Buying a Home that Needs Some Work

(November 18, 2020)

When you’re shopping for a new home, you probably want the property to be as “move in ready” as possible. That way, you can... well... just move in! 


However, there are a lot of fantastic properties on the market that need some work. For example, you might see a home that has everything you need, but the kitchen is long overdue for a renovation. Or, you might view a property that requires a lot of r... read more.

Feeling Cool about Selling in November or December?

(November 05, 2020)

If you need to sell your home in the next month or two, you might be worried. After all, aren’t spring and summer the ideal seasons to list your property? If you list in November or December, you might have difficulties attracting buyers and getting the best price for your home. Right?


 Not necessarily. 

While it’s true that spring and summer are traditionally busy periods in the real estate market, p... read more.

What's the "Lifestyle" score for your Home?

(October 26, 2020)

In the business world, a phrase that’s often used is ROI or Return On Investment. It refers to the regular gain (or loss) you’re getting from a particular asset relative to its cost. 


When it comes to your home, the gain may be more than financial. It may include the benefit of the lifestyle it gives you. For example, a spacious backyard deck pays off in countless pleasant Saturdays with friends and... read more.

Vancouver council supports end to 'no pets' rental contracts

(October 15, 2020)

BY MIKE HALL

Posted Oct 15, 2020 11:20 am PDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2020 at 11:24 am PDT
SUMMARY
Vancouver council has voted to support an end to 'no pets' clauses in rental contracts
Council passed the motion unanimously at its morning policy meeting
The motion asks staff to look into what the city can do to curb landlords’ right to refuse rental due to pets
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Vancouver council vot... read more.

Home prices rose in August amid recovery from Covid-19 pandemic

(September 02, 2020)

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- Metro Vancouver home sales hit 3,047 in August at a benchmark price of $1.04 million, as the housing market continued its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


The number of homes sold last month was nearly 20 per cent higher than the 10-year average for August, although there was a slight decrease from the 3,128 homes sold in July, The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver sa... read more.