Higher Price

When you sell your home, you want to sell it for as high of a price as possible. And how much you’re able to sell your home for will depend on, in large part, how you stage your home—and

Read More

Metro Vancouver Home Buyers Compete for Fewer Home Listings in October (October 2021)

Home sale activity in Metro Vancouver* remained above historical averages in October while the overall supply of homes for sale dipped to levels not seen in three years.The Real Estate Board of

Read More

Elevated Home Sale Activity Continues to Outstrip the Supply of Homes

Home sale activity remains elevated across Metro Vancouver’s housing market while the pace of homes being listed for sale continues to follow long-term averages. The Real Estate

Read More

Your Home is a Savings Account - Case Study #1

CASE STUDY #1Single detached home - Richmond, BC$700,000 - bought in 2015$1,325,000 - current market value$625,000 gain in 6 years or $104,000/year These homeowners have built equity and now

Read More

Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market Sets a Steady, Calmer Pace to Begin the Summer Season

While still elevated, home sale and listing activity in Metro Vancouver* has eased back from the record-setting pace seen in March and April of this year.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Read More

Home Sale and Listing Activity in Metro Vancouver Moves Off of Its Record-Breaking Pace

The Metro Vancouver* housing market saw steady home sale and listing activity in May, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months.The Real Estate Board of

Read More

Supply Response Emerges in Metro Vancouver’s Active Housing Market (April 2021)

Home sellers have become increasingly active in Metro Vancouver’s housing market this spring in response to heightened demand and rising home values that have materialized during the pandemic

Read More

March Home Sales and New Listings Set Records in Metro Vancouver (March 2021)

March Home Sales and New Listings Set Records in Metro Vancouver Homebuyer and seller activity reached unprecedented levels across Metro Vancouver* in March. The Real Estate Board of

Read More

Home Buyer Competition Intensifies Across Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market (February 2021)

Intense competition amongst home buyers is putting upward pressure on home prices across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that

Read More

Home Buyer Demands Remain Elevated in Metro Vancouver (January 2021)

In the first month of 2021, Metro Vancouver’s* housing market continued the pattern set at the end of last year with home sale activity outpacing the supply of homes listed

Read More

Metro Vancouver Housing Market Shows Resilience in 2020

Strong December activity brought Metro Vancouver’s* 2020 home sales total in line with the region’s long-term annual average.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports

Read More

November Home Sales Outpace Seasonal Norms and Long-Term Averages (November 2020)

Housing demand in Metro Vancouver continues to outpace historical averages with November sales eclipsing 3,000 for the first time since 2015. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)

Read More

Home Sale and New Listing Activity Reached Record Levels in Metro Vancouver in September (Sept. 2020)

Home sale and new listing activity reached record levels in Metro Vancouver in September.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled

Read More

Home Sale and Listing Activity Continues to Increase in August (August 2020)

Home buyers and sellers remained active across Metro Vancouver in August, with home sale and new listing activity outpacing the region’s historical averages.The Real Estate Board of Greater

Read More

Steady Increases in Home Sale and Listing Activity Continue (June 2020 Report)

Home buyers and sellers have gradually become more active in each month of the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, home sale and listing activity in Metro Vancouver* returned to more historically typical

Read More

Home Prices Remain Steady, Buyers and Sellers Become More Comfortable Operating in Today’s Market

Metro Vancouver home prices have remained steady since provincial health officials implemented physical distancing requirements in March.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports

Read More

Home Sales and Listings Down Amid COVID-19 (April 2020 Report)

Home sales and listings down amid COVID-19, new tools and practices emerge to help buyers and sellers adaptWhile Metro Vancouver* home sale and listing activity remains limited by the COVID-19

Read More

Home Buyers and Sellers Adjust Their Activities in March Amid Challenging Circumstances

Home Buyers and Sellers Adjust Their Activities in March Amid Challenging CircumstancesMetro Vancouver’s* housing market saw steady home buyer demand to begin March and a levelling off of

Read More

Steady Demand and Low Supply Benefit Home Sellers (Feb. 2020 Report)

 February saw steady home buyer demand and reduced home seller supply across Metro Vancouver.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region

Read More

Home Sale Activity Up, Supply Down to Start 2020 (Jan. 2020 Report)

Home sale and price activity remained steady in Metro Vancouver* to start 2020 while home listing activity declined in January.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that

Read More

Home Sales Decline Below Long-Term Averages in 2019 Despite Increased Demand to End the Year (Dec. 2019 Report)

The Metro Vancouver* housing market experienced below average sales activity and moderate price declines in 2019.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached,

Read More

Metro Vancouver Home Sales Return to Historically Typical Levels (Nov. 2019 Report)

After a quieter first half of 2019, home buyer activity has returned to more historically typical levels in Metro Vancouver.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that

Read More