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Interest Hate Hike

March 30th, 2010

Two major Canadian Banks announced this morning that they are raising the interest rates. To date only TD Canada Trust and the Royal Bank of Canada have done this but the other major Canadian banks are expected to follow in their footsteps.

It would suggest that the interest rate honeymoon we have been experiencing for the last months is over.  Like any good marriage, real life now begins. Wha ...

Fat Begone!

March 26th, 2010
A bit more of a personal post, but well worth mentioning.

I visit
Precision Athletics once a week to work out, but even so things were getting a bit out of hand. Especially during the Olympics, where I spent way too much time eating and drinking anything I wanted.

I took
Craig Boyd's 21 day miserable March fat busting challenge. During the challenge, I made a big effort to walk or run with my d ...

$100 Commission Will Not Sell Your Home

March 23rd, 2010
I quite comonly come across new listings, these days, with this phrase in the Realtors comments:

"$100 comission is payable if Realtor is not present at 1st and all subsequent showings."

Quite frankly, nothing makes me more annoyed then this statement.

First - the Realtors comments are just that, only for Realtors to read. Personally if I hired a Realtor to sell my home and they put this in the ...

Lower Lonsdale Open House!

March 21st, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, March 21, 2010, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 240 Mahon Avenue , in Seadale Place in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Lower Lonsdale.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual ...

Changes to Rental Income Coming Soon

March 19th, 2010
According to my mortgage broker there are changes coming in the next month for the way banks will look at income from rental suites. Rowan Smith paraphrases it very nicely like this:

"Unauthorized suite income will no longer be used to assist in qualification for a mortgage as of the rules effective April 19. The new Buyer will have to be able to qualify for the entire house using just your li ...

807 168 POWELL Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

March 19th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 807 168 POWELL Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Fantastic penthouse views. Relax on your private, 282 sq. ft. roof deck or invite friends to a BBQ overlooking vibrant Gastown w/ panoramic vistas from Coal Harbour to Mt. Seymour. This 2 bdrm & flex, NW facing, corner residence of the bou tique-style Smart building offers an op ...

You Know You Should be Using a Realtor When.....

March 13th, 2010

I was sitting at an open house this afternoon and a young guy wandered through without a realtor. He really liked the place and started chatting with me about making an offer to the Seller. After a couple of questions, it became clear that he wanted to rent the place out and use it as an investment property.

Herein lies the problem. The building does not allow rentals. When I explained this to ...

Lower Lonsdale Open House!

March 12th, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, March 13, 2010, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 240 Mahon Avenue , in Seadale Place in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Condo for sale in beautiful Lower Lonsdale.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtu ...

Grandview Open House!

March 12th, 2010

We are proud to announce that this Sunday, March 14, 2010, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 2018 Charles Street in Grandview, Vancouver East. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Grandview.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Grandview Ho ...

1053 1483 KING EDWARD Ave, Vancouver East, British Columbia

March 10th, 2010

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 1053 1483 KING EDWARD Ave, Vancouver East, British Columbia

Step right up & more right in. This chic & contemporary 1 bedroom suite is designed for ease by living & provides a versitile interior. Unobstructed floor to ceiling windows give maximum views of Kings Crest Park & City Plus Hood the suite with natural light. Enjoy elegant ...

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