Real Estate Tips

World's Easiest Mortgage Hack

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


This mortgage hack can be done by anyone with a mortgage that allows the increase of payments (as most Canadian institutions do). However, due to the fact that younger first-time buyers generally increase their wages faster than more mature owners, this plan can benefit them most of all.

This simple example of how to allocate increases in pay to yo...

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12.5 Questions About CMHC's New First Time Home Buyer Program

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


We answer the TOP 12.5 questions about the new CMHC First Time Buyer Incentive Program

Housekeeping:
We are learning as the details emerge and as always, details are subject to change.
We refer to the CBC.ca article by Pete Evans on June 17, 2019

The questions answered in this video are:

1. What are the positives of this program?
2. I see the number 1...

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BC Speculation Tax and You!

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


It's up to you as a BC property owner to opt out of the new BC Government's Speculation Tax. In this video, Steve Karrasch of Chris Whitehead & Associates goes over a few points you may not know about the newly implemented tax. 

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Price VS Days On Market

Posted on Nov 08, 2018 in Real Estate Tips


Is your listing overpriced in a declining market? If you don’t know how long properties take to sell once they hit the right list price... it very well might be.

What’s your area’s DOM?

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Know Your Risks #3

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Real Estate Tips


Given the current market conditions, we expect foreclosure sales to increase in the coming years. Often, clients approach us looking to get a deal through the process of buying a foreclosure. It’s okay to buy a property through the courts and you might even manage to swing a deal, you just need to know what you are getting into first. In this video...

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Know Your Risks #2

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Real Estate Tips


Purchasing a Pre-Sale

Many people love the idea of buying a property brand new and it can be an amazing experience. In this video, Eric Katajamaki goes over some risks of buying a pre-sale property from a developer before it is constructed. 

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