October 2012 Market Update

Welcome to Fall! All corners of the province have experienced unbelievably good weather through August and September, and it looks like the trend may be continuing into October. Fingers crossed! For the real estate market, a relatively sluggish summer has given way to another fall market. Some areas are continuing to see softening...

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Home Seller’s Expenses

Costs Incurred When Selling Property Real Estate Agent’s Commission Usually this is the largest cost when selling a property. Commission is a fee paid to your real estate agent that represents a percentage of the total selling price you receive for your property. The rate of commission is based on comparative rates around your...

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Home Mortgage Guide

Pre-Approved Mortgages With a little information on mortgage types you will be ready to shop around for the best interest rate and mortgage that fits your individual needs. The most common types of mortgages are the Conventional Mortgage (which requires a 20% or higher down payment) and the High Ratio Mortgage (which could be 0%...

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Property Investors Program

If you are thinking of purchasing a property on Vancouver Island, or anywhere else in Canada, there are some terms and conditions that apply to the financing which are unique to U.S. or offshore investors. Property may be purchased as owner-occupied or for investment purposes. A person application (including name, marital status,...

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September Market Update

Summer is traditionally a slower time for real estate and 2012 was no different. Lower sales activity had several prognosticators predicting that Canada’s housing market would see a correction; however, to date, prices have remained relatively stable in most jurisdictions. In fact, Vancouver’s seemingly inflated Westside...

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