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Open House! 2305 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver West, BC

March 11th, 2018

Here's your chance to view this elegant and serene home. Lovely details throughout, with expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces perfect for entertaining, family living, or simply relaxing and getting away from the world! Open times: 

Saturday, Mar 17 -  2 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, Mar 18   -  2 pm - 4:30 pm

You must see this elegant and inviting home in the heart of Kitsilano. In the meantime, ...

JUST LISTED: Gorgeous Kitsilano home is perfection!

March 10th, 2018

Perfect for downsizers or families, this 3-bdrm, 3-bath ½ duplex-style townhome resides on a lovely quiet street in the heart of Kitsilano. Expansive interior and exterior spaces, gorgeous details throughout, meticulously kept. Enclosed garage, and a lovely bonus guest suite! An oasis of calm and privacy within the city, yet just steps to all the shops and everything else Kits has to offer. ...

How to budget for a renovation, and what to watch for

March 6th, 2018

Many of my clients plan reno’s — before they sell, when they move to a new place, or simply to freshen up their long-term home. I recently came across this great article with all sorts of tips and helpful hints. I’ve passed it on to a few clients; you may find it helpful as well.

This article is written by a home owner who recently went through a significant renovation. We can certainly lear ...

The market today: Intent and effect, and hot vs. not

March 1st, 2018

The housing market has been in focus more than usual this past month with the release of the provincial and federal budgets. The federal budget had little to say about housing; the provincial budget, as expected, much more.

The BC budget has been analyzed backwards and forwards over the past week, so I won't get into it here. One aspect, however, warrants some discussion.

A "speculation" ta ...

JUST BOUGHT! Family home with all the options

February 22nd, 2018

Imagine a gorgeous, fully renovated family home, with a legal suite and potential for a laneway home over the dream garage set-up. Oh, and did I mention a lake with walking trails at the end of the block? 

Congratulations to my clients I and J, who just scooped a gorgeous family home in Coquitlam at Como Lake. A fantastic bargain at $1,818,000. It was a bit of long search, but so worth it. 


Happy, content homeowners: That’s it in a nutshell

February 17th, 2018

Thanks so much to clients Cat and Maria for their recent feedback. As cliched as it sounds, successfully helping people navigate a major life event is more satisfying than just about anything. Happy, content, and calm new homeowners - that’s my calling! 

“We highly recommend Robert as an experienced, professional and highly personable realtor! We have worked with Robert on the purchase of tw ...

7 fixes you must do before your home goes to market

February 12th, 2018

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?

Welcome to the new world of “fixing to sell.” Gone are the days of throwing it on the market and seeing what happens. Prepping for ...

Condo owner’s insurance: complexities explained

February 4th, 2018

Coverage and claims can be rather complicated if you own a strata unit. Can you find yourself liable for damage to neighbouring suites, or common areas? What does your insurance cover? None of us ever wants to make an insurance claim against our homeowner's policy, but sometimes it can't be helped. 

An article in Vancouver's Real Estate Weekly does a good job explaining the ins and outs of s ...

Sooner rather than later is often a good thing

January 28th, 2018

If you're thinking of selling this year, sooner may be better than later. The 2018 real estate market is underway. Yes, this early into the New Year! Selling your home in early to mid February can attract those eager, serious buyers who are keen to buy – even though inventory is low – because they’re eager to get into a home, and/or want a jumpstart on other buyers entering the spring market. ...

Reminder re: Re/Max bursary for Grade 12s

January 22nd, 2018

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 ...

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