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Looking For A Luxury Apartment? These Are Some Of The Must Have Amenities

Looking For A Luxury Apartment? These Are Some Of The Must Have Amenities

Real Estate
Finding a luxury apartment that fits your taste is not easy, especially as it impacts your daily lifestyle and overall well-being. The amenities
Why You Should Use A Licensed Property Brokerage To Manage Your Property

Why You Should Use A Licensed Property Brokerage To Manage Your Property

Rent + Manage
In BC, all property managers are required to be licensed by the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). Licensed brokers are bound as licensees to
Why Rental Property Cash Flow Analysis Is So Important

Why Rental Property Cash Flow Analysis Is So Important

Rent + Manage
Investments are made to make a profit. If you own a rental property, you must ensure that the numbers involved reflect the fact that you are making
It’s a Great Idea To Inspect the Neighborhood Before Buying In

It’s a Great Idea To Inspect the Neighborhood Before Buying In

Home Buying
One of the most neglected due-diligence duty done by homebuyers is a thorough screening of the prospective neighborhood. There is a Russian proverb
Housing Challenges Being Faced By Local Municipalities

Housing Challenges Being Faced By Local Municipalities

Market Update
In September, mayors and councillors held their Union Of BC Municipalities (UCBM) Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. As with other years, a major
The Benefits Of Having A Wine Cellar In Your Home

The Benefits Of Having A Wine Cellar In Your Home

Real Estate
Today, wine cellars are no more just limited to luxury mansions and fine dining restaurants. They are becoming a modern trend in many regular
REBGV Market Report For January 2024 – Year Started Strongly With Higher Sales

REBGV Market Report For January 2024 – Year Started Strongly With Higher Sales

Market Update
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) report for January 2024 was released early this month and notable was the fact that newly listed
February 2024 Founder’s Message

February 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
Metro Vancouver’s real estate market is off to a strong start as the first signs of spring appear on the West Coast. Residential sales and
7 Ways On Improving Energy Efficiency In Rental Properties

7 Ways On Improving Energy Efficiency In Rental Properties

Home Care
Making a property energy efficient, in view of ever-increasing energy costs, will help improve the bottom line of any rental property. While there
Leaving Your Home For A Period Of Time? Take Heed Of This Important Insurance Advice.

Leaving Your Home For A Period Of Time? Take Heed Of This Important Insurance Advice.

Home Insurance
If you are leaving your home for a lengthy period (over a 4 days), you must make sure that you understand how your insurance works when you are not
What’s Instore For The 2024 Property Rental Market?

What’s Instore For The 2024 Property Rental Market?

Market Update Rent + Manage
Affordable housing has no longer become affordable as house prices are out of reach for those who want to own a home and rents have continued to
Is An Overhaul Of The BC Property Transfer Tax Required?

Is An Overhaul Of The BC Property Transfer Tax Required?

Real Estate
BC’s Property Transfer Tax was introduced in 1987 as a tax on every real estate purchase in the province when the average price of a home was
REBGV Market Update For December – The Year Closed Out With Balanced Conditions

REBGV Market Update For December – The Year Closed Out With Balanced Conditions

Market Update
The December 2023 Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) market report showed that despite the highest borrowing costs seen in over a decade,
Make Sure You Are Not A Victim Of “Virtual Staging”

Make Sure You Are Not A Victim Of “Virtual Staging”

News
“Virtual Staging” Can Be Misleading. Make Sure You Are Aware Of This We are living in a sophisticated digital era where real estate
Closing Costs – The Biggest Purchase Of Your Life Comes With Additional Fees

Closing Costs – The Biggest Purchase Of Your Life Comes With Additional Fees

Home Buying Home Selling Real Estate
Your down payment and mortgage costs are not the only costs you will face when buying your home. There are several administrative and legal costs
More Small-Scale Housing Units To Be Built Across The Province To Help Alleviate The Housing Shortage

