202 1833 FRANCES Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

November 18th, 2014

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 202 1833 FRANCES Street, Vancouver East, British Columbia

2-bedroom, 2-bathroom in a concrete building on Commercial Drive.

To Stage or not to Stage

November 13th, 2014

To Stage or Not To Stage?

You’ve decided to put your home up for sale and want to know if it’s worth investing in staging.  As a Vancouver Realtor who sees the inside of many, many, many peoples’ homes, it can definitely be beneficial to stage.  The largest benefit to staging is that you can immediately remove all personal touches that have meaning for you but not the buyer.  This inclu ...

How to get the government to help you save for a down payment! Part 2

November 10th, 2014

 

So, now that you have the basics of how the government allows you to save on taxes, you want to see the numbers right?  Ok, let’s assume you decide you can save $5,000 a year until you have $25,000 which in a savings account would take 5 years ($5,000 x 5 years = $25,000).  However, if you put that $5,000 into an RRSP, you wouldn’t have had to pay tax on that, saving you approx $1,500 ...

How to get the government to help you save for a down payment! Part 1

November 10th, 2014

 

As a Vancouver Realtor and home owner, I completely understand that saving for your first down payment can be a daunting task.  That’s thousands of dollars that you need to accumulate and living in one of the most expensive cities doesn’t make saving easy.  But, did you know there is a government program that allows you to withdraw funds from your RRSP?  It’s called the home buyers’ pl ...

Yaletown Real Estate

November 7th, 2014

As a Vancouver realtor that specializes in Yaletown real estate, this week I’d like to share some of the things that make this such a great neighborhood to live in.  Whether you’re single, a couple, growing family or retired, Yaletown is one of the most highly versatile places to live.  It’s perfect for those that like the urban lifestyle set along the view of the harbour.   Our Prompto ...

The Smell of Your House Could Cost You

November 4th, 2014

You don't notice it – but most buyers will. 

Imagine you're viewing a potential new home. You walk in the front door and are instantly impressed. You explore the property room by room and like what you see. 

Then there's something you notice that's not quite right. An odour. You realize that it's likely cat dander and, now that you've identified it, you smell it everywhere. Suddenly t ...