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Is Refinancing Right for You?

(November 26, 2013, posted in Real Estate Resources)

I'd like to share a blog from Joel Sida, Mortgage Broker with The Mortgage Centre. It covers a number of important points to consider when next reviewing your mortgage:

There are numerous reasons why homeowners choose to refinance their mortgages - everything from debt consolidation to freeing up money for their child's education to using their home equity to buy another property. But the most popu... read more.

Is your neighbourhood a "Buyers Market", "Balanced Market" or "Sellers Market"?

(November 18, 2013, posted in Local Information)

While the Vancouver real estate market is always a hot topic of conversation (second only to Vancouver's weather and bike lanes) the real focus of anyone wishing to sell their property or buy a new home is what's happening in their neighbourhood and even more specifically, their street. 

I see it as my duty to help my clients understand the local real estate market conditions in which they are in lo... read more.

BC Home Sales Post Strongest October in Four Years

(November 15, 2013, posted in BCREA Monthly Update)

Vancouver Real EstateThe British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,673 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC during October, up 26.5 per cent from October 2012. Total sales dollar volume was 34.5 per cent higher than a year ago at $3.6 billion. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $540,432, up 6.3 per cent from October 2012.

"The... read more.

Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

(November 12, 2013, posted in Real Estate Resources)

What's one of the most important rooms in your home? 

When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on the kitchen."

That doesn't mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can... read more.

Housing Market Update for October 2013 (Video)

(November 07, 2013, posted in REBGV Market Update Videos)

How does this latest information effect your plans to buy or sell your property? The key to a successful real estate experience is knowing and understanding the detail behind the headlines for your city, neighbourhood, street and property type.

Please call or email me with any questions that you may have after watching this video. I'd be happy to help you plan your next steps.

My business grows by b... read more.

Decor Colour Choices Can Be Psychological

(November 05, 2013, posted in Real Estate Resources)

Although choosing a room’s colour is highly personal, it’s worth noting that studies have linked specific colour tones to psychological behaviour. In fact, many doctors, scientists and design experts believe that certain colours can actually influence human moods or motivations. 

The following list provides a general interpretation of commonly held views about how we perceive colour. It may help you... read more.

Balanced conditions continue in the Greater Vancouver housing market

(November 04, 2013, posted in REBGV Market Update)

Home buyer and seller activity continues to mirror historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. These trends have helped keep the region in a balanced state for the last nine months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,661 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October 2013. This is a 37.8 per cent inc... read more.



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