• Jun 21
    • Real Estate Info

    Cost of Home or Payments on the Home?

    In the real estate mortgage news these days there is a story that keeps on being told.  Mortgage rates are going to go up.  Unfortunately they have been saying that for a couple of years and it hasn’t really happened…

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  • May 6
    • Real Estate Info

    Home Owners Protection Office

    Do you want to know what it is, and why you should care.  Then read on What is it? Well the Home Owners Protection office (HPO) is a provincial crown agency that is responsible for licensing residential builders and building…

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  • Mar 27
    • Real Estate Info

    Getting Ready to sell your Home – Step 4 Less is better

    When Phoebe moved out because she had to live in a place that could be messy, most of us could understand.  I mean, who could live with Monica? She was such a neat freak we were all pretty sure she…

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  • Mar 21
    • Real Estate Info

    Selling your home step 2 & 3

    De-Personalize and De-Clutter We have all heard the staging diva’s mantra of “de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter,” when looking to ready your home for sale, but adding De-Personalize to the mantra would add extra pow to the punch.  Buyers can’t see past…

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  • Mar 14
    • Real Estate Info

    Getting Ready to sell your Home – Step 1 Disassociate

    Getting your home ready to sell can be hard work, and I don’t just mean the physical labour that goes into the cleaning and de-cluttering. There is also the emotional work as well. For many of us, our home is…

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  • Feb 18
    • Real Estate Info

    Rental Property Final thoughts

    8 Being a landlord isn't a lottery win—it's a part-time job.  But work can be rewarding, so if you do it right, it can pay off—and not just with the extra cash (although that's the main reason, let's be honest).…

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  • Feb 10
    • Real Estate Info

    Rental Property Things to think about continued….

    4 Once they're in, it's hard to get tenants out.  Rules vary across the country, but all renters are protected by provincial legislation and governing bodies, and the requirements for eviction are high for good reason: No one should feel…

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  • Feb 3
    • Real Estate Info

    Thinking about buying a Rental Property – let's discuss

    Thinking about buying a rental property or a home with a rental suite, there are a few things you should think about before you jump into the role of landlord. 1 Rental properties: Do it legally, or don't do it. …

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  • Oct 17
    • Real Estate Info

    Squamish Market Report

    While the market in Squamish continues to show sluggish sales results, there was a bright spot in September for single-family home sales. When looking at the first three quarters of the year for sales results, it is almost a mirror…

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  • Jan 21
    • Real Estate Info

    Changes in Mortgage Information

    On January 17th, the federal government announced rule changes for all government-backed insured mortgages. The changes are fairly minor and are meant to ensure that responsible lending practices are used. This will further strengthen Canada’s international creditability and the stability…

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