Category: Home Owner Tips

Realtor Taste Test – Referral Program

April 23, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Hiring a realtor can be a tricky endeavor! It requires a lot of attention to detail, parallel objectives, and ensuring that your personalities do not conflict on your investment intentions. So what do you do if you are relocating to an area –either from within the Lower Mainland, or Canada–  that your realtor of choice […]

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Buyers – Don’t neglect the home inspection!!

April 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Before Buying, Understand Your Home Inside Outside Upside-down! On our quest for the perfect home, we will often go on a road trip around our local community to peruse our potential homestead perfection. Keep in mind, looks can be deceiving, and as your mother always said – it’s what’s on the inside that matters. Your […]

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Spring Staging = Summer Sale

April 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

It has been said “all the world’s a stage”, and your home should be no exception when you are in the midst of selling it. From fresh foliage lining your walkway, to flowers scenting your kitchen, these little acts of staging can make all the difference in selling. The fact of home staging remains – […]

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BC First-Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus – LIMITED TIME OFFER!

February 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

BC residents who are first-time homebuyers, and who purchase an eligible new home on or after February 21, 2012 and before April 1, 2013 – may be eligible for a $10,000 New Home Buyers Bonus! If you have never previously owned a primary residence anywhere in the world, this could mean you. A primary residence […]

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One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure…

February 14, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

So I realize that we still have Valentine’s day (today!) to face before spring has sprung, and the flowers begin to emerge out of their winter slumber, but planning ahead for your garage sale can help you make the most of an age-old tradition. Especially if you are relocating elsewhere in Canada. A lot of […]

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Tips for Wintertime Home Buying or Selling

December 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Over the winter months, the weather outside can get frightful, but that doesn’t mean buying or selling a home during this busy time has to be. Perhaps, fewer homes are on the market around the holidays as sellers take some time off to enjoy the season with their family. Fewer open houses are also held […]

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Winterize your home and save! 8+ tips

December 5, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Home heating costs are never an “affordable” expense, and as oil prices continue to soar, the affordability continues to drop. That’s why it’s imperative to winterize your home. Whether your home is aging or fresh to the market it can benefit from these DIY winterizing tips. Before I get into the list, the ONE thing […]

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Create the sale by recreating your home!

November 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Renovating your home can be an exciting endeavor whether you’re looking to remain in that or aim to sell it for a greater profit. But with renovations also come concerns and pitfalls that you might face when taking on such a project. In order to better streamline your concerns and tackle issues before they might […]

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Property Virgins – First Time Home Buyers Guide

August 14, 2012 | By | 1 Comment

Most first time homebuyers don’t realize the extent of what goes into purchasing a home. In addition, they may not be aware of the fees that come along with their new purchase. This list could include; legal fees for securing the home as their own, broker fees, inspection fees, potential reno-related costs and more. It’s […]

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TD Announces Rate Changes for Borrowers

June 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

THIS JUST IN… TD recently announced there are significant changes on the way for a variety of borrowers. That said, here is what’s changing (Note: this applies to federally regulated lenders only): • HELOCs: The maximum loan-to-value on a HELOC will drop from 80% to 65%. That will sting borrowers who leverage HELOCs for productive […]

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