JUST BOUGHT! Another multiple offer win!

April 29th, 2017

Another great find, this time in a fantastic location in Vancouver's East Village area. My client is thrilled with his new home in this authentic and personable neighbourhood. Multiple offers for this beauty, of course, so a well-considered buying strategy was mandatory. And we got it! 

This top-floor home boasts its own private roof top deck with gorgeous 360 degree views of the city skylien ...

A happy ending from a somewhat reluctant move

April 26th, 2017

Nice to have a happy ending from a perplexing situation. My client B, a part-time Vancouver resident, felt she was forced to sell her Vancouver condo due to the empty homes tax. Keeping her condo, which she visits about twice a month - not enough for "full time" status - would cost her an extra $5,000 / year in property taxes. Feeling she couldn't afford this, she listed her condo with me ear ...

A Conflicted City - part two of a two-part series

April 18th, 2017

Following on from part one, last month, below are a few other housing issues recently on my mind. Once again, good examples of housing stock/affordability vs. green city goals. And while these are City of Vancouver initiatives, other municipalities may begin to move in similar directions.

Character house to-and-fro

In an effort to preserve demolition of older city homes, the City of Vancouv ...

Is it still possible to fix up a home for re-sell?

April 12th, 2017

A few of my clients have successfully fixed up properties for re-sell. Granted, unless you have very deep pockets, it's more difficult to do with today's high home prices. Following are a few good tips for today's market, and today's buyer, courtesy of Ozzie Jurock. (Reprinted from Ozzie Jurock's Facts by Email #6, February 13-20, 2017)

  • Buy an old house. Fix it up and sell it. It is a t ...

8 things NOT to do before your purchase closes

April 6th, 2017

You've bought a home! Your completion date is several weeks away. You need to tread carefully in this in-between time, even once you've been mortgage-approved. Especially in these times of tight financing rules. This infographic is a great reminder of what NOT to do as you're waiting for your purchase to close. 

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Image courtesy of jensenandcompany.com

JUST SOLD! Everyone seems to love a Kitsilano condo!

April 2nd, 2017

Lots of interest in this gorgeous condo in the Star of Kitsilano, one of Kits' best buildings. Lovely layout with tons of in-suite storage. Large skylight, high ceilings, and a gas fireplace for cozy evenings. All for a surpringly affordable price. See all the details of this recently sold Condo.