Ryan DeLuca, for Metro Canada

Selling the digital with the home

With the continuation of the digital age, many homes and condos are being upgraded to include the latest in technological advances, making life easier and more efficient. In a buyer’s market, you can make use of this new technology to help move your property quickly and obtain a higher sales price....

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 9:38 AM

Crime need not impede a sale

Violence seems to be on the rise in Metro Vancouver lately with gang shootings becoming more prevalent. Many people are starting to wonder how these acts of violence are going to affect their resale values if they occur in their neighbourhood. The key is to remain aware and be proactive.Keeping...

Thursday, March 5, 2009, 9:29 AM

Renting your home for the Olympics

With less than a year until the Olympics everyone is wondering how they can capitalize on not only the Games, but all the tens of thousands of visitors who will be flocking into Vancouver in 2010. Renting your home is one of the best ways to go.With a definite lack of hotels and short term rentals...

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 10:09 AM

Play up location to your demo

Vancouver is such an amazing city with such a diverse and eclectic group of people living here that it can often be hard to decide what part of the city you want to buy your home in. What is the best way to help make your choice? See what sorts of stores and shops are in the area.Store owners spend...

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 8:31 AM

Deep discounts attract attention

As the market begins to rebound, some developers are finding that in order to continue with future developments, they must clear out existing inventory fast. This is being done by offering large discounts on completed projects like H&H in Yaletown, and Suter Brook Village in Port Moody. So what...

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 9:10 AM

The many ways to own or live on properties

Freehold, leashold and co-ops. These terms conjure up confusion and frustration for the average Vancouver buyer. So let us decipher these three most common types of property ownership one by one and discover where you are most likely to encounter each one in the city.Firstly let us look at freehold...

Thursday, January 29, 2009, 8:38 AM

Plan your heart out, then get a realtor

With the lowest interest rates in decades now being offered by banks and credit unions, people are once again venturing out to score that great deal. But as much as you may want to rely solely on your realtor to find you that perfect home, there is some homework you need to do before you reach out...

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6:20 AM

Staging the perfect home sale

It is time to kick off the new year with a fresh batch of homes for sale. Even though the market is in a slump, we are starting to see a shift with more interest in the market from buyers. Open houses are one of the best ways to get those buyers to write an offer, but how do you ensure your agent...

Thursday, January 15, 2009, 7:20 AM