Real Estate 101

Provincial News Release targets age and rental restrictions in BC Stratas

Posted on Nov 21, 2022 in Real Estate 101

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Removing existing rules from BC stratas for age and rental restrictions could significantly shift the landscape of values and supply/demand in Victoria. While stratas will still have the power to limit short-term rentals, existing rental restriction bylaws for regular rentals are likely...

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Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services

Posted on Nov 17, 2022 in Real Estate 101

Right from the start, it is important to confirm the working relationship you have with the REALTOR you are talking to. There are many subtleties to representation and the disclosures and services available to you based on that representation. This is a very general overview and invitation to dive deeper into understanding how representation works...

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Disclosure of Representation - The Talk

Posted on Nov 04, 2022 in Real Estate 101

Most people truly don't understand agency and representation. REALTORS are duty bound to protect and promote their client's interests, so it is important to be clear about whether you are represented. What you say, can and will be used against you at the negotiating table if you, for example, share too much at an open house with a representative of...

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Blank Property Disclosure Statements - What are seller's hiding?!

Posted on Jun 13, 2022 in Real Estate 101

Often you'll see a completely crossed-off property disclosure statement included in the listing details. Why?  What purpose does this serve?  

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Real Estate 101 - Multiple offers - Considerations for buyers

Posted on Jun 08, 2022 in Real Estate 101

Making an offer is stressful enough without adding the pressure of competing against others. Here Andrew outlines some considerations, tips, and mindsets to help prepare you for these situations. Each situation is unique, however, and it's important to have expert advice in real-time, so be sure to engage early with your agent and stay in close com...

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