There are a number of factors contributing to making NOW the time to make a move whether as a first time buyer or to upsize or downsize.

  1. Consumer confidence is up and so the housing market will be active, thus bringing more product to the market to choose from. 
  2. Interest rates continue to be very low: as low as 3.09% for a 5 year fixed mortgage.
  3. Beginning May 1st, 2014 CMHC's mortgage insurance premiums will be increasing by approximately 15%. This will affect your buyers by lowering the amount they qualify for.  


For more information about how you can take advantage of the current conditions to realize your real estate dreams, contact me at

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

I know that when many of you hear Realtors say, “Are you working with a Realtor?” the hair goes up on the back of your neck. You are thinking…what does it matter? Well it matters. It matters a lot.


According to Article 20 our Realtor® Code of Ethics, REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients. In other words , Realtors have the right to expect that our colleagues will neither solicit our
clients nor encourage them to break their service agreement contracts with us.


REALTORS®, prior to entering into a representation agreement, have an affirmative obligation to make reasonable efforts to determine whether the prospect is subject to a current, valid exclusive agreement to provide the same type of real estate service.


That's why we ask.

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story

Everyone has a story and every story has a setting. As a Realtor, I have the privelege of being a part of the transformation that takes place when my clients make a change in their story by moving from one setting to another.


As a listing agent, it is my job to help market a property in such a way that it offers an inviting setting for the life stories of buyers. Sometimes this means staging the property so as to inspire buyers to imagine the possibilities of a space. As a buyers' agent, my task is to listen to the wants and needs of my clients and to help them find a setting that will be suitable for the story they are wishing to create from thier lives. Once we have settled on a suitable geographical and neighborhood place, we turn our attention to specific spaces. Sometimes we find the perfect space. More often than not though, there is a need to compromise some of the aspects of the wish list and purchase a property that most meets the needs and wants. When this is the case, there is the option to make some changes in the property in order to acheive the dream space. Some people are both artistic and handy and can manage a decorating update or a full scale renovation on their own. Others need some professional help. Fortunately, I have a designer on my team whose approach is to design for you what is inspired by your ideas of the story you want to live.  


People often think of interior designers as a luxury that few people can afford. Chrissy from Chrissy and Co Design Savvy has created a business model that makes having  a designer help you create a space that is a setting for your story an affordable possibility for everyone. Check out her website for more information about this inspired and inspiring designer. 


Chrissy & Co Design Savvy

Post CommentComments: 0Read Full Story
Categories: Aldergrove Langley, Langley Real Estate | Blueridge NV, North Vancouver Real Estate | Boyd Park, Richmond Real Estate | Brentwood Park, Burnaby North Real Estate | Brighouse, Richmond Real Estate | Burke Mountain, Coquitlam Real Estate | Cambie, Vancouver West Real Estate | Capitol Hill BN, Burnaby North Real Estate | Central BN, Burnaby North Real Estate | Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver Real Estate | Central Park BS, Burnaby South Real Estate | Central Pt Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Clayton, Cloverdale Real Estate | Collingwood VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Downtown VW, Vancouver West Real Estate | Dunbar, Vancouver West Real Estate | East Burnaby, Burnaby East Real Estate | Fairview VW, Vancouver West Real Estate | False Creek, Vancouver West Real Estate | Forest Hills BN, Burnaby North Real Estate | Fort Langley, Langley Real Estate | Fraser VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Fraserview VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Government Road, Burnaby North Real Estate | Grandview Surrey, South Surrey White Rock Real Estate | Grandview VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Hastings East, Vancouver East Real Estate | Hastings, Vancouver East Real Estate | Hawthorne, Ladner Real Estate | Highgate, Burnaby South Real Estate | Killarney VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Kitsilano, Vancouver West Real Estate | Knight, Vancouver East Real Estate | Lackner, Richmond Real Estate | Ladner Elementary, Ladner Real Estate | Langley City, Langley Real Estate | Lincoln Park PQ, Port Coquitlam Real Estate | Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver Real Estate | MacKenzie Heights, Vancouver West Real Estate | Main, Vancouver East Real Estate | Marpole, Vancouver West Real Estate | Metrotown, Burnaby South Real Estate | Mount Pleasant VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Mount Pleasant VW, Vancouver West Real Estate | Neilsen Grove, Ladner Real Estate | Norgate, North Vancouver Real Estate | North Shore Pt Moody, Port Moody Real Estate | Quilchena RI, Richmond Real Estate | Quilchena, Vancouver West Real Estate | Roche Point, North Vancouver Real Estate | South Cambie, Vancouver West Real Estate | Southlands, Vancouver West Real Estate | Sperling-Duthie, Burnaby North Real Estate | Upper Eagle Ridge, Coquitlam Real Estate | Uptown NW, New Westminster Real Estate | Vancouver Heights, Burnaby North Real Estate | Victoria VE, Vancouver East Real Estate | Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate | West End VW, Vancouver West Real Estate | Willoughby Heights, Langley Real Estate | Yaletown, Vancouver West Real Estate