11 Surprising Ways Vacant Land Can Fuel Your Dreams

11 Surprising Ways Vacant Land Can Fuel Your Dreams

Are you looking to turn your dreams into reality? Vacant land can be an excellent starting point for achieving anything from building a custom home, to investing in real estate. Here are 11 surprising ways vacant land can fuel your dreams! As a real estate agent here in BC, I come across many opportunities for […]

How Do Real Estate Agents Find Sellers and Get Listings?

How Do Real Estate Agents Find Sellers and Get Listings?

How Do Real Estate Agents Find Sellers? Hey there, looking to sell your property? You may be wondering how real estate agents find sellers. Well, let me tell you! In this article, I’ll break down the various methods and strategies that savvy real estate agents use to locate potential home buyers. As someone who has […]

Is a Good Idea to Buy a House During A Recession?

Is a Good Idea to Buy a House During A Recession?

The idea of buying a house during an economic recession may seem scary. After all, recessions mean job losses, falling home prices, and tighter lending standards. But surprisingly, a recession can actually be one of the best times to buy real estate. Here’s a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of buying a home […]

How to Buy a House Before Selling Your Old One

How to Buy a House Before Selling Your Old One

Buying and selling a home at the same time can be a tricky maneuver. You want to find the perfect new abode for your family, but you also need to offload your current place and transfer the equity to pay for it. It takes careful planning and choreography to swing both transactions without a hitch. […]

Can a Corporation Buy a House in Canada?

Can a Corporation Buy a House in Canada?

Can A Corporation Buy A House In Canada? Hey there! Are you wondering if a corporation can buy a house in Canada? Well, here’s the deal. It’s totally possible – but it’s not as straightforward as buying a home with your own personal funds. The process is often more complicated and involves additional paperwork that […]

How Much Does a Home Appraisal Cost in BC

How Much Does a Home Appraisal Cost in BC

  How Much Will A Home Appraisal Cost In In BC Canada Ah, home appraisals – the bane of any homeowner’s existence… and wallet. We can all relate to that sinking feeling in our stomachs when we find out just how much these dreaded appraisals are gonna cost us! But if you live in BC […]

What Happens When a Home Appraisal Comes in Low?

What Happens When a Home Appraisal Comes in Low?

Buying or selling a home usually involves getting an appraisal to determine the property’s market value. But sometimes the appraisal amount is lower than the contracted purchase price. This situation, known as a “low appraisal,” can throw a wrench in the works and potentially derail the entire deal. So what should you do when you’re […]

What Factors Are Considered in a Home Appraisal?

What Factors Are Considered in a Home Appraisal?

Getting a home appraised can seem like a mysterious process. As a buyer, seller, or homeowner looking to refinance, you probably have a lot of questions about what exactly the appraiser looks at when determining your home’s value. While every house is unique, there is a systematic approach appraisers take to evaluate key factors that […]

Home Sellers: What Should You Be Aware At Closing

Home Sellers: What Should You Be Aware At Closing

Canadian Home Sellers: What To Expect At Closing Selling your home is a major life event and one that comes with many decisions. As an experienced real estate agent, I’m here to guide you through the process of selling your Canadian home using my own experience of 20 years as a real estate agent in […]

What Do Landlords in Canada Look For in Your Bank Statements?

What Do Landlords in Canada Look For in Your Bank Statements?

What Do Landlords In BC Canada Look For In Your Bank Statements? As an experienced real estate agent, I’m often asked by potential tenants what landlords in Canada look for when reviewing their bank statements. It’s a valid question, as having all your ducks in a row can make the process of renting much smoother […]

Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services (DORTS): The Ultimate Guide

Buying or selling a home can be an exciting yet stressful time. As a buyer or seller in British Columbia, it’s important to understand your rights and options for representation when engaging in real estate transactions. This is where the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services – commonly known as the DORTS form – comes […]

What is FINTRAC in Real Estate BC

Real estate transactions involve large sums of money changing hands. To prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, Canada has strict regulations around reporting and monitoring these transactions. Enter FINTRAC. Key Takeaway: FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada) is the federal body that oversees financial transactions, including real estate, to detect and deter […]

