Stop being a renter, get  a kick start to the new year!

Posted on Jan 01, 2018 in Buyers

Some of the advantages of home ownership over renting are:
  • Home price values generally rise over time. You can make money from equity of the home you own faster than you could to save that money in the bank! Rent just goes out the door and makes the landlord rich.
  • You have freedom to paint and renovate it the way you want by adding your own touches...

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How Buyers Can be more Effective Competing against Multiple offers in a Sellers Market

Posted on May 18, 2017 in Buyers

The Buyer’s perspective on Competing offers (Bidding war). . . 

If you’re a buyer looking at purchasing residential property in the Lower Mainland in the last year or so you’ve certainly heard about “Seller’s Market” and “Multiple Offers”, “Competing Offers”, or “Bidding War”.
Springtime is the traditional hot market time but the low interest rates...

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Home-buying process explained for First time Buyers

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 in Buyers

Have you been intimidated by the home buying process? 

Here are the steps explained by an expert in simple terms:

  1. Decide if home ownership is for you. Can you handle it?  Are you ready and able to take responsibility for all the costs that come with being a homeowner? Can you devote the time to regular home maintenance?
  2. Check to see if you are financia...

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Closing Costs for Home Buyers

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 in Buyers

Ever wondered about the extra costs of buying a property besides the purchase price?
1%  Property Purchase Tax
A successful purchase starts with budgeting for the closing costs. Not only do you have to plan to have enough to pay the lawyer or notary, but the 1% Property purchase tax is a big part of this as well. Most people must pay this tax, althoug...

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13 Signs that you've picked the right Buyers Agent

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Buyers

Buying a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. While you don't have to be head over heals in love with your agent, you will spend a lot of time with them so here are some signs to look for and to know if you have picked the right one.....

1.) They are responsive and available - they don't leave you or customers hanging. They don't take...

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Why use a Buyer's Agent?

Posted on Feb 12, 2017 in Buyers

Here are a few great reasons to use a Buyer's Agent for finding a home‎....

  • Buyer's Agent is FREE service to the buyer.  Some people think they can save money by going to the listing agent. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The sellers agent represents the seller and has their interests only in mind. You wouldn't go to a lawyer to represent...

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