Homebuying Knowledge

April 23, 2019

Should We Renovate Before Selling?

When you are considering doing some renovations with the idea that the new look will increase the value of your home, there are some choices that are better than others. Some of the best return on investment reno's might even surprise you.

During a recent study by JLC Group’s ...

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April 3, 2019

The Rules Have Changed for Housing in the ALR

April 3, 2019

Thinking about buying a property located in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)?

As of February 22, 2019 the BC government has introduced a few changes to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) Act which affect the size and number of dwellings allowed on a parcel of land in ...

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Feb. 28, 2019

Top 10 Things To Look For When Buying a House

Buying a house can be a stressful, emotional experience. This list of the top ten things to look for when buying a home will come in handy when emotions are running high. Go through the list and verify the condition of each of these items. It's not necessarily a ...

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Feb. 5, 2019

Does Moving Make You Nervous?

Does moving make you nervous?

Does looking a home make you nauseous?

I get it – moving costs a lot. Will your friends still visit? What about the kids? Will it be worth the hassle?

 

The question you need to ask yourself is why did you start looking to ...

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Jan. 23, 2019

Energy Efficiency and Purchasing an Older Home

With the desire to be as energy efficient as possible to save money and create a smaller footprint on the earth, our budget and our values can sometimes be at odds while house shopping. Luckily there is a solution for when you find your dream home but it is not ...

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Jan. 11, 2019

2 Property Transfer Tax Exemptions

There are two basic Property Transfer Tax exemptions that you may be eligible for, and knowing what the price ceilings are may help you decide between house A and house B.

 

The First Time Home Buyer’s Program was created to help first time home buyers get in to a ...

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Jan. 9, 2019

Closing Costs Add Up Quickly

If you are buying a house, there are a lot of additional costs to consider besides your down payment. You have scrimped and saved to get your down payment, but what else is going to come up?

 

Here are some costs that you will also need to save for ...

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Jan. 7, 2019

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Selling your home is a big step. More than a big step, it is a huge step!

There are many things that need to be done in preparing your home for sale but for now, I am going to tackle three points that are going to be helpful.

 

  1. Once ...
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Jan. 5, 2019

Fiduciary (Trust) Responsibilities of a Realtor

When we first meet and start to get into personal information I will stop and have you read and sign a “Disclosure of Representation Trading Services.”

 

This form explains who the Real Estate Agent is working for (hopefully YOU) and that the information you disclose is to them ...

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Dec. 14, 2018

Buying New versus a "Used" House

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There are a few differences when purchasing a new home versus a home that has been lived in before. Some of the differences are obvious, such as appliances that have never been used, and some are less obvious, such as possibly no closet organizers.

Here are a few of the ...

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