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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Fixer-uppers not for the faint-of-heart – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

When Eileen Muzzin and her partner, Dan Pedersen, were searching for a home in Vancouver, they knew they wouldn’t be buying a place with granite countertops or a peekaboo view. With a modest budget – by Vancouver standards – they ultimately decided on a fixer-upper on the city’s east side. The couple got a 2,000-square-foot […]

How to house-hunt with your head, not your heart: Eight steps to smarter house hunting

Contrary to popular belief, home is not where the heart is. Home is where the head is – and if you don’t use your head when house-hunting you could find yourself wishing you’d never said “I do” to that not-so-dream home. Though it’s sometimes appropriate to let your heart take the lead, finding the right […]

10 Best-Kept Secrets for Buying a Home – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Get the most out of your money with these handy home-buying tips. More from Buying & Selling: 20 Best-Kept Secrets Filed under: Home Buying, Home Staging, Remodeling Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It IsIt’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t […]

5 key things to ask when buying a new home – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Real estate tips: When buying a new home check the builder’s reputation and make sure the upgrades are worth it. By: Mark Weisleder Real Estate, Published on Mon Oct 14 2013 Many people will buy their first home from a builder, whether it is a detached home, townhouse or condominium unit. Here are the five questions you need […]

How to Choose your Vancouver Real Estate Agent – from your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

How to Choose your Vancouver Real Estate Agent – from your Vancouver Mortgage Broker Realtors are trained and licensed professionals, but like any professional they are not all the same. Whether you are buying or selling a home in Vancouver, their services can be invaluable. Although you might be tempted to go the FSBO (For […]

Do You Need to Repair or Replace your Roof? – By your Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Do You Need to Repair or Replace your Roof? – By your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker A sound roof in good repair keeps your home dry and protects the inside from damage. It’s also a place many people tend to ignore until the damage begins to creep inside. You can take it from your friendly […]

Closing Costs on your Vancouver Real Estate Financing

Closing Costs on your Vancouver Real Estate Financing Buying a home and setting up the real estate financing is expensive and time consuming. However, many people who are first time home buyers may not be fully aware or properly budgeting for the closing costs which can leave you scrambling if you’re not aware of them. […]

6 Tips on Buying a Home in Vancouver – From your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker

6 Tips on Buying a Home in Vancouver – From your Friendly Vancouver Mortgage Broker Buying a home in Vancouver is probably the largest and most important investment that most people make in their lifetime. You want to get the best possible deal and the last thing you want is to have to spend a […]

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 […]

B.C. realtor fined $258,000 for selling home twice

By Mark Weisleder A B.C. real estate agent was fined $258,000 when he unilaterally cancelled a contract to sell a home and resold it to a second buyer for a higher amount. Hwang Soo Lee of Surrey, B.C., ended up having to compensate his first buyer for behaviour described by a judge as “high-handed and […]

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