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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

Has Your House Made You a Millionaire Yet?

Recent BC assessments have made many people a millionaire due to the value of their home. In fact, millionaire status of single family home owners in Metro Vancouver has reached a whopping 73% this year. That’s up from the meager 23% in 2014. Since that time, the number of house-millionaires has been steadily increasing and that… View Article

When Should I Read the Fine Print?

I recently had to fill out a permission slip for an event at my children’s school. And since I had already received a condensed version of who, what, when, where, and how much from my kids, I already knew I would grant permission. So the signature being just a formality I merely needed to glance… View Article

How much Space Do You Need? Ever Heard of a Tiny Home?

Tiny Homes. Maybe you haven’t heard too much about this idea. It could become more common in our community as people continue to experience the squeeze of high real estate values on their budget. You may wish to check out our previous blog post “Does Size Matter?”  Think about it. Could you live in a… View Article

Does Size Matter When it Comes to Your Home?

Does size matter in real estate? When I started selling real estate in 1984, newly weds would scrimp and save until they had enough money to buy Grandma and Grandpa’s small 2 bedroom home. Or maybe they started with a Condo. Regardless, the idea is there seemed to be a progression. Climbing a ladder so… View Article