10 Tips for Homebuyers in a Seller's Market

September 12th, 2015

South Surrey Homes for Sale.jpgSurrey, South Surrey, Langley and White Rock traditional single family homes are in sellers' markets, particularly in certain price ranges and locations. What does this mean for buyers? Well, in a balanced market there are enough houses for buyers and these homes generally take up to six months to sell, depending on price point. More specifically, in a balanced market there is generally six m ...

10 Things to Know About Buying an Older House in the Lower Mainland

October 30th, 2014

Imagine yourself living in a Victorian home from the late 1800s in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. It’s like travelling back in history and taking part of it in the modern times. Old houses, when adequately maintained, are beautiful in a melodramatic sense that are often lacking in modern houses. Owning one of them can make you the envy of your neighbours. But don’t let the hapless ro ...

Depreciation Reports Will Affect Buyer Decisions

January 9th, 2014

December 13, 2013 was the long anticipated deadline for British Columbia strata corporations to produce condo depreciation reports. I imagine this had some strata councils of older buildings quaking in their boots. In the grand scheme, the report is good for property owners, sellers and buyers in the market because decision making power and comfort comes with information. In the short run, th ...

Buyers Know your Builders

September 16th, 2012

Just a gentle reminder to buyers to work with a buyer's realtor and do your homework. I was recently reading that the B.C. Place huge $563 million overhaul was immediatley followed by some minor leaks. With a budget like that you'd think the stadium roof would have been sealed tight with a kiss (and a state of the art vapor barrier that couldn't possible leak in its first months). Not so, and ...