Closing Costs: The Hidden Fees of Buying a Home in BC

Purchasing a home is an exciting milestone in life. But before you get the keys, there’s a final step that often catches buyers off-guard – closing costs. These fees can sneak up on you, tacking on thousands of dollars to your home’s sale price. Being aware of these expenses is key to avoiding sticker shock […]

Can I actually afford a home in Vancouver?

The housing market in the Greater Vancouver area is notoriously difficult to navigate. Prices have skyrocketed since the housing pandemic hit BC and are not promising for those who want to purchase a home in the city. It is generally assumed that you should be a millionaire to buy a house in Vancouver. For , […]

Just How Expensive Is It To Live In Vancouver, BC?

Vancouver is a visual marvel, and it’s nestled between waters clear as glass and snow-topped mountains. If you can never decide between the ocean and the mountains, then this might be somewhere you want to live. Nearly everyone worldwide knows about Vancouver homes for sale and that they sell for gazillions of dollars! And yet, many still […]

The 5 Benefits Of Working With A Real Estate Agent in BC

Are you anxious when it comes to listing your Vancouver property on the market? This is completely comprehensible, considering the fact that you are looking forward to finding a buyer for your home quickly. But how many times have you taken part in home sales before? And, in case you had participated in the buying and selling […]

Condo maintenance and strata fees: what’s included?

Condo maintenance and strata fees: what’s included?

Your monthly mortgage payment and purchase price are only part of the equation when you buy a condo. Your monthly expenses could be significantly increased depending on how big the building is. The maintenance fees for a condominium building include snow removal, trash pickup, and common areas cleaning. They also cover certain amenities and property management. […]

BC Real Estate Commission Calculator in Vancouver – Our 1% fee.

BC Real Estate Commission Calculator in Vancouver – Our 1% fee.

Use the Calculator Below to See How Much You Will Save. Welcome to our BC Real Estate Commission Calculator for Vancouver. This tool is designed to help property sellers in Vancouver, British Columbia, estimate the potential real estate commissions they may pay upon the successful sale of their property. It provides a clear and straightforward […]

Pros and Cons of Owning a Condo in BC? Buying a Condominium

Pros and Cons of Owning a Condo in BC? Buying a Condominium

Are you considering buying a condo in BC Canada? It’s an attractive option for many people due to the affordability and convenience of condo living. But, before you make your final decision, it’s important to know both the pros and cons of owning one. I can provide valuable insight on this topic so that you […]

Advantages of Buying an Old Home

Advantages of Buying an Old Home

Do you want to buy an old house? Old homes have character and advantages. As a real estate expert, I’ll explain the advantages of buying an older home. Buying an old home has many benefits, from cost savings to historic preservation. Let’s examine their benefits! From my personal experience, cost savings are the first benefit […]

How to Buy a House With No Down Payment in Vancouver Canada

How to Buy a House With No Down Payment in Vancouver Canada

Buying a house is a major and exciting life decision. It’s also a huge financial commitment, making the down payment difficult for many. You can buy a house in Canada without a down payment! I’ll explain the process in this article so you can start planning your dream home today. Doesn’t it sound great to […]

How To Make An Offer On A House in Canada: Making A Successful Offer

How To Make An Offer On A House in Canada: Making A Successful Offer

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make, but navigating the process can be downright daunting. Did you know that getting pre-approved for a mortgage before making your offer not only expedites the buying process but also reassures sellers you’re serious? This blog will guide you step-by-step on how to make an offer on a house in Canada – from understanding types […]

How to Sell a House to a Friend in Canada

How to Sell a House to a Friend in Canada

Selling a house to a friend is difficult. Selling your home to a friend involves many factors beyond money. Selling your house to a friend in Canada can be easy with some planning and knowledge of Canadian laws and regulations! I’ll explain how to sell your house to a Canadian friend in this article. I’ll […]

Buying a House Jointly With Parents in Canada

Buying a House Jointly With Parents in Canada

  Buying a house is a major life choice. It involves complex legal processes, financial commitments, and other factors. So if you’re both Canadian, buying a house with your parents is even more complicated! We have all the information you need to navigate this tricky process. This article discusses the pros and cons of buying a home with […]

Buying a House While Separated in Canada

Buying a House While Separated in Canada

Canada’s divorced homebuyers face challenges. Though difficult, it’s possible. This guide will help you through a separation, whether you’re in the middle or just finished. Let me show you how to buy property after a divorce—I know from personal experience that it’s hard enough! Key Takeaway Seek Legal Advice. My investigation demonstrated that, it’s best […]