Real Estate Offer Subject to Financing Clause: A Complete Guide

Making an offer on a new home can be incredibly exciting, but it also comes with a lot of risk if you don’t fully understand the financing process. Putting in an offer contingent on securing a mortgage, also known as “subject to financing,” is a critical way for buyers to protect themselves financially and avoid […]

Low Ball Offer – How to Deal With A Lowball Offer As A Seller

After investing time, money and effort to get your home ready for the market, receiving a lowball offer can feel like a punch to the gut. But while lowball offers are always frustrating, they’re a normal part of the negotiation dance. With the right mindset and skills, that lowball could become your dream offer. This […]

Property Disclosure Statement in BC: The Ultimate Guide

Buying or selling a home in British Columbia? You’ll likely encounter something called a Property Disclosure Statement, or PDS. This important document can influence the deal, so it pays to understand what it is and how it works. Let’s break down everything you need to know about the property disclosure statement BC residents rely on. […]

Deposit on a House Purchase: An Ultimate Guide

Making an offer on a home is an exciting yet stressful time. As a buyer, you want to make your offer as attractive as possible to the seller. One key component is the deposit amount – but what exactly is a deposit, how much should you offer, and what happens if the deal falls through? […]

Top Neighborhoods in Vancouver for Families To Buy a Home

Looking for the best Vancouver neighborhoods for your family? With so many variables, it can be difficult to start your search. Vancouver’s “best” family neighborhood? As a senior real estate agent in BC, I believe there is! When looking for a place is Vancouver, these three things are important. These five areas may be perfect […]

Cost of Living Montreal vs Vancouver

Are you debating whether to move to Montreal or Vancouver? Freedom-seekers often consider cost of living. I’ll compare the two cities’ costs to help you decide. Montreal and Vancouver are desirable Canadian cities with vibrant city life and many work and leisure options. How do they compare for what matters most—your wallet? We’ll compare each […]

8 Safest Places to Live in BC

Want a secure home? British Columbia has many peaceful neighbourhoods. From bustling Vancouver to small towns in the Coast Mountains, this province offers refuge from life’s worries. Find out which BC cities are the safest to live in if safety is your top priority. In this Canadian province there are many great places to choose […]

12 Reasons you will regret moving to Vancouver

Vancouver? Consider many factors before making the big decision. One of Canada’s most populous cities, its cost of living has steadily risen. This can make moving to Vancouver scary. There are many reasons to regret moving to the city, despite its culture and lifestyle. To help you decide if moving to Vancouver is worth it, […]

12 Best Cities for Singles in Canada

Love in a big city is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you’re single and looking for love, Canada has many great cities where you’re more likely to find it. If you’re game, here are Canada’s 12 best cities for singles! These places are popular with singles due to their vibrant nightlife, culture, […]

Best places to live in BC for young adults

BC’s best places to live are here! Vancouver, Victoria, and mountain towns offer something for everyone in this province. Let us help you decide where to go as a young adult living or moving here. I’ve researched what makes each destination unique, so you can choose the one that fits your lifestyle. Let’s start with […]

How to Buy Rental Property With Mo Money Down in Canada

Have you considered investing in rental properties but hesitated due to the initial investment? In Canada, you can buy rental property without a down payment. Even without much capital, this opportunity can be used to build a real estate fortune. How? This article explains how to buy rental property with no money down using seller […]

Row House vs Townhouse Canada: Ultimate Showdown

Are you a Canadian homebuyer debating a row house or townhouse? Not alone. Because each property has pros and cons, many Canadian homebuyers face this dilemma. We’ll compare these two types of properties so you can choose the right one. We all subconsciously want to belong—to family, friends, or ourselves. Canadians want to buy the […]

Can a buyer back out of an accepted offer in Canada

Can a buyer back out of an accepted offer in Canada

In the midst of a hot real estate market, where prices are skyrocketing, buyers may be eager to make an offer on their dream home. Once the buyer and seller sign a standard real estate agreement, the purchase becomes legally binding. But what happens if the homebuyer suddenly has a change of heart? Can they […]

Average down payment on a house in Canada

Planning to buy a house in Canada? One of the first things you’ll need to figure out is how much money you’ll need for the down payment. This upfront amount is crucial for getting approved for a mortgage and securing your dream home. Key Takeaway: The minimum down payment on a house in most of […]

