#Buying a Home

Buying a home is likely one of the most significant transactions you'll ever make.

It's an important decision, and not one that should be made lightly - which is why we've compiled useful information and advice to help you on your home buying journey.

July 16, 2019 • 4 min read

The difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®

If you’re looking for someone who can help you buy or sell a home, you may have noticed that there are plenty of different certifications and titles out there for real estate professionals. Two common ones that you’ll hear are real...

June 26, 2019 • 6 min read

5 lesser known benefits of using a REALTOR®

When working with a REALTOR®, it’s generally understood what services they provide — finding you a home that suits your needs and wants while keeping your budget in mind, or helping you sell your home to the right person for...

June 25, 2019 • 6 min read

Short-term vacation rental rules in the B.C. Interior

With all the new changes around short-term vacation rentals – also known as STVRs in the industry – figuring out what’s permitted and what’s not can be confusing. But that’s just the beginning. Once you have established...

May 22, 2019 • 5 min read

What is the best time of year to buy and sell real estate in the B.C. Interior?

It’s a common question for those navigating the real estate market — when is the best time of year to list or shop for a home? The truth is that there isn’t a simple answer. Much like the stock exchange, the real estate...

April 6, 2019 • 6 min read

How to save for a down payment

Saving for a down payment is a significant financial milestone. It may not be an easy feat, but it’s a possibility for many, and it’s an investment that pays off down the road. There are plenty of ways to save for a down payment...

March 7, 2019 • 6 min read

Rules for a secondary suite in the B.C. Interior

Nowadays it is not uncommon for homeowners to subsidize their mortgage payments by constructing and leasing out a secondary suite in their home. While becoming a landlord and dealing with tenants will have its own benefits and challenges, there...

January 30, 2019 • 4 min read

What is B.C.’s mortgage stress test, and how does it affect me?

It is important to know what you can safely afford when you are shopping for a house — what your limit is and how you can plan for the future. With interest rates expected to increase, you do not want to find yourself trapped in a mortgage...

January 30, 2019 • 6 min read

What to know before operating a rental property in the B.C. Interior

Thinking of purchasing a secondary residence to use as a rental property? Owning and operating a rental property is a long-term investment that requires dedication. It is important to understand the benefits, risks, and responsibilities of...

January 30, 2019 • 4 min read

2019 real estate predictions for the Southern B.C. Interior

The housing market is influenced by many different factors. For the most part, like any other market, it all comes down to supply and demand. Various factors play a role in influencing the supply and demand of the housing market, including...

January 9, 2019 • 5 min read

6 resolutions to stick to if you’re planning on buying a home this year

It’s a new year, and you know what that means — it’s resolution-making-time!  If one of your goals for 2019 is to buy a home, then you have an exciting, if not a little intimidating, year ahead. Especially if you are...

December 7, 2018 • 6 min read

A checklist for first time homebuyers in the Okanagan

Buying your first home in the Okanagan can be daunting. It’s a major milestone and the world of real estate can be hard to navigate on your own, but don’t despair! This checklist should help you on your journey to homeownership....

October 23, 2018 • 6 min read

What are the benefits of working with a REALTOR® when buying a home?

Finding the perfect home is an exciting experience. As exciting as it is, it’s also a big decision that should not be made lightly. Finding the right home for your lifestyle, taste and budget requires a tremendous amount of time,...

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