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Selling a Vancouver Condo 9 – Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategies when Selling Your Vancouver Condo In the previous episode, we discussed the best time of year to sell your condo. Today we're going to talk about marketing strategies for selling condos in Vancouver that bring together many of the topics and concepts we've discussed in previous episodes. Many think that selling a condo in Vancouver is simply a matter of listing it on Realtor.ca at a price pulled from thin air with non-professional photos and little or no thought to light, exposure, and colour. This is a good way to proceed... If you don't want to sell your… Find out more

How to Buy a First Home 15 – Subject to Inspection & The Contract of Purchase and Sale

First Time Home Buyer Safety - Subject to Inspection in the Contract of Purchase and Sale! In Episode 14, we talked about Subject to Financing and how this is a powerful way to protect a first time home buyer when it comes to financing. Today we are going to talk about the Subject to Inspection clause in the Contract of Purchase and Sale and how this can protect a new home buyer in Vancouver. What is an Inspection When Buying a Home in Vancouver? An Inspection or Home Inspection as they are commonly referred to in Vancouver is when the… Find out more

When to Sell a Condo 8 – Best Season to List a Property for Sale in Vancouver

How to Sell a Condo in Vancouver 8: When to List a Property for Sale In Episode 7, we talked about things to avoid when preparing a condo for sale and in Episodes 5 & 6 we talked about how to prepare your condo unit for sale and the option of home staging. Today, we're going to talk about timing the Vancouver Real Estate Market and the best time to sell a condo. Should I sell My Vancouver Condo now? I get this question all the time and it is nearly impossible for me to answer. The decision to sell… Find out more

Selling a Revenue Property in Vancouver 1 | Capital Gains Tax and Deducting Commission in Canada

Selling a Revenue Property in Vancouver 1 | Capital Gains Tax and Deducting Real Estate Commissions in Canada So, you’ve decided to sell an investment condo or other revenue property in Vancouver. The first thing you’ll want to do is talk with your mortgage lender to check how much your mortgage penalties are going to be. Once there is clarity on the costs to end the mortgage you have to consider The Taxman, aka Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Vancouver Accountant Sean Akeroyd with Akeroyd & Leung about the tax implications of selling… Find out more

How to Buy Vancouver Condo Presales 3 | Disadvantages & Risks

The Disadvantages and Risks of Buying a Pre-Construction Condo in Vancouver In Episode 2 of How to Buy Vancouver Condo Presales, we talked about the advantages of condo presales for Owner/Occupiers. In Episode 1 we discussed the advantages of pre-construction condos for investors in Vancouver. Today we're going to discuss the disadvantages of pre-construction or presale condos in Vancouver for both investors and owner occupiers and what to watch out for with this kind of property. Rights and Obligations with Presale Condos When buying pre-construction condos Vancouver in Vancouver, its easy to overlook the potential negative aspects of this type… Find out more

An Answer to Florin’s Question: Can a Presale Bought High Ratio be Completed on Low Ratio?

Financial Leverage and Presale Condos in Vancouver I LOVE Questions and Comments on my blog posts and appreciate them HUGELY!! We recently had a great question (Thanks Again Florin!) in the comments section of Episode 2 of How to Buy a Presale Condo where we discussed the advantages of pre-construction condos for Owner/Occupiers. This question was SOOOO GOOD, I decided to bring in a mortgage broker, Chad Watts and shoot an entire video on this topic! Florins Question: I asked my mortgage specialist about point 3 “Financial Leverage.” The one where you mentioned “buyer who previously was a high ratio… Find out more