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

 Updated May 3, 2019 by Mike Stewart PREC 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 Does it Cost to Hire a Buyers Agent Realtor? Nothing!? Yes, 99 times out of 100, a Buyers Agent is paid a finders fee commission by the Sellers Agent if the Buyer that is working with the Buyers Agent purchases the Sellers Agents listed property! Furthermore, the…

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First Time Home Buyers Guide Vancouver BC – 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…

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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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More Justification of Stimulus and What Should We Do Instead?

Hi All, I recently posted on the stimulus packages being enacted around the world and it generated alot of conversation, which is great and I thank all those who participated. I shot a video justifying my position and I'd like to share with you. I'd also like to hear what people who oppose the stimulus packages think should be done to deal with the financial cirsis we find out ourselves in. I look forward to your comments!

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For Sellers – Low Ball Offers – How to Avoid them and what to do if you get one

 Updated 25 April, 2019 If you're selling a property in Vancouver right now there is a very good chance you have received or will receive a low ball offer. This video explains how to avoid a low ball offer and what to do if you receive one. What is a low ball offer? Real Estate prices in Vancouver are falling at present. Buyers are worried they will buy a property that will be worth less tomorrow than what they paid for it today. Lowball offers are common because it allows Buyers to get the best possible value and potentially…

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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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