IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION FOR BUYERS & SELLERS!

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released guidelines for the mortgage industry that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. What does this mean for buyers and sellers?  Recent previous changes meant insured borrowers (those putting less than 20% of the value

IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION FOR BUYERS & SELLERS! 2017-11-22T21:44:10+00:00

Maybe some Good News on the Horizon?!?

We received some information from the British Columbia Real Estate Association - BCREA - which reviewed the recent Bank of Canada interest rate announcement: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - October 23, 2012The Bank of Canada once again opted to hold its target for the

Maybe some Good News on the Horizon?!? 2012-10-25T23:33:20+00:00

Don’t Be Undersold

Real Estate markets change and market specific strategies should be employed for the market that you are in. While some might say that we are approaching a balanced market I can say that we are still very much in a Buyer’s Market. In a Buyer’s

Don’t Be Undersold 2012-04-15T21:45:08+00:00

Grant for Purchase of a Secondary or Recreational Residence

Did you know, if you are thinking of purchasing a new residential home for the purpose of using it as a secondary or recreational residence you may be eligible to receive a grant?    This grant will be equivalent to the amount of the PST portion of the

Grant for Purchase of a Secondary or Recreational Residence 2012-04-05T21:40:24+00:00

First Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus

Did you know, if you are thinking of purchasing a newly constructed home as your primary residence as a first time home buyer, you may be eligible to qualify for the first-time new home buyers' bonus?  This bonus is a one-time refundable personal income tax

First Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus 2012-03-25T21:15:19+00:00

Market Heating Up

A short while ago I wrote my annual Spring Newsletter which I mailed out to all my clients. Yes, in this age of emails, e-cards and the like I still believe that a printed Real Estate Update from your Realtor is a nice way to

Market Heating Up 2012-03-19T18:50:49+00:00

HST!?!? What is going to happen?

What’s the deal with the HST anyway? Good question and one that I am getting asked all the time in my new home open houses. Will the HST be repealed? If so, and I pay HST, will I get it back? (not likely). I don’t

HST!?!? What is going to happen? 2011-05-10T22:23:52+00:00

My Favourite Real Estate Poem ~ circa 1917!

If you've been putting off buying or selling... Procrastination I hesitate to make a list Of all the countless deals I've missed; Bonanzas that were in my grip- I watched through my fingers slip; The windfalls that I should have bought Were lost because I

My Favourite Real Estate Poem ~ circa 1917! 2011-05-10T21:17:00+00:00
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