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Don’t buy a home with a listing agent! Did you know that the listing agent has a contractual obligation to the owner of that home? The contract states, among other things, that they will do everything in their power to get the seller the best possible price. So ask yourself this, how can a listing agent negotiate the best price for you while at the same time getting the best price for their seller? Guess what....they cant! Make sure when you buy your next home use a buyer representative that has your best interest in mind and who can get you the best price! Start your home search here and give us a call for buyer representation. 604-561-3306 CALL COLIN 

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There’s no doubt about it; purchasing a home may be your largest and most valuable investment. But before purchasing or selling a home, it’s important to know whether it is in fact a good investment. The best way to protect yourself is to conduct a home inspection prior to purchasing or selling a home.

The first step for homeowners and buyers is to know what the current condition of the home is in, and whether or not repairs may be needed. There are many hidden flaws and safety hazards lurking around the home that only professional home inspectors can detect. A qualified home inspector examines the home in its entirety and can ultimately help you make an informed decision. Such decisions can help protect homeowners from buying a less...

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Many rookies homebuyers make mistakes.

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Read: Homebuying takes plenty of homework

And the majority of past buyers—when asked about their first house purchases in a TD survey from August 2012—said there were three things they would have done differently:

  • More than half would have put together a more thorough budget that included all possible costs of home ownership (60%)
  • The majority would have increased their down payments to 20% of the home’s value (60%)
  • Many would have bought sooner (55%)

Read: Helping first time homebuyers

Before clients jump into the process, however, help them decide if the time is right. The survey finds the top reasons people decide to buy are because they’re sick of paying rent...

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