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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.  


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Certified Listings – Not All Realty Service Packages Are Created Equal...

Posted on Apr 19, 2021

Realty services are not a one-size-fits-all – one client’s needs often differ vastly from another. Finding the best realtor for your specific requirements is, therefore, a challenge (to say the least). Many buyers and sellers hire a realtor based on reviews or recommendations from friends and family, without considering whether this relationship is...

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What Is a Laneway Home? Pros, Cons and Value vs Cost

Posted on Apr 11, 2021

What is a laneway home? Well, as its name suggests, these intelligently designed gems offer housing in a homeowner’s backyard, usually with access to a “lane”. Over the years, laneway homes have opened doors for residents of densely compacted neighbourhoods who are in need of housing, or on the flipside, interested in earning rental income.


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Tips when buying your first home

Posted on Apr 04, 2021

First, congratulations! Buying a home is an exciting life event worth celebrating. But before you pop the champagne, there are several things first-time homebuyers need to know before signing various contracts and paperwork.

Whether you’re buying a condo, townhome or detached home the following tips for buying your first home remain the same.

Step 1...

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