Archive for March, 2011

Here’s a quick note to let you know how you and I can help anyone you feel comfortable introducing me to. I recently read a survey that said most renters would prefer to own a home.  Makes sense, yes?  But did you know that most of them are stopped dead in their tracks because they […]

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You can’t let one bad apple ruin the whole batch. All be it one HUGE apple i.e. US Sub Prime Lending Here in Canada, we don’t lend to Ninja’s. No Income, No Job, No Assets, tell me that’s not a formula for a housing collapse? Oh wait, it was. In Canada, the zero down mortgage […]

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So you’ve found the home of your dreams. Imagine buying it, only to find out that it was a previous Marijuana Grow-op. The Property Disclosure Statement DOES NOT protect you. Remember, the Property Disclosure Statement or PDS as it’s referred to in the industry, is simply a bunch of questions that the seller must answer […]

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It may be easier than you think. A bit more than throwing down a few seeds. It sure isn’t my specialty, but I do try to keep mine looking green. Here’s what the experts say – 1. Rake. If the lawn looks pretty good, all you have to do each spring is rake it firmly […]

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On Saturday my wife and I were at a mall in West Vancouver. Those of you who know me well, know I hate shopping. But, as long as I have a couch and my iPhone, I’m a happy shopper. My wife went into one of the stores and I made myself comfortable on a nice […]

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She submitted the online mortgage application late one Saturday night. There wasn’t anything special about the loan application when I read it. Nothing, that is, until I read the “Tell us about Your Situation” part. That’s when I learned about Julie’s special needs. I read about how Julie was recently divorced. She had wound up […]

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The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s the most highly valued room by buyers, so you want to make it show its best. Here are some tips to create a captivating kitchen: You can cut down on visual clutter by removing items you normally store on the counter.  This will help your […]

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When you list your home for sale, it’s best to consider it less of your home and more of a show home.  The bathroom truly falls into this category.  When buyer’s walk through your home, the last thing they want to see is your personal hygiene items, moldy remnants of steamy showers or a soap […]

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Imagine losing $50,000 or MORE? That’s exactly what the caller in the video below stands to lose. All because she didn’t know the difference between a Pre-Approval and a Pre-Qualification. It’s a common story. Client attends a showroom, likes what they see, writes an offer, gives a deposit and anticipates closing 2 years down the […]

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As you may or may not know, the mortgage landscape is changing. But what you might not know is, something else has quietly been changing on the Mortgage front. In a nutshell, the BIG 5 Banks can now see what you see when you pull your own credit report. If one of the BIG 5 […]

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