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And on the other side re: Are you Kidding?....

March 31st, 2009
There are also good reasons to sell-yes it is no longer a sellers market BUT it is still a good time to sell (and I put my money where my mouth is-I just sold 2 of my own properties and have another 2 listed):
-unless you bought in the past year, you are going to do very well even though you may not have sold at the peak (greed kills-no point in crying over spilled milk)
-if you are selling t ...

Are you kidding????

March 31st, 2009
I am just listening to a webinar for realtors on how to do well in this market and it is a bit distressing....in answer to how do you answer the question "is it a good time to buy now?" the answer had something to do with reciting stats on number of sales the past month...I had to ask myself-is he serious? with the sad script on how many houses have been bought in the last month? why is that ...

Beware of some Interest rate deals

March 31st, 2009

Well the rates for 5 year money are unbelievable  now....but I was talking to someone on the weekend who had a good warning: his company is offering even lower rates than the high 3%s that most are offering. I asked what the deal was.  While it is possble to get a rate in the low 3s, you need to be really careful about the terms.  From how he described it, the restrictions on prepayment mean ...

Kitsilano Open House!

March 30th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, April 4, 2009, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 3178 W 4th Ave , in Avanti in Kitsilano, Vancouver West. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Property for sale in beautiful Kitsilano.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Ki ...

Save big on home improvements-lots of incentives from all levels of Government!

March 26th, 2009

Some of the home improvement incentives available are:

- Get government rebates for home energy improvements: LiveSmart BC and ecoENERGY Retrofit Initiatives, formerly the EnerGuide for Houses, are currently offering huge rebates for making your home more energy efficient. 

- Save on taxes: Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC): On Jan 27, 2009 the federal government announced a 15% tax credit ...

Fairview Open House!

March 24th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, March 28, 2009, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 3065 Heather St , in The Maple in Fairview, Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Property for sale in beautiful Fairview.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Fair ...

101 3065 Heather St, Vancouver, BC

March 24th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Property for sale, 101 3065 Heather St, Vancouver, BC

Fabulous location with lovely, townhouse-like home: semi-private entrance with only 2 suites per floor and great wrap around private garden area (for your pet?). This lovely 2 bed 2 bath condo has a separate dining area, gas fireplace, 2 parking + storage. Small well run building. Live on a quie ...

Victoria Open House!

March 24th, 2009

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, March 29, 2009, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at E 39th Ave in Victoria, Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Property for sale in beautiful Victoria.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Victoria Property for sa ...

1961 E 39th Ave, Vancouver, BC

March 24th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Property for sale, 1961 E 39th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Lovely character home tastefully renovated over the past 3 years: wood flooring; beautiful new kitchen/bath; easy to suite. Extras include gas fireplace, double-glazed windows, newer furnace/HW tank, large bright rooms; single car garage off lane w/extra RV parking. Walk to shops and restaurants!

857 17TH Ave, Vancouver West, British Columbia

March 20th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Duplex for sale, 857 17TH Ave, Vancouver West, British Columbia

CHARACTER Half Duplex home [TOP 2 floors] in Heritage style house. Main floor features, hardwood floors, beautiful fireplace and an updated modern kitchen with an eating area. Formal living and dining room, a large master bedroom, den plus a full bath. Upstairs offers a great bedroom an ...

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