A quick start to 2021 — it’s full steam ahead

January 28th, 2021

The new year seems to have come in strong, at least on the local real estate front. A number of clients have contacted me this month, looking to sell as soon as possible. And I'm helping several clients on the hunt for quality properties.

After a lull in the first half of 2020, the desirable properties, priced appropriately for the day, saw strong demand that continues into 2021. It seems mo ...

5 first-time home buyer programs for BC residents

January 22nd, 2021

A number of federal and provincial programs are available to help alleviate costs for first-time home buyers. Current programs are nicely summarized in this article, reprinted from Realtor.ca.

When buying your first home, there are more costs involved than you may expect. Between moving expenses, legal fees, inspections and taxes, purchasing a property involves a lot more than just saving for ...

Heads up for all City of Vancouver homeowners

January 15th, 2021

If you own any sort of home in Vancouver -- detached, condo, duplex, townhouse -- be aware that the deadline's looming to complete your annual online Empty Homes Tax Declaration. All Vancouver homeowners must complete the declaration (only one declaration per address is required), otherwise you will be charged the tax. And no one wants to be charged any more tax than is absolutely necessary!  ...

Re/Max bursary opportunity for Grade 12 students

January 8th, 2021

Here's a fantastic 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 12s whom you may know. It's a great opportunity for help with post-secondary fees. And it may be good practice for post-secon ...