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!

Title Insurance: What is it and Do I Really Need It?

Posted on Dec 19, 2023



When we hear the word insurance typically we are skeptical. However, when it comes to title insurance I would say for the one time nominal cost it's worth getting.

Title insurance offers protection by insuring against potential legal claims and property ownership issues that may arise in the future. Let's take a deeper dive into what title insuranc...

Read More

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
  • https://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/empty-homes...

Read More

5 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Home

Posted on Feb 15, 2023

AddThisAddThis

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...

Read More

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.

SALES ARE DOWN X% FROM LAST MONTH (or...

Read More

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.

Location

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

Read More

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...

Read More