Are your kids pleading with you to go on Facebook?
Facebook’s current policy (which could soon be changing) is that you have to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an account.
There’s no real way to police this so as with anything, education is key. Here are a few points you should be aware of if you’re thinking of opening an account for your child:
It’s important that parents proactively educate their children in today’s ever changing online world. If your kids are on Facebook, make sure to check their privacy and location settings and teach them about the new age “facts of life”.
In the first two months of 2014, the Greater Vancouver housing market has maintained the steady pace set throughout 2013.
Last month’s sales total mirrors the 10-year sales average for February of 2,547, with just 17 sales separating the two figures. The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.9 per cent in Greater Vancouver, a 4.9 per cent increase from last month.
“Home buyer demand picked up in February, which is consistent with typical seasonal patterns in our housing market,” said Sandra Wyant, REBGV president. “We typically see home buyers become more active in and around the spring months.”
The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 13,412, a 9.3 per cent decline compared to February 2013 and a 6.4 per cent increase compared to January 2014.
“With the market continuing to perform at a steady, balanced pace, it’s important for home sellers to ensure their homes are priced correctly for today’s conditions,” Wyant said.
In the Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows area we had 91 single family homes sell this February compared to 59 last year. Townhouse had 43 sales compared to 25 last February and condos had 30 sales compared to 19 last February. Total sales last February was 103 and this year it was 164. A substantial improvement over 2013.
We have 1060 active listings residential listings consisting of 618 single family, 210 townhouse and 232 condos.
No one can say for sure what’s around the corner. If you're currently considering home ownership, here are a few points to consider:
An uncertain real estate market can make it difficult to know whether you should hold off purchasing a home in case prices fall or jump right in before prices skyrocket. The time to buy is when your budget matches your needs so always consider your personal circumstances carefully before making decisions.