Friday, 27 January 2017
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Saturday, 7 January 2017
If you want to buy a house but don’t want the hassle of maintaining a big yard, you may have considered buying a townhouse. A townhouse often offers a good ‘middle ground’ between a detached home and a full-fledged condo unit because to a degree, they have the best attributes of both. Townhouses represent a growing market in East Vancouver real estate, so if you’re seriously considering to purchase one, it pays to know more about this particular property type before you render your final decision.
Pro: Townhouses are often built in convenient locations
Detached homes can be expensive in East Vancouver, and while condos are generally cheaper, owners are often constrained by the space. Many townhouses are built near urban centres, thus offering just the right balance of accessibility, affordability, and privacy. Read more on this article:
Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted, yet it can appear from anywhere, and it can make you sick. A Health Canada survey that studied radon concentrations across Canada discovered that 6.9 percent of Canadian homes have radon levels that exceed current radon guidelines. Thus, if you intend to buy or sell homes for sale in East Vancouver, you should having a radon test performed to determine if the home has high radon levels before you close the transaction.
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the ground. The gas has radioactive properties, and has the potential to cause cancer. Exposure to high radon levels can lead to lung cancer, according to many health experts. Read more on this article:
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Condos and single-family homes have their similarities, but their differences are many, and you have to account for the latter more when selling each type of property. If you have experience selling a single-family home but haven’t yet gone through the process of selling a condo, here are key things to know about the latter process.
You’ll have less wiggle room with your asking price
In most markets—East Vancouver included—condos are comparatively cheaper than detached houses. This also means that the increase in value is lower in condos than in single-family homes. The lower average price can come as an advantage, as it can appeal to those who intend to downsize, purchase an additional home, or invest in the East Vancouver real estate market. Read more on this article:
Do you have fantasies of owning your own home? Do you dream of a day when you are free of mortgage and live in a home that’s all yours? If you’ve got the ambition to follow through and finances to back it up, there are plenty of Vancouver condos, homes and buildings you can buy, but pinpointing the right one can be a challenge. Here are four questions that you must answer to find out if a Vancouver real estate property is the ideal one for you.
How well does it satisfy your needs?
Desirability can be measured by identifying how well a location serves your basic needs. If you have a parent who needs professional care or children who go to school, the desirability of a property depends on how well the amenities and facilities in and around the neighbourhood or community can address these needs. This is why properties around Vancouver community centres are highly desirable for families. Read more on this article:
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Winter is often a slow time for real estate transactions in Vancouver. Buyers focus their money on holiday expenditures, and sales often languish. If you’re interested in putting your East Vancouver real estate property up for sale this winter, know that it can be a bit challenging to sell it quickly, but it can be done.
The main reason winter is not an ideal time to put a home on the market is because the property won’t show as well. However, you can brighten your home and make it look pleasant for buyers by taking the following steps. Read more on this article:
Monday, 2 January 2017
Traditionally, a home buyer will have to put down a 20 percent down payment on a Mount Pleasant home he intends to buy. However, some lenders have made it possible to purchase a home with as little down payment as possible. Some don’t even require a down payment at all. However, to receive the lowest possible interest rates and to get out of debt faster, it’s still wiser to make a down payment, and make it the biggest amount you can come up with.
So how do you get started on saving on tens of thousands of dollars for the home of your dreams? Your Mount Pleasant homes agent offers you strategies to help you achieve your particular financial goal. Read more on this article: