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How long can tenants have guests?

With summer on its way, and the possibility of out-of-town guestsdraws nearer, questions can arise for tenants and landlords about what’s allowed when it comes to tenants having guests. It’s not something people often think about when they take a rental property, or that landlords consider when they rent out a ...

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How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Your home has both a personal value and a market value. When you think of your home as a place where a family is raised and memories are built, then it’s like those popular MasterCard commercials on television: Your home’s value is “priceless”. But when it comes to how much your home ...

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Best Places to Live: Canada Liveability Report

Canadians love where they live; RE/MAX Report explores some of the best places to live in Canada 89 per cent of Canadians would recommend their neighbourhoods to others Major Canadian cities are a beacon for liveability   Canadians genuinely celebrate the liveability factors — the qualities that give each homeowner the true ...

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Vancouver Market update, April 2019

Reduced demand and increased supply remain the trend across Metro Vancouver’s housing market Decreased demand continues to allow the supply of homes for sale to accumulate across the Metro Vancouver housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,829 in April ...

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Be “Pet Smart” When Selling Your House

Some people just don’t appreciate pets, and all the sights, sounds, and smells that go with them. So, to keep potential buyers focused on your house, and not your pet, follow these simple tips: Wash and put away the pet toys and food bowls. Refresh the kitty litter. Check your yard for doggie ...

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Reading the Relevant Factors

The more varied the opinions of economic experts, the more we are required to do our own homework when making real estate decisions for the future. This is especially true when there are varying degrees of optimism and pessimism about the nation’s economy. Many homeowners use interest rates to measure ...

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Vancouver market update, March 2019, Prospective home buyers remain on the sidelines in March

Metro Vancouver home sales dipped to the lowest levels seen in March in more than three decades. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,727 in March 2019, a 31.4 per cent decrease from the 2,517 sales recorded in March 2018, ...

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Top 5 Ways to Impress Home Buyers

Remember when you found your current home? You walked in and got the feeling it was a great fit for you and your family. Now that you’re selling your house, you need to make that same impression on the next potential buyer. Here’s how to do it. Clean and de-clutter Make ...

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Demand for commercial real estate declines in 2018

The commercial real estate market in the Lower Mainland saw fewer sales and lower dollar volumes in 2018 compared to recent years. There were 2,266 commercial real estate sales in the Lower Mainland in 2018, a 13.6 per cent decrease from 2,624 sales in 2017, according to data from Commercial Edge, ...

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Look Underneath the Hood

As anyone who has ever purchased a used car will tell you, looks can be deceiving. To get a true picture of the quality of the product, you have to “look under the hood.” What does this have to do with shopping for a new home? When you find a property you ...

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