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Are You Ready to Buy Your Next Home in Vancouver?

If you are ready to buy your first house, condo or townhouse in Vancouver Yaletown, Kitsilano, Vancouver Downtown, Gastown, West Vancouver, Coal Harbour, Kerrisdale, False Creek or other parts of the Lower Mainland, then there are three vital tips that you will want to keep in mind as you prepare to enter into the Vancouver real estate marketplace. By following these tips, you will be in the best possible position to ensure that you really will be able to find and buy your dream home.

Get Pre-approved for a Home Mortgage

Perhaps the most important step that you should keep in mind when it comes to buying your first home is to get pre-approved for a home mortgage loan. By getting pre-approved for a home mortgage loan before you start looking, you will be in a far stronger position to enter into a real estate contract.

The typical home seller will be more eager to enter into a sales contract with a person who has been pre-approved for a home mortgage loan. One of the biggest obstacles to closing a real estate deal in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland is usually the inability of the buyer to obtain acceptable bank financing. By coming to the bargaining table with a pre-approved home mortgage, you will be able to demonstrate to a seller that you are serious about buying their home.

Develop a Specific Home Buying Plan

Another important step that you will want to take when it comes to buying your first home is to develop a specific home buying plan. If you do not have a plan, you will often be tempted off course in your search for that perfect property. A Vancouver REALTOR® will help you set up your plan.

Perhaps the most significant element of a plan is to set forth specifically what you are willing to pay for a house, condo or townhouse. The failure to establish such a budget oftentimes results in a person ending up spending far more on a home than he/she can actually afford.

Consult with a REALTOR®

Finally, your interests can be best served by engaging a professional Vancouver real estate agent to assist you in your search for your home. Our agents will provide you with the newest Vancouver MLS real estate listings, advise you on all facets of a property and the current market, guide you through the complex contract negotiations and always be there for your needs. By selecting a professional Vancouver real estate agent to assist you in your home search, you have the best chance for success in finding your ideal Vancouver house, condo or townhouse and ensuring your experience is both exciting and stress-free.
 
 

 

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BUDGET-FRIENDLY HOME RENOVATIONS

We posted this before but it's too good not to share again. Especially with the summer months upon us, it's the perfect time for home renovations! Take a look below at a list of DIY home renovations that won't break the bank.

[1] Splash of Colour

Source: MyWaterFilet.Net

Fresh paint can easily transform the ambience of a room. The amazing thing about paint is how it can personalize a home without a hefty price tag. It is nearly effortless, comes in an array of colours and shades and best of all, it's cheap! If you're someone who enjoys frequent changes, you can easily create a new look by painting your room again.

Having an accent wall can add character into a room by incorporating a striking design element in your space. You can create a stunning, unique space by painting your accent wall...

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May 2016 Housing Market Update

Join us as we dive into the residential sales statistics for the month of May. There has been a record number of sales of 13,458 residential units which is a 32.3% increase from May 2015 and a 3.77% increase from April 2016. The total sales dollar volume shot up by 51.1% compared to the same period last year to $9.72 Billion. In relation to the average MLS® residential price in BC, it increased 14.2% year-over-year to $722,146.

"Record housing demand and dwindling inventories are continuing to push home prices higher in most BC regions," said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. "Total active residential listings across the province are nearly 30 per cent lower than twelve months ago."

"New home construction activity is at a near record pace in the province," added Muir. "Once the current...

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I have sold a property at 720 COMO LAKE AVE in Coquitlam
I have sold a property at 720 COMO LAKE AVE in Coquitlam.
EXQUISITELY finished custom-built home offering over 4200 sq ft of luxurious living space! Open floorplan with high-end finishings including engineered hardwood floors, crown moldings throughout, gourmet chef's kitchen, quartz counter-tops, beautiful solid wood cabinetry and 10 foot island with breakfast bar ready for your entertaining. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms, each bedroom with its own ensuite. Master has a generous walk-in closet and 5 piece spa like ensuite. Unfinished basement is fully roughed in and ready to finish (design plan available). Walking distance to schools, shopping and Evergreen Line. Don't miss this gem! Open House Sunday June 5th 2-4pm.
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COMMUNITY PROFILE

We put together a community profile for your future home located at 720 Como Lake Avenue. This exquisite custom-built home is listed at $1,325,000. Come say hello at our open house this Sunday June 5th between 2-4pm! 

