Buying a Home

7 Ways to Win at Real Estate Bidding Wars

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in Buying a Home

An unexpected bright light in the pandemic years of 2020/2021 has been real estate. More people wanting (or needing) to change their living situation combined with low inventory; has resulted in a busy market, very brisk sales, and even major multiple offer situations. In fact, some properties are getting a dozen or more offers… we recently had one...

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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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8 Important Things Buyers Forget to Check When Viewing a Home

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 in Buying a Home

Below are the most common things that we see buyers overlooking when viewing homes. Often these little things are a surprise after the home is purchased and they have moved in. Avoid making these same mistakes by reading the list and making sure to check for these on your next home tour.

#1. Sufficient Cell Phone Service

We’ve become so used to our m...

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When Will This Seller's Market End?

Posted on Oct 19, 2015 in Buying a Home

Anyone who has been following the Real Estate market this year doesn't need me to tell them it's been a hectic year for sales. Across the Metro Vancouver houses, town homes, and condos are all seeing an increase in sales and in some cases a dramatic increase in price. 

White Rock / South Surrey has become anything but a sleepy seaside town. This has...

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Let's Talk Deposits When Purchasing a Property

Posted on May 26, 2014 in Buying a Home

I have touched on Real Estate deposits before, but as they are still one of the number one topics I get asked questions about I thought that I would address them once more.

The purpose of a deposit is to provide a monetary insurance to the Seller of the property you are buying that you are serious in your intent to complete th...

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