A seminar for sellers in Vancouver --Looking to dramatically increase the value your property and sell quickly?
Home sellers of real estate in the Vancouver market can seize on an emerging trend that not only increases the value of their property but makes it sell more quickly. As the demand for mid-rise housing continues throughout Vancouver, it is not only where your property is located that is important, it is the associated lot size and zoning that needs to considered to capitalize on this new trend.
“Vancouver residents want more affordable units for families,” says Geraldine Santiago, “a lot of the downtown construction features small layouts that appeal to couples or empty nesters. But, what happens when genY and Xers in these buildings decide to have children? Capacity is needed and developers and builders are seeking options.”
Lot size and zoning are now key components of your sales strategy when pricing and marketing real estate in Vancouver. Builders and developers are continuing to buy up properties to meet the continued demand for family housing within city limits.
Do you know your property’s zoning options? Zoning not only refers to the division of land into two parcels, but it can include consolidation of two or more parcels into a single site, the adjustment of an existing property line or dedication of land for road or lane purposes.
Our next RE/MAX Seminar series "Land Assembly 101" is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11-1pm with light sandwiches being provided at our Lunch and Learn series.
If you are looking to sell your Vancouver property, seize upon the opportunity to learn about how best leverage subdividing to optimize your property’s value by attending our free Land Assembly seminar.
Vancouver’s real estate market has an appetite for transactions but it’s difficult to find deals. Learn how to best position your property with zoning.
Space is limited, please register early to secure a spot.
Land values must always be considered in terms of highest and best use. The land value is based on its highest and best use as though vacant and available for development to its most economic use.
Sometimes highest and best use results from assembling two or more parcels of adjacent land together under one ownership. If the combined parcels have a greater unit value than they did separately, plottage value is created--also known as land assembly.
One of the criteria for the highest and best use is that the use must be legally permissible. If the highest and best use of a site is predicated on a zoning change, it must be investigated properly that the probability of a zoning change will occur.
As Mark Twain said, "Buy land as they are not making more of it." Accoring to BC Statistics Canada, by 2035 there will be an increase of 765,000 people in the lower mainland which means a growth rate of 1.3 % per year.
The physical constraints of Vancouver, with the mountains in the North and ocean make it impossible to build. According to Economist Albert Said of MIT, the tighter the physical constrains such as bodies of water and land gradients correlates with higher real estate prices--Vancouver is an example.
The city of Vancouver, in trying to address population growth has many communities rezoned for redevelopment to address densificastion. Land assemblies often occur along major transportation corridors. (Granville street, Oak Street, Cambie corridor and now, adjacent arteries stemming from public transportation routes.)
Land assembly is not a new occurrence but it is now more frequent in Vancouver and spreading towards other areas like Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Abbotsford and Surrey and Vancouver Island. By selling your property as a land assembly where your property is listed for sale along with other neighbouring properties, owners are able to command a higher price together rather than by selling individually.
However, it is not as easy at it looks and it can be very complex. This type of project is exponentially more difficult and complex as there are many more players involved with developers also seeking schematic and confirmation from zoning and planning staff and other public and private agencies to properly determine the site's utility. The more players, the more risks, delays and uncertainties.
With all land assemblies, consideration needs to be given to the following items:
Furthermore, all home owners or parties enter into binding contracts which means each party is bound by the other party. Timelines for land assemblies are important because developers need time to develop schematics and and application to the city for rezoning in some cases.
Due to this extended timeline, there are generally a number of deposits given throughout the process. Consideration must be given to the amount of time a property is tied up by the contract before the subject conditions are removed, since there is no guarantee the transfer will complete until subjects are removed.
Extended timeline could also mean a significant market shift. Is there an escalation clause to reflect the market shift as sometimes it can be years before completion, which is the time sellers obtain funds.
For more information and to find out about our upcoming seminar in your neighbourhood, contact Geraldine Santiago at firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT/CALL : (604) 764-6873 CODE: LAND for more information.
Attend our FREE Land Assembly Seminar on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 with industry experts. To pre-register, go to SEMINAR Registration on this website or visit Eventbrite.ca . If you cannot wait for our scheduled seminar, and need the info now, just TEXT or CALL our Land Assembly HOTLINE/HELPLINE @ (604) 764-6873.
Thinking about SELLING your home, and want to know how to maximize its full selling potential?
Developers are snatching up properties and buying real estate in blocks to make way for high rise and mid rise condos and multiple dwelling homes. But what exactly are developers looking for? In land assemblage or plottage, two or more parcels of real estate are combined into one parcel and a higher value is created for the assembled parcel than for the individual parcels.
Do you own a property that is right for rezoning and development? Does your property location allow higher density? Don't know where to look or who to ask? Are you in the city planned rezoning? If not, then can you apply for rezoning, and how? what cost? If lad assembly is something you are thinking about when selling your property, attend our lunch and learn education seminar with industry experts on-hand as keynote speakers.
Find out about the latest in land assembly and how to leverage your property by selling with your neighbours. Selling parcels of land to a developer with individual home owners is exponentiallly difficult. Are price points agreed upon based on improvements on the land or size of the lot? What are the price points to agree upon? Realistic time lines? Deposit holders and market shifts, escalation clauses and more. Who are my team members and what are the costs? How many team members are involved?
Pre-register as space is limited and get tickets through this site, OR TEXT me at (604) 764-6873, and email email@example.com. You'll be glad you did!
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*Light sandwiches & refreshments provided.
Two hour seminar, keynote speakers: Lawyer and Expert Realtor specializing in Vancouver Land Assembly.
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Thank-you for presenting "How to Buy Your First Home--And Say Good-bye To Your Landlord!" a free program open to the public at the George Mackie Library on October 24, 2007.
Your presentation was very well put together and informative, and I know the participants really enjoyed it and found it very useful.
We appreciate your willingness to share your time and knowledge with the library and Delta residents.
Frances Thomson, Community Librarian.
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is in reference to Geraldine Santiago and her relationship with the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Geraldine has been facilitating workshops and seminars on Real Estate Buying your First Home for our community centre over the past six years. I have no doubt that the programs she runs have benefited both her participants as well as our community centre.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kathryn Sweetapple, Recreation Prgramer II
May 4, 2007
I'd like to thank you very much for arranging and presenting the program on First Time Home Buying at the New Westminster Public Library on Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
Wht a great program you have developed! There is so much to know about buying a home; it can be quite daunting for a first time home buyer. It was an excellent idea to invite people with different expertise to speak to their field (mortgage, realty, inspection and legal). Everyone had excellent information to give in their area and the audience of 63 seemed to really appreciate the presentation. It was also very generous of you to provide a copy of your book to everyone that wanted it.
Thanks again for taking the time to come to the library. I have we can have your team come again.
Debra Nelson, Community Services Librarian, New Westminster Public Library
Below are the seminars we have offered in the past: