Editor’s Blog #1: Diary of a Condo Buyer

November 26, 2014

REW.ca editor Joannah Connolly chronicles her Vancouver home-buying experience in this real-time journal. First up, meeting the Realtor and identifying needs and desires

Top Five First-Time Home Buyer Trends

November 3, 2014

Despite issues of unaffordability, first-time buyers are a growing demographic in the Lower Mainland property market. Susan M Boyce examines five key trends driving their ...

What's Right For You: Townhouse or Condo?

October 23, 2014

For first-time buyers, a condo seems the only way to get on the property ladder – but would a townhouse be a better bet? Real estate agent Barry Magee offers advice

Buy vs Rent: Which is Better Long Term?

July 14, 2014

Is it better in the long term to buy a home, or rent and invest? There's no right answer - but here are the pros and cons of each and some useful calculations.

Home Buyers' Guide to Flood-Risk Areas

July 7, 2014

Devastating floods have put the subject top of mind for home buyers – so what should you know before buying in one of the Lower Mainland's at-risk areas?

The Bank of Mom and Dad

March 27, 2014

Lawyer Richard Bell explains the options and complications that come up when Mom and Dad want to help the kids buy their first home.

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

November 14, 2013

Don't get caught short by the extra expenses that go with buying a home. Find out about these hidden costs so you'll know what you can really afford.

Making an Offer 101

September 18, 2013

The steps you'll go through to buy that home you've fallen in love with... and the professionals who can help you with the process.

Affordability Flip-Flop

May 29, 2013

Factor in the cost of transportation and suddenly neighbourhoods that seem unaffordable start looking a lot easier on the budget. And vice versa.

Grants and Rebates for Home Buyers

April 26, 2013

To own or buy a home in the Vancouver region, you need all the help you can get. Here's an indispensable list of grants, loans and rebates.

7 Pragmatic Steps to Buying Your First Home

March 15, 2013

Since last year's federal changes to mortgage lending, most first-time buyers now are in the same situation as buyers of 30 years ago, before high-ratio mortgage insurance ...

Resale vs New: Condo Price Comparison

February 21, 2013

Compare average condo prices in new developments vs resale units under 5 years old, across Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, winter 2012/13.

House Hunter Chronicles 8: You're Fired

October 24, 2012

Follow local house hunters as they experience the highs and lows of trying to buy a house in the Vancouver real estate market. In House Hunter Chronicles 8, house hunter ...

Moving Checklist: Handy Guide for Moving House

October 15, 2012

Here's a moving checklist to help you get everything done during the hellish experience of moving house: from arranging for a professional mover to shutting off services and ...

House Hunter Chronicles 7: Best Offer?

September 24, 2012

Join house hunter Elaine as she looks for the perfect Vancouver house. With prices in her neighbourhood dropping and more listings to choose from, she should have it easy. ...

House Hunter Chronicles 6: Buyer's Market

September 9, 2012

With Vancouver house sales at their lowest level in 12 years, Elaine L. is one of the few people out there looking to buy a house right now. And with around 350 active ...

How to Avoid Home Closing Day Anxiety

September 4, 2012

Lots of things can go wrong on closing day. Real estate lawyer Mark Weisleder has some great tips for home buyers on how to deal with sloppy sellers.

House Hunter Chronicles 5: Know the Market

August 16, 2012

Follow local house hunter Elaine as she experiences the highs and lows of trying to buy a house in Vancouver's intense real estate market. Now that she's in serious search ...

Buying a Condo: Realtors' Tips

August 16, 2012

Condominiums and townhouses now nearly dominate in the Lower Mainland housing market. Yet many buyers don't know a lot about condo ownership. If you're thinking of buying a ...

House Hunter Chronicles 1: Meet Elaine L.

June 16, 2012

Elaine L. is only in her twenties, but she's already a veteran in the Vancouver real estate game. She and her mom, Patty, sold the first condo they lived in back in 2004 ...

Q&A: All About Home Warranty Insurance

March 21, 2012

Since July 1, 1999, all new single-family and multi-family homes built for sale in BC have been required by law to carry mandatory third-party home warranty insurance for ...

Incentives for First-Time Buyers

February 1, 2012

As well as record-low mortgage rates, first-time home buyers have other incentives to reduce the cost of homeownership. Here's what they are.

Who Should You Trust when Buying a Home?

December 14, 2011

There's a lot of talk out there these days about changing up the way we buy homes. There's a renewed sense that the real estate agent is out and buying a home on your own, ...

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