Vancouver Real Estate News & Tips


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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11 Easy Renos That Will Boost the Value of Your Home

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Tips for Home Sellers

A renovation can make a big difference to the sale price of a home: the better your property shows – the better it looks and feels to a buyer – the more it will fetch on the market. But for a lot of homeowners – especially those with a limited budget – it’s not clear where to start. Should they redo the bathroom? Should they knock out a wall? Where...

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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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14 Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

Posted on Jun 04, 2019 in Tips for Home Sellers

In real estate, first impressions matter. The feeling a buyer gets when they first lay eyes on your home will shape the way they see the property thereafter. Does it look appealing? Is it well maintained? Does it seem like a place they want to live? The answer to these questions – formed in the first few seconds – can make or break the sale. This i...

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