With real estate too, fortune favours the prepared

March 25th, 2021

It’s still early in the year yet we've seen an incredibly active real estate market throughout Metro Vancouver in just this first couple of months. It's a classic demand/supply imbalance. After the initial pandemic shock last spring, demand for single-family homes in particular quickly grew over the summer and fall. The origin of this demand was more emotional rather than financial but was ai ...

Planning to sell? How to prep for a home inspection

March 16th, 2021

Just imagine. After prepping for weeks to get your home looking its best, it's now on the market. You receive a great offer. But they want a home inspection. And the bottom falls out from under you as you nervously wait for inspection results. Will the buyer walk? Will they insist on a price reduction? It can be a very nerve-wracking time.

To increase your chances of a good inspection - and ...

Heads up: BC Vacancy Tax declaration deadline

March 4th, 2021

If you’re a home owner in Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, the Capital Regional District, Kelowna, or Nanaimo watch you’re not inadvertently charged the annual provincial Speculation and Vacancy Tax. 

You — and ALL persons on title — each need to complete an online form exempting yourselves from the tax. Failure to do so by March 31, 2021 will automatically trigger a tax cha ...