More Details: http://www.wesellvancouver.ca/mylistings.html/details-57627263 

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I have sold a property at 407 1405 15TH AVE W in Vancouver
I have sold a property at 407 1405 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Condo living with LARGE outdoor space, this is the South facing patio you've been looking for! Located in the heart of South Granville's shopping district & less than 10 minutes to downtown this beautifully renovated 1 bedroom condo has it all. Recently renovated kitchen with all new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, laminate flooring, completely renovated bathroom with walk in rain head shower. The living room has a cozy gas fireplace, recessed lighting & room for a separate dining area. Slide open the brand new sliding glass doors to your private patio. Mature trees & tropical plants fill the garden beds & your 400 sq ft patio has room for sun chairs, BBQ & outdoor dining area just in the time...
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Open House - 720 Como Lake Avenue

Come join us this Sunday, June 5th between 2-4pm for our open house at 720 Como Lake Avenue. Listed at $1,325,000 for 4,200 SF of luxurious living. We look forward to seeing you!

More details here: http://www.wesellvancouver.ca/mylistings.html/details-57627263

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CONTRACT OF PURCHASE & SALE REVISIONS

As of May 16, 2016, the government now requires contracts prepared by real estate licensees to include a clause that sets restrictions on assignments. This new requirement for real estate contracts is in effect and affects both residential and commercial contracts. The following paragraph has been added to the contracts as seen below: 

Paragraph 20A (Residential) & Paragraph 40A (Commercial)
RESTRICTION ON ASSIGNMENT OF CONTRACT: The Buyer and the Seller agree that this Contract: (a) must not be assigned without the written consent of the Seller; and (b) the Seller is entitled to any profit resulting from an assignment of the Contract by the Buyer or any subsequent assignee.

"Real estate consumers now have a tool to help them decide whether they want their contracts to be assignable,"...

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Open House. Open House on Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Please visit our Open House at 720 COMO LAKE AVE in Coquitlam.
Open House on Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:00PM - 4:00PM
EXQUISITELY finished custom-built home offering over 4200 sq ft of luxurious living space! Open floorplan with high-end finishings including engineered hardwood floors, crown moldings throughout, gourmet chef's kitchen, quartz counter-tops, beautiful solid wood cabinetry and 10 foot island with breakfast bar ready for your entertaining. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms, each bedroom with its own ensuite. Master has a generous walk-in closet and 5 piece spa like ensuite. Unfinished basement is fully roughed in and ready to finish (design plan available). Walking distance to schools, shopping and Evergreen Line. Don't miss this gem! Open House Sunday June 5th 2-4pm. ...
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New Listing for Sale!

We've got a new listing in Coquitlam at 720 Como Lake Avenue. This exquisite quality-finished custom-built home is listed at $1,325,000. Contact Amalia Liapis at 604-618-7000 for more details!

Listing: http://www.wesellvancouver.ca/mylistings.h…/details-57627263

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New property listed in Coquitlam West, Coquitlam
I have listed a new property at 720 COMO LAKE AVE in Coquitlam.
EXQUISITELY finished custom-built home offering over 4200 sq ft of luxurious living space! Open floorplan with high-end finishings including engineered hardwood floors, crown moldings throughout, gourmet chef's kitchen, quartz counter-tops, beautiful solid wood cabinetry and 10 foot island with breakfast bar ready for your entertaining. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms, each bedroom with its own ensuite. Master has a generous walk-in closet and 5 piece spa like ensuite. Walking distance to schools, shopping and Evergreen Line. Don't miss this gem!
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