Resources

Helpful links and tips for buying and selling a home

Resources


Buying

As experienced professionals, we operate on a personal level, delivering the highest level of responsive, individualized service.

Our mission is to meet every client’s particular requirements, provide unparalleled service, and maintain and enhance our professional standing in the communities where we work.

Buyers who work with us are automatically connected to our team and we will work with you by listening to your needs; understanding your lifestyle; and providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the local market.

Buyers gain access to our comprehensive and up-to-minute knowledge of the local property marketing, allowing them to fully understand the options and opportunities currently offered.

Selling

Through our broad based marketing opportunities and strong local presence, we provide maximum exposure for our listings, reaching qualified buyers in the local and international community. This positions our listings in a heightened competitive environment, allowing our sellers to achieve the most favourable price.

Unique attributes include:

  • Preeminent, expertise and branding in local markets
  • Proven ability to sell properties in all price ranges
  • Strong relationships, marketing opportunities and brand recognition
  • An easy-to-use website with current details about our listings in all areas and several “top ten” organic search engine rankings
  • A comprehensive online listing distribution strategy
  • A top-rated real estate company
  • A commitment to giving back
  • A history of exceeding our clients expectations

 

Downloadable Articles / Links.

Link: BC Assessment (www.bcassessment.bc.ca)

Link: Moving Checklist: Handy Guide for Moving House

Article – download pdf: Costs of Buying a Home – March 2016

Article – download pdf: Property Transfer Tax Update – March 2016

Article – download pdf: Yard and Gardening Hacks – March 2016

Article – download pdf: Top 25 grants and rebates
A list of the top 25 grants and rebates for property buyers and owners, prepared by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, April 1, 2011.

Link: Legally Speaking, Title Insurance
www.bcrea.bc.ca Occasionally, claims are reported to the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation (REEOIC) involving complaints by buyers against licensees which might not have been made if those buyers had bought title insurance.

Link: What’s a Walkable Score?
www.walkscore.com helps you find a walkable place to live by calculating a Walk Score for any address.

Link: Strata Property Act – Changes to Rental Restrictions Rules
Since its adoption, the Strata Property Act has permitted residential strata corporations to adopt rental restriction bylaws. With the adoption of the Strata Property Amendment Act (SPAA), important changes to rental restrictions for new strata developments came into force as of January 1, 2010… READ MORE

Article – download pdf: First-time home buyers’ tax credit
What is the first-time home buyers’ tax credit (HBTC)?
The HBTC is a non-refundable tax credit for certain homebuyers who acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009, that is – closing after this date.

Links: Learn about Government incentives and how to become more energy efficient in your home:

Article – download pdf: Condo Pre-Sales…A Buyer’s right to cancel a contract of Purchase and Sale – download the pdf
Sourced from: The Vancouver Sun, written by: Mairi MacLean – Date: January 8, 2008
Here, from interior decorator and home staging expert Gabrielle Campbell, are 10 common mistakes sellers make when preparing their house for sale.

Article – download pdf: Top 11 great grants, rebates and exemptions
As seen in The Open House, February 9, 2007