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Top 10% of all Metro Van Realtors® - again for 2018!

February 16th, 2019

A heartfelt thanks to my clients and colleagues. I’m honoured to be a member of the MLS Medallion Club -- recognizing the top 10% of all Metro Vancouver Realtors® in 2018. I couldn’t have done it without you!

”Metro Vancouver” includes the City of Vancouver, Burnaby, North and West Vancouver, Richmond, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam. So stiff competition indeed!

And as my 8th yea ...

Reminder re: Grade 12 Re/Max bursary opportunity

February 12th, 2019

Here's a great opportunity for upcoming high school grads. Re/Max of Western Canada is offering $1000 bursary prizes to 16 qualifying Grade 12 students who've demonstrated the ideals of leadership and community contribution. 

Please share this with deserving Grade 12's whom you may know. It's a great opportunity for help with post-secondary fees. And it may be good practice for post-secondar ...

JUST LISTED! Upscale living in the heart of Point Grey

February 8th, 2019
Gorgeous one bdrm + den/flex home in a nearly-new boutique bldg in lovely Point Grey. Expansive and airy with an open plan concept. Sunny and south-facing! Excellent use of space with lovely custom built-ins. Beautifully kept. Just steps away from parks, transit, shopping, cafes...

Check out all of the details of this Condo for sale, #403 4355 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver West, BC

Get ready to sell: Part 2 - Exterior

February 6th, 2019

You know what they say - it's all about the curb appeal. And in this changing market especially, a bit of time, money and effort spent on your home's exterior may result in many thousands of dollars more to your bottom line. As always, the name of the game is maximizing the sale price you get for your home!  

So along with minor repairs and maintenance and updates inside your home (see last ...

Get ready to sell: Part 1 - Interior

February 1st, 2019

You always want to maximize the sales price of your home. But the process of getting a property ready to put on the market can seem daunting enough. There’s clearing the clutter, endless amounts of cleaning, organizing and scrutinizing your property with a fine-tooth comb. What needs attention and what can you leave alone?


The absolute first priority is to fix or replace damaged or worn inte ...

Variables at Play

January 24th, 2019

As we move into the new year, we see an unprecedented number of real estate variables at play locally and around the world. Financial, economic, cultural, political. Locally we've got the new mortgage stress test, the speculation tax, the empty homes tax, the foreign buyers' tax, and the effects of strengthened currency and tax controls in China. These variables and others will affect buyers' ...

Heads up Metro Van homeowners re: Vacancy Tax

January 20th, 2019

If you’re a home owner in Metro Vancouver, Kelowna, or Nanaimo watch you’re not inadvertently charged the new provincial Vacancy Tax. 

You — and ALL persons on title — each need to complete an online form exempting yourselves from the tax. Failure to do so by March 31, 2019 will automatically trigger a tax charge, which could amount to thousands of dollars added to your annual property tax b ...

Here’s more inspiration from around the world

January 11th, 2019

Vancouver has some beautiful, interesting and inspirational homes - in all sizes, and at all price points. Sometimes, though, it’s good to draw inspiration from other places. Here’s my latest instalment of eye candy from around the world. For Parts I and II in the series, see here and here.

The exterior / interior design of this house is amazing. Best part for me is the one-level living. Mor ...

Wishing you all the best for this wonderful New Year

December 31st, 2018

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for reflection. Ideas are formulated, goals are made, and plans are set for the coming year. Whatever direction you've decided to set for this coming year, I wish you and your family all the best for 2019. And if you might be thinking of moving on and choosing a new home, please feel free to contact me at any time to chat about possibilities. The ...

Planning for 2019: It’s about timing and strategy

December 18th, 2018

Despite a number of government-led factors designed to cool demand, 2018 was another active year in most Metro Van real estate markets. I can personally attest to this, having had an incredibly active year myself. Particularly up until early November, when the market slowed considerably.

I wouldn't suggest listing your home this late in the year. If you're thinking of selling, however, it wou ...

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