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Should I Buy Mortgage Insurance?

November 7th, 2014

JUST SAY NO!

Home buying is full of decision-making. You are bombarded with questions, options, choices every step of the way. Well, I'm here to help make one of those decisions super easy for you.

Just say NO.


Whenever you get a mortgage, you are presented with the option to obtain Mortgage insurance. Mortgage brokers and banks are obligated to pitch this to you, and it can be seen as an  ...

There Is No Tree

September 22nd, 2014
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In mountain biking, there’s a term called ‘target acquisition’. It’s that interesting phenomenon that happens when instead of looking where you want to go, you look at that tree (rock, log, root, cliff) you want to avoid…and then you hit it. Hard. Which is the exact opposite of the actual target you were hoping to acquire.

When new riders are learning how to navigate trails, the mantra is ...

Government Reduces Tax Burden on First Time Buyers

February 19th, 2014

This newsflash from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is fantastic news for all first time buyers!

 

First-time home buyers received welcome news in today’s provincial budget. The government has announced, effective February 19, 2014, under the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program, qualifying first-time buyers can buy a home worth up to $475,000. Th ...

The New Addition

January 27th, 2014

Penny and DesmondMy mom gave Cory a coffee mug this Christmas that reads “Our kids have four legs”. While this is true for the most part because we don’t have any children, it is no longer entirely accurate, because we have just adopted a 3-legged little sister for Desmond! Her name is Penny (Desmond and Penny were our favourite characters from the TV series LOST) and she is a 2 ½ year old retired breeding do ...

Buying and Selling in a Flat Market

May 21st, 2013

If you've been thinking about selling your home, but are put-off by the the negative news surrounding the Lower Mainland housing market, you are not alone.


So many new clients are disappointed to hear that prices have plateaued and, in some cases, declined.  Before you get too discouraged, it is important to remember that while your home may sell for less, the new home you're going ...

RUBEN'S SHOES

March 21st, 2013

RUBEN'S SHOES

Believe it or not, there are children who don't own a pair of shoes.

Most children living here on Burke Mountain and throughout the lower mainland never have to worry about having shoes to wear. Their only worry is which of their many pairs to wear when they head off to school or the playground.  Meanwhile, children around the world go without shoes, a basic clothing item most o ...

18th Annual REALTORS® Care Blanket Drive

November 10th, 2012

November 26th – December 3th, 2012

 

Gather your old blankets, sleeping bags and clothes for the 16th Annual REALTORS® CareBlanket Drive. Between November 26th and December 3th, participating real estate offices of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board are collecting donations for people in need of warmth this winter.

The Blanket Drive is ...

Vancouver's Active Fall Real Estate Market

December 16th, 2010
Even more signs that the Greater Vancouver Real Estate market is as healthy as ever.  This summer saw a little bit of a slowdown in Real Estate activity, but the most recent stats from the BC Real Estate Association indicate solid Fall residential sales.

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province cl ...

Where in the World is TATTON?

November 18th, 2010

TATTON - Parkside Rowhome Living in Beautiful Burke Mountain

Imagine waking up with the morning sun lighting your room, and looking out from your bed and watching the kids play in the beautiful park outside your window.  How about planning a family reunion barbecue in the park and being able to just run home to grab something because it’s just across the street.  Or even walking the kids t ...

TATTON Final Homes For Sale

November 10th, 2010
TATTON by Mosaic at Burke Mountain is a collection of Georgian-inspired parkside rowhomes, and single-family homes.

The development is in its final phase of sales, with only a handful of homes for sale with completion expected early Spring 2011.  With so much attention given to the design and layout of these gorgeous rowhomes, you will find exceptional value here.  There isn't much time le ...
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