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What To Look For In a Realtor…..Part One

Posted on Aug 01, 2021

You’re about to undertake one of life’s biggest stressors – you’re buying (or selling) a home – and each endeavour comes with its own particular set of parameters and challenges. It’s going to take experience and skill to successfully navigate this process, ensuring that your property sells for top dollar; or that you get everything you want in a h...

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A Navigational Guide to Vancouver’s Fluid Real Estate Market

Posted on Jul 21, 2021

With a population of approximately 2.4 million, and a ranking of 34 out of the 100 best cities in the world, Vancouver is a city on the move - literally. And while Metro Vancouver house prices have accelerated significantly over the past few months – effectively closing the market to potential home buyers – condo prices have dropped. Considering th...

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Downsizing – Where to Go from Here

Posted on Jul 11, 2021

You might be considering downsizing since becoming an empty nester. Or perhaps you’re closing in on early retirement and it is no longer financially sensible to pay the steep price of a hefty mortgage – or maybe you have just decided that the upkeep of a large space is not for you and it’s time for a change. Whatever your motivation, downsizing can...

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It’s Never Too Late for Vancouver Real Estate 

Posted on Jul 04, 2021

That roof over your head is likely the most significant investment you’ll make in a lifetime. And admittedly, when it comes to Vancouver and the lower mainland, those words ring especially true. So why is Vancouver real estate so expensive? To quote the old adage: they’re not making more land. As a thriving, coastal urban centre, outlined on three...

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Mount Pleasant vs East Van

Posted on Jun 21, 2021

Mount Pleasant and East Van each have distinct characteristics that make both desirable neighbourhoods in the Vancouver area – depending on the buyer’s style, feature preferences and budget.

When you think of East Van, you might picture trendy Commercial Drive and a vibe that is akin to New York’s Brooklyn – a stylish postal code that is dominate...

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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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