What Is a Non-conforming Stata?

Vancouver Real Estate
Before I answer the question, if all duplex’s are non-conforming stratas, it is important to understand what a strata is and why they exist.  In the lower-mainland we have a strata property act that dictates certain rules that all strata owners must abide by.  One of the major points to understand is that within a strata owners…
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Bertram Bernard Block, Kelowna’s First Urban Village

Vancouver Real Estate
Featuring Bertram at Bernard Block, Kelowna’s first downtown Urban Village! 3 Minutes to the new future UBCO Downtown Campus, Bertram is a smart real estate investment because of its prime downtown location, walk score of 98, extensive building amenities and modern interiors. This stunning 34 storey high rise features 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom + den,…
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While the economy drops, mortgage rates.. rise?

The Bank of Canada has cut their overnight rate by 1.5% since the beginning of March, triggering lenders to drop their prime lending rates by the same amount. Bond yields have dropped to their lowest levels in years. Economies around the World are grinding to a halt as COVID 19 quarantine continues. And you mean…
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Are Canadian Banks Waiving Mortgage Payments?

COVID-19 is here, and it has quickly become the biggest disrupter in not just our health care system, but our financial markets, small businesses and everything in between. We’ve seen unprecedented stock market drops, small businesses close their doors until further notice and people self-quarantine for the foreseeable future. What does COVID-19 mean for the…
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Bank of Canada Rate Cut

Rates dropped this week … coronavirus effects caused the Fed to drop their rate 0.50% on Tuesday and the Bank of Canada followed on Wednesday: the Fed move was definitely a shock, as they were not scheduled to announce until March 18. The Fed hasn’t made an unscheduled announcement since 2008, and even then it…
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Today’s Market and Tomorrow’s Growth

Vancouver Real Estate
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; with a stunning setting between the North Shore Mountains and Pacific Ocean. We are considered the “Hollywood of the North”, coming second to Los Angeles in TV production and third in feature film production. We are a Port City, tech hub, and front runner for sustainability.…
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Airbnb Friendly Buildings In Vancouver

Vancouver Real Estate
Airbnb has grown tremendously in the last several years as many travellers go-to accommodation site. Here in Vancouver, the City has a fairly strict policy as to who can Airbnb their property. Prior to 2018, rental stays for less than 30 days were not permitted in Vancouver, except for licensed hotels or bed-and-breakfasts in certain…
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Is Vancouver Real Estate in a Bubble?

We hear all the time if the Vancouver Real Estate market is in a bubble or if the bubble is going to burst.  In order to answer this question we likely need to determine what is a real estate bubble?  We also need to determine what constitutes a bubble bursting? First off what is a…
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Best Areas in Vancouver to Buy

When you are ready to buy your first home you have a few critical decisions to make.  First you need to decide how much you are willing to spend.  You should get a pre-approval from a mortgage broker, and from there decide if you want to max that out or spend a bit less so…
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Assignments In Greater Vancouver

Vancouver Real Estate
What are Assignments? How do Assignments work? What should we expect from Assignments moving forward? The Greater Vancouver real estate market has seen a tremendous amount of new construction over the years. With new construction comes assignments. Essentially an assignment is when a purchaser of a property sells their contract to a new purchase before…
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Use Current Market Conditions to Your Advantage

Vancouver Real Estate
Chapter 1: Know What’s Selling Springtime; typically one of the busiest seasons for Real Estate. I’m incredibly curious to see what the April statistics have in store for us. We see so many posts, on so many mediums, casting a very dark light on the market. Everyone seems to be getting inundated with information without…
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Vista by Dolomiti Homes

I recently went to the realtor prescreening of the Vista project by Dolomiti Homes in Burquitlam. We have been selling quite a few homes to our clients in the suburban areas surrounding Vancouver, as people are tired of paying a premium for square footage in the city when commuting via skytrain is quick, easy and…
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10 tips to sell your home for top dollar

Vancouver Real Estate
With the high inventory of homes on the market today, homebuyers can afford to be picky. As consumers, we are always looking for the best option, so a home can easily be overlooked if it’s not in pristine condition. Use these 10 tips to whip your home into shape and wow potential buyers. Know your…
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5 Common Mistakes Made By First-Time Home Buyers

Vancouver Real Estate
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…
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