Condo sales are at an all time high in the Fraser Valley and the Lower Mainland, before you set your sights on the condo unit and complex you think are right for you (and likely enter into competition), read this guide to help you find your perfect home. Hire a professional Realtor® to represent […]
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In all the excitement and packing, buying & selling, many people forget to take care of some essential items before they move. Don’t look past these 5 things you need to take care of, or it could cost you $$$.
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Muhammad Arif Omari, a driver from Edmonton, was set to renew his mortgage in September when he was told he wouldn’t be able to switch to a new lender offering a lower rate because he was self-employed. Mr. Omari, a truck driver who did not like the long stretches away from home, quit his job […]
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Housing sales across the province continued to cool in the month of August, according to the latest numbers from the British Columbia Real Estate Association. Those numbers indicate sales were down 26 per cent compared to the same month a year ago, and the average residential price of just under $670,000 was down 1.2 per […]
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This British Properties home, completed in 2018, was listed September 5 for $16,888,000. The week after Labour Day always brings a flurry of new listings as it’s back to business for the real estate market. Despite last month’s sales being sluggish even for August, this week was no exception. The highest-priced new listing this week in the […]
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The City of Burnaby says it will be the first in British Columbia to take advantage of the province’s new rental zoning laws. The city says in a news release that it will begin implementation of a rental zoning bylaw aimed at maintaining rental stock at affordable rates. On Monday, Burnaby council passed a motion […]
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B.C. to allow homeowner groups to fine defiant short-term rental hosts $1,000 a day Homeowners groups in British Columbia will soon be able to fine owners or residents up to $1,000 a day for defying the corporation’s bylaws on short-term rentals. The B.C. government says the regulations for the so-called strata corporations will be changed […]
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Investing in real estate can be tricky in a rising rate environment, but interest-only mortgages with term are helping stabilize cash flow. “It’s the most innovative product that has come through the mortgage market for the last seven years,” said Jacques du Preez, principal broker and owner of Mortgage Allies. “Because of the new rental […]
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Homeowners decide to do renovations for a number of reasons, you want your space to be more livable, or you want it to sell for more and for a much quicker timeframe, but one thing is clear, you need to set a budget to ensure you stay on track with your goals. Maybe you decide […]
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