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Selling Your Vancouver Home During the Summer Months

Selling Your Vancouver Home During the Summer Months

Table of Contents Start Doing the FlyLady’s 27 Fling Boogie Right Now Think Light or White and Maybe Even Grab Some Paint Visualize Whirled Peas, But Bake Cinnamon Rolls You’re definitely selling your house this summer. Maybe you have a new job in another city starting in the Fall. Whatever your situation, if you’re selling […]

Things to consider before refinancing your Vancouver home or estate

Things to consider before refinancing your Vancouver home or estate

Table of Contents What is the reason you are refinancing? Are you in good credit health? Get Acquainted with your Current Mortgage Term Other Things to Consider Think About Your Alternatives Less interest rate compared with loan term extension Will the mortgage refinance reduce your monthly repayment? Going over closing costs of previous mortgage Do […]

Vancouver’s housing affordability is decreasing

Vancouver’s housing affordability is decreasing

Table of Contents First the Evidence Factors that lead to decrease in Affordability Other Things to Consider Speculative Activity? Possible Solution? Your Thoughts? First the Evidence It’s now evident that affordability in Vancouver housing is decreasing. This is attributed to the ever-increasing demand both from the locals and foreigners. The increase in demand is due to the […]

Is buying as affordable as renting in Vancouver, BC Canada?

Is buying as affordable as renting in Vancouver, BC Canada?

Table of Contents To Buy or not To Buy? What is more affordable? Key: Have a Good Financial Standing The Math Vancouverites can no longer afford to live a decent life. Ratio to the household debts has risen Vancouver as a high ranked city Economic and Social Impacts To Buy or not To Buy? The […]

Tighter mortgage rules in Canada in 2012

Tighter mortgage rules in Canada in 2012

Table of Contents New Rules Timeline/h2> Some 10 of 14 economists and strategists surveyed for Reuter’s first poll on the Canadian housing sector last week said Ottawa does, indeed, seem poised to tighten mortgage rules within the next 12 months. Moreover, they believe that intervention is likely to come as early as the busy spring season. […]

How are capital gains tax calculated in Vancouver & Canada?

How are capital gains tax calculated in Vancouver & Canada?

Table of Contents So here is a simple definition of Capital Gains Tax How to Calculate Capital Gains Tax Questions Pending I just wanted to share a question that is always asked by many of our clients and provide you with an answer on how you can calculate capital gains tax in North Vancouver and Canada. But […]

Buyers: Tax Assessment Is Not Market Value

Buyers: Tax Assessment Is Not Market Value

Table of Contents Tax Assessment is Subjective? The Real Value Here is the Catch about Property Values Before getting all their emotions typed up in a panicked knot, or taking off on a joyful spending spree thinking the equity in their home is worth far more than it is, homeowners should clearly try to understand […]

How To Improve Your Kitchen Without A Huge Cost?

How To Improve Your Kitchen Without A Huge Cost?

Table of Contents How to improve your kitchen without a huge cost Painting worn out wood made cupboards Accessorize your Kitchen Resurface your Cupboards Replace your Handles Improve your Drapes/Window Covers More Tips Painting. Your Vancouver home Flooring and artwork. Electronic appliances. Make Cabinets Look Grand Kitchen Taps. Lighting Let’s face it: Your kitchen is […]

Why hire a Buyer’s Agent When Buying Real Estate in Vancouver

If you are looking for properties to buy in Vancouver, you may ask, why is it advantageous to use buyer’s agent in Vancouver? It’s free! You do not have to pay anything for the service. The seller will pay your agent when the transaction closes. Apart from this, there are many other advantages of using the […]

Asia is making Vancouver condo owners rich – in a short period of time…

Asia is making Vancouver condo owners rich – in a short period of time…

Canada and specifically, Vancouver has observed an unprecedented growth in its real estate market. Condo and also bungalows or single family residences are being purchased by home owners and real estate investors. Some of these condos include coal harbour condos, downtown condos, and also yaletown condos. Some areas are also feeling a similar effect, despite being older… A number […]