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How To Buy Your First Home: A No Non-Sense Step-by-Step Guide

You know want to buy a home — you're just not sure where to begin. And no wonder: Buying your first home can be a long, intimidating process, full of gross stuff like math, legal documents, and cutthroat competition. But have no fear: First-time buyers just like you do it all the time, and we'll walk you through the process. First, you've got to make sure you're emotionally and financially ready to buy a home. Hopefully you've spent the past few years...

The 9 Hottest Interior Design and Decor Trends You’ll See in 2018

When it comes to home design and decor, we'll be the first to tell you to stick with what you love, no matter what the pros say. But if you can't escape that sinking feeling each time you walk through your front door that your decor is looking a little tired, well, don't despair. We've got you covered! We've already talked about the design trends you should ditch in the coming year. Now let's take a look at some of the hot new designs you might want to use...

Vancouver sales up 26.2% last month

There was a jump in home sales in greater Vancouver in November, up 26.2% year-over-year. Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board reported that the 2,214 sales eased 7.5% from October but were 17% above the 10-year November average. “We’re seeing steady demand in today’s market. Home buyer activity is operating above our long-term averages, particularly in our townhome and condominium markets,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. There was a 31.8% rise in detached home sales (841) year-over-year while apartment sales gained 25.7% (1,508). Meanwhile new...

Home-Selling Checklist

Home-Selling Checklist: 12 Things to Do Before Selling Your House   Getting ready to sell your house? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! Selling a home, after all, entails a whole lot more than just planting a "For Sale" sign on your front lawn or uploading a few random photos of your place—especially if you’re angling for the most cash. (And, honestly, who isn’t?) So before you put your house on the market, peruse this checklist of things you must do in preparation....

Tour de Force: Don’t Make These 10 Huge House-Hunting Mistakes

You've been thinking about settling down and buying a home for a while now, and you finally think you're ready. It's time to tour some digs! But hold up—you need a game plan. House hunting is about more than popping into a few open houses and picking the one you like best. In fact, there's a science to it: A smart search means you'll save time, money, and your sanity during the rest of your home-buying process. Read More ...

8 Rookie Mistakes That Keep People From Selling Their Home

If your home is struggling to catch the eye of a buyer, it could be for an entirely valid reason. Maybe you're stuck in a sluggish market or have the poshest place on the block (always a tough sell). But there's another possibility, too—your home could be sitting on the market because of a rookie selling mistake. All of us can make 'em, even those of us who actually have a few home sales under our belts. Read article here: Mistakes that keep people from selling their home...

Jurock’s Real Estate News

Nov.13 to Nov.20, 2014 THIS WEEK IN JUROCK'S REAL ESTATE INSIDER: CMHC'S HOUSING OUTLOOK IS ROSY AND REALISTIC CONDO LANDLORDS BANK ON INCOME HOTTEST B.C. MARKETS IN 2015 ASSESSMENT RULING UPROAR: MILLIONS, PERHAPS BILLIONS LESS IN TAX PAYMENTS INVESTORS AWAKEN TO SUNSHINE COAST MARIJUANA RULES AFFECT REAL ESTATE OIL PIPELINES NOT NEEDED? REALITY COULD AFFECT REAL ESTATE INVESTORS RENTAL INVESTORS: TIPS TO USING CMHC INSURANCE MORTGAGE DEBT SLOWS AS HOME SALES INCREASE CMHC's Housing Outlook Is Rosy And Realistic The annual Housing Outlook conference held by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. November...

Jurock’s Real Estate News

Nov.6 to Nov.13, 2014 THIS WEEK IN JUROCK'S REAL ESTATE INSIDER: BOB RENNIE EXPLAINS 20% THEORY A NEW MONEY HUB? FOR DEVELOPERS, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DIRT METRO LAND WORTH MORE THAN WHAT IS ON IT WHERE CHINESE ARE BUYING IN THE U.S.A WINDSOR THE MOST AFFORDABLE CITY? NO CONTEST WITH WATERFRONT HOUSES FOR $164K TORONTO'S NEW CONDO MARKET REMAINS WHITE-HOT PWC'S PICK OF TOP CANADIAN CITIES FOR 2015 I N T E R N A T I O N A L: QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS Several questions this week regarding Japan's major...

Jurock’s Real Estate News

Oct.2 to Oct.9, 2014 FACTS THIS WEEK: EARLY VANCOUVER NUMBERS - BEST IN 4 YEARS CHINESE BUYERS WILL KEEP COMING IF WE DON'T BORE THEM TO DEATH TROUBLED CITIES SHOW REAL ESTATE RESILIENCE VANCOUVER LAND LISTINGS REVEAL TOWERING PRICES PROPERTY TAX RULING MAY AID B.C. RETAIL TENANTS DON'T SWEAT THE DOWNTURN IN US HOUSING SALES INTEREST RATE PREDICTIONS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT I N T E R N A T I O N A L: Chinese Buyers Will Keep Coming If We Don't Bore Them To Death There is...