May 2019

A Refresher on Down Payments

Posted on May 29, 2019



Spring often activates the urge to not only get up and go, but sometimes pack up and leave! Before you make a move to move, it's important to refresh yourself on some home-buying basics. One of them is recognizing how the minimum down payment on a home is calculated.

To buy a house in Canada, your minimum down payment depends on the home's purchase...

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Inventory Increases As Demand Diminishes

Posted on May 22, 2019



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that low demand continues to allow the supply of homes for sale to accumulate across the Metro Vancouver housing market.

Residential sales in the REBGV region came in at 1,829 in April 2019, a 29.1 percent decrease from the 2,579 sales recorded in April 2018, and a 43.1 percent drop from the...

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Household Tip: Cleanup Efficiency

Posted on May 15, 2019



Want to cut down on the amount of time you spend cleaning your home? Try these tips!

Organize your cleaning supplies. The first step to cleaning efficiency is to ensure you're not wasting time scrambling around to find different cleaning supplies for different purposes. Instead, assemble all your cleaning supplies into one, easy-to-access bucket or...

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Why Stage Your Home?

Posted on May 08, 2019



Interested in something that will attract more potential buyers, help your home sell faster and produce a higher selling price? Of course you are! So take a minute to learn about the benefits of staging.

Staging a home involves completely decluttering, depersonalizing and then recreating the appearance of your living space to make it easier for pote...

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Can You Afford to Move?

Posted on May 01, 2019



The most recent mortgage qualification changes, specifically the mortgage "stress test" implemented at the beginning of last year, continue to impact the type of home Canadians are eligible to purchase. Has it affected your moving plans?

Stress tests used to apply only to those who had a down payment of less than 20 percent; however, the updated rul...

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