TOP 5 REALITIES OF BEING A LANDLORD

15 Jul

Understanding the realities of becoming a landlord YOUR GUIDE TO INVESTMENT PROPERTY. There are lots of things to like about being a landlord. After all, what is better than owning property and having that property provide you an income? Indeed, this is something that a lot of people aspire to but while you are busy dreaming, there are some realities…

5 Good Reasons to Invest in Real Estate in 2020

12 Jul

Vancouver Real Estate is still the best investment today! Despite a bumpy 2019 for the housing market in Vancouver followed by a very challenging start to 2020, the housing market prospects are looking surprisingly good. It is, in fact an excellent time to buy. It’s a buyer’s market, rates are stable and there are attractive incentives for buyers looking to…

5 Big Home Improvements that Add to Resale Value

09 Jul

Here are the top 5 home updates that will add to resale value Sprucing up your home in order to boost its value is a wise investment, and just like restoring vehicles, can lead to a profitable payoff when you are ready to move. These 5 improvements are popular in the market right now, and well worth the investment of…

SELLING TENANT OCCUPIED PROPERTY: 5 Ways to Make Selling Tenant Occupied Homes Easier

06 Jul

Your Guide to Selling Tenant Occupied Homes in BC Selling a tenant-occupied home is generally more difficult than selling an unoccupied home because you are dealing with people’s emotions around a threatened disruption of note. You’ll be bringing strangers into their home which will be disconcerting and inconvenient for them so you really need to get them on board with…

June 2020 Vancouver Real Estate Market Report

05 Jul

Despite the current economic uncertainty of COVID 19, Vancouver’s Real Estate market continues to show up. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver recently released its monthly market report for the month of June 2020. REBGV report stated that residential home sales in Vancouver reached 2,443 in June 2020. This represent a 17.6 percent increase compared to the 2,077 sales…

BC Government extends rental supplement and moratorium of rent increases, but other eviction rules will be changing soon!

30 Jun

People who have already been approved for the TRS don’t need to reapply, unless they’ll be living at a different rental property before August 31st. They will receive an email to confirm if the residential address will be the same through July and August. New applications will be accepted until the end of August and will be effective from the…

Condo Crisis? Analyst warns of massive Metro Vancouver presale drop-off

30 Jun

Real estate market analyst is calling attention to the plummeting condo and townhouse presales For a while, BC’s condo market future was burning bright. Now, it would seem that the fire has been extinguished. An ABC real estate market analyst is calling attention to the plummeting condo and townhouse presales. The feeling that something was happening was palpable but they…

Should I rent my property furnished or unfurnished

31 May

Should Rent my property furnished or unfurnished? One of the most common questions we get asked is whether rent a property furnished or unfurnished. Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of renting your furnished property. Disadvantages of renting a furnished property Higher Vacancy Rate Furnished properties are usually rented as temporary accommodation. Tenancies are usually shorter and…

COVID-19: REAL ESTATE DROP

13 May

Huge drop in real estate sales in Canada As social distancing rules and regulations currently stand, real estate agents will experience a harder time finding buyers and selling homes. Home sales are expected to drop by around 30 – 40 percent for the month of April alone. That is not including the fact that home sales are expected to remain…

CERB: DON’T FORGET TO RE-APPLY!

11 May

You Will Have to Re-Apply to Continue Receiving CERB This Month, Even If You Applied in April Canadians will have to re-apply as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) does not renew automatically! For Canadians who have stopped working and lost their source of living due to Covid-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can provide temporary income relief. And,…

BUYING A HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

08 May

Buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic Trying to buy a house or business location during a pandemic is anything but easy. While people are fending off the worst of the epidemic with social distancing and only going out for essentials, it’s easy to think that buying a home right now is impossible. Lucky for potential homeowners, real estate agents…

SELLING YOUR HOME DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

06 May

Selling your house in a pandemic Some may fear that attempting to sell your home during a pandemic is not the right choice, and many sellers are waiting until the virus blows over and life returns to normal. There’s no need to the fear, however, because there are plenty of ways to sell a home electronically. While virtual open houses…

COVID-19: BC HYDRO Financial Relief Opportunity

04 May

BC Hydro Financial Relief With not only our nation but our entire world in the middle of a crisis, many of us have lost our income, and for how long no one knows. This affects everyone, because everyone is at risk of catching COVID-19, becoming unemployed, or incurring huge amounts of debt due to a loved one becoming sick or…

BC TEMPORARY RENTAL SUPPLEMENT (BC-TRS) PROGRAM

01 May

BC-TRS for Low-to-Moderate-Income BC Families Launched on April 9, the BC Temporary Rental Supplement program provides temporary rental supplement to assist eligible low- and moderate-income renters struggling to pay their rent due to Covid-19. Here are the key takeaways of the program: The program is only for 3 months and money is paid directly to the landlords Eligible households with…

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