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It's really OK to go unplugged for Earth Hour!

March 28th, 2014
It's really OK to go unplugged!! Help our amazing Mother Earth for one hour on Saturday, May 29th from 8:30-9:30 pm. Here are 7 fun things to do in the dark here.

Historically low interest rate for start of 2014!

March 24th, 2014
Historically low mortgage rates in 2014! In the first quarter of the this year some chartered Banks lowered their posted 5 year mortgage rate to 4.99%.  This is the first time the 5 year posted rate has dropped below 5%.  This means that Buyers can now qualify at this very low 4.99% rate, Wahoooo!!  Does this motivate you to buy your dream home?

Oakridge Re-Development Approved!

March 21st, 2014
Oakridge Re-Development Approved!!  Vancouver city council voted March 14 to approve a $1.5 billion redevelopment of Oakridge Centre that would allow 14 towers that would range between nine and 44 storeys and more than 1.8 million square feet of retail space. "The new Oakridge Centre will support thousands of new jobs, build urgently needed new affordable housing and offer remarkable communit ...

Hoodies for Hunger!

March 20th, 2014
Hoodies for Hunger! Get a $5 discount on a Hoodie purchase by using the code "coffeenews" through Union Apparel. This is an awesome program which gives you a new Hoodie and feeds our homeless at the same time. Visit: unionapparel.org

Check your facts before buying a Home in the USA?

March 17th, 2014
Thinking of becoming a "Snowbird" and purchasing a home in the  USA?  The new "JOLT" Act, currently before Congress, could effect you if you are thinking of purchasing a home Stateside.  If this Act passes, it could mean that Canadians who own property in the US could become subject to US Income Tax and Estate Tax Laws, as you will be deemed "residents."  It is prudent to check out all your f ...

Wondering how much your home is worth?

March 14th, 2014
How has the price of your home changed in today's market?  How much are other homes in your neighbourhood selling for?  Just give me a call for a no-fuss, professional evaluation.
P.S......and maybe I'll even give you the 'inside scoop' on what's happening in your neighbourhood!
How has the price of your home changed in today's market?  How much are other homes in your neighbourhood selling ...

Vancouver Sun Run - Shoe Renu Program needs your help!

March 11th, 2014
I am collecting your pre-loved running shoes as part of the Vancouver Sun Run Shoe Renu program. Your generously donated footwear will be laundered, given new insoles, and distributed to those in need. In addition to receiving at least one pair of new shoes, recipients will also receive a clean pair of socks. They remind us, that at a very basic level, a clean, dry, comfy pair of shoes has th ...

Changes to: Strata Storage Lockers & Parkings Spaces

March 11th, 2014
Good News from Victoria!!  The Provincial Government has recently altered the Strata Property Act to make it mandatory for Strata Corporations to identify parking spaces and storage lockers associated with each strata lot.  This is a welcome change and will be forthcoming on all new Form B documents when you purchase a stratafied home.  However, it will still be up to the Buyer to determine t ...

5 Things to Consider when Buying a Brand New Home

March 8th, 2014
Should I buy a Brand New Home without my realtor? (single family, townhome or condo).  Here are 5 things to consider before buying a brand new home by yourself:
1)  Using my own Realtor gives me a licensed, experienced person to navigate through the Developer's Sales and Display Center
2)  Using my own Realtor will give me seasoned advise on which clauses to add to the Developer's Contract to p ...

Should I Buy a Home before May 1, 2014?

March 7th, 2014
Should I buy a home now?  If you will be purchasing with under 20% downpayment, you may want to consider purchasing prior to May 1, 2014.  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp (CMHC) will be changing the insurance premium rates on mortgages under 20% down on May 1.  The 5% downpayment insurance premium will be 3.15% on the face value of the mortgage. Buy now and SAVE, SAVE, SAVE on this extra cos ...
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