Condo Maintenance Fees by Size and Age of Unit: Avg Strata Fees BC

Condo Maintenance Fees by Size and Age of Unit: Avg Strata Fees BC

If you’re thinking about buying a condo in Vancouver, you should know how much the monthly maintenance fees will be. Quick Takeaway: The fee can vary widely from one hundred to thousands dollars a month depending on the size of the unit, or 0.40ish cents per square foot. The age of the building is also […]

Non Arm’s Length Real Estate Transactions Explained

Non Arm’s Length Real Estate Transactions Explained

  Hi there! Are you buying or selling property? What is a “non-length arm’s transaction”? Don’t worry—I’ll help. I’ll explain how non-length arm’s transactions could affect your real estate deal in this article. Quick Takeaway: What’s a non-length arm’s transaction? Well, simply put, it’s when two related parties are involved in either buying or selling […]

How Can I Buy a House For My Parents in Canada?

How Can I Buy a House For My Parents in Canada?

Good day, dear readers! We are sure you are here because you are looking for a step-by-step guide on how to buy a house for your beloved parents. Buying a house for your parents is such a touching and meaningful gesture – why not give them the stability of owning their own home? You may be one […]

How to Buy a House With Multiple Owners

How to Buy a House With Multiple Owners

Buying a house is one of the most important financial decisions you will make in your life. It involves a lot of questions, research, and paperwork, and can be overwhelming, especially if you’re looking to buy a house with multiple owners. Multiple owners may mean multiple mortgages, multiple deed transfer documents, multiple responsibilities and different […]

How To Buy A House From A Family Member in Canada

How To Buy A House From A Family Member in Canada

How to Buy a House From a Family Member in Canada: The Complete Guide Purchasing a home from a relative can be an excellent way to climb onto the property ladder. But navigating the legal and financial complexity requires preparation.  Key Takeaways Upfront Let’s start with an overview of the key steps and considerations: This […]

How to Negotiate a Home’s Price as a Home Seller

How to Negotiate a Home’s Price as a Home Seller

Negotiating the sale price of your home is often one of the most stressful parts of the home selling process. As a seller, you want to get the highest price possible, but buyers want to get a good deal. Finding the right balance through negotiation is key to ensuring you maximize your profits while still […]

How to Make an Offer on a Pending Sale

How to Make an Offer on a Pending Sale

You’ve found the perfect house and you can already imagine yourself living there. But, when you check out the listing, it says “pending sale.” Is all hope lost? Not necessarily! Making an offer on a pending sale can be tricky but if done correctly, you could find yourself in your dream home sooner than expected. […]

Can You Put An Offer In On More Than One Property In BC?

Can You Put An Offer In On More Than One Property In BC?

 Buying a house is never easy, especially when you’re juggling multiple property interests. In British Columbia (BC), it’s legally possible for homebuyers to place an offer on more than one house simultaneously. This blog will carefully guide you through the complexities and potential pitfalls of this strategy, equipping you with vital knowledge to navigate these murky waters confidently. Keep reading; our […]

Dates In A Real Estate Offer In BC, Canada

Dates In A Real Estate Offer In BC, Canada

  Hi there, I’m here to talk about dates in a real estate offer in BC, Canada, from my own experience. Whether you’re an experienced property investor or someone who’s just starting out, understanding the timeline of events that come into play when making an offer is essential for success. After all, it can make […]

Top Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make: What to Avoid

Top Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make: What to Avoid

Buying your first home can be an exciting but daunting process. As a first-time home buyer, it’s important to be aware of the common mistakes that people in your position often make. By knowing what to avoid, you can navigate the home buying process with confidence and make informed decisions. In this article, we will […]

Should You Buy a House Or Travel Around the World?

Should You Buy a House Or Travel Around the World?

Buying a house or travelling the world has been debated for centuries. Like standing at a crossroads and not knowing which way to go. Roots and stability versus adventure, freedom, and exploration. Both paths are uncertain but can lead to amazing experiences if chosen correctly. Buy a house or travel the world? It depends on […]

Can I Use Multiple Real Estate Agents As A Buyer?

Can I Use Multiple Real Estate Agents As A Buyer?

Homebuying can be thrilling and terrifying. You may have many questions if you’re considering using multiple real estate agents. Is it legal? Is that wise? How would it work? I’ll answer all your questions from my experience and expertise! This article describes using multiple real estate agents when buying a home. Before going multi-agent, read […]

How to Know If the Title of the House is in My Name in BC

How to Know If the Title of the House is in My Name in BC

Are you in the process of buying a house and not sure if the title is in your name? Or perhaps you are curious about how to know whether or not the title of a property has been transferred into your name? Well, understanding real estate titles can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to […]

What Typically Comes With a House When You Purchase It?

What Typically Comes With a House When You Purchase It?