More Small-Scale Housing Units To Be Built Across The Province To Help Alleviate The Housing Shortage

Market Update Real Estate
The NDP government is tabling new legislation this fall to tackle the housing affordability and shortage crisis, that the province is currently
January 2024 Founder’s Message

January 2024 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
A Year in Review and Market Expectations for 2024 The new year is upon us! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, celebrating with family and
Why A Comparative Market Analysis Is Different Than The Assessed Value Of A Home

Why A Comparative Market Analysis Is Different Than The Assessed Value Of A Home

Market Update Real Estate
For most homeowners, a home’s value represents a huge chunk of their overall financial picture – their net worth, if you will. So it is
Six Important Qualities To Consider When Hiring A Property Manager

Six Important Qualities To Consider When Hiring A Property Manager

Property Management
In any business, hiring the right person for the job is a relatively difficult task. It is impossible to predict whether or not that person will be a
Some Great Tips On How To Organize Your Kids’ Rooms

Some Great Tips On How To Organize Your Kids’ Rooms

Home Care
“Clean your room!” is the battle cry for millions of parents everyday. With the Holiday season upon us and everyone being home, now
REBGV Market Update for November 2023

REBGV Market Update for November 2023

Market Update
REBGV Market Update for November 2023 – Buyers Have A Larger Inventory To Choose From In the latest Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Banks Vs. Mortgage Brokers – Which Is The Better Option?

Banks Vs. Mortgage Brokers – Which Is The Better Option?

Home Buying
With mortgage rates being at 20 year highs, homeowners are keen to find a competitive mortgage rate for their new home or mortgage renewal. There are
Outsmart Intruders With These Clever Home-Security Tips

Outsmart Intruders With These Clever Home-Security Tips

Home Care
While it may not be easy to protect your home from professional thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. These thieves are more easily
Why Are Presales In Condos So Attractive?

Why Are Presales In Condos So Attractive?

Home Buying
One of the topics in the Vancouver real estate market that has been very popular is that covers the presale market. Before outlining the reasons why
NOVEMBER FOUNDER’S MESSAGE 2023

NOVEMBER FOUNDER’S MESSAGE 2023

Founder's Message
The holiday season will soon be upon us. White snow highlights the stunning mountain peaks that fringe Metro Vancouver as we bring preparing for the
The Importance Of A Move-Out Inspection

The Importance Of A Move-Out Inspection

Home Buying Home Selling
A move-out inspection is performed before a tenant vacates the property and the landlord conducts a walk through the vacant property. The purpose of
Planning on Moving? Here’s How to Find the Best Moving Company

Planning on Moving? Here’s How to Find the Best Moving Company

Home Buying Home Selling
Moving is stressful and expensive. Everyone has had at least one bad moving experience in his or her lives. The best way to prevent the stress that
Rent Incentives To Attract Quality Tenants

Rent Incentives To Attract Quality Tenants

Rent + Manage
There is no hiding the fact that currently, a shortage of rental properties exists in Metro Vancouver. However, not all rental properties are getting
Property Investing Requires a Cool Head, Cash and Good Advice.

Property Investing Requires a Cool Head, Cash and Good Advice.

Home Buying Home Selling
Watching TV shows that make buying investment properties glamorous and easy can be very misleading. Many first time investors who have been lured
October 2023 Founder’s Message

October 2023 Founder’s Message

Founder's Message
Metro Vancouver’s trees are ablaze with fall colour this month. While we enjoy this picturesque time of year, we are moving towards a more
How To Minimize Water Use During This Drought Season

How To Minimize Water Use During This Drought Season

News
BC is currently facing severe drought levels and most of BC’s water basins are at an unprecedented Drought Level 4 or 5 (5 is the highest
Ready to Own A Home? These Signs Will Indicate That You Are.

Ready to Own A Home? These Signs Will Indicate That You Are.

Home Buying
Buying a home will probably be the most important purchase of your life. If you are a first time home-buyer, it can be a daunting task, especially if

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