Unraveling Real Estate in 2011… The broad brush used by ‘Talking Heads’ to paint a macro picture of real estate has little bearing on local micro markets and is worthless to the average consumer. All real estate is local and
Harmonized Sales Tax HST will affect all new homebuyers. When getting pre-approved with your lender you should get a ‘Net-Sheet’ showing you all of your estimated costs. You will need to know this before you can tell your REALTOR® what
If you want into the Canadian real estate market with the lowest possible entry-level lending terms and conditions available then I believe your time could be running out. In October 2008 the federal government bailed out the Canadian banks with
It appears supply and demand information being reported for housing in Canada comes up short. Exactly how reliable are the statistics, analysis and commentary for real estate as being reported in Canada?
…at least according to commentary in a publication regularly inserted in a local newspaper, which is widely circulated throughout Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley communities: http://www.newlocalhome.com/editions/nlhr100722 The assertion, “…Homebuying is Easy,” seems to be based on the supply of homes
The origins of the National Certification Program (NCP) for home inspectors stretch back to 1997 when a report was issued by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that uncovered noteworthy inconsistencies in the skill and diligence of home inspectors across
As a British Columbian outsider I am utterly disgusted reading this article on the plight of the Shuman’s. I have a great deal of difficulty comprehending how a certain percentage of performance value or work disqualifies a claim for sub-standard