March 2022

Rethinking a Variable Rate Mortgage in the Face of Hikes

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 in Mortgages

variable rate mortgage
For a long time, it was a common ideology that a variable rate mortgage was ideal when purchasing a home. The thought process was based on the theory that if the rate drops, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of lower interest payments as opposed to someone who is in a fixed-rate mortgage.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of it, let’s review how...

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Top 5 Mistakes that Sellers Make

Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Selling

There are many reasons why a home may sell within days, or sit on the market for an extended period of time.

Often, important elements of the transaction can be overlooked when homeowners who lack the experience try to navigate the market on their own, or when they hire the wrong agent. Here is our list of the top five mistakes that sellers make.


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Do Staged Homes Sell Faster?

Posted on Mar 28, 2022 in Selling

Do staged homes sell faster

Do staged homes sell faster, and for a higher price? The short answer is yes and yes. Even in a hot seller’s market, smart sellers seek out ways to give themselves an advantage. This includes engaging an experienced, professional real estate agent, evaluating market demand and comparables, setting the right price, and then staging the property to a...

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Moving to a Small Town: Pros & Cons

Posted on Mar 21, 2022 in Moving & Relocating

Moving to a small town
With more and more Canadians working from home, there has never been as much flexibility to live wherever you want. No longer shackled to a desk in a big (and expensive) city, millennials are moving to a small town in search of greater housing affordability. Every decision has its pros and cons. Here are some key factors to consider when deciding t...

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British Columbia Housing Market: What “Cooling Off” Legislation Could Mean

Posted on Mar 15, 2022 in Market Conditions

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Have you seen the price of homes in Northern BC, Fraser Valley, Victoria and Vancouver lately? The British Columbia housing market has been one of the hottest housing sectors before and during the coronavirus pandemic, and once the COVID-19 public health crisis is in our rear-view mirror, this western province could maintain its juggernaut status m...

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5 Reasons Your House Is Not Selling

Posted on Mar 14, 2022 in Selling

house not selling in neighbourhood

If you’re shopping the housing market, scrolling the daily real estate listings becomes second nature. Wake up, now what? Check the listings. Lunch break at work, check the listings. Email notification from your real estate agent? Check the listings. LISTINGS ARE LIFE. The new ones immediately catch your eye and ignite a flicker of excitement at th...

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