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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - New Listing - R2300391

Just added this listing:"TOP FLOOR LUXURY 1 Bedroom + Den unit with AMAZING RIVER and MOUNTAIN VIEWS! Conveniently located in the heart of Maple Ridge. Just a short walk to town center, river front, parks, recreation and steps away from the west coast express. Open concept w/kitchen/dining/lvr rm w/access to your private balcony. Spectacular finishing throughout with quartz counters, designer lighting, stainless steel appliances, in suite laundry, tile and wood flooring, large windows, 2" ...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 25 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - JUNE REAL ESTATE MARKET STATS FOR MAPLE RIDGE

posted in General at Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:59:11 -0700

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - REAL ESTATE MARKET MARKET REVIEW FOR MAY

posted in General at Sat, 05 May 2018 15:30:44 -0700

Monday, April 9, 2018 - What's Happening - March 2018

posted in General at Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:23:16 -0700

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - APRIL MAPLE RIDGE STATS

posted in General at Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:49:26 -0700

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Can You Buy A House After A Divorce?

Buy A House After A Divorce? Divorce can be challenging both emotionally and financially. Since the marital home is a couple?s largest asset it is often a tough decision during a divorce of what to do with home. Keep it and buy your ex out or sell it off and split the equity. Once you make the decision to sell, there are many factors you need to consider whether you can purchase a home on your own or if you will have to rent for a while until you are in a better financial position. It is no ... Full Article...
posted in Real EstateTips and Tricks at Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:28:48 -0800

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - Packing Tips

posted in Real EstateTips and Tricks at Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:32:18 -0700

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR THE MARITAL HOME DURING A DIVORCE?

When selling a home during a divorce there are a few different options that a divorcing couple can decide on.  It?s important to think about all the options that are available and to select the best option.  Below are three of the most common options to choose from when selling a home during a divorce. 1. One of the spouses ?buys out? the other One of the spouses takes over the full responsibility of the home.  In order to do this, the spouse who is buying the other out will have to pay a lump ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:01:58 -0800

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - January 2017 Newsletter

CHECK OUT MY NEWSLETTER THIS MONTH!! http://archive.mailermailer.com/view/1217283p-0c979bfd
posted in News at Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:02:07 -0800

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Real Estate Tips and Tricks

A great and easy way to get your home buyer ready without costing a fortune. Get rid of wall scuffs like magic without re-painting.

posted in Real EstateTips and Tricks at Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:39:09 -0700

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - July Real Estate Stats

posted in News at Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:54:21 -0700

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - MOVING WITH CHILDREN 10 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE

MOVING WITH CHILDREN 10 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE MOVE! I am a Mother of 2 small children and just completed a move myself. I know planning a move can be difficult but planning a move with small children can be over whelming. Now that you made the decision to move, the best way to approach it is to take it step by step and not look at the whole picture and cannot stress enough, to be prepared. Whether you are moving out of province or just down the street, children are never thrilled by such an ... Full Article...
posted in News at Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:35:05 -0800

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 5 Reasons To List Your Home In December

posted in General at Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:13:20 -0800

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Main Ingredients That Make Up a Home Sale

posted in General at Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:17:38 -0700

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Daily Home Staging checklist For Showings

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - FIRST TIME BUYER CLOSING COSTS

  MORTGAGE DEFAULT INSURANCEIf you obtain a high-ratio mortgage (a mortgage where you pay less than 20% down payment) you will have to buy mortgage loan insurance from CMHC or a private company. If you qualify for a 5% down payment, CMHC charges an insurance fee that equals 3.75% of the mortgage. If you put 10% or 15% down, your insurance fees will decrease to 2.5% and 2% respectively. The insurance premium is usually added to your mortgage principal amount on closing, this way you do not have ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:57:40 -0700

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - WHY DO YOU NEED A REALTOR?

