Archive for May, 2011

The VERY first thing you should think about when putting your home on the market is curb appeal. Some great advice from Anne Bourne of StagingWorks, a Toronto-area home staging company. Valuable advice for anyone about to put their home or condo up for sale. Vancouver Mark Fidgett Your Vancouver Mortgage broker 604-273-2002 www.notapennydown.com mark@notapennydown.com

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This is an extremely informative excerpt from the book “Buying Real Estate in The US” A Rare Opportunity “It’s too good to be true.” While this statement is usually true, it appears to not be the case when talking about the real estate investment opportunities that exist right now for Canadians in the United States. […]

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With the HST still a mass of confusion, certain markets are still feeling the pinch. Victoria housing starts also down due to lack of multi-family projects. Travis Archibald, senior market analyst with CMHC says Everything has been pretty slow across the Island over the first few months, but he’s still optimistic about the summer and […]

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The quick answer is “Not Necessarily”. Before you rush out to pay off student loans, vehicle loans, visa’s and mastercards’s, you may want to call me first. Paying off your bills depletes your savings and may eat up the cash you were planning on using towards the down payment. Don’t get me wrong, being debt free is a great idea, but if it hinders your purchasing ability, it might not be your […]

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A Job Description For Moms Mom, Mama, Mother, Mommy Job Description: Long-term team players needed for challenging permanent work in an often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings, weekends and frequent 24-hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including […]

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