Tips for Home Buyers

10 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Vancouver Home

Posted on Jul 09, 2019 in Tips for Home Buyers

Buying a home will likely be the biggest single financial decision you’ll ever make.

If you’re like most Vancouverites, the purchase will consume most of your savings, and your mortgage payments will eat up much of your take-home pay in the years ahead. Done right, it’s a worthwhile investment, but there are pitfalls along the way – especially for t...

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9 Vital Things to Look for in Vancouver Strata Documents

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Tips for Home Buyers

If you’re looking to buy a strata unit – and especially if you’re doing it for the first time – the experience can be overwhelming. You find a place you love in a great building in a neighbourhood that fits your lifestyle, and then you’re presented with a stack of paper and told to read through it before making a final decision. The pile usually in...

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'Cozy' or 'Tiny'? How to Decipher a Vancouver Listing

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Tips for Home Buyers

Anyone who has scrolled through enough real estate listings will know that certain key terms come up again and again. “Quaint.” “Move-in-ready.” “Nestled.” There are a lot of them. There’s a good reason for this. As real estate agents, it’s our job to put our client’s best foot forward, and that means writing listings in a way that casts their home...

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16 Red Flags to Look for at a Vancouver Open House

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 in Tips for Home Buyers

What should I look for when I’m touring an open house? This is a question I get asked a lot by clients – especially those who are new to homebuying. Most people know to look for the big things – location, neighbourhood, bedrooms, storage – but what about the less obvious signs, the little red flags that might not jump out at a first-time homebuyer...

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