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Illuminating Vancouver real estate market information to further support Michael’s Being There outlook and superior service perspective.

Metro Vancouver vs Fraser Valley Living

Posted on Jun 06, 2021



These past 14 months have changed a lot – many industries have seen massive shifts and that includes real estate. Buyers have different expectations than they did pre-pandemic. In this new normal, many have settled into working from home for the foreseeable future, meaning we’re seeing a decrease in commuters and an increase in those purchasing hom...

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Showing Your Home – Is It Simply a Beauty Contest?

Posted on Jun 02, 2021


The process of preparing to list your home can be stressful, but there are special considerations that could make all the difference in a volatile, competitive market.

In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the different variables that can affect the sale of your home, and whether things like professional staging, strategic marketing etc., really have an im...

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Welcome to Mackenzie Heights

Posted on May 24, 2021


Welcome to Mackenzie Heights….one of the most sought-after (and exclusive) locations in the west side – and for good reason.

This gem of a neighbourhood is known for its unique tree-lined mix of modern architectural masterpieces as well as beautiful stately homes, attracting all kinds of design tastes. There is truly something for everyone. Situate...

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Leasehold vs Freehold Property in Vancouver

Posted on May 16, 2021



Vancouver’s home hunting novices aren’t the only ones finding themselves knee-deep in research of leasehold property. Many experienced homeowners have also contemplated leasehold properties, because of their obvious appeal (i.e., their lower price point) and suitability for particular individuals. Today we will detail the pros and cons of leasehold...

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Downsizing & Rightsizing On the Rise in Vancouver – Part 2

Posted on May 10, 2021



In part 1 of our “Downsizing & Rightsizing on the Rise in Vancouver” blog, we discussed what rightsizing is.  Now we’re going to take a look at downsizing and the reasons for making such a move.

Types of Downsizing


Now let’s take a look at rightsizing vs. downsizing, which tends to be a much more recognizable concept. Generally speaking, empty nesters...

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Downsizing & Rightsizing On the Rise in Vancouver – Part 1

Posted on Apr 25, 2021


Vancouver locals are downsizing for all kinds of reasons in the recent months – whether it be cost savings, efficiency overhaul, less maintenance, freeing up equity, new lifestyle/phase or simply re-evaluating needs. All valid reasons, they serve as the catalyst in the pursuit of a better life – whatever that means to each individual downsizer.  

But...

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