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Preparing for a Home Inspection:  Advice for Sellers

(September 27, 2015)


The majority of the home inspection preparation rests on the shoulders of the property seller.  No home is perfect and home inspectors will undoubtedly find things that need to be addressed during the inspection. You can, however, reduce the length of that laundry list by going through the house with your toolkit (or handyman) ahead of time.

Here are some things to think about and deal with before t... read more.

Fall Home Maintenance

(September 25, 2015)


Summer is officially over. The kids are back at school and our lives fall back into more of a routine again. This is the perfect time to take care of things around the house that can make a big difference for you and your home. The majority of the tasks listed on the attached checklist are generally within the ability of the average person. If, however, you need professional help for any of these... read more.

Property Transfer Tax

(September 22, 2015)

WHAT IS IT?


When buying a home in the province of BC, the buyer will automatically be responsible for paying the Property Transfer Tax. The tax amount is calculated on the fair market value of the home or property. This tax is different from the property tax. Property taxes are paid on an annual basis for services provided by local government.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

This tax is charged at a rate of 1% on th... read more.

Moving Tips for a Smooth Move

(September 17, 2015)

Moving is one of the more stressful times you will likely go through in your life. If you are feeling overwhelmed about the move, here are some tips that can make the whole process less stressful and more efficient.




1. PLAN AHEAD!

There are numerous online checklists available to plan and prepare your packing and moving process. You can select one that best suits your needs and situation and then pe... read more.

Selling Your Vancouver Condo: An In-Depth Look

(September 07, 2015)

There are some distinct differences that come with selling a condo vs a house, especially in a hot market like Vancouver's. Here is a step by step guide on what you can expect while going through the process of selling your condo:




1. Decide When to Sell

  • Time of year - As with all types of property there are certain times throughout the year that lend themselves to selling more quickly and most likel... read more.