Cashing in Old Condos

October 30, 2015

Change to Strata Property Act will allow easier sale of entire buildings, leading to a potential windfall for owners and developers, says Frank O'Brien

Home Staging Tips #3: Paint It Right

September 23, 2015

There’s no easier way to transform your home for selling than to give it a lick of paint. But you’ve got to do it right, says Tina Parker

The Art of Selling a Home

July 13, 2015

We all know how important home staging is in selling real estate – but increasingly, art is playing a crucial role in home staging

Six Ways to Make Your Open House Stand Out

December 1, 2014

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression, so don't put off potential buyers by showing a cluttered or unkept home. Local real estate agent Barry Magee ...

Dismiss Feng Shui at Your Peril

August 25, 2014

Believe in it or not, if you're selling a home and your buying market contains an Asian demographic, you need to heed the ancient belief system of feng shui

Six Steps for Summer Sellers

August 7, 2014

If you're selling your home this summer, there are six steps that you need to take to ensure you sell fast and get a great price

Home Tour: Inside a Kerrisdale Gem

July 4, 2014

Vancouver photographer Tracey Ayton is currently listing her stunning Kerrisdale home for $1,698,000. She took interior designer Jennifer Scott on a tour.

Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

June 17, 2014

With the rate of home ownership hovering near 70 per cent, and prices at a record high, is it time to cash out?'s Gordon Powers explains

What's the Real Value of Your Home?

March 20, 2014

How much is your home worth? The only real value is what a buyer and a seller shake hands on. But if you're selling or buying a home you need a realistic dollar figure. And ...

The Best Thing You Can Do To Sell Your Home

March 19, 2014

Cleaning and decluttering before putting your home on the market can add thousands to your selling price. Get expert decluttering tips, plus Lower Mainland links for getting ...

House Hunter Chronicles 2: Slow Start

February 1, 2013

Follow local house hunters Gerald and May as they experience the highs and lows of trying to buy a house in the Metro Vancouver real estate market. Second installment.

8 Features Home Buyers Will Pay More For

February 28, 2012

What will home buyers pay extra for? Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) conducted a unique study to find out, looking at MLS® sales data on 1200 houses and ...

8 Reasons Why Your Property Won't Sell

January 6, 2012

With the Vancouver and Lower Mainland real estate market projected to cool off, most homes for sale won't see the feeding frenzies of early 2011. This article written for the...

Cultural Clash Can Skew Vancouver Home Sales

November 7, 2011

Cross-culture miscommunication can derail house sale negotiations in Vancouver, where new immigrants and offshore buyers make up a substantial sector of the residential ...

What is an Engineer's Report?

October 20, 2011

When you sell a property in BC you're required to prepare a Property Disclosure Statement (PDS) so potential buyers are aware of any possible defects in the property. You, ...

Robot Appraisers Take Over Human Eyes

June 21, 2011

Remote, robot appraisals - known as Automated Valuation Systems (AVS) - are quickly taking over how homes are valued, a job currently done by human appraisers. The automated ...

Gardening Makeover Pays Off on Sale Day

June 21, 2011

A quality landscape -- or just a good yard cleanup -- can add to the value of a house and dictate how quickly a home sells, experts say. "The whole trend for ...

Freshen Up Home For the Sale Showing

June 21, 2011

Now that you've decided to put your home on the market, realize that you have to do more than just put a "For Sale" sign out on your front lawn. One of the first ...

Ten Tips for Home Staging

June 21, 2011

Here are seven tips and three common mistakes - from the experts on how to stage your house to get top dollar, and common pitfalls to avoid. Repair any obvious problems:...

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