Real Estate Blog

The world of Real Estate is ever evolving and there are so many details than can easily be forgotten or overlooked. These blog posts are intended to be a source of insight and valuable information. If you're reading through any of them and find yourself with more questions than answers please let me know!

Summary of Government Regulations & Declaration Dates

Posted on Jun 08, 2023

City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax

  • The City of Vancouver Empty Homes Tax is 3% for any homes deemed empty in 2023
  • Declaration Due Date is February 2
  • All homeowners must complete a declaration and confirm exemptions, if applicable clauses required in Contract of Purchase and Sale to protect buyer

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5 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted on Feb 15, 2023


When entering into the world of real estate there are endless possibilities. 

For the most part, people want to purchase a home for themselves and enjoy the security of home ownership.
However, other options include buying a rental property or buying a fixer upper to flip.

Budget is everything these days and it’s not easy to find the per...

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The Ebbs and Flows of the Real Estate Market

Posted on Dec 20, 2022

If you’re nervous about where the market is going, or fearful about having paid too much for a property over the past 2 years, read on.

Let’s start by differentiating between a trend (Mega Trend) and statistical noise (Micro Trend).

The media has a heyday with the Micro Trends because they lend to sexy headlines.


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Tips on Buying a West End Vancouver Condo

Posted on Oct 21, 2022

If shopping for a West End condo is on your radar (and I wouldn’t blame you if it was - who wouldn’t want to live in beautiful English Bay), then as a West End Vancouver Realtor let me offer you some tips.


Believe it or not, every street in the West End comes with it’s own set of attributes and characteristics. Traffic calmed Harwood street...

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How Much do I Need to Disclose when Selling My Home?

Posted on Sep 14, 2022

The old adage 'Spill Yer Guts' applies when it comes to selling your home.

To be clear, you do NOT need to disclose any personal information, only pertinent information about the house and property.

When you sign a listing contract with a REALTOR® you will also be presented with a Property Disclosure Statement to fill out. This is your opportunity to...

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GST Now Applies to the Sale of Homes?!

Posted on May 05, 2022

Just as the market starts to correct itself after months of unsustainable activity, the Government swoops in with an assortment of measures to cool the market. Many of these measures have been clumsy threats, but they were enough to make headlines that create uncertainty in the marketplace.

This in combination with unexpected rising rates (if you re...

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