Buying a Home

Navigating the Home Buying Process: How a Buyer's Agent Can Help

Posted on Jan 13, 2023 in Buying a Home

So, you're in the market for a new home in White Rock and/or South Surrey and you're considering hiring a real estate agent to represent you. Great idea! But not exactly shocking, considering you're reading a Real Estate Blog - we may be a little biased ;)

But what exactly does hiring a real estate agent mean? And how do you choose the right agent f...

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Rain, Rain, Go Away: Tips for House Hunting on the Wet Coast

Posted on Jan 10, 2023 in Buying a Home

Hey there, house hunters! So, you're out there scouring the market for your dream home, and you've been hit with some unexpected rain. Don't let a little (or a lot) of the wet stuff dampen your spirits! At White Rock Life, we are specialist in making the most of house shopping in the rain:

Embrace the soggy: No one likes to be wet, but sometimes it...

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From the Ground Up: The Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction

Posted on Jan 07, 2023 in Buying a Home

The decision to buy a newly built home can be a difficult one, and there are many pros and cons to think about. Often the 'shiny new object' attracts buyers, but it's important to keep a level head and think about your options objectively. 

Here are some of the key benefits and drawbacks to buying a newly built home:


Energy efficiency: One of the...

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The January Home Buying Decision: Is Now the Time to Take the Plunge?

Posted on Jan 01, 2023 in Buying a Home

If you're thinking about buying a new home, you might be wondering if January is the right time to make your move. 

The short answer is yes! 

Here are just a few reasons why January can be a great time to buy a house:

Less competition
Many people put off their home search until the spring, so you'll likely have less competition from other buyers. This me...

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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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