Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES FEB 2 & 3 2-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES FEB 2 & 3 2-4PM
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I have listed a new property at 432 4550 FRASER ST in Vancouver.
Welcome home to the Century Building. Quality built in the heart of Fraser, just a few minutes to Main Street. Spend your days admiring the mountains and downtown views from the suites west facing balcony. Inside, the open concept floor plan functionally maximizes the useable space; a multipurpose den, large master bedroom with room for an office, large breakfast bar in the modern kitchen, and a dining room perfect for entertaining. Other features include granite countertops, stainless appliances, 9’ ft ceilings, neutral paint, parking & storage.Move right in and cozy up by the gas fireplace to watch the sun set in your new home. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open Feb 2/3 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 432 4550 FRASER ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome home to the Century Building. Quality built in the heart of Fraser, just a few minutes to Main Street. Spend your days admiring the mountains and downtown views from the suites west facing balcony. Inside, the open concept floor plan functionally maximizes the useable space; a multipurpose den, large master bedroom with room for an office, large breakfast bar in the modern kitchen, and a dining room perfect for entertaining. Other features include granite countertops, stainless appliances, 9’ ft ceilings, neutral paint, parking & storage.Move right in and cozy up by the gas fireplace to watch the sun set in your new home. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open Feb 2/3 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 432 4550 FRASER ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 3, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome home to the Century Building. Quality built in the heart of Fraser, just a few minutes to Main Street. Spend your days admiring the mountains and downtown views from the suites west facing balcony. Inside, the open concept floor plan functionally maximizes the useable space; a multipurpose den, large master bedroom with room for an office, large breakfast bar in the modern kitchen, and a dining room perfect for entertaining. Other features include granite countertops, stainless appliances, 9’ ft ceilings, neutral paint, parking & storage.Move right in and cozy up by the gas fireplace to watch the sun set in your new home. Pets and Rentals allowed. Open Feb 2/3 2-4pm.
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It’s a new year, and I know some of you are looking to make your first home purchase. I’d firstly like to commend you for making the decision to invest in your future! As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, 2019 will bring some excellent home buying opportunities as our market is in a period of correction. To make sure that you are making the best decision for your family, I wanted to highlight 5 common mistakes made by first time home buyers. 


Not going out and getting a pre-approval 

Searching for a property before getting a pre-approval is like going shopping with a credit card and not knowing the limit. So before you set foot into a home, make sure that you sit down with a trusted mortgage specialist to find out exactly what you can afford. It is important to shop the rates, do your research and find a trusted representative to work with. They will look at your bank statements, debt load, notice of assessments, income, investments, and so on. 


Think practical; not emotional 

This is probably going to be one of the biggest purchases you’ll make in your lifetime. Therefore, you want to make sure you are making a practical, educated decision about where and when to buy your first home. Ensure that you are purchasing in a good neighbourhood that easily accessible with amenities nearby. Remember that your first home may not be your forever home, so you want to think resale value above all else.  


Conditions 

Make sure that you are aware of the conditions that you are including in your offer. They are your protection should the property or terms not meet your standard. This is where working with a realtor is essential; they will advise you what to include/exclude to make sure you’re covered.


Hire your own real estate agent 

Remember 99.9% of real estate transactions the seller pays the realtors commission. Therefore, I always advise hiring your own agent who has your sole interests in mind. They will act as a second set of eyes to highlight the pro’s and con’s of properties, which will be valuable in the decision-making process. At the end of the day, its someone working for you. 


Don’t forget to factor in closing costs 

You’re at the end of your first home buying experience, and the keys are almost yours. At this point, a lot of people forget the additional costs of closing a house. There are lawyer fees, deposit to utility companies, movers, property taxes may be applicable, etc. Be sure to have a buffer within your budget to factor in these costs, as they can be substantial. 

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Please visit our Open House at 303 13775 74 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Updated and well appointed, this 1 bed 1 bath condo is in on the top floor of Hampton Place in the Newton area of Surrey. Conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores such as Safeway, Superstore, and Save-on Foods, as well as banks and transit. This 659 sq ft suite has been updated with laminate flooring, crown moulding, baseboards, new doors, kitchen counter & sink, as well as fresh paint. The balcony, which is located off of the sizable living room, overlooks the tennis courts for the complex. A new roof for the building was completed in 2016. With parking included, this affordable home is definitely worth a look. Call today to book a viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 303 13775 74 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, January 27, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Updated and well appointed, this 1 bed 1 bath condo is in on the top floor of Hampton Place in the Newton area of Surrey. Conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores such as Safeway, Superstore, and Save-on Foods, as well as banks and transit. This 659 sq ft suite has been updated with laminate flooring, crown moulding, baseboards, new doors, kitchen counter & sink, as well as fresh paint. The balcony, which is located off of the sizable living room, overlooks the tennis courts for the complex. A new roof for the building was completed in 2016. With parking included, this affordable home is definitely worth a look. Call today to book a viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 26 & 27 1-3PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, January 27, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 26 & 27 1-3PM
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I have sold a property at 46 3596 SALAL DR in North Vancouver.
Welcome to Seymour Village a collection of brand new contemporary Townhomes located in one of North Vancouver's most tranquil settings. Surrounded by forest & minutes away from Deep Cove & Mt Seymour. This 3 level Corner Home has over 1600sf of exceptionally laid out interior space. This home boasts 3 good sized bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms on the upper level while featuring a stunning, spacious living area with 9ft ceilings, a sleek modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and over 800sf of open concept living all on the main level with a bonus powder room for guests. It is the ideal entertaining space! Also includes 2 decks, a generous patio and an oversized 2 car private garage and the ability to park 2 more cars on your driveway!
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Interest rates; certainly a big topic of conversation as we saw policy changes throughout the country in 2018. Ever since the benchmark interest rate was increased by the Bank Of Canada, economists, policy-makers, bankers, and realtors have been warning Canadians to expect more increases as we progressed through the year. It was forecasted that there would be as many as three more hikes by the end of 2019. 


