White Rock Life - Real Estate Blog

Goodbye 2018... Hello 2019!

Posted on Jan 08, 2019

As we enter the second week in January the kids return to school, adults return to work, and the extra 5lbs of turkey and mashed potato weight is shed in the gym as you, once again, resolve to get fit. At least for the next few weeks or so!

In housing news, this is normally the time that we see the sellers and agents start to prepare for the spring...

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Are we back to a 'normal' market?

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Real Estate News

For the last few years, the Metro Vancouver real estate market has been busy... like super-duper crazy busy! 

You've read it in the papers and seen it on the news. Previously unheard of phrases like no subjects, over asking, multiple offers, no inspection have become normal part of our vocabulary. Pre-sales sold out in hours with hopeful buyers campi...

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5 Things You Should Know Before You Flip A Property

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in Investment

Flipping homes is both an art, and a science. Use these handy 5 tips to give you the best chance of success.

1. Money is made at the buy, not the sell of a flip: When flipping a house; money is made during the purchase not the sale of the house. So, many times people buy a house with the intentions of making a huge profit only to find out that they...

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Christmas Again! 

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in White Rock Life

Where did the time go? It seems that the year only started and here we go with the holiday season upon us once again. The kids are another year older....I, of course, haven't aged a bit! 

Once again I am grateful for another year of continued success. Do I measure this in dollars or cents, not always...
although that helps in raising a family of 5. Mo...

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Pitfalls of Buying Before Selling

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Buying a Home

I always buy before I sell. I can't seem to help myself! Call it a downside to the job, I see A LOT of homes and it's hard to not to fall in love with a different one every year or so.

This is definitely one of those "Do as I say, not as I do" times.


Despite my questionable personal home-buying background; it is my obligation to offer all my clients...

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Interest-Free Loans for First Time Home Buyers

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 in Buying a Home

Finally, some good housing news from the province of British Columbia! 

A new program, The BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership Program, announced today will match down payments that people have already saved. The government says that they will soon start matching up to 5% of a home buyer’s down payment, to a maximum of $37,500, by way of an...

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