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improve your homes resale value

September 7th, 2020
Before a buyer even steps through your front door, you’ve created a first impression. Keeping the outside of your home clean and tidy improves your home’s curb appeal and will make a difference when you’re looking to sell. Here’s six ways you can make your home look great and improve its resale value without spending all your money.

1. Paint the outside of your home
This is a large project but ...

Selling a North Vancouver or West Vancouver home?

August 24th, 2020
Helpful Advice:
Get the basic knowledge you need before selling your home, plus useful advice to guide you throughout the process.

Home listings on the Internet:
Find out at what price comparable houses in your area are listed. Visit REALTOR.ca to view the latest home listings on whatever computer or device you’re using.

Home listings app for your phone:
Add our REALTOR.ca app to your phone to ...

Buying A West Vancouver or North Vancouver Home?

August 24th, 2020
Helpful Advice:
Get the basic knowledge you need before buying a home, plus useful advice to guide you throughout the process. Find it all here.

Home Listings on the Internet: 
Visit REALTOR.ca to view the latest home listings on whatever computer or device you’re using.

Home listings app for your phone:
Add our REALTOR.ca app to your phone to give you convenient access to all the latest home li ...

buying? heads up new underwriting criteria

August 20th, 2020
Introduced earlier this summer, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) implemented new underwriting criteria (eligibility requirements) to apply for homeowner transactional and portfolio mortgage insurance. These new adjustments from CMHC come as a precaution while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact consumers in the real estate market and many other aspects of day-to-day ...

2020 Property Assessment

January 4th, 2020
BC Assessment just released its 2020 assessments. The provincial agency appraises all properties, almost two million province wide on an annual basis. The assessment is an estimate of a property’s market value as of July 1, 2019 and physical condition as of October 31, 2019.

BC Assessment said changes in property value reflect movement in the market and can vary greatly from property to prop ...

Stratas and Pets

December 12th, 2019
If you’re planning to buy a strata property and you have furry or feathered friends, find out whether pets are allowed and if there are restrictions.

Under the Strata Property Act and Regulation, strata corporations can restrict owners and tenants from keeping pets or certain kinds of pets through the bylaws of the strata corporation.

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Pet restrictions under the Standard Bylaws

Strata corporati ...

Real Estate Tips To Save Money

June 7th, 2019
Are you a BC home buyer, seller and or an owner?
Find below some ways you might save money!

1. BC Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Program
Qualifying first-time buyers may be exempt from paying the PTT of one per cent on the first $200,000 and two per cent on the remainder of the purchase price of a resale home priced up to $500,000. There is a proportional exemption for home ...

Buying A Home with appliances?

May 22nd, 2019
It's a good idea when buying a home that comes with appliances to look up their models and serial numbers to check if there's any recall for them.  Start with doing a Google search.  Here is a good reason why: 'Dishwasher that came with house catches fire, and owner learns it was subject of Whirlpool class action.'

In addition to your google search some additional resources include:
  • Governm ...

Risks of Growing Cannabis at Home

May 21st, 2019

The legalization of cannabis opens up new risks for homeowners.  Our professional real estate association, British Columbia Real Estate Association has created a series of videos regarding the risk of growing cannabis at home.

The first video is on the risks of growing cannabis when it comes to financing, refinancing and protecting the value of your home.

The second video is on cannabis as ...

Happy House Hunting

April 29th, 2019

Purchasing your first home is exciting especially if you prepare properly.

Making the jump from renting to owning is a big deal. Not only is owning your home a great investment, it also comes with a sense of personal pride. With housing prices at a premium, it’s important to make sure that you’re not only ready to own, but can afford the costs associated with owning a home.
Are you ready to t ...

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