Blog by Betsy Carstairs

Whistler BC, town home sale

September 28th, 2011
I just sold a very cute 2 level town home in the Creekside area of Whistler @#4-2101 Whistler Rd. This is a 1 bedroom & den completely reno'd unit with great access to the gondola. This unit sold for $280,000. & is completely turn key. The Highpointe Complex is a small building of 22 units & has great vistas. This sale demonstrates the reverse market in Whistler as compared with Vancouver. On ...

702 615 BELMONT Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

September 27th, 2011

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 702 615 BELMONT Street, New Westminster, British Columbia

"Stylin" New York style open plan penthouse like apt with HUGE roof top patio in Uptown NW. Features reno'd upbeat kitchen with glass backsplash, stainless appliances, open shelving & butcher block counters. Sweeping views of the Fraser River with endless views on to Richmond & YVR. Trend ...

Shifting Real Estate Markets, Vancouver BC

September 26th, 2011
As we head into the fall there is a definate change in the market.  It is usual for our fall market to kick in mid September BUT this year  I am noticing  a shift in the wind...so to speak. Many properties are not selling & the new listings are not flying of the shelf. Vancouver sellers are so conditioned to a rising market they can not seem to fathom that their piece of dirt's value would do ...

Indian Arm North Vancouver last Days of Summer

September 8th, 2011
What better way to spend the last few days of summer but out on the water kayaking up The Indian Arm. We finally have our summer so yesterday off I went up The Arm 1st thing in the morning. The waters were like glass & the fingerlings were jumping & the seals were feasting. I did see lots of jelly fish mostly little white ones however I did also see 2 big red/orange jelly fish. One was over 3 ...

Mortgage options

September 1st, 2011
Always a quandry what choice does one pick to renew their mortgage??

After lunch with some friends of mine discussing what to do with their mortgage I thought this article from mortgage broker Jessi Johnson was interesting. Here is what he says............

 

Are you interested in a variable payment but fear the risks? Do you love the security of the fixed rate mortgage but know that hi ...