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Power of Attorney – Do I really need one?

I mean after all, What could go wrong? Along with life insurance and having a will, the idea of a power of attorney is not always at the top of our list of things to do. But having a valid Power of Attorney in place is a forward way of thinking that does a great… View Article

Patience Is A Virtue.

I was recently in the emergency room of a hospital. And yes, I had to wait, wait, and then I waited some more. I waited for what seemed like a millennia. It is remarkable how long they can make people wait. I am not slighting the good people that work at the hospitals; they are… View Article

I love you, but it’s time to go . . .

How old were you when you moved out of your parent’s home? If you’re anything like me with a bit of an independent streak, you were out and on your own by the time you could legally vote. That was normal when I was that age. As soon as I could pay for my own… View Article

Doomsday Prepper’s

Are you a Netflix-er? Maybe you’re like millions of other people (including me), and are prone to binge watch the odd show. If so, you may recognize the show I came across the other day. It’s called Doomsday Preppers. Each show highlights people across the USA who are preparing for a catastrophic event to befall… View Article

Emotional Baggage . . .

Do people describe you as emotional? Maybe you have often been called over-sensitive, or that you wear your heart on your sleeve. I think there are many of you out there, and for those of us not labelled with such descriptors, we all know someone who is. Emotions are not always a bad thing however,… View Article

A Coffee Junkies Choice! 

What time does your head begin to ache if you miss your morning coffee? I need mine by about 10:30 (at the latest!) or I begin to regret all my life decisions up until that point. Of course my morning ritual is self-inflicted and completely on purpose. If you know what I’m talking about then… View Article

Have You Done a Neighbourhood Personality Check Yet?

Did you ever have a difficult move as a child? Or perhaps you’ve had one as an adult. Moving doesn’t necessarily get easier with age after all. Moving is inherently a pain in many aspects. In fact it can be one of the main causes of significant stress in our life. I remember one particular time… View Article

Would You Like to Trade Your Home? or What Would You Trade Your Home For?

I used to ask my clients what they would be willing to sell their house for… but what I was asking was not only a reference to the price they hoped to receive. What I was really curious about was whether my clients were open to a creative solution if it meant getting a sale…. View Article

BCREA Market Update – Housing Demand to Slow

BCREA 2018 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update Vancouver, BC – March 9, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2017 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast today. Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 8.6 per cent to 94,855 units in 2018, after decreasing 7.5 per cent in… View Article

February 2018 Real Estate Market Update – Abbotsford and Mission

Welcome you to the February 2018  Real Estate Market Update. Stats can be boring so we are going to just touch on 3 key’s to show the current trends in the market place. We’ve been hearing lots about the prices of real estate many like to discuss if prices will go up or down. Will… View Article