Blog by Maureen Stout, Ph.D.

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Fabulous Home!

October 19th, 2020
Great opportunity and outstanding value in Point Grey! Here is your opportunity to buy a Vancouver Special to hold, rent, renovate or rebuild. The house is in excellent condition, is totally liveable and is on a 33 x 122 flat lot with lane access. It's near UBC, transit, shops and services, plus outstanding schools: Lord Byng Secondary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary Elementary and Jules Ques ...


May 22nd, 2020


We have been offering educational (non-sales) seminars on real estate around Vancouver for over a decade and with over 40 years of combined business and real estate experience we are able to tailor our talks to the needs of a wide variety of audiences. 

As I write this (May 2020) we are in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, so for everyone's heal ...


May 21st, 2020
Check out my new listing at 3526 Dunbar St. Designed by award-winning architect Fritz de Vries, it's a lovely family home in a great neighbourhood. It offers many options for living with two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms upstairs and a two bedroom suite in the basement, which can easily be used for the family as well. 

Give me a call to get more information on this house. It's not a cooki ...

Open House!

July 6th, 2017
Hi Everyone! Looking for a great home near Commercial Drive? Here it is! A great 2 bedroom plus den unit for $475K. Almost no two beds in this area. 

Come to our sneak peek tonight, Thursday June 6 from 5 - 7 p.m. and our open houses Sat/Sun July 8 and 9 from 2 - 4. Easy parking on side streets. Don't miss this one!

February Stats and Activity

March 11th, 2016

February 2016 Market Update

Hi everyone. I’m sure that many of you have been reading the articles on the various news outlets regarding a number of issues and concerns relating to Vancouver real estate.

A host of issues have come to our attention in the last few weeks, covered extensively in the media (and coming directly to realtors from the Real Estate Board and the Real Estate Council). ...

January 2016 Market Update

January 25th, 2016

January Market Update

2015 was a record year in real estate in Greater Vancouver. Sale prices and sales volumes rose throughout the year, with overall sales totalling 42,326, a 27.8% increase over 2014. We experienced a very strong seller’s market that got stronger as the year progressed.

Many areas of Vancouver showed sales figures that far exceeded the average. For example, in December in ...

Sold for almost 500K over asking!

October 7th, 2015
We just sold 3276 W. 24th for almost $500K over asking. In this busy market, there are several keys to achieving the optimum price for a property: 

  • Proper pricing
  • Presenting the property to advantage
  • Providing infomative and attractive marketing materials
  • Timing opens and showings to invite interest
  • Negotiating to optimize initial offer and final sale price

Each of these items is cr ...

New Listing!

September 22nd, 2015
Come and see our new listing at 3276 W. 24th Avenue. This is a beautifully maintained and updated home with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a gorgeous garden-level suite. Too many features to mention, so check out the listing under "Open House" or "Active Listings" or come to our open house this Sat. Sept. 26 from 2 - 4. And call anytime for your private showing. 

June Market Update and Pricing Strategies

July 17th, 2015

This is definitely a hot summer, both weather-wise and market-wise. June was pretty much the same as the last couple of months, only busier! Volume-wise, it was the busiest June in 10 years, with a sales ratio (number of sales per active listings in a given month) at 35%, which is pretty extraordinary.

So if you're a seller, how do you price a property to make the most of this market?

In a ...

Sold Over Asking!

March 3rd, 2015
We just sold 608 - 933 Seymour in multiple offers for well over the asking price. There are some key steps to doing this effectively, and we'd be happy to discuss them with you. 

Call us for a market analysis of your home. No hard sales pitch. Just the information you need to make an informed decision. 

Maureen Stout (604) 317-2491
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