Need a Notary/Lawyer? Make Sure to Ask These Questions.

Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Most people will hire a lawyer or notary to handle the conveyancing when selling or purchasing a property. Our experience has shown us that sometimes the quotes over a phone call or email correspondence don't always reveal the actual costs of their services. Here's a look at what is involved when budgeting for your next move and questions you can a...

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Condo To House. Now Is the Time!

Posted on Feb 01, 2018

Lack of condo inventory and a steady increase in the prices of apartments and townhouses throughout the Tri Cities lately may present an opportunity for people wishing to finally make the move from strata to a single family detached home. I can't remember the last time I've seen this small of a gap between single family homes and apartments/townhou...

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January Market Update (Tri Cities)

Posted on Jan 23, 2018

January market remains busy, especially for apartment and townhouses in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. 
There's still a lot of competing offers on new listings that are priced properly. The "Active to Sale" ratio-how many places are selling vs how many are listed is still quiet high. 
The single-family market is a little slower. Overall, we...

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Ban On Foreign Buyers

Posted on Jan 10, 2018

There's been a lot of speculation regarding the increasing real estate prices in Greater Vancouver lately, and now Andrew Weaver, BC Green Leader, is suggesting a ban on foreign buyers altogether. 
http://bit.ly/2CZYPgh
I've read articles stating there may be an over emphasis on the amount of foreign money coming in and how it actually isn't driving t...

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1 Essential When Choosing a Realtor®

Posted on Dec 13, 2017

Saw this joke the other day, and got me thinking:

A police officer pulled over someone for speeding.
Police Officer: May I see your real estate licence please.
Driver: You mean my driver's licence? 
Police Officer: No, not everyone in Vancouver has one of those...

So many agents, so many options. If I were to quit selling real estate, and needed to hire...

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The Skinny on Presales

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

Buying a brand new house/condo has it’s pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if it’s the right fit. Here are a few pros and cons that may help when making that decision.  

Pros:


New Home Warranty.
o In British Columbia, all homes built by a developer must have a “2-5-10 year” warranty insurance policy provided to the Buyer. 2 years on la...

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