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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 Amalia Liapis

Finally, your interests can be best served by engaging a professional Vancouver real estate agent to assist you in your search for your home. Amalia Liapis 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 like Amalia Liapis 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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Open House. Open House on Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please visit our Open House at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, April 26, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home featuresan open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open House Saturday, April 26, 2-4pm
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New property listed in Southlands, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home featuresan open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open House Saturday, March 22, 2-4pm
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Open House. Open House on Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please visit our Open House at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home featuresan open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open House Saturday, March 22, 2-4pm
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Government reduces tax burden on first-time buyers

First-time home buyers received welcome news in today’s provincial budget. Any REALTORS® currently working with first-time buyers will want to share this news with them as soon as possible.

The government has announced, effective February 19, 2014, under the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program, qualifying first-time buyers can buy a home worth up to $475,000. The previous threshold was $425,000.

The partial exemption continues and will apply to homes valued between $475,000 and $500,000.

With this change, the government estimates 1,700 additional first-time buyers will annually be eligible to save up to $7,500 in PTT when they buy their home.

The government estimates this measure will cost $8 million in lost tax revenue each year.

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please visit our Open House at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and den home features an openfloorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open Saturday & Sunday, Feb 22nd & 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm
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New property listed in West End VW, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at West End VW, Vancouver West.

Area: West End
Address: Nicola Street
Size: ~900 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Parking: 1
Storage: No
Rent: $2100
Term: Short Only
Next Available: Now

**Pictures to come within 24 hours**

Rarely Available - Fully furnished, renovated, ~900 sq ft, 2 level, 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome nestled in a quiet pocket of the West End in downtown Vancouver! Home features only 1 common wall, front & back patios, large open concept kitchen and separate entrance. Close to Robson and Denman Shopping, small park directly across the street and within walking distance to everything downtown has to offer (Walkscore 95/100!). Includes all utilites and services (no landline). Optional Housekeeping service is available. Short term...

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Open House. Open House on Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please visit our Open House at 8535 ANGLER'S PL in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RARELY available charming craftsman-style home nestled away in a hidden cul-de-sac just steps away from Angus Lands Park and the Fraser waterfront! This very private and lovingly cared for two-level 3 bedroom and den home features an openfloorplan, vaulted ceilings, grand staircase, large windows with natural light throughout, huge master suite with walk-in, front and back brick patios perfect for entertaining, hidden master balcony, separate pantry, built-in vacuum system and surrounded with lush greenery. Home is a pleasure to show and exceptional value. Don't miss this one! Public Open Saturday & Sunday, Feb 15th & 16th, 2:00-4:00pm
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New property listed in Downtown VW, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 15 CORDOVA ST W in VANCOUVER.
Premium Lease opportunity located in the heart of Gastown! Building was completely rebuilt including new roof, floor and foundation. Open floor plan with restored beaming brick, 2 rooftop HVAC's, 4" water service, upgraded 6" sewer and storm water, new 3 phase electrical services and more! Across from Army & Navy Department Store and backing onto historic Blood Alley (soon to be undergoing major upgrades) near Salt, Judas Goat, Cork & Finn and Nicili. Easy to show.
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Strata corporations must now identify parking spaces and storage lockers

In strata developments, parking areas and storage lockers are not all allocated in the same way. The specific rights of owners or tenants to use parking stalls or storage lockers vary depending on how the use of these areas has been allocated in the development.

Verifying use can be a puzzling problem for REALTORS®.

As of January 14, 2014, the process is easier because of changes to the Strata Property Act.

Strata corporations must now identify parking spaces and storage lockers associated with units on the new Information Certificate (Form B) given to potential buyers and anyone authorized by the
owner or buyer.

REALTORS® assisting clients buying or selling strata property should review the development’s strata plan to determine whether parking and storage areas are
designated as:...

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New property listed in Coal Harbour, Vancouver West
I have listed a new property at 1281 Cordova ST in Vancouver.

Area: Coal Harbour
Address: 1281 West Cordova Street
Size: ~2800 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Parking: 2, Private Garage
Storage: Yes
Rent: $8495
Term: Short & Long
Next Available: April 1, 2014

One-of-a-kind - Fully furnished, completely renovated, ~2800 sq ft, 3 level, modern 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom luxury waterfront townhome in Coal Harbour! This immaculate home is tastefully decorated with high-end furnishings throughout, has floor to ceiling windows on three sides (only one common wall) and contains every conceivable luxury. Two separate ground level entrances, private elevator to all floors including your own storage/pantry room and secured double garage, tinted privacy windows, FOUR patios/decks including...

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