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Downtown Vancouver Condos and Corporate Rentals with High Street Accommodation’s Wendy Galati

Corporate Condo Rentals in Downtown Vancouver Explained! Renting out condos in Downtown Vancouver is a very popular investment option. Everyone knows you can rent a property unfurnished and some people know you can do a furnished rental, but there is a third option: Corporate Rentals. I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Wendy Galati of High Street Accommodations on corporate accommodations in Downtown Vancouver and here's what she had to say! What is a Corporate Rental in Downtown Vancouver? A corporate rental in downtown Vancouver is a hybrid between a fully furnished apartment for long term stay and an executive…

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Multiple Offer Situations For Buyers!

Multiple Offer Situations for Buyers What are they? A Multiple Offer Situation is when more than buyer wants to present an offer on a property at the same time. The relationship between buyer and seller goes from a negotiation to an auction, with the highest bidder winning. The Buyers have to compete to get an accepted offer. 3 Ways a Buyer can Win in a Multiple Offer Situation! 1) Hire a good Realtor who specialises in the type of property or area you are interested in. Ask them how many times their buyers have been successful in a multiple offer…

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Professional Photography for Your Listing – Cheapest way to get Top Dollar for your Property

It has been said that a picture says a Thousand Words... What do terrible Listing Photographs say about the value of your home? Use Professional Photography for your listing.  Poor listing photography undervalues your property and will never convey how beautifully maintained and decorated your home is. Here in Vancouver, terrible (or non-existent) photography for listings is RAMPANT! Have a quick look on Realtor.ca and you can see how many listings have either bad or non-existent photos. Getting professional photography is one of the best ways to get top dollar for your home. I have all my featured listings shot by…

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What is a Leaky Condo and How to Avoid Them!

 Leaky Condos Are Everywhere in Vancouver. Keep this in mind if you're buying a condo in Vancouver. A condo that initially looks solid as a rock, maybe a festering rotten mess inside the walls or in other places you can't see. 4 ways to avoid buying a Leaky Condo 1) Use a qualified, experienced Realtor who specializes in the area you are buying in. Use a qualified Realtor specializing in the area you're buying.  They will know which buildings are or have been Leaky Condos. To make sure they know their stuff, Use this simple test: Ask them which…

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A Cool Animation That Visualizes the Credit Crisis of 2008-2009 by Jonathan Jarvis

The Currency Crisis Explained in Animation! By Mike StewartView in HD  Download 720p HD Version  Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page I saw this great animation about the Credit Crisis and I thought I'd share it. Its by Jonathan Jarvis as part of his thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo. What do you think?

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When will Vancouver Real Estate Prices Hit Bottom? Beware of Those Telling you its Happening as its Happening!

Hi All, Pretty much everyday someone asks me when prices in the Vancouver real estate market will hit bottom and everyday I say I don't know. I say I don't know, because I don't have a crystal ball and can't see the future and as I licensed Realtor I can be liable if people take a hit relying on my predictions. There are people out there who are saying they KNOW when the prices will hit bottom and they can tell when prices are bottoming as they are hitting bottom. Don't trust these people! What happens if prices stabilise and…

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American Buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market. Could this be a sign?

American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market in 2009! By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 720p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Hi All, American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market! A good exchange rate for US buyers and the fact that some individuals and companies Stateside are weather the storm well means our American freinds and neighbours are back. Is this a sign that Stimulus is bringing confidence back? On another note this Video is the first I have shot with my new Flip Mino HD Camera. I'd love to hear your thoughts…

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Will Inflation make a Comeback and How Will it Affect Vancouver Real Estate?

Stimulus packages coupled with ultra low interest rates are attempts by national governments and central banks to reflate economies around the world. If these efforts are successful (I think they will) I think inflation will be an issue in 2-3 years in Canada. I think elected politicians and to a lesser extent central bankers will find it very difficult to stop priming the pump once things improve. I think changes in the Chinese economy will also push up inflation as we move forward. A 2007 Report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)…

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Lowball Offers – What they are, how to do it, and how to deal with one if you are a Seller

Lowballing Vancouver Real Estate Updated May 7, 2019 Prices are falling and it’s a buyer’s market for Vancouver real estate these days. What is a Lowball? A Low Ball offer is one that is significantly less than the asking price (but maybe not the market value) of a property. Why are Canadians afraid to submit Low Ball offers? Negotiating the price for everyday items is not something is commonly done in Canada. In this country, the only things that people haggle or negotiate on are cars (most people only own 10-12 cars in their lifetime and not all are new)…

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Why Vancouver Real Estate is Doing What its Doing By Paul Krugman

The Financial Crisis Explained by Paul Krugman! By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Have a look at this article below by Paul Krugman that I recently read in the Guardian. It explains clearly and in an easy to understand manner, what in the US and its effect on the rest of the World. I am a big fan of Paul Krugman. I took Political Science at Simon Fraser University and I read alot of his stuff. I love it and I'd love to hear your thoughts! We all go together when…

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A Winter Sunset in Yaletown!

Yaletown Sunset in Downtown Vancouver By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Hi All, This is a bit frivolous, but it was just so gorgeous I had to share!

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