Banks vs Mortgage Brokers - Pros and Cons

Posted on Jan 26, 2023

Some good info below for consideration when looking for mortgage products. When thinking of purchasing a property the key is definitely to get pre-approved. If you would like to discuss further and get my recommendations - don't hesitate to reach out.

When looking for a good mortgage rate, there are two main options: going directly through a bank o...

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What do increased interest rates mean for homeowners and buyers?

Posted on Nov 09, 2022

This year, we saw our interest rate rise by 3.75% through the Bank of Canada; the highest increase in more than 20 years. As a result, homeowners and buyers alike are now asking the big question: 

"What does this mean for me?"

Historically, increased interest rates certainly impact buying or selling your property. In layman terms, higher interest rate...

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Buying a house? Here’s why you should always get a home inspection or council minutes before purchase

Posted on May 06, 2022

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time home buyer or seasoned investor, there are a few universal rules that apply when buying a house or investment property. One being a home inspection or overview of your strata’s AGM and council minutes.

Yes - even if you find that shiny interior you’ve been dreaming of or understand it’s a red hot market and w...

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Step Inside Whistler Homes, Village and Housing Assessments This New Year

Posted on Feb 03, 2022

The holidays and New Year are often a period where we spend more time at home. Time with family and friends. Time relaxing on our phones or around the dinner table, preparing to eventually go back to our regular routines.

If you’re like me, you’ll have also spent some downtime browsing all the latest condos or houses for sale in Whistler BC! There w...

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The #1 Factor When Buying or Selling Your Whistler Property 

Posted on Aug 23, 2021

“I don’t want to rush and panic. I want to be calm and work away at finding my perfect property.” 

A comment from a recent client of mine. One that stuck, because that’s exactly how I like to approach a search with my clients.
Understanding the latest market stats and suffering unsolicited advice can be overwhelming. Today, especially with shifting ma...

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Exploring Whistler Real Estate With Laura Barkman

Posted on May 31, 2021

Are you looking to explore the exciting potential of Whistler real estate?

With over 20 years in the real estate industry, I know first-hand buying or selling a property can sometimes feel overwhelming. Working with the right real estate agent is crucial to a smooth journey, from the first moment you discuss your wish list to holding a new set of fr...

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