Hello 2021! My predictions for the year ahead.

Posted on Jan 03, 2021

We did it! We survived 2020. We should all be proud of ourselves for making it through what will go down as one of the most infamous years in history. That does not mean that 2021 will be without its challenges, but things are looking up. Interestingly enough, the Vancouver real estate market has not suffered much at all this past year.

Throughout m...

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Where does that commission go?

Posted on Nov 25, 2020

There are a lot of misnomers out there regarding how much we get paid in this industry, so my partner suggested that I blog about it. First of all, there is no ‘standard’ or ‘fixed’ commission amount that we all charge to sell your house. Because of The Competition Act, our commission is individually decided or negotiated. This federal act contains...

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Thinking of buying into a strata? What you need to know.

Posted on Oct 09, 2020

             In British Columbia, there are numerous types of property ownership, such as 'Freehold' (majority of detached homes/land), 'Freehold Strata' (most condos and townhomes), 'Leasehold', 'Co-operatives', 'First Nations Lease', 'Time Share', among others. The most common and clean type of ownership is 'Freehold' which is essentially 'free from hold', f...

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Condos vs. Apartments in Vancouver

Posted on Sep 24, 2020

People tend to use these words interchangeably, but often incorrectly. When a developer purchases land with plans to build a multi-family building, they have to decide whether the building is going to be a rental ie. 'Apartment' building or a ‘Condo’ building. Usually the city has a say on what you can build, based on what is most in demand and wha...

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