Please visit our Open House at 413 19936 56 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Penthouse 2 bedroom 2 bath, luxurious 16' vaulted ceilings in the Master bedroom. Great floor plan boasting a spacious open concept Kitchen that's an entertainer's dream offering stainless steel appliances and plenty of countertop and cupboard space. North Facing bright unit with electric fireplace and balcony for your morning coffee. Exceptional Investment Property - RENTALS ALLOWED, NO RESTRICTIONS. Bring 2 pets of any size. Underground parking & storage locker, LOW fees, close to transit, shopping, entertainment. Open House June 23-24 Sat-Sun, 2-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 413 19936 56 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Penthouse 2 bedroom 2 bath, luxurious 16' vaulted ceilings in the Master bedroom. Great floor plan boasting a spacious open concept Kitchen that's an entertainer's dream offering stainless steel appliances and plenty of countertop and cupboard space. North Facing bright unit with electric fireplace and balcony for your morning coffee. Exceptional Investment Property - RENTALS ALLOWED, NO RESTRICTIONS. Bring 2 pets of any size. Underground parking & storage locker, LOW fees, close to transit, shopping, entertainment. Open House June 23-24 Sat-Sun, 2-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 413 19936 56 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Penthouse 2 bedroom 2 bath, luxurious 16' vaulted ceilings in the Master bedroom. Great floor plan boasting a spacious open concept Kitchen that's an entertainer's dream offering stainless steel appliances and plenty of countertop and cupboard space. North Facing bright unit with electric fireplace and balcony for your morning coffee. Exceptional Investment Property - RENTALS ALLOWED, NO RESTRICTIONS. Bring 2 pets of any size. Underground parking & storage locker, LOW fees, close to transit, shopping, entertainment. Open House June 16-17 Sat-Sun, 2-4pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 413 19936 56 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, June 17, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Penthouse 2 bedroom 2 bath, luxurious 16' vaulted ceilings in the Master bedroom. Great floor plan boasting a spacious open concept Kitchen that's an entertainer's dream offering stainless steel appliances and plenty of countertop and cupboard space. North Facing bright unit with electric fireplace and balcony for your morning coffee. Exceptional Investment Property - RENTALS ALLOWED, NO RESTRICTIONS. Bring 2 pets of any size. Underground parking & storage locker, LOW fees, close to transit, shopping, entertainment. Open House June 16-17 Sat-Sun, 2-4pm.
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Did you notice that the interest rates increased? Did you see that it was only for certain lenders? I am talking today about which lenders increased their rates and which didn’t as well as what happened in our local, Vancouver market. A 17-year low was created in the housing market. To find out more, watch my short video.
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You’ve probably heard the news in the headlines already. Detached home sales are down by a whopping 44% in Vancouver. The 14% sales ratio we have puts us firmly in a buyer’s market when it comes to these homes. We’re seeing the exact opposite occur in the condo market. To learn more about both, watch this short video.
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Buying a condo is a lot different than buying other residential properties. Do you want to buy a condo, but you’re not sure where to start? If that’s the case, there are 20 questions you should ask before you move forward with your purchase. For example, how many condos in the building are for sale? A high number may indicate some problems with the condo. To learn more, watch this short video.
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If you’re a first-time homebuyer or haven’t purchased a home in awhile, today’s topic is for you. I have 10 tips you can use to make your next home purchase smoother and more efficient. The first tip I have is to check your credit. A good credit score is essential to buying a home, since it proves you’ve got a good track record for paying off past debts such as credit card bills and student loans, and help you qualify for lower interest rates. For the full list of tips, watch my latest video.
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A Snapshot of Our Current Market and a Look at Our Recent Tax Changes 

Today I want to recap our February 2018 market and share the latest on what’s happening with our BC budget. Overall, last month’s sales across Metro Vancouver were down 14.4% below the 10-year February sales average. The active-to-sales ratio was 14% for detached homes, 37.6% for townhomes, and 59.7% for condominiums. Because of the new tax changes introduced by the BC government, these statistics could look quite different for the rest of 2018. To find out more, watch my latest video.
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Avoid These 8 First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes Buying a home for the first time can be exciting and overwhelming. I’ve seen buyers make many mistakes over the years that cost them their dream homes. I want to share eight of the most common first-time buyer mistakes with you today. I’ll also share how to avoid these mistakes. To learn more, watch this short video.

