Moving forward with confidence in today's uncertain market

January 29th, 2017

As we move solidly into the new year, we see an unprecedented number of variables at play locally and around the world. Financial, economic, cultural, political. Which of these variables, and to what extent, will affect you or I is really just a guessing game. To further confuse matters, these variables are subject to an endless stream of analyses, opinion, interpretation, sound bites, headli ...

Thinking of buying? Here's the related costs you may have to pay

January 23rd, 2017

Last week I talked about prepping to sell a home. But if you're buying, you need to be prepared as well. In addition to ensuring your financing is in place, you need to have a good handle on the various costs associated with buying a home.

From bank appraisal fees and home inspection costs to the property purchase tax and lawyer fees...well, unfortunately it can all add up. 

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Thinking of selling? The 3 things you must do to prep your home

January 17th, 2017

2017 will no doubt be a challenging market for home sellers. You owe it to yourself, especially in this changing -- and uncertain -- market, to do what you can to ensure your home sells fast, for the price you want. Here's the 3 most important things I tell my clients about selling their home:

  1. Lasting impressions are formed within seconds of arriving at the front of your home. Now’s the ti ...

Condo owner's insurance - a bit more complex than you think

January 4th, 2017

Coverage and claims can be rather complicated if you live in 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. 

A recent article in Vancouver's Real Estate Weekly does a good job explaining the ins and ...