Informed Buyers

How to Win a Bidding War in Vancouver and The Fraser Valley!

Posted on Apr 12, 2022 in Informed Buyers



When you’re ready to buy your next property in today’s hot real estate climate, there are a number of things you should know and things you can do to prepare!

Financing

You’ll hear us say this over and over again. The time to talk to your lender isn’t when you’ve found your dream home! If you’re flirting with shopping at all, don’t wait! Reach out an...

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How much does it cost to own a home in Vancouver?

Posted on Mar 14, 2022 in Informed Buyers



How much does it cost to OWN a home in Vancouver/Langley/Lower Mainland?

The answer is of course 'it depends'. However there are some basic costs to consider if you're thinking about making a purchase.

Property Taxes: 
Property taxes are calculated based on the assessed value of your property. The tax rate applies to each $1,000 of net taxable value...

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4 Things to Look For When Purchasing a Strata Property 

Posted on Mar 09, 2022 in Informed Buyers



Dave shares all the things you should watch for when you're purchasing a townhouse or a condo (also known as strata properties) in Langley or Vancouver, OR anywhere in the lower mainland. 

Here are some key things you need to be on the lookout for to ensure you have properly prepared yourself and you won't have any big surprises!

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Movin On Up! (or down OR over!)

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Informed Buyers

Every year around this time we start to see some movement in the market as we prepare for the busiest time of year for real estate - SPRING! More and more inventory will begin to show up and we’re already seeing a little boost!

There are so many reasons why someone decides to make a move. Often it’s a life change like marriage, divorce, having a bab...

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Should You Skip An Inspection When Writing an Offer?

Posted on Feb 09, 2022 in Informed Buyers

In a Hot Market, should you skip an inspection? After all, we’re likely going to be competing to get our offer to the top of the pile given the pressure on the market with so little inventory.

(Side note: We are IN NEED OF HOMES FOR SALE here in Langley, Vancouver and across the lower mainland so if you’re remotely thinking about it we can almost g...

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Pros + Cons of Buying New Construction

Posted on Aug 06, 2021 in Informed Buyers


Thinking of purchasing a new construction home? Watch this quick video for a list of our pros and cons.

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