7 Tips to Navigating the Buying Process
While most buyers expect to live in their homes an average of 14 years, the typical tenure is close to nine years. That means the average buyer will go through the process of buying a home about once a decade. The real estate market is always changing - the process of buying a  home has evolved in the past decade, here are a few tips to help you navigate through it.
Give a real estate professional a call as soon as you start thinking of buying. A real estate professional can provide valuable guidance...
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Buying a Strata? Understand the depreciation report estimates!

Depreciation Reports or Reserve Fund Studies are a useful tool that enable strata corporations to better plan for future repair and/or replacement, and maintenance of common property and common assets over the life of the assets. 

Special levies are a fact of life when buying into a strata, you will never completely avoid it. As an owner you should view these as an investment in the maintenance and of your home. However no one wants to purchase a home and immediately be saddled with...

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The average buyer visited or considering 10 homes before buying.

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process, more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a mortgage. Before you start you search, consider these four important factors. The average buyer visited or considering 10 homes before buying. 

-How much house can I afford? Knowing what you can afford will help you narrow your search to homes within your budget. Make a list of expenses you’ll have when...

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Protect yourself: Annual Strata water deductible review
SOURCE: Insurance Brokers Association of BC
The majority of strata Annual General Meetings are coming up over the next few months presenting an ideal opportunity for strata lot owners to verify that their home owner insurance policy water deductible coverage matches that of the strata corporation's master building policy and if not advise their insurance broker immediately. 

The BC Strata Property Act requires that any AGM Notice includes a copy of the strata...
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