A Realtor®, will be acting as your eyes, ears and voice throughout the Home buying process and acting in your best interests. A Realtor® will help you, have knowledge and have access to information that will make you make a smart buying decision. Some of those points are as follows:   ?       Represent you as a buyer ?       Offer you all Comparable information to establish right price ?       Educate you about the current market conditions ?       Discuss and analyze your wants and needs ...
posted in General at Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:26:50 -0700

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Tenant Screening The Ultimate Guide

It is very important to find the right tenants for your rental property and avoid problems from the start. If you are a property investor and have rental properties or are looking to invest in a rental property here are some great tips to screening your prospective tenants. http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/01/27/tenant-screening/
posted in General at Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:12:23 -0700

Friday, August 29, 2014 - Lighting

Lighting is so important when showing your home to potential buyers. It sets the ambiance and mood created in the home and gives buyers the homey feel. Let the potential buyers imagine themselves living in your house.
posted in General at Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:09:58 -0700

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Who Should Be On Your Home Buying Team

Buying a home is one of the most biggest decision you will ever make. Choosing the right professionals to be on your team is very important. The following are the professional that should be on your Home Buying Team: Real estate Agent -  will help you find a home, write an Offer, negotiate a purchase on your behalf and help you throughout the whole proccess. Choose the agent you want to work with and don?t be afraid to ask questions. Mortgage Specialist -  choose to work with a mortgage broker ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:10:32 -0700

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - New investment hot spots emerge

Two B.C. cities have won top spots on a list of Canada?s investment hot spots, according to a recent report from Business Review Canada. The review broke down Canada?s regional economies by province, and then dug deeper to find emerging markets in small to mid-size communities ripe with opportunity for investors. When the dust had settled, the B.C. communities of Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows, along with Surrey, came out on the top of the ranking. They share the honour with Red Deer, Alta., and ... Full Article...
posted in News at Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:02:46 -0700

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - Flaherty: New mortgage rules doing their job

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced Wednesday that there will be no more tightening of mortgage rules, following a series of revisions beginning in January. Speaking from the heart of California?s Silicon Valley, Flaherty said he was happy with the results of recent changes such as lowering the cap on amortization terms. "There has been some softening in the past month or so,? he said. ?So right now there is no intention to intervene again.? Canada?s over-heating housing market has long ... Full Article...
posted in News at Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:20:02 -0700

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - Does Vancouver's hot investment market make building a better option?

Consistent demand and high lease values in Vancouver's downtown office and retail property markets combined with low interest rates continue to fuel a sizzling investment market. "I don't think I've ever seen the investment market this robust, vibrant and strong. We get multiple bids on everything and anything," says Ross Moore, director of research for CBRE Canada. "There are so many groups that want to buy - every Canadian pension fund, and probably 30 Vancouver families that have been ...
posted in General at Wed, 01 Aug 2012 08:54:21 -0700

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - Housing sales in Metro Vancouver hit 10-year low in May

Greater Vancouver housing sales hit a 10-year low in May, dragged down by plunging sales of high-priced homes in West Vancouver, Richmond, and on Vancouver?s pricey west side. May sales figures show that detached-home sales fell 59 per cent in West Vancouver, 46 per cent on the west side of Vancouver, and 25 per cent in Richmond. Overall sales of detached homes, townhouses and condos fell 15 per cent compared to 2011, making this the bleakest real-estate May since 2001. Eugen Klein, president ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:37:40 -0700

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - New Listing - V950919

Just added this listing:"Beautiful custom built (2x6 construction) Tudor style rancher centrally located in very desirable sunny Tsawwassen. Great location in a great neighborhood, walking distance to schools, shopping, parks and recreation. This well cared for 3 bedroom 2 bath home features west exposure private landscaped backyard complete with pond and retractable awning, spacious master with 3 piece ensuite, double garage, kitchen with joining family room and a incredible curb appeal. ...
posted in Listings at Wed, 16 May 2012 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, August 18, 2011 - Potential Dangers of Selling Your Own Home

