1) Age / Location / Occupation
43/47, Southern California, me, retired, husband, Systems Analyst
2) What real estate do you own?
House in Tustin Ranch, Orange County
3) What's your view on the market going forward? Buyer or seller? Which parts of the market?
Definite drop, we have been experiencing a declining market for 1.5 - 2 years now and I believe Canada will follow suit, Buyer in Vancouver somewhere
4) Anything else?
Canadian family living temporarily in US for 13 years under NAFTA agreement, have decided time to "repatriate" back into Canada by summer 2009, originally from Calgary and don't want to experience the harsh winters any longer, wish to relocate to Vancouver, not sure where, hopefully will be able to determine with the help of this site. Did visit Vancouver last month, lucky to get out due to snow and all the flight cancellations, but did find a few interesting properties in White Rock and 1 in West Van. Not sure if we should "jump" and purchase the West Van house, a little nervous due to the market conditions at present. In our opinion everything seems highly overpriced right now, but I guess when comparing what you get in SoCal, it may take some attitude adjustment to what you get in Vancouver. But we firmly believe that over the next year, the Canadian markets will drop as the US have over the past while. However, believe that the drops won't be as steep as in the US. Great site and look forward to reading a number of threads, especially enabling us to determine what area in Vancouver/Greater Vancouver will be the right location for us.