Buying a house is one of the most exciting moments in life! You can’t wait to move in and make it your own, but do you really know what you’re getting? When you buy a house, do you actually own everything that comes with it? It’s worth taking some time to get clued up on […]

How to Protect Yourself From Real Estate Title Fraud in Canada

How to Protect Yourself From Real Estate Title Fraud in Canada

Title fraud is a growing threat to Canadian homeowners. This type of fraud involves stealing the legal ownership of a property through identity theft and fraudulent documentation. The criminals then sell or remortgage the home without the real owner’s knowledge or consent. Victims often don’t realize what’s happened until they try to access their home […]

Do I Need An Owner’s Title Insurance For New Construction?

Do I Need An Owner’s Title Insurance For New Construction?

Are you building a new home or investment property? If so, it’s important to understand the importance of owner’s title insurance. In this article, I’ll explain why an owner’s title insurance policy is essential for new construction and what benefits it provides. It can be daunting having to navigate all the unfamiliar paperwork that comes […]

Pros and Cons of Buying a Townhouse in BC Canada

Pros and Cons of Buying a Townhouse in BC Canada

Are you considering buying a townhouse? Well, before you take the plunge and commit yourself to owning one of these unique properties, it’s important to weigh up all the pros and cons. From costs and maintenance to lifestyle and location, there are many factors that should be taken into consideration when making such an important […]

Pros and Cons of Pre-Rental Property: Pre-Leased Property Guide

Pros and Cons of Pre-Rental Property: Pre-Leased Property Guide

Buying a pre-rental property can be an exciting and profitable endeavor for many people. After all, it’s the perfect opportunity to move into your own home or get some extra income from rent payments. But what are the pros and cons of buying a pre-rental property? If you’re considering investing in a pre-rental property, then […]

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Purchasing a New House?

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Purchasing a New House?

Moving is exciting but stressful. Many of my clients can attest to extreme levels of stress when buying or selling. It can be as exciting as going on stage or as terrifying as learning to play guitar in public! Buying your first home or moving to a bigger one has pros and cons. Quick Takeaway […]

Can I Back Out of Buying a House After an Inspection in BC, Canada?

Can I Back Out of Buying a House After an Inspection in BC, Canada?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were so sure of buying a house only to discover after an inspection that it’s not the right fit for you? We’ve all been there! It can be really hard to back out of such commitments, but the truth is that it’s sometimes necessary. In […]

Is it Normal to Bring a Contractor to a Home Inspection?

Is it Normal to Bring a Contractor to a Home Inspection?

Hey there! Are you planning to buy a new house? Congratulations, that’s an exciting endeavor. Buying a home is no small investment and it’s important to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your hard-earned money. Have you heard about bringing a contractor along to the home inspection process? You might be wondering if […]

How to Find a Good Home Inspector: Tips To Find 

How to Find a Good Home Inspector: Tips To Find 

  Finding a good home inspector can seem like an overwhelming task. After all, the person you choose to inspect your future home could make or break your entire real estate experience! So how do you find someone that’s reliable and trustworthy? Well, I’m here to tell ya – it’s not as hard as it […]

Should I Renovate Or Demolish My House in Canada?

Should I Renovate Or Demolish My House in Canada?

re you wondering if it’s time to renovate or demolish your house? It can be a difficult decision with so much at stake. This article will explore the pros and cons of both options, helping you decide which is best for you. I know first-hand how daunting this situation can feel; I had to make the same […]

Tax Sales in Metro Vancouver BC: Property Auctions in 4 Cities

Tax Sales in Metro Vancouver BC: Property Auctions in 4 Cities

Tax sales occur annually in cities across British Columbia when property owners fall delinquent on their property taxes. After three years of unpaid taxes, municipalities can auction these properties to recoup the unpaid taxes. Tax sales represent an opportunity for new homebuyers or real estate investors to purchase property, often at below market value. However, […]

How Do High Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market in Canada?

How Do High Interest Rates Affect The Housing Market in Canada?

How Do High Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market? Interest rates play a major role in the housing market. When interest rates rise, it affects homebuyers, homeowners, renters, builders, and the economy as a whole. Let’s dive into the factors that influence interest rates and how rate hikes impact different players in real estate. What […]

Are Log Homes in BC Canada More Expensive to Insure?

Are Log Homes in BC Canada More Expensive to Insure?

Are log homes in BC Canada more expensive to insure? Log cabins are becoming an increasingly popular choice for Canadians looking for a beautiful, rustic home. But is the cost of insurance worth it? In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of insuring a log cabin in Canada. I’ll look at how much […]

Pros and Cons of Buying Waterfront Property in Canada

Pros and Cons of Buying Waterfront Property in Canada

Have you ever dreamed of living on the waterfront? If so, you’re not alone! Owning property with a view of the lake or ocean is an attractive idea for many people. But before jumping into such a big commitment it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of buying waterfront property in Canada – that […]