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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After a screeching halt sometimes comes a crash. This was the year when Canada’s housing market hit the brakes. So what will happen in 2019? Predicting housing prices is famously difficult. And forecasting housing meltdowns like the one that nearly brought down the global financial system in 2008 may be downright impossible. For now, though, […]
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Tighter mortgage rules and higher interest rates have dented buying power, but health of the economy backs higher demand. The British Columbia Real Estate Association estimates that economic growth will remain strong enough to support a boost in sales next year after a substantial decline in 2018, according to its latest forecast. When the dust […]
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Canadian home sales fell 1.6 per cent between September and October 2018, reports the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). While activity is stronger now compared to the first half of 2018, it remains below monthly levels recorded from early 2014 to 2017. The number of transactions fell in more than half of all local housing […]
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What to do to get your home ready for potential buyers. OUTSIDE Clean up the yard Weed garden beds Tidy the lawn Plant some flowers Make any repairs that need to be done (fences, downspouts, peeling paint, etc) Make sure people can walk around your home safely (without too much clutter, or risk of […]
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Everyone thinks their home is the best on the market. The reality of it is, your home (like all things in economics) is only worth what someone will pay for it. If your home is over-priced, you are likely going to be listing it to sit, and not sell. You have determined your list price […]
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7 SIGNS YOU HAVE HIRED THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT (and questions you should ask to avoid it) Buying and selling real estate is a high stakes game. You work hard, scrimp, save, stress and invest to find the perfect home. When time comes to move, who sells your home and how your home […]
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A tenant occupied property is more difficult to sell than an owner-occupied property. Aside from the 24 hour showing notice, your tenant is likely to not have your property in show-home ready condition; dishes piled up in the sink, dirty floors and bad odors are just some of the issues you may be up against…Depending […]
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