Selling Your Home

5 Ways To Make Your Pet Dog More Comfortable When Moving

Posted on Sep 10, 2021 in Selling Your Home



Moving homes means big changes for everyone – including your furry friends. Here’s how to help dogs prepare.

As loyal members of the family, pet dogs play an important role in making any house feel like a home. But dogs are creatures of habit and may feel disoriented (nose out of joint, if you will) when it’s time to relocate or move to a new home.

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Vancouver’s Empty Homes Tax increases to three per cent

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Selling Your Home



Vancouver's Mayor Kennedy Stewart has tripled the Empty Homes Tax (EHT) rate to three per cent from the original rate of one per cent when the tax was introduced in 2017.

In 2019 the rate increased to 1.25 per cent. The new rate takes effect in 2021.

The increase is supported by new data released by the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) whic...

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Real Estate Terms: Home Seller’s Glossary

Posted on Jul 12, 2020 in Selling Your Home



Selling a home can be complicated. There’s lots to do, from preparing the property for sale, to marketing the listing, to the negotiations and paperwork. We are there to guide you through the process, but if you’ll be selling your home in the future and want to get a head start on the planning process, below is a list of some common real estate ter...

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Why is Real Estate an Essential Service?

Posted on May 17, 2020 in Selling Your Home



With social distancing advisories and non-essential business closures in place, many people – some realtors included – are scrutinizing whether real estate is an essential service as it has been classified in many regions across Canada and the US. Those who argue against the essential classification are coming from a good place, with hopes that mor...

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Top 4 Home Selling Tips for Pet Owners

Posted on Feb 20, 2020 in Selling Your Home



Pets are often considered members of the family. But when selling a home, our four-legged family members can cause additional challenges.

Here are the top things pet owners should keep in mind when attempting to sell their home.

Limit the impact

Pets tend to leave a mark; however, by limiting their impact, you can make your space appealing to any buye...

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What's your "decluttering journey"?

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Selling Your Home



I work with many true professionals in all the various stages of a real estate transaction process - buying or selling. 

Here is a guest blog post by Shona Fraser of Heartspace Interiors on the subject of decluttering and the emotions that can be stirred up when planning to sell, renovate or refresh a home.

Shona's work in the home improvement industr...

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