Get the facts about selling your own home 1. Safety -Do you really know who's in your home? A professional Realtor tracks who goes through your home and when. A lockbox is installed so that only agents who register through John's office have access to the entry code. 2. Setting Price Too LOW - Market conditions can change daily. Without the proper comparable sales that a Realtor has access to it is very difficult to determine a true market value. 3. Setting Price Too HIGH - Almost all sellers ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:55:18 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Home sales to be higher than expected for 2011

The Canadian Real Estate Association has revised its forecast for national home resales in 2011, citing stronger than expected activity and prices in the second quarter. There have been very strong sales in the GTA, with a drop in the number of new listings. "As a result, there's been a little bit more competition btwn home buyers and that's putting continued upward pressure on pricing," Jason Mercer, with the Toronto Real Estate Board said. With the turbulence on the stock markets the Canadian ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:35:07 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Housing starts up 25 per cent

Metro Vancouver's housing starts were up 25 per cent for the first seven months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Statistics released Tuesday show that the number of starts increased to 10,010, up from 8,005 to the end of July. Starts for the month of July totalled 1,538 in Metro Vancouver, a 37-per-cent increase from 1,124 in July 2010. Most of the starts were in Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey and the city of Vancouver. © Copyright (c) The ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:46:19 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Multi-family activity pushes housing starts higher in July

BY BRYAN YU, SPECIAL TO THE SUN A rise in multi-family construction pushed housing starts higher in the province in July. Total housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 30,000 units, up 29 per cent from June and 33 per cent above July 2010. Aggregate new home activity has been highly volatile since early 2010, fluctuating around an average of 26,400 units. In B.C.'s urban areas, multi-family starts rose 48 per cent from June to reach an annualized rate of 20,800 units, ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:43:17 -0700

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - Looking for a home you can afford? Compromise

Conference board senior economist suggests the situation facing homebuyers is 'less dire than at first glance' By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun A Conference Board of Canada senior economist has suggested there are affordable deals in Metro Vancouver's expensive housing market, but is that the case? There are, if you're willing to be flexible. June real estate numbers revealed a wide discrepancy in benchmark prices (the cost of a typical home) throughout the region, with significant savings ...
posted in News at Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:36:10 -0700

Monday, August 15, 2011 - Condo sales as hot as the weather

By Tony Wong | Tue Jul 19 2011 New home sales in the Greater Toronto Area are mirroring the heat wave blanketing the city. Sales were up by a sizzling 53 per cent in June, representing 4,681 units, compared with the same month a year earlier of 3,050, according to figures released by RealNet Canada Inc. Tuesday. Much of the increase was due to condominium sales, which have powered the new home market. Nearly two thirds of all sales in June were condos, up from the historical norm of about 40 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:47:49 -0700

Monday, August 15, 2011 - Vancouver real estate prices fanned by Chinese

by Laurent Vu The VANCOUVER, July 20, 2011 (AFP) - Its quality of life is routinely ranked among the best in the world, but that's only one reason Vancouver real estate prices are red hot. Wealthy Chinese anxious to raise their families in the West are bidding up the city's limited number of properties in fashionable West Vancouver, sending prices in the city soaring more than 50 percent in the past three years. Last year, Canada issued 1,600 visas to Chinese investors looking to move to ...
posted in News at Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:45:35 -0700

Monday, August 15, 2011 - Bidding wars add to hot house prices

West Vancouver real estate market out of step with rest of Lower MainlandBY JAMES WELDON, NORTH SHORE NEWS When real estate agent Mike Oxley held an open house on Haywood Avenue last month, he knew that the flat Ambleside view property was going to be a popular item. He didn't know how popular, however. By the end of a weekend that saw an estimated 500 prospective buyers view the home, the owners had received 26 offers. The house, which as a structure had little value, ultimately sold for $1.57 ... Full Article...
posted in News at Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:43:55 -0700

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