First Time Home Buyers Advice for Vancouver

Vancouver Buyers Agents Disclose Real Estate Commissions in Writing! The Disclosure of Remuneration Document

Disclosure of Remuneration: What is that? How a Realtor gets paid and by whom is always source of interest in Vancouver. Want to know EXACTLY How Much? Check out this great Realtor Commission Calculator for Sellers! In British Columbia, Buyers Agents (ie Real Estate Agents who are representing a Buyer) must disclose in writing to the Buyer they are working with,  how much they are being paid and by whom when they are preparing an offer or Contract of Purchase and Sale for a Buyer. Buyers Agents are required to have a Buyer read over and initial a Real Estate… Find out more

Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Guide Episode 5: Comparative Market Analysis for Buyers – What’s your Dream Home Worth?

Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Guide Episode 5: Comparative Market Analysis for Buyers In Episode 4 of the First Home Buyers Guide Vancouver, we discussed how to efficiently search for properties in Vancouver. So now you've found your dream home and you want to write an offer. Now is the time to take a cold hard look at that property to figure out if it's really worth what the seller is asking! They Can Ask, But Should You Give It? List price does not equal market value! Price is almost always negotiable. Very often properties in Vancouver are priced above… Find out more

Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Advice Episode 4 – How to Efficiently Search for Properties

Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Advice Episode 4 - Making the Search Easy! So you've hired a Realtor in Episode 3: How to Hire a Realtor. Now its time to put them to work! Nobody likes to waste time. In this Episode we will talk about how to efficiently search from a home with the assistance of a Real Estate Agent. Let get started! Get Some Tools! Your Realtor will have some great web-based real estate research tools, like Private Client Services that will notify you of new listings, let you know whats actively on the market, and most importantly,… Find out more

First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver – Episode 3 How to Hire a Realtor!

Hiring a First Time Home Buyer Specialist in Vancouver In Episode 2 of the Vancouver First Time Home Buyers Guide we talked about how to figure out where to buy. Once you have decided on neighbourhood, it’s time to select a Realtor. How Much Will it Cost Me to Hire a Buyers Agent? Nothing!? Yes, 9 times out of 10, a Buyers Agent is paid a finders fee by the Sellers Agent if the Buyer that is working with the Buyers Agent purchases the Sellers Agents listed property! Furthermore, the Buyers Agent you hire is REQUIRED to disclose to you… Find out more

First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver – Episode 2 – Where to Buy!

So You Know What you Can Spend, Where Are You Going to Buy? SO you've gone to the bank or met with your mortgage broker and you've been pre-approved as we discussed in Episode 1 of First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver. Now you know what you can spend, now you need to decide where you want to look. For most people in Vancouver, budget will be a major consideration as to where they look. Simple online options such as Realtor.ca can help narrow down the areas that work for your budget. These sites have limits though, they only show… Find out more

First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver – Episode 1 – Getting Started!

This is the First Video in a Series of Videos with Tips for First Time Home Buyers in Vancouver's Property Market. So you're thinking of taking the plunge and buying your first home in beautiful Vancouver! How Much Can I Spend? What to Know Exactly? Get Pre-Approved! If you have several hundred thousand dollars in your bank account, great! If not, you should speak to your bank or a mortgage broker to find out how large of a mortgage you can get. The bank or broker will give you a mortgage pre-approval which is a rough estimation of what you… Find out more