The Top 12 Most Expensive Cities in Canada: A Closer Look

Canada is known for its stunning landscapes, friendly people, and high quality of life. But that high standard of living comes at a cost in some cities. Housing, childcare, groceries and other expenses can take a big bite out of your paycheck in Canada’s most expensive urban areas. Key Takeaways: Real estate plays a starring […]

Cheapest Place To Buy A House In Canada

Are you looking for the cheapest place to buy a house in Canada? You’re not alone – with soaring real estate prices, it can be tough to find an affordable home. But don’t worry! I’m here to help. In this article, I’ll show you where to look and how to get the best deal on […]

Is It Cheaper to Build or Buy a House?

Deciding whether to build or buy a home is a big decision. With housing prices at all-time highs across Canada, more homebuyers are wondering if it’s cheaper to build than buy. Key Takeaways The answer depends on your budget, timing, location, and desire for customization. Here’s a detailed comparison of the costs, timeline, pros, and […]

What Happens on Closing Day When Buying a House in BC?

The completion day, also known as the closing day, is the most anticipated and dreaded day for homebuyers in BC. As a realtor with over 20 years of experience, I’ve seen it all – from smooth closings to absolute nightmares. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to prepare for a […]

Pre Construction Condo Payment Schedule: Deposit Structure

The Deposit Structure When You Buy A Pre-Construction Condo Navigating the world of pre-construction condominiums can be a mountainous task, especially when it comes to understanding payment schedules. Did you know presale property deposit amounts often range from 15-25%, unlike resale properties which demand only a standard 5%? This blog will deep-dive into Pre Construction Condo Payment Schedules, helping you […]

Deposit vs Down Payment: What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between A Deposit And A Down Payment In Real Estate? Navigating the world of real estate can be daunting, particularly when it comes to understanding financial aspects like deposits and down payments. The two terms, often used interchangeably, hold unique meanings and implications in property purchase transactions. In this article, we will demystify these concepts by breaking them […]

Preparing A House For Sale For High ROI

Prepare Your Home For Sale Are you gearing up to sell your house and want the highest possible return on investment? It’s a fact that 97% of home buyers commence their house hunting online, making the first impression of your home crucial. This blog post will guide you through effective strategies on preparing your house for sale, focusing on high […]

Legal Fees To Sell A Home In British Columbia

Navigating through the process of selling a house in BC, Canada can be quite daunting, especially with varying legal fees. Did you know that notary or lawyer fees alone could cost anywhere between $800 and $2000? This blog aims to provide clarity on these costs, spotlighting major fee categories such as realtor commission and mortgage discharge fees. Dive right in […]

Tips For Selling a Home With Pets

Moving is stressful for everyone, including our furry friends. As a homeowner preparing to sell your house, you want to make the transition as smooth as possible for your pets while also showcasing your home in its best light to potential buyers. With some strategic planning and elbow grease, you can sell your house quickly […]

How to Know if a House is Right For You And Your Family

Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life. Finding the perfect house that checks all your boxes can feel overwhelming. With so many factors to weigh, how do you truly know when you’ve found “the one”? Key Takeaways As a realtor who has helped many clients find their dream homes […]

How to Sell Your House Fast: Tips To Sell Your Home Quickly

Selling a home can be a stressful endeavor, especially if you need to unload it quickly. Whether an unexpected move, job relocation, or major life event has you scrambling, take heart. With the right approach, you can sell your house fast and for top dollar in 2023’s shifting real estate market. Key Takeaways: Selling quickly […]

Get Your House Ready To Sell Checklist

Preparing your house for sale can seem like a daunting task. But with some strategic planning and elbow grease, you can have your home looking its best to attract buyers and sell quickly. Key Takeaways: As a realtor for over 15 years, I’ve helped many clients prepare their homes for sale. It’s amazing what a […]

Presale Condo Deposit in Real Estate: FAQs You Need to Know

Purchasing a presale condominium in British Columbia can be an exciting yet complex process, especially when it comes to putting down the required deposit. As a realtor in Vancouver for over 20 years, I’ve helped many clients navigate the ins and outs of securing their dream presale home. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll answer the […]