May 2012

Found 5 blog entries for May 2012.

Hands down it is the primary concern when putting your house up for sale: How should I price my home?

Finding the perfect price can be like a juggling act. List your home at a price too low and you risk missing out on thousands of dollars. List your home at a price too high and you risk it sitting on the market for too long. Or you risk having to reduce the price later on and come across as a desperate seller. These are just some of the trade offs when deciding the exact price to list your home.

However, determining the best listing price for your home doesn’t have to be painful. If you are logical, do your research and seek the advice of professionals you can decide on the ideal list price. Here are some tips to get you started on determining the

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Also known as Annieville (the community’s founding name) North Delta is a middle-class bedroom community in the Lower Mainland located just outside of Vancouver, BC.

Not only does North Delta offer affordable real estate alternatives to Vancouver’s pricy market but it also offers a beautiful community to live and play. North Delta is full of parks, recreation centers, biking trails and plenty of green space.  

At the last published census data, North Delta’s population was just shy of 52,000 residents.

Where is North Delta?

North Delta is only a 20 minute drive outside of Vancouver, BC and provides a lot more open green space and cheaper real estate for British Colombians searching for more affordable living.

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 Realtor.ca BC MLS Search ToolHome buyers today are fortunate to have so many powerful tools at their fingertips when it comes to searching for real estate.

One tool that is fundamental to any tech-savvy home buyer is Realtor.ca. The Realtor.ca app is available for free download in both iTunes (iPhones and iPad) and in the Google Play Android store (Android App). 

No longer do you have to search through the papers or drive around neighborhoods. You can search on your SmartPhone, Tablet or computer and see all the properties for sale by price, region, date of listing and so on … all from the comforts of your own couch!

Whether I am introducing you to the BC Real Estate MLS resource for the first time or if you have used it in a past, here are a few tips to help make your

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Condos in Greater Vancouver have become a hot item in recent years because they are often the most affordable way to break into the real estate market.

Currently condos are selling for about one-third of the cost of a detached house; this means that first time buyers can afford the smaller down payment and more manageable monthly mortgage payments.

But what does it take to attract prospective buyers to your condo? What makes one condo sell fast and another sit on the market?

The TD Canada Trust Condo Poll recently surveyed people who have bought a condo or are planning to purchase a condo in the near future. The response from Vancouver residents polled show that the major deciding factors of whether or not to purchase a condo for sale in Greater

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Are you a worrier? Does making big decisions keep you awake at night? I admit that choosing a home to buy can be a stressful time. For many buyers, it can be emotional, time consuming and expensive.

Most of my buyers share that they are worried about:

  1. Paying too much for the house that they want
  2. Finding their dream home and then losing it to another buyer
  3. Making the wrong decision and not buying the right house

It is my job to make sure my clients don’t get caught up in the excitement of the experience or bogged down in all the little details that come with purchasing. Here is my shortlist of recommendations I make to all my clients throughout the buying process.

1. Make Sure You Are Prequalified Before Getting Too Invested

The

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