For many people, few things can be scarier than buying a home. But it doesn’t have to be!

In anticipation of Halloween, I’ve learned that buying a home is a lot like picking a pumpkin!
If you know the right tricks, your home search will be a treat.

Oh, and once you’re done reading, I have a special treat below for you! 

If you don’t move fast, you’ll lose out. 

Bringing home a sad, mangled pumpkin resembling Freddy Krueger’s face is no treat. If you’re

late to the pumpkin patch party, you’ll have squashed your chances of finding the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. 

For homebuyers, moving quickly and decisively is a must. With the help of a savvy, smart realtor, buyers will have a plan in place before beginning their search.

Remember, the early trick-or-treater gets the gummy worm. 

You’ll get stuck in the muck.  

Didn’t wear boots to the pumpkin patch? 

Without proper footwear, you can forget getting the pumpkin you really want, or end up paying a lot afterwards for one the farmer’s picked out, even though your sneakers are caked in crud. 

Pumpkin hunting’s dirty, and even if you’re careful, it’s not uncommon to get muddy. 

Realtors work hard to avoid deals getting bogged down in the muck of paperwork or legal issues. But no deal is ever hassle-free, and you’ll need to be mentally and financially ready to tackle unexpected scenarios. 

That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced realtor early, preparing to shield you from problems and unforeseen consequences. 

Without planning, you may find yourself in a prolonged deal, costing you thousands in potential fees or taxes. 

You’ll always want a second opinion.

Whether it’s asking your children if the pumpkin’s a little lumpy, or your friends if the design is a spooky enough, you’ll be wanting a second opinion on your Jack-O-Lantern before it hits the porch. 

When searching realtors and evaluating their processes, it’s good to get a second opinion from an experienced realtor, who’ll tell you if something is looking “a little lumpy” too. 

If you’re searching for a haunted house of your own, be sure to check one out at this year’s Kits House Autumn Fair! Admission is free for all entertainment! 

I’m proud to sponsor this organization’s yearly event, complete with food trucks, musicians, a pancake breakfast, and many other family friendly events. 

Of course, if you’re looking for a real haunted house, or something with a fireplace for the autumn evenings, I can help you with that too! Call Michael Tudorie today at 604.919.7777. 

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You never know what interesting things you'll see in Kitsilano! In this instance, we have a public art installation entitled "Vancouver Novel" that was erected in 2014 as part of Vancouver Biennale.


The digital sign displays different random messages every couple of minutes. Every time I pass by, I always make sure to look and see what it says this time!



You can learn more about the piece here:


If you'd like more information about the Kitsilano or Point Grey neighbourhood or are considering a move to the area, reach out to me and I'd be glad to help you find any information you need. 604-910-7777

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The Kitsilano Showboat stage has been a fixture in the Kits community for more than 70 years.

Performers from all over the world come to showcase their talent and entertain residents of the Kitsilano neighbourhood.

Stay tuned for our next video to discover another treasure of the Kitsilano community.

Have questions about Kits? Feel free to contact me anytime at 604-910-777 or

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Our second video in the Discover Kitsilano series will take you to an often-missed building in the Kits Point area - the Vancouver Academy of Music.

The building is unassuming and blends well with the surrounding landscape without drawing undue attention to itself. Many people drive right past it without realizing it's even there.

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