Step-by-Step Home Buying Process

Home Buying Process

Step-by-Step Home Buying Process If you are new to B.C. or a first-time homebuyer, buying a home can feel like a daunting experience. Over the years, my mentor (John Grasty) and I have developed a step-by-step guide to help simplify this process. 1. Choose a Realtor then Analyze Your Needs/Goals with your Realtor When it … Read more

BC Property Assessment in 2021

BC Property Assessment in 2021

BC Property Assessment in 2021 While our minds have been clearly occupied with the pandemic and the political events south of the Canadian border, some of you may have been surprised to see the 2021 BC Assessment mail show up in your mailbox this week. If it slipped your mind with so much going on … Read more

1-1141 Eagleridge Drive, Coquitlam

Welcome to 1-1141 Eagleridge Drive, in the Eagleridge neighbourhood of Coquitlam. Open House Saturday and Sunday January 25/26 from 2-4 pm When you buy a house, are you buying the house itself or the neighborhood? Or both? This home has a fantastic walk score of 72 in a popular Coquitlam neighbourhood! 1-1141 Eagleridge Drive Come … Read more

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey

Royal LePage Q4 2018 House Price Survey Royal LePage just released their 2018 Q4 House Price Survey results and the news is mixed. Phil Soper, President and CEO of Royal LePage, described the inflation as leading to “…dangerous overheating in our most populous regions” but noted that we are in a correctional cycle. Alex Macpherson … Read more

Tribute to Women-in-Business: Jessica Chen-Sargent

Jessica Port Moody Real Estate

In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, I’m sharing some more information with you about my business partner and friend, Jessica Chen-Sargent. I have had the pleasure of working with Jessica now for three years, and last fall we developed our long-term plan to better serve the community and newcomers to the Tri-Cities. (That plan will … Read more

Balanced Market

Balanced Market (…didn’t you hear that we’re in one?) There is a cycle that serious buyers and sellers need to consider with their own timing if they are going to be in the market seriously. I use the word “seriously” because far too many people are just wasting the time of willing REALTORS® that take … Read more

The Benefits of Working with a Local REALTOR®

The Benefits of Working with a Local REALTOR® Are you curious to know why Homebuyers and Sellers hire a REALTOR® from outside of the area to represent them, and not leverage all advantages in their favour? So am I. If you’ve ever heard, read or seen, a report on the Canadian real estate market, you’ll … Read more

April Showers Bring May Flowers

You’ve probably heard the expression, “April showers bring May flowers”. That expression says a lot about how some things in life work. Sometimes we have to endure some rain before we can enjoy the sunshine and flowers! Take my world for example. Every week I see people out on their own trying to find a … Read more

Last Chance for Some Home Buyers?

“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.” Three weeks ago I posted this. Tonight I read this online from the Globe and Mail: Ottawa to tighten mortgage rules. So now I’m taking this opportunity … Read more

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