Duncan Brown News

  • January 2020

  • January 2020 Market Update- Vancouver Real Estate

    January 1, 2020

    The last quarter of 2019 showed an increase in the volume of sales in almost every sector of the Vancouver market and a stabilizing of prices as a result in most. Only the very top end of the house market […]

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  • October 2019

  • October 2019 Market Update- Vancouver Real Estate

    October 1, 2019

    As usual the latest market stats will appear in my monthly Stilhavn newsletter. If you are not receiving it yet and would like to, please do let me know. This (below) is more just my personal view on the market from the trenches. […]

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  • July 2019

  • July 2019 Market Update- Vancouver Real Estate

    July 1, 2019

    As usual the latest market stats will appear in my monthly Stilhavn newsletter (if you are not receiving it yet and would like to, let me know!). This below is more just my personal view on the market from the trenches. In terms of […]

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  • May 2019

  • May 2019 Market Update- Vancouver Real Estate

    May 1, 2019

    April 2019 Market Update When broken down, the monthly stats for April showed the following. Prices in Vancouver East and Vancouver West, both condos and detached homes, are all following fairly similar patterns right now – down 1-2% vs March 2019 and down 10-12% […]

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  • April 2019

  • April 2019 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    April 8, 2019

    March 2019 Market Update So far this year, sales volume has been well below seasonal norms, at least relative to the extraordinary market conditions we’ve experienced in Vancouver over the last 15+ years. What was going to determine whether this would […]

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  • March 2019

  • March 2019 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    March 8, 2019

    February 2019 Market Update Last month reflects a fairly natural progression of an historical pattern. Our market showed signs of coming to life in February after a fairly quiet December and January. That life was reflected in a strong uptick […]

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  • February 2019

  • February 2019 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    February 20, 2019

    January 2019 Market Update January continued the pattern that we’ve been seeing over the course of the last few months. Sales volume was down slightly from last month (-3%) and significantly from a year ago (-35%). Yet, active listings remain […]

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  • June 2018

  • June 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    June 8, 2018

    June 2018 Market Update The recent trend of light sales continued through the month of May. At 866, May sales numbers were 25% below the 10-year average and the lowest total sales for any May in the last 10 years. […]

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  • May 2018

  • May 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    May 3, 2018

    May 2018 Market Update Much is being made of the fact that sales this month are below the 10-year average. It’s true. Sales in Vancouver for the month of April were 24.5% lower than the 10-year average. The last time […]

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  • April 2018

  • April 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    April 13, 2018

    April 2018 Market Update   As you can see in the numbers below, we continue to see a market divided. The detached home market (primarily at higher price points) continues to be soft. We can see this with the supply […]

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  • March 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    April 13, 2018

    March 2018 Market Update   What was most notable in the numbers from this past month was a spike in the value of apartment (condos) from January to February 2018. In that one month, the typical condo on the Westside rose […]

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  • February 2018

  • February 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    February 13, 2018

    February 2018 Market Update   We are beginning 2018 very similarly to the way that 2017 began. Extremely low levels of inventory (roughly 30% below the 10 year average) as well as subdued sales (10% below the 10 year average). […]

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  • January 2018

  • January 2018 – Property Tax Assessment Notice

    January 16, 2018

    At this time of year, there’s one more tradition… mailing your property tax assessment! You should have received it in the mail by now, and depending on your perspective, it could be good or bad news. This year tax assessments […]

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  • January 2018 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    January 16, 2018

    Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics For December 2017 The last quarter of 2017 saw a higher volume of sales than is typical in Vancouver for the time of year. Condos led the way again, with the lower price ranges seeing the greatest […]

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  • August 2017

  • Stories from the Sanctuary – Featuring “Jenna”

    August 10, 2017

    Stories from the Sanctuary Featuring “Jenna” albrechtbrown.com/good-work “Recovery has given me a lot of hope. It’s opened my eyes to what’s possible.”   – Jenna, former Sanctuary resident (read more of Jenna’s story here) The Sanctuary is changing lives! In the first […]

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  • August 2017 Market Update – Vancouver Real Estate

    August 10, 2017

    August 2017 Market Update As summer comes into full effect, the market is behaving pretty much as expected. Listing inventory is still tight in the city while sales are steady. Multiple offers are more common in the lower price ranges where […]

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  • June 2017

  • Stories from the Sanctuary – Featuring “Emily”

    June 2, 2017

    Stories from the Sanctuary Featuring “Emily” albrechtbrown.com/good-work “When I was a kid, I never thought I’d live past 30.  Instead, that’s the age I overcame my addiction.  It’s the age I found new life.” – Emily, former Sanctuary resident (read more […]

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  • May 2017

  • The Sanctuary – Reintroduction

    May 4, 2017

    The Sanctuary – UGM.ca albrechtbrown.com/good-work   Day to day we help people make the right decision about real estate investments. Though for some of us, a dream home isn’t bricks and mortar – it’s about safety. This is why we’ve chosen […]

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  • September 2015

  • Sebastian Albrecht and Duncan Brown

    The Official Albrecht Brown Launch Party

    September 19, 2015

    On September 13th, 2015 we celebrated the official launch of our new partnership with nearly 200 family, friends and clients.     Most importantly, we wanted to thank those that have supported us to this point through their friendship, referrals […]

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  • December 2008

  • Winter 2008 – Eight reasons Canadian banks will come out ahead

    December 8, 2008

    8 Reasons Canadian Banks Will Come Out Ahead 1. By law shares of large, publicly traded banks and insurance companies must be “widely held” which in effect prevents domestic mergers or foreign take-over’s unless supported by the federal finance minster; […]

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Whether you are a month or five years away from a real estate decision, lets start the conversation. I’m here to help for the long term!

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