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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

How badly would you be hurt in a housing market price correction? – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

How badly would you be hurt in a housing market price correction? ROB CARRICK– The Globe and Mail A question for everyone who thinks houses are an investment: How much would a market decline hurt you? Help yourself be a smarter homeowner by using The Globe and Mail’s Housing Price Correction Calculator to find out. Housing bulls, don’t […]

Top 6 real estate scams – and how to avoid them – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

CHRISTOPHER MYRICK The following article is from Canadian Real Estate Wealth Magazine. Fraud and investment scams abound at all levels of the real estate market – whether it be a contractor who charges hundreds of dollars for work not done to an “investment agent” who embezzles hundreds of millions – protecting yourself can require a measure […]

Canadians still pay 62% more for a home than in U.S – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Canadians still pay 62% more for a home than in U.S   MICHAEL BABAD – The Globe and Mail Follow Michael Babad and the Globe’s top business stories on Twitter. Canada-U.S. house price gap still wideThe price gap between homes in Canada and the United States remains “yawning” despite the changing fortunes of the two real […]

5 tips for a safe ‘open house’ event – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

(NC)—Hosting an ‘open house’ is an effective real estate sales tool that your agent will likely recommend, but how can you be sure your security will be kept in check? “Ask your Realtor questions about how to prepare for visitors,” says Carla Bouchard, a broker with Royal LePage Metro. “Make sure that you understand what […]

Landscaping Tips for Your Vancouver Home – By Your Friendly VancouverMortgage Broker

Landscaping Tips for Your Vancouver Home – By Your FriendlyVancouverMortgage Broker A well landscaped home catches the eye and gives curb appeal to prospective buyers. Did you know that a properly landscaped house will sell about five times faster than a home with little or no landscaping? With such a variety of options, it might […]

Why you Should Avoid FSBO – By your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Why you Should Avoid FSBO – By your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker What does FSBO mean? It means For Sale By Owner and can be a costly mistake. Some people think it might be a clever idea to sell the home on their own. The main reason they do so is to avoid paying the […]

Questions to Ask a Vancouver Home Inspector – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Questions to Ask a Vancouver Home Inspector – From your Vancouver Mortgage Broker No matter what kind of home you plan on buying, either a newly built home or an older home, it’s a good idea to hire a home inspector to make sure you’re not buying a lemon. Take it from aVancouvermortgage broker who […]

Nova Scotia’s Proposed Broker Rules

Nova Scotia has new mortgage broker regulations in the works and they look like a win for the province’s homeowners. In a nutshell, they provide NS borrowers with better disclosure and more assurance that the broker they are dealing with is competent and acting in their best interests. A few of the proposals may need […]

Searching for a home

By: Wayne Karl   November 4, 2011 – Ever notice how many developers boast their new community is “just minutes from shopping, schools and all the amenities!”? And that “Everything you need is right at your doorstep”? This is not just marketing gimmickry at work. These factors really matter, as such attractions are critical in determining a […]

Saving for baby Congrats! I hear you’ve got a new baby on the way. You must be very excited.

Or maybe you’re a little afraid. After all, this is another mouth to feed. And nobody gets rich on mat leave, right? So what an expecting parent to do? Might I suggest you figure out how to save a little sumthin’ sumthin’ before your Mini-Me makes an appearance. 1. Save to supplement your mat leave benefits. […]

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