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Closing costs

November 15th, 2017

Reminder: Additional Property Transfer Tax

Out of area buyers need to seek independent professional advice to determine if their trade in real estate will be subject to the Additional Property Transfer Tax.

A 15 per cent tax that foreign entities or taxable trustees pay in addition to the general property transfer tax on transfers of residential property in the Greater Vancouver Regional Di ...

#8 2101 Whistler Rd, Whistler, BC

September 23rd, 2017

I just finished uploading this Townhouse for sale, #8 2101 Whistler Rd, Whistler, BC

Super handy WHISTLER CREEKSIDE ski to the lifts townhouse. Comes complete with insuite washer/dryer. Bathroom has a deep tub & heated tile flooring. Kitchen/living room has wood flooring & ski-out @ the back door. Internet and cable TV. Fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 4 with 2nd bedroom more suited to small chi ...

Indian Arm North Vancouver BC

August 29th, 2017
I love being up this fjord. So close to home yet you feel like you are in a different world. With the high temperatures it is the purfect place to be this week. The water temperature is perfect!!!. We headed up to Silver Falls  to swim in the pool at the bottom of the falls & that was fun . We had the whole bay to ourselves. So beautiful up here

201 14 BEGBIE STREET, New Westminster, BC

June 7th, 2017

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 201 14 BEGBIE STREET, New Westminster, BC

Very central location close to the sky train & the Quay. Inviting space with open floor plan & 2 in-suite storage rooms & 1 conveniently located parking spot. Overlooks the promenade so interesting vista. Easy to show.

Pre-Approvals

June 7th, 2017
I recently was involved in a offer that I placed on a property. Fortunately I was not in multiple offers situation so I could take my time in getting all the financing details organized before the subjects came off. I was very surprised at the new lending criteria from the banks. What in the past....ie less than 6 months ago was normal is now much different & the banks have rached up their ap ...

1004 OGDEN STREET, Coquitlam, BC

May 4th, 2017

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 1004 OGDEN STREET, Coquitlam, BC

Well maintained home located on a cul-de-sac in the middle of Ranch Park. Features fabulous views of the snow capped mountains, entertainment deck off kitchen, new stairs, bathrooms, carpeting & large sunny back yard with lane access. Open Sunday April 30th 2-4pm.

1004 OGDEN STREET, Coquitlam, BC

April 19th, 2017

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 1004 OGDEN STREET, Coquitlam, BC

Well maintained home located on a cul-de-sac in the middle of Ranch Park. Features fabulous views of the snow capped mountains, entertainment deck off kitchen, new stairs, bathrooms, carpeting & large sunny back yard with lane access. Open Sunday April 23rd 2-4pm.

A BERGS, North Vancouver, BC

November 27th, 2016

I just finished uploading this Other for sale, A BERGS, North Vancouver, BC

Pristine lot close to provincial camp site across from Crocker Island a 30 minute boat trip up from Deep Cove Marina. This is water access only.

304 1420 7TH AVENUE, Vancouver East, BC

September 8th, 2016

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 304 1420 7TH AVENUE, Vancouver East, BC

Feels like you are in the forest as you look out over the tree tops up to the N Shore Mountains. Convenient neighbourhood just off Commercial Dr. Den is enclosed balcony. In original condition but lots of potential with the vaulted ceilings & roof top windows & floor to ceiling feature gas fireplace Open Sat ...

Trex for decking

August 10th, 2016
I have a beautiful deck in my back yard that in the summer I spend many a morning sipping my coffee & waking up with the sound of the birds. After 15years my wood deck was needing restaining & a few boards replaced so I looked into composite decking as it was touted to be maintenance free. Welllll I thought no more painting lets get a new Trex deck. The price was very expensive but I decided ...
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