Vancouver Real Estate Insight Blog

Showing your Home

Showing Your Home First Impressions are Lasting Impressions.The exterior of your home often determines how buyers will view the interior, so: Make sure your front entrance is clean and inviting. Paint or replace your front door if it's faded or ...

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Pricing your Home

Pricing Your Home Pricing your home is both an art and a science. Achieving the optimal price is the result of both objective research into comparable properties and a gut feeling about your property and the current market. The right price ...

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Adding Value

Adding Value Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell? The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.” As a general rule, choosing the ...

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First Time Home Buyers

First time Home Buyers If you are a first-time home buyer, use the guide below for helpful hints and tips and learn how to avoid common mistakes when buying your first home in Vancouver, BC. Pre-Qualification: Meet with a mortgage broker and find ...

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Accepted Offer: Now What?

Accepted Offer: Now What? Congratulations, you are on your way to owning your very own home! Follow these suggestions (and your Realtors's advice) so that your closing will go as smooth as possible. You will be asked for a down payment on the home ...

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Making an offer

Making an Offer Before the offer to purchase is created, it is very important that you have been at least pre-qualified or better yet... pre-approved by a lender. This is one of the best negotiating tools a buyer can have. It shows the seller ...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when ...

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Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts ...

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it easier to get a mortgage now than it was a year ago....

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