Two common home buying mistakes

June 14, 2019

Buying a home is serious business. It's a long term commitment and probably the most money you'll ever spend for anything in your lifetime. Avoiding two of the most common mistakes will lead to a more satisfactory outcome. Mistake number one is shopping without your own representative. A buyers agent will have your best interests in mind. So, ...

Green leads in nature-friendly housing

June 9, 2019

Most people associate "cutting edge" with technological advances. At Adera's Green development, the term also relates to building and living integrity. "We began three to five years ago getting involved with environmental 'green' programs." says Norm Couttie, vice-president of Adera. With the Adera-developed building on University of B.C.'s ...

Quiet zone

June 8, 2019

Simple steps during construction deliver the joys of peace. There's a certain kind of mania that sets in during home renovations or new construction, and unless you resist it, you'll probably end up with a much noisier house than you bargained for. Building sound-resistant construction features into walls and floors seems so insignificant in ...

The Best Time To Move

June 6, 2019

As Realtors, we are often asked, “When is the best season to move?” This is a tough question, one we are not able to solve for you. Most people are asking as regards value, do they fluctuate throughout the year? NO. Just the quantity of homes on the market varies; certainly the number of consumers varies too. Hopefully this article will facilitate ...

Dealing with an eyesore next door

June 1, 2019

In a buyer's market, curb appeal -- yours and the neighborhood's -- becomes even more important. Fresh paint, a new front door and colorful landscaping often are sure-fire ways to tease potential buyers over the threshold of a home for sale. But in some cases, no matter how perfect your pansies, nothing can draw their gaze past the ...

Property Investment Tips

May 30, 2019

Just like all other forms of investment, you would have to do your own research, especially when it comes to property investment. There are a lot of uncertainties in the real estate market today, but strategized planning and proactive decisions would pay off in the longer term. With little improvements in the world-wide recession, the investors ...

Buyer’s Info

May 28, 2019

A home is probably the biggest financial investment you’ll make in your life. Before you get started, do some homework. This handy Buyer’s Guide will show you some things to keep in mind as you’re hunting for that home of your dreams. 1. Determine How Much You Can Afford How much house you can afford is largely dependent on how large a ...

What condo purchasers need to watch for

May 25, 2019

Ask anyone who has bought a new condominium suite recently and they will tell you: (a) it is not like buying a house, (b) it is not like buying a resale condo, and (c) unless you are prepared, the cost of closing the deal will make your knees tremble. So, what should neophytes know about buying that 485-square-foot gem in the heart of the club ...

Six signs it's time to buy a house

May 17, 2019

If you've been considering buying a house but you're still unsure, consider some of the personal and economic conditions that favor home purchases. If you find that a number of these signs ring true for you, it might be time to contact a real estate agent and start shopping. 1. You're Ready to Commit First and foremost, if you're not ready ...

12 Hidden Costs of Homeownership

May 5, 2019

As the spring season gets underway, many Americans will be looking to take advantage of the lower real estate prices, attractive mortgage rates, and federal tax credit by purchasing a home. But remember: Not all of the costs associated with homeownership are reflected in the listed price. Indeed, many buyers -- particularly first-time buyers ...
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