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? RateSupermarket.ca'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 ...

9 Tips for Holiday Home Sellers

November 22, 2013

December is traditionally the slowest month in the real estate market. If you're selling a home, make it stand out with these tips.

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.

House Hunter Chronicles 3: Keep it Clean

July 18, 2012

Follow local house hunters as they experience the highs and lows of buying a home in the intense Vancouver real estate market. In the third installment of House Hunter ...

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 3000 ...

The Chinese New Year Effect

January 23, 2012

The Chinese New Year is underway, with its traditions of lucky money, renewal and family. Chinese households throughout the Lower Mainland will welcome family members who ...

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...

How to Make Sense of the Market

November 24, 2011

You want to buy or sell a home in the Lower Mainland real estate market, so you do your homework. The Internet is your gateway to anything you could want to know about this ...

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, as...

Seven Tips for Selling a Home Faster

June 21, 2011

There are things you can do to help sell your home faster. Here's a list of important ones, from Realtors who've seen it all: 1. Check your curb ...

Right Price, Realtor Key to Quick Sale

June 21, 2011

Setting the right price is the most important item when you want to sell your house fast, Realtors say. "The top five percentile of homes price-wise tend to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 things you ...

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