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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 ...

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 ...

Happy New Year! All the best for a stellar 2021

December 31st, 2020

The beginning of a new year is a natural time for reflection. Ideas are formulated, goals are made, and plans are set for the coming year. Whatever direction you've decided to set for this coming year, I wish you and your family all the best for 2021. And if you might be thinking of moving on and choosing a new home, please feel free to contact me any time to chat about possibilities. The 'Sp ...

“Informed analysis, strategic, outstanding negotiator”

November 5th, 2020

I recently helped long-time client Nina H. buy her dream home and then sell her current Vancouver place. It took some time to find the perfect new home in these times of relatively tight supply. But the wait was worth it! Thanks, Nina, for the shout out! Much appreciated. 

"In addition to his impressive depth of knowledge and experience in the Vancouver real estate market, Robert is a highly ...

Renovating? Do your homework, before your home work

October 28th, 2020

Strategically renovating prior to listing your home for sale can bring you a big pay off. Or perhaps you're happy where you are, and just want to update your space. Either way, you need to do your homework when looking for a contractor or renovator to help.

The checklist below offers excellent tips to help you get the service and quality you pay for. These are courtesy of Ozzie Jurock's weekly ...

Thinking of selling? Here’s a brief listing primer

October 12th, 2020

It may be quite a while since you last sold a home. Or perhaps you've never sold before. Regardless, you may be unsure about the actual listing process. There's much more to it than simply posting the details to MLS. And with the more challenging market these days, it’s important to get each step exactly right. 

If you’re selling, here's a quick summary of the steps we'll go through when lis ...

A few strategies to improve your credit score

September 28th, 2020

Mortgage rates are at some of the lowest numbers ever. However, we still need to be mindful of mortgage financing rules, some of which have become more stringent over the past few months. For example, depending on the type of financing you need, the minimum credit score to qualify has recently jumped from 600 to 680. Regardless of the type of financing you're looking for, it behooves you to h ...

Buying or selling? Here’s a good place to start

August 31st, 2020

Whether you're buying or selling a home, you need to know what to expect, and how to get the results you want. 

My free, absolutey no-obligation Home Seller’s and Home Buyer's Guides are jam-packed full of useful information and insights for a painless and profitable home sale or buy.   

The Seller’s Guide has everything you need to get the best price possible for your home, with minimum st ...

Here's home inspiration from around the web

August 15th, 2020

Back by popular demand, here’s another round of inspirational living spaces. These ones range from a tiny home to an off-grid luxury compound, and everything in between. See my previous post in the series here.

Who wouldn't want to live in a meadow? This low-key home blends beautifully into its peaceful surroundings. 

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 A tiny house! From what used to be a garage. View the details here.

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House and home inspiration from around the web

July 6th, 2020

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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