I read today that the Houston Association of Realtors is eliminating the phrases “master bedroom” and “master bathroom” from real estate listings because of the slavery connotations of the word “master.” During this time of greater awareness of language, the origins of particular words, and […]
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Will the Speculation Tax will force Strata Properties to change their Bylaws?
Buying Leasehold Land in Vancouver One main feature of the Vancouver real estate market is the soaring prices. To complicate the situation even further, many housing units are small and inadequate. This leaves few options to customers who want to remain in the City and […]
“Love it or List It” North Vancouver Episode ends in a lawsuit by the owners for poor workmanship, mould; health and safety concerns
Jeanine Almeida, Norman Waine and their four children appeared on Season 4 of Love It or List It Vancouver in 2016. Now they claim the renovation to their house, done as part of an episode, was riddled with problems, putting their health and safety at […]
Here are some of my top tips to save you time and money when selling your home: As the market shifts, if you let your agent advertise your home at a low price that you don’t want, you will just attract buyers at a low […]
Did you know? A lender can revoke your approval even after you have a legally binding contract in place, leaving you in financial and legal trouble. Here’s how to avoid this from happening to you:
It takes time and effort to get everything in order to purchase a property (see my step-by-step guide here). Starting with getting your documents to your lender for approval, answering their questions, waiting on credit checks (and sometimes finding a “surprise” that needs to be […]
Do you think the government will actually put all $30m into affordable housing as promised? More than 5,000 properties out of 8,500 deemed “vacant” by city staff received exemptions.
Vancouver’s tax on empty homes will bring in $30-million of revenue in its first year, but that will come from only a tiny proportion of homeowners. More than 5,000 properties out of 8,500 deemed vacant by city staff received exemptions under rules of the new […]
Solid Contracts = Solid Results. Why it’s critical that you hire an experienced REALTOR® who can draft a legally enforceable contract
Solid contracts = solid results Why are Purchase and Sale Agreements are so Important in Real Estate Transactions? There is A LOT at stake in a real estate transaction. What is included or omitted within a contract can be the difference between a smooth transaction or […]
Asking these questions will save you time and money in the long run: How long have you been selling real estate? Have you received any disciplinary actions or complaints during this time? What is the percent of Sellers compared to Buyers that you serve? May […]
Best Padlocks: Not All Locks Are Created Equal You walk to your shed or storgae locker and notice that something seems off. Your padlock is on the ground and the door is open. Suddenly it hits you: someone has broken in. Your privacy has been […]