< Previous

The confusing mortgage approval process, explained

October 12th, 2019

The process and steps of mortgage financing is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the home buying experience. But it’s one of the most important, particularly in this time of tightened mortgage financing criteria. The article linked below clearly and comprehensively explains the process. It’s well worth your time to read this through. 

If you plan to sell, you should discuss implicatio ...

Well, you could say working magic is what I do!

October 4th, 2019

At the end of the buy or sell process, nothing is more satisfying than happy clients. Thanks to client Tania L. for these kind words. See my Recent Testimonials page for additional feedback.

“I want to thank you so very much for all your sage advice and getting us a quick sale! You made the process so easy in a challenging real estate market. I feel very lucky to have had you working your ma ...

Want to make a move in 2019? Timing counts.

September 28th, 2019

This fall has begun with much uncertainty in Metro Vancouver's housing market. While many sellers and buyers continue to take are a "wait and see" attitude, others are proactively choosing to go ahead and list and sell their homes now, or continue their home search. Some because the time is right for them, others because they're concerned about the longer effects of continuing market uncertai ...

JUST SOLD! With multiple offers, and for over asking!

September 20th, 2019

Lots of interest for this 2-bdrm city home in the heart of Kitsilano. We’re seeing a strong market this fall for well-priced and well-presented condos — particularly 2-bdrms — in relatively new buildings (<20 yrs old). This is primarily due to a significant lack of supply for desirable 2-bdrms. Coupled with demand from both ends of the market — younger singles/couples as well as downsizers — ...

Selling? Three key value enhancers that count

September 16th, 2019

Often times home buyers just can’t visualize the potential of a home. They have to see it. How your home shows right now is how buyers see themselves in it. They can’t see past the chips, leaks, and clutter – in fact, they tend to focus even more on those things.

After price (and your choice of Realtor!), your home's condition is the single biggest factor determining how fast – and for how muc ...

JUST LISTED! Chic 2-bdrm city home at Arbutus Walk

September 7th, 2019

Gorgeous 2-bdrm, 2 bath + den & flex home overlooking the Arbutus Walk greenspace. Beautifully upscale, with 9' ceilings, coveted gas F/P, granite countertops, new stainless appl. and more. Lots of possibilities here; you must see to appreciate! Spotless and lightly lived in. Bonus: Rentals allowed, and pets under 40 lbs. This is a fabulous opportunity in one of Kitsilano's most coveted buildi ...

Happening soon: 2019 Vancouver Modern Home Tour

August 27th, 2019

Here's an opportunity to get up close and personal with the best of contemporary architecture. Chat with the architects, designers and home-owners of these six very different but intriguing homes throughout Vancouver. Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA+DS), the tour is self-guided, so you can take as much time as you like touring and learning about each home. 

And you ...

“With your market knowledge, I was happy to refer.”

August 18th, 2019

An appreciative thank you to my client Karen for her recent recommendation. Karen recommended me to a colleague earlier this summer. I’ve since sold Chris’s home — with multiple offers and for over asking — and look forward to continuing this new relationship.

Much of my business comes from personal referrals, from both long-term clients as well as those fairly new. Referrals are always appr ...

Thinking of buying an island or rural retreat?

August 8th, 2019

Summer get-aways often include trips to our wonderful BC Islands. The Gulf Islands, Gabriola, Bowen, and even further north, to Hornby and Quadra. These idyllic islands invariably tempt at least of few of us to ponder the possibilities of our own island retreat. But purchasing may not be quite that simple. Following are some things to consider.* And many of these are applicable to a get-away ...

The reality of numbers for sellers and buyers

July 17th, 2019

Of all the numbers you might see regarding real estate activity none are more telling than "days on market" and "sales to active" statistics.

"Days on market" indicates how many days a listed property is on the market before a firm contract is reached. During this listing time period the price may be reduced as necessary (or even occasionally increased!) and in most cases much effort would h ...

< Previous