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Do all Foreign Buyers come from Asia?

January 22nd, 2018
No!!  Vancouver properties are coveted by Buyer's from all around the world. We are seeing a resurgence in American Buyers come here for a couple of reasons: 1) their dollar can buy 35% more and 2) their politics are currently in a mess.  I expect we will see more American Buyers soon. 

Congratulations and Thank you!

December 21st, 2017
Huge Congratulations to Elizabeth Mc for winning the $100 gift card for donating to my Realtors Care Blanket Drive this year.  Thanks to all of you who donated and watch for my donation contest again next year.  Your neighbours in need really appreciated your help this year.

Kindness Helps! Donate some time or money over the Holidays

December 1st, 2017
If you are thinking of extending some kindness into your community over the holidays, consider these tips on donating: 1) Importance - thinking about what is important to you and your family and why you would offer support to this organization, 2) Influence - what type of gift would be the most advantageous to this organization, 3) How Much? Give what you can afford, donate some time, and don ...

9 Easy Peezy Steps to get Top Dollar for your Home

November 8th, 2017
If you are thinking of listing your home for sale, these 9 Easy Tips will help to bring you Top Dollar in your home sale:

1) Do minor cosmetic work - don't let that closet door handle fall off in the Buyer's hand.

2) Get a professional cleaner - this makes your life less stressful and helps you stay in ship shape while on the market.
3) Doors and Windows - your front door is the major first impr ...

Kindness can WIN you $100

November 1st, 2017
Kindness pays!!!  Any donated items of clean warm clothing, blankets, hats, scarves, boots, shoes, new socks and underwear during our Annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive, will automatically enter you to WIN a $100 gift card of your choice.

All donations can  be delivered to Re/Max Westcoast until Nov 21st, at #110-6086 Baker Way, Richmond. 

Just tell the Receptionist that "Diane Sent you" and g ...

How will new Mortgage Rules affect you?

October 31st, 2017
These key factors may impact your Mortgage and mortgage decisions.  Be ready and prepared:
  • The Bank of Canada today held interest rates steady - after 2 previous interest rate increases.  However, they indicated that further interest rate increases are likely to come.
  • In the past week, OSFI (the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions) - who oversee financial regulation at ...

REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, we need your help!

October 31st, 2017

VANCOUVER, BC — October 30, 2017 — The 23rd annual REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive kicks off November 14. It’s the largest and longest running blanket drive in the Lower Mainland.

Between November 14 and 21, REALTOR® volunteers will collect warm clothing and blankets across the region. The donations are then distributed to partner charities from the same community where the item was donated.

T ...

Federal Gov't Changing Mortgage Rule Jan/18

October 20th, 2017

Canada's banking regulator will move ahead with controversial new mortgage stress-testing rules in an effort to curb risky lending practices at banks, but critics say the changes will drive more borrowers to unregulated alternative lenders and add risk to the financial system more broadly.

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) unveiled a final draft of new mortgag ...

REBGV Members raised over $47 Million for Charities

October 20th, 2017
Since 2007, the Members of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver have raised over $47 Million for local charities.  I am proud to be an Active member of such a well run and professional organization.  

6 Trending Smart Home Features for a Faster Sale!

September 26th, 2017

Many of these trending "smart home" features are surprisingly easy and affordable to install. Sellers who are open to the idea of investing a little money to possibly help get a speedier sale, may want to consider adding some of these smart features to their home to attract more Buyers:

Keyless/remote entry door locks:

Have you ever left the house and worried that you left the front door un ...

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