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Highlights of Dexter’s December 2023 Report

  • Prices in Greater Vancouver were up 5% in 2023

  • Vancouver West Side detached prices showed an increase of 11.4% in 2023

  • Total number of New Listings were the lowest since 2001

  • Let the interest rate decreases begin

  • The Buying signal is now

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day

On this special day, I want to tell you about two cool women whose friendship inspires me. Meet Ruth Brock and my mom Jean Cooperberg. These two are peas in a pod. They met in nursing school at UBC when they were 17, both from the Prairies. They were sorority sisters and became soul sisters! Ever since then, they have lived great lives, side by side and always laughing. Following school, these two beauties traveled to Europe and ended up working in London England for awhile and breaking hearts in every country.

Both ended up raising families in West Vancouver and laughing their way through young children and apparently sharing wine to survive the kid birthday parties. After kids, they both went back to nursing in the same department at VGH and so alike, even the patients would mix them up. For the last 40 years, the two of them were Docents at the Vancouver Art Gallery, touring school groups through dozens and dozens of art exhibits - yes together again. This winter I got the chance to spend a few days with them in Palm Springs. I got to join in on the giggles, stories, memories and inside jokes. I felt both lucky and envious of the long standing years of such a beautiful and tight friendship.

Ruthie and Jeannie are joined at the hip and are a twosome to be looked up to. Always busy, always generous with charities, always caring for each other and always always laughing. My mom is sick right now and Ruth is by her side, on the phone, bringing muffins and making her days lighter and brighter. This friendship is like no other. I am sending these two extra love so their friendship can continue and continue. Happy International Women's Day Jeannie and Ruthie.

Our Current Passion Projects

They’re fun, and you’re all invited!

Pillow Talk


this event gathers women and leaders in the community for a salon-style information sharing from experts in our community. 


Invented by Ruthie in 2008, this bi-annual event draws over a hundred women to “swap” their gently used clothes. Attendees get a refresh of their wardrobe with fantastic finds without spending money, with remaining clothing donated to women’s charities.



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Ladies Media Classic Golf Tournament
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Splash Art Option and Gala 

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Pacific Autism Family Network Golf Tournament Sponsor
Ride to Conquer Cancer

Avalon Recovery Society
St. James Music Academy
Jewish Federation
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