But with current market conditions, prices of oil plummeting, and talk of a recession in the states, the outlook has quickly changed. At present, there is not a single hike priced for 2019. In fact, the bank has downgraded its expectations for the Canadian economy this year. Stephen Brown at Capital Economics predicts the slump in the worlds price of oil could be enough to take the wind out of Canada’s economic sails, slowing GDP growth to just 1.5 per cent this year. This is well below the two per cent growth the Bank of Canada was forecasting as of October when it nudged its rate up to where it is now at 1.75%. If the oil and housing markets continue to drag growth, increased interest rates are very unlikely, and the odds of rate cuts will rise in the coming quarters. 


The market in the Greater Vancouver area is nothing short of a roller coaster ride. As an industry professional, we have to stay on top of micro and macroeconomics to ensure we are providing our clients with the best advise possible. Be sure to follow along via our blog and subscribe to our monthly market analysis reports to ensure that you stay on top of the current market trends. 


Buying?

With pricing adjusting across most segments in the greater Vancouver area, housing is becoming more affordable. Although buyer stress tests decrease purchasing power, it is important to link up with an experienced and knowledgeable mortgage advisor and realtor to help you navigate this complex market. Make sure that you shop the rates and do your research! 


Selling? 

It is now more important than ever to ensure that you have an effective sales strategy in place to ensure your property is well advertised to receive top dollar. An effective online presence that makes your property stand out amongst the competition is imperative as we head into these difficult financial times. We are now technically in a buyers market, so being a savvy seller and having someone to educate you on current market trends is critical. 


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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 19 & 20 2-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 19 & 20 2-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 303 13775 74 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Updated and well appointed, this 1 bed 1 bath condo is in on the top floor of Hampton Place in the Newton area of Surrey. Conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores such as Safeway, Superstore, and Save-on Foods, as well as banks and transit. This 659 sq ft suite has been updated with laminate flooring, crown moulding, baseboards, new doors, kitchen counter & sink, as well as fresh paint. The balcony, which is located off of the sizable living room, overlooks the tennis courts for the complex. A new roof for the building was completed in 2016. With parking included, this affordable home is definitely worth a look. Call today to book a viewing.
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I have listed a new property at 303 13775 74 AVE in Surrey.
Updated and well appointed, this 1 bed 1 bath condo is in on the top floor of Hampton Place in the Newton area of Surrey. Conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores such as Safeway, Superstore, and Save-on Foods, as well as banks and transit. This 659 sq ft suite has been updated with laminate flooring, crown moulding, baseboards, new doors, kitchen counter & sink, as well as fresh paint. The balcony, which is located off of the sizable living room, overlooks the tennis courts for the complex. A new roof for the building was completed in 2016. With parking included, this affordable home is definitely worth a look. Call today to book a viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 303 13775 74 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, January 19, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Updated and well appointed, this 1 bed 1 bath condo is in on the top floor of Hampton Place in the Newton area of Surrey. Conveniently located within walking distance of grocery stores such as Safeway, Superstore, and Save-on Foods, as well as banks and transit. This 659 sq ft suite has been updated with laminate flooring, crown moulding, baseboards, new doors, kitchen counter & sink, as well as fresh paint. The balcony, which is located off of the sizable living room, overlooks the tennis courts for the complex. A new roof for the building was completed in 2016. With parking included, this affordable home is definitely worth a look. Call today to book a viewing.
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, January 12, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 12 & 13 2-4PM
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Please visit our Open House at 1135 RENFREW ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Elegance, opulence and incredible income potential!! This brand new, beautifully finished detatched home is situated on a full sized lot in East Vancouver, close to the shops and restaurants in Hastings Sunrise and easy access to Hwy 1 & downtown. Subsidize your monthly mortgage payment with the 2 bdrm laneway (tenanted at $2250/month) and a 2 bdrm basement suite. The open concept main house is bright and inviting with large windows, tall ceilings, and two fireplaces with cultured stone and built ins. The spacious kitchen/spice kitchen is beautifully finished without losing functionality; boasting quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, ample storage and high end appliances. 2-5-10 New Home Warranty. Silent inside! Call for Private showing! OPEN HOUSES JAN 12 & 13 2-4PM
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