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THE REALTOR CODE

Posted on May 06, 2019

Did you know that all Realtors are governed by the Realtor Code - below is a summary:

Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization. Through the REALTOR®, the land resource of the nation reaches its highest use and private land ownership its...

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EXPLANATION OF THE DORTS FORM

Posted on Apr 18, 2019

What’s the Disclosure form that Realtors are asking you to sign?
You’re casually talking about the housing market with a REALTOR® you’re interested in working with when the conversation shifts to your personal financial situation. The Realtor stops the conversation and politely asks you to sign a form called “Disclosure of Representation in Trading...

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DUAL AGENCY - DID YOU KNOW?

Posted on Apr 10, 2019

Calls for the prohibition of limited dual agency, or “double-ending,” began during the hot B.C. housing market of 2016-17 that saw complaints against a handful of Metro Vancouver agents.

Most complaints alleged a conflict of interest as agents profited from both sides of a transaction during a time of multiple offers and rapid price increases. 

Since...

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HAVE YOU BEEN PRE-APPROVED?

Posted on Mar 14, 2019

Getting pre‑approved for a mortgage before looking at properties gives you a more realistic expectation of what you can afford. It also helps your Realtor narrow the field and only show you properties that will work in your financial situation. However, keep in mind that the pre‑approved amounts can overestimate what you can actually afford to pay...

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Ski Resort properties are more attainable than Western Canadians think

Posted on Feb 23, 2019

While ski resort properties continue to be relatively affordable, 67 per cent of Western Canadians don’t believe they can afford them. According to a recent RE/MAX survey of Western Canadians conducted by Leger, only 23 per cent of respondents claim to be able to purchase a ski resort property.

No longer just used as only winter vacation homes or wi...

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BUY A NEW PROPERTY OR RENOVATE?

Posted on Feb 06, 2019

Determining whether you should buy a new home/condo or fix up your current one isn’t easy.  In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama, they make reality TV shows about it!  So, if you’re wondering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider:

 1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property? If you’r...

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