Greater Vancouver RE Market Report Sept. 2021

By: Kit Brown

Greater Vancouver RE Market Report Sept. 2021

Tags: Home

Election over but the effects will linger in Metro Vancouver The federal election is over and those who think nothing has changed should prepare themselves for some of the most intrusive legislation ever into the private-sector housing market. It has never been more apparent that this much housing policy is a reaction to headlines and social media. Common sense is trumped by the need to appear ...Read More

House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

By: Kit Brown

House Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

Tags: House

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will ever make! In order to make your home hunting experience the best it can be, there are a 5 house hunting mistakes to avoid and be aware of before you start your journey: 1. Not Getting Pre-Approved One of the most important aspects of buying a home is the mortgage application and approval process. No matter what type of home you are look...Read More

7 Things the Fall Housing Market Could Have in Store for Buyers in BC

By: Kit Brown

7 Things the Fall Housing Market Could Have in Store for Buyers in BC

Tags: Home

1. A hot pre-sale market BC’s pre-construction market should continue to be busy this fall, with buyers looking to lock in low interest rates with a relatively small initial deposit. In city centers and the suburbs alike, interest in new builds has surged in recent months.  There are many reasons why new developments in BC are becoming more attractive, especially in regard...Read More

Greater Vancouver RE Market Report August 2021

By: Kit Brown

Greater Vancouver RE Market Report August 2021

Tags: Home

Townhouse sector exposes razor-thin housing supply We are in the heat of a hastily-called federal election and housing is the central platform of the major parties, all of which say they will make housing more affordable for the so-called ‘missing middle’, us common folk who may simply need to buy a townhouse. Yet the Lower Mainland’s townhouse market exposes the razor-thin h...Read More

How to Buy a Presale Condo: Mortgages, Deposits, and Developers, Explained

By: Kit Brown

How to Buy a Presale Condo: Mortgages, Deposits, and Developers, Explained

Tags: Condo

If you’ve ever wondered how to buy a presale condo but have been intimidated by the unfamiliarity of the process, this how-to guide is for you. First-time homebuyers and individuals new to the presale or pre-construction condo market typically have many similar questions, all of which are straightforward and easy to answer. Once you’ve taken in the information below, you’ll kno...Read More

The Awesome House Hunting Checklist (with Printable PDF)

By: Kit Brown

The Awesome House Hunting Checklist (with Printable PDF)

Tags: House

Buying a new home is incredibly exciting, albeit a little daunting. It’s likely going to be your biggest purchase, though, so it makes sense to give serious thought to exactly what you want. Thereafter, we want to know exactly what we’re getting into by peeling back the façade of beautifully dressed homes and digging a little deeper.  We’ve highlighted some o...Read More

7 Reasons You Should Use a Buyer’s Agent

By: Kit Brown

7 Reasons You Should Use a Buyer’s Agent

Tags: Buyer

Purchasing a home is a significant life event, and having a buyer’s agent represent you throughout the process is highly beneficial. Seller’s agents are solely focused on representing the best interests of the seller, so having someone on your side of the transaction that you can trust is a great way to protect your own interests.  If you’ve been considering buying a home...Read More

Greater Vancouver Market Report for May

By: Kit Brown

Greater Vancouver Market Report for May

Tags: Home

The key to falling in love with a home, whether it’s a rental or purchase, is to bring your own personal style and flair to the space. There are plenty of ways for renters to remodel without losing their security deposit, and these do it yourself projects make for great, quick upgrades to any home. Really, easy decorating options for rentals are endless once you start looking for insp...Read More

8 DIY Home Improvements Anyone Can Do

By: Kit Brown

8 DIY Home Improvements Anyone Can Do

Tags: Home

The key to falling in love with a home, whether it’s a rental or purchase, is to bring your own personal style and flair to the space. There are plenty of ways for renters to remodel without losing their security deposit, and these do it yourself projects make for great, quick upgrades to any home. Really, easy decorating options for rentals are endless once you start looking for insp...Read More

5 REASONS WHY PRESALE PROPERTIES ARE BECOMING EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE

By: Kit Brown

5 REASONS WHY PRESALE PROPERTIES ARE BECOMING EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE

Tags: Presale

From first-time homebuyers to investors and downsizers, presale properties are becoming an extremely attractive opportunity in today’s real estate market. Pre-construction properties have yet to be built, so the process and experience of buying are entirely different from that of a standard re-sale transaction. Buying a presale property means that you are buying the rights to a future home, ...Read More

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