Ravi Punia - REALTOR®

Fraser Valley Specialist

FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE BLOG POSTS


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the way that many people work.  Pre-pandemic it seemed that working from home was something only a small percentage of office workers were able to do.  Even then, maybe a day or two a week seemed typical.


With the onset of the pandemic, there was a tremendous shift to remote working or working from home, for millions of workers.  So-called hybrid work. It was no different here in Metro Vancouver.  I think one of the offshoots of this...

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In today's COVID-19 pandemic environment, physical distancing (or social distancing) is a necessary safety measurement to contain the spread of the virus.  This necessity for space between people reinforces the benefits of having some elbow room or breathing room.  Space is at a premium in dense urban areas, especially the core areas in and around the major city.  


Locally, Vancouver proper is the hub around which everything else radiates.  Vancouver is reknowned for its high...

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There was an interesting piece in the Vancouver Sun titled Repeat buyers, investors behind B.C.'s Pandemic Real Estate Boom: Analysts


I found this to be an interesting read as it talks about people using existing equity to purchase second or third or more properties.  This has had the effect of squeezing out first-time buyers in places like the Fraser Valley.  In other words, during the recent boom, first-time buyers have comprised a smaller proportion of the buyer pool.


I empathize with...

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