REW Blog

Underground Oil Tanks -- What You Need to Know

May 24, 2012
Many homes in the Greater Vancouver area built before 1957 were originally heated with...

How to Buy a Home Before It's Built: Pre-Sale Tips

February 20, 2014
Tips for buying a pre-sale condo, townhouse or house in BC: advantages, disadvantages and...

Leasehold: Own a Home (But Not the Land It's On)

May 22, 2014
The biggest advantage to buying a leasehold home is that it's the most affordable way to get...

Eight Steps to Closing the Purchase of Your New Home

October 9, 2014
Once you've found your new home, then comes the seemingly tricky bit of lawyers, notaries,...

Noisy Neighbours: The Law Behind Condo Noise Complaints

October 27, 2014
Do you have noisy neighbours disturbing your peace? Or perhaps you want to play music but...

Ask the Expert: What Happens to My Deposit if I Cannot Close My Purchase?

January 5, 2015
A buyer who fails to close on a purchase may be risking more than just the deposit - you...

Ask the Expert: Difference between Deposit and Down Payment?

January 26, 2015
Mortgage terminology can be confusing, especially for first-time buyers. Jorge and Alisa...

Think that Former Grow-Op is a Deal? Think Again.

May 22, 2013
A former grow-op might look like a deal--with some fixing up it could be an affordable...

BC Assessments Vs. What Your Home is Truly Worth

January 10, 2017
The dollar figure on your provincial property assessment notice should not be taken as your...

Thinking of Buying a Leasehold Property? Read This First

August 23, 2017
This cheaper option for home ownership may be tempting, but it also comes with risks