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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Here's a few amazing homes from around the web

July 8th, 2019

Sometimes homes featured online are so well executed, or unique enough to really jumpstart one's imagination. Every so often I like to post a few that have caught my attention. Here’s the latest batch. See links to previous posts in the series here.

Another fine example of one-level living. I particularly like the horizontal aspect of the living-dining-kitchen layout. More pics here.

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West Coast modernism: Home tour and exhibit

June 18th, 2019

The West Coast Modern Home Tour on July 13 highlights west coast modernist homes by iconic Canadian architects like Fred Hollingsworth and E. G. Poskett, as well as contemporary designers. Self-guided, or choose the bus option and leave the driving to someone else. You can chat and debrief with other architectural aficionados at the informal wine reception afterwards. 

And as a companion exhib ...

Heritage Home tour: Mid-century modern included!

May 22nd, 2019

Want a glimpse of our architectural heritage? Everything from mid-century modern and Craftsman to Victorian classics? Join the Vancouver Heritage Foundation's self-guided Heritage House Tour. You'll have a full day to travel to a wonderful collection of homes, plus time to chat with homeowners, architects and heritage experts.

This year’s theme is the adaptability of older buildings and hist ...

“Optimistic but realistic. That’s what I value.”

April 17th, 2019

Much of my business is repeat clients. And many clients refer me to their friends, family and colleagues. I take immense satisfaction from these close, ongoing relationships. 

Thanks very much to my client Peter E. for these kind words. See my Recent Testimonials page for additional insight. 

“Robert has assisted me with the sale of a couple of properties. Robert provides guidance that's opt ...

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