Posts Tagged "B.C."

Are Strata Fees Worth It?

Ryan Coffey

First off, you may be wondering what a strata fee actually is. This is one of those points where I could give a very long an technical, jargon filled answer on but I won’t. The short of it is that the monthly fee you pay when you live in a townhome or condo for example. The money is generally used for maintenance of the shared parts of the complex (called “common property”) and management.

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Listing Tip #3

Ryan Coffey

This tip, like so many others, is simple yet frequently overlooked. It’s about space and clutter. Usually, when I enter a home that is for sale, the owners have done a good job of keeping it clean and moving everything…

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Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans

Ryan Coffey

This is from a NBC newscast 2010 during the olympics. It highlights the ongoing relationship between the US and Canada as well as helps explain some of our country’s key points to those south of the 49th parallel. Americans considering…

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Listing Tip #1 Price it right and make more money (Part 2)

Ryan Coffey

Should You Start Out with a HIGH Listing Price? It’s important to challenge a long-standing “myth” of real estate. “The initial listing price isn’t that important because the price can always be adjusted down later.” Many homeowners believe this. It is a myth. It’s…

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Houses for $5,000; an interesting piece of Nanaimo’s Real Estate past.

I was visiting some clients of mine who had bought their home through me about this time last year. The home in question is an older home, which though not in bad shape was due for some renos to clean…

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Five things you should not do before you buy a home

Ryan Coffey

So you have decided it is time to buy a home. Congratulations, you have made a wise decision. Planning ahead is crucial to buying a home, particularly if you don’t have extensive financial resources. Since mortgage lenders will be sizing…

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Nanaimo from an Investor’s Perspective

Ryan Coffey

Below is a brief video of Nanaimo’s highlights for investors. There is a lot more there than is covered. Particularly since the downtown core is going through a series of steps that are giving it new life. So many new…

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The Basics of Buying Real Estate in B.C.

Ryan Coffey

I wrote a post with this title three years ago and have found it to be so useful for so many people that I have since started printing it out and handing it to my buyers.  The basic principles outlined…

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A Buyer Needs A Plan

Ryan Coffey

One of the first things I ask every buyer is “Are you pre approved?” I imagine that sometimes people think that I am being nosy about how much they can afford.  In reality, I just want to know if they…

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Changes in the Mortgage Industry

Ryan Coffey

The Following is written by a guest blogger, a Mortgage B roker by the name of David Dyck. He works at Dominion Lending Centres. I was already aware of the recent changes of mortgage law but I believe in the…

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