 

 

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A Market Update and Some Predictions for 2018

 

We’ve got a lot to cover with you today. As we head toward the end of the year, I wanted to make sure you were aware of what’s going on in the Vancouver real estate market right now. I took a look at the numbers for both detached homes and condos and broke them down for you. I also have a few predictions about what we’ll be seeing in the market in 2018. To learn more, watch this short video.

 

 

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I have sold a property at 512 13768 108 AVE in Surrey.
Venue Penthouse - Currently under construction ready in summer 2018. Plan Q with approximately 514 square feet of living space with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with 1 underground parking space. Great rental potential. Laminate flooring. 9' ceilings thru-out, oversized windows, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, full sized washer dryer and good sized balcony. Amenities will include fully equipped fitness facility, rooftop deck with barbeque, walking distance to Skytrain station (5 Min). (SFU campus, new Library, 140 Store Mall. Plans for a 1,600 seat Performing Arts Centre.) Watch the BC Lions practice, Whalley Little League Play or get your game on at the Chuck Bailey Rec Centre.
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Now that fall is upon us, I’d like to take a look back at how our Central Vancouver real estate market fared over the month of September.

To start off, the detached housing market had a 14% sales-to-actives ratio. This is about 1% less than last month.

The reason this market hasn’t seen any increase in prices or activity is that total listing inventory has increased 36% since August. These factors are a strong indicator that we’re in a buyer’s market.

Let’s turn our attention to the condominium market. In that market, there was a 59% sales-to-actives ratio. This is about 11% less than last month.

“The condo market is still red hot.”

The condo market is still red hot. Inventory is about 29% lower than last year and there are a lot of multiple offer situations taking place.

With all of this being said, I’m starting to notice my clients looking to sell their condos and buy detached homes instead.

Condo prices can only rise so much and the detached housing market is experiencing a temporary slowdown, so this is a great strategy.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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The market can be a highly competitive place. Today, I’ve got five tips that will help you win a bidding war.

  1. Do your homework. Do you know if the seller has already bought a new home? If they haven’t, you could boost your chances by offering to let them close quickly and rent back the property from you until they find a new home. However, if they have already bought a home you can still get ahead by offering to match their closing date.
  2. Write a clean offer without subjects. Get your financing and inspection approved before writing an offer. Submitting a subject-free offer puts you in a better position than those who have submitted offers with subject conditions.
  3. Present the offer in person and quickly sign counteroffers. Face-to-face interactions are always better than those done via email or the phone. Since most offers aren’t carried out this way, your interaction with the seller is going to stand out.
  4. Provide a deposit check with your offer. The deposit check will demonstrate your offer’s financial strength. Deposits for amounts greater than 5% will also help your offer go the extra mile.
  5. Appeal to the seller’s emotional side. If you aren’t submitting your offer in person, take a photo of yourself and attach it to a letter explaining what you love about the seller’s home. Letting the sellers know how much this property would mean to you can add a lot of weight to your offer. I’ve personally seen a number of offers win using this strategy.

“Face-to-face interactions are always better than those done via email or the phone.”

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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I have sold a property at 102 610 THIRD AVE in New Westminster.
Great location and loads of updates! This bright 2 bedroom 1 bathroom corner unit in Uptown, New Westminster is ideal for the first time buyers. Within walking distance to the skytrain, shopping at Royal City Centre, Tipperary Park, and Douglas College. Updates include: laminate flooring, fresh paint, new quartz countertops in kitchen and bathroom, new appliances - all done in 2017. Heat and Hot Water included in maintenance fee. This home feels like brand new! SOLD 19% OVER ASK
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What Do Changing Interest Rates Mean for You? The central bank recently raised the benchmark interest rate for the first time in seven years. What does this mean to you? For one, the rate increase reflects consumer confidence in our economy. Plus, if you’ve been thinking about making a move, you may want to get in the market sooner rather than later. To find out why, watch this short video.

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Located on the top of the hill in desirable Parkcrest neighbourhood, this 4 bedroom, 2 full bathroom bungalow offers a bright, spacious and functional layout. Updates include energy star double glazed windows both up and downstairs, house and garage roofs , new hot water tank and washer dryer. Original Oak hardwood floors upstairs, and new Beech laminate floors downstairs. BONUS HUGE 720 Square Foot Garage, with lane access, and additional front driveway with attached covered carport. Panoramic mountain views of Mount Baker, Diez Vistas, Burnaby Mountain, and Surrey. Steps away from Burnaby North high school, Kensington Park, Aubrey Elementary, and a park like setting across from Aubrey Elementary school and fields. Abundant mature landscaping in front and rear yards, providing additional privacy

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