Useful Tips For Home Buyers in Vancouver | Gary Serra

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Strata Property

Posted on October 04, 2017

With home prices in Vancouver consistently on the rise, strata living is becoming the new norm here. You’re probably hearing terms like ‘strata fees’ and ‘strata boards’ come up in conversation more often. But what exactly is a strata home and would it be the right kind of home for you? Let’s take a closer […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Vancouver Real Estate Agent

Posted on September 13, 2017

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, choosing the right Vancouver real estate agent will impact the entire experience. As you’re moving through such a large sales transaction, you need someone you can easily and openly communicate with. But with hundreds of agents in Vancouver, how do you decide who to choose? We’ve […]

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Have a condo? It could give you up to 10% more buying power in the housing market!

Posted on March 10, 2017

CONDOS REMAIN IN DEMAND WHILE DETACHED MARKET DROPS! If you own a condo and have always wanted to get into the detached market, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME! Hesitation from Metro Vancouver home sellers is impacting sale and price activity throughout the Vancouver Real Estate market. After a slower January than average, the statistics are […]

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Is this a good idea?! No 15% foreign buyers tax for some.

Posted on January 30, 2017

No foreign buyers tax for people with a BC work permit The Canadian Press has just reported that there will be no foreign buyers tax for people with a BC work permit. “The 15 per cent foreign buyers tax was implemented last August in a bid to cool skyrocketing real estate prices.” CTV News has […]

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BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership

Posted on January 12, 2017

BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership In today’s market, saving for a mortgage down payment can be hard for first-time homebuyers. On December 15, 2016, the British Columbia government announced the BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership (BC HOME Partnership) to help 1st time homebuyers by providing interest free loans to help with down […]

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