Real Estate Investing Tips & Techniques

July 13, 2019

A number of things likely come to mind when you think of virtual real estate investing. You may think of real estate investing as real estate portfolios and real estate retirement plans and hard money lenders, or you might focus on short sales, bulk reo investing and virtual real estate investing. You may also wonder what type of role these things ...

One part welcome, one part go away

July 10, 2019

We've all had the experience. You're visiting friends or family. You walk up to the door and somehow don't feel welcome. It's not anything anyone said. It's just a feeling. Then you look around. Maybe it's stuff left on the sidewalk or broken steps. Maybe you had to push back the overgrown trees or shrubs in order to reach the entrance. Maybe ...

Location - Location - Location

July 8, 2019

Why do agents always say, 'Location, location, location?' Well it may seem like tired advice, but it's still the best when looking for a new home. Why? There are many things you can change about your home. You can upgrade landscaping, add onto, remodel and redecorate. But you're stuck with where it sits. Your home may be beautiful and have ...

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 ...
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