Q&A: Maintenance questions and more buyers should ask when looking at a home

Posted on Oct 30, 2018

Buying a home is thrilling, scary, often epic, and never dull. As you settle into your new home, you will discover that as in any home “ there are idiosyncrasies and shortcomings. It's inevitable. Here are some questions to ask before you buy.

How old is the roof?
The most common type of roofing asphalt shingles – needs to be replaced after 15 to 20...

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REALTORS Advice: Why buying in Deep Cove makes sense now

Posted on Oct 24, 2018

Quaint and peaceful, Deep Cove offers small-town living close to the big city bustle. A waterfront community with an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, it is laid back, charming, and family friendly.

Average home price 2015: $1.1 million
5-year price change: 4%

Properties in Deep Cove ran the gamut from family home and condos to townhouse...

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Thinking of buying a fixer-upper? How to do it right

Posted on Oct 17, 2018

While the notion of a fixer-upper can be irresistible, it can also be fraught with peril. Before you jump in, have a realistic idea of what you're getting into.

Do the math
Figure out what the sale price needs to be to make it worth it. Add up the costs labour, materials, and your time to renovate the home plus 5 to 10 percent for unexpected costs. T...

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REALTORS Advice: Why Lynn Valley attracts young families

Posted on Sep 30, 2018

Lynn Valley is becoming one of the great places to live in Greater Vancouver. Strong community spirit, family-focused amenities, and enviable access to the great outdoors, make it the place to live for families.

Average home price 2015: $1.2 million
5-year price change: 38%

Lynn Valley's new found popularity is shown in the 29% increase in sale price...

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What to do when a bidding war is a strategy

Posted on Sep 23, 2018

As competition for available homes in Metro Vancouver heats up, bidding wars are a reality. If you find yourself in the competing offer situation and you are willing to participate, understand how they work. Having a strategy at the outset can minimize the pain and maximize the likelihood of buying the home of your dreams.

Start with your highest of...

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