False Creek Leasehold Properties

Posted on Jan 08, 2020 in Buying

The City of Vancouver's Power Point slides about leasehold properties within the False Creek Area of Vancouver.

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Avoid Bidding Burnout!

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 in Buying

Avoid bidding burnout

Did you know the more homes you bid on and lose, the more likely you are to pay too much for a home? Here’s a primer on the phenomenon of “bidding burnout” and what you can do to avoid it.

As real estate markets continue to improve, and the neighborhood you’ve had your eye on is suddenly the “hot spot” on the map, there’s a real risk you could end u...

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Lessen your Moving Stress!

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying

There are lots of good reasons to hire a moving company. It lowers your moving day stress, saves your back, and with the right company, can ensure that your goods are safe from accidental damage.

But for every sweet song of a smooth move, there are an equal number of “moving company blues” tunes out there. From a few sad notes of regret to total dev...

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"GROW-OPS" - History and Identification

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying

What is a Grow-Op?

A grow-op, short for “grow operation” is any building that has been leased or bought by persons in the drug trade and turned into an indoor nursery or hydroponics operation to grow marijuana plants.

A grow house is any grow-op located in residential buildings. Police estimate that there are more than 50,000 active grow ops in Canad...

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Renting versus Ownership - Pros and Cons

Posted on Jun 03, 2015 in Buying

Spring has sprung and along with the daffodils, it seems, so has the age old debate of “Rent or Buy?”.

To those of us committed to the business of real estate, the preferential route seems all too obvious.
To buy is to build equity in your future.
To rent is a virtual license to pour hard earned money down the drain.
To buy is to see gains surpass thos...

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