Save Your Sanity, Be Realistic

(June 10, 2016)

While buying a home can be rewarding and satisfying, it can also be an strenuous process with harsh doses of reality given to potential buyers along the way. One thing that will save your sanity and protect yourself against such shocks is leaning how to manage your expectations, both in terms of your budget as well as the home that you’re going to purchase.

A common pitfall for new home buyers is t... read more.

Don't Skip this Step!

(June 03, 2016)

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Grand Forks or anywhere in British Columbia, you’re probably aware that you should get a qualified home inspector to examine it. In fact, almost every offer I write on behalf of a client will include a condition that the property be inspected before the subjects are removed.

The quality of Home Inspectors vary as with any service, but a good inspector will go... read more.

Does Your Home Still Fit?

(May 04, 2016)

When you purchased your current home, chances are it was a good match for you and your family's lifestyle. It had the space you needed to house the kids, a pool for those hot summer days in Grand Forks, and a location that worked for you close to town. But for most people, lifestyle and needs evolve through the years. The most common change for people in our area seems to be taking on new hobbies... read more.

4 Steps to Get What You Need

(April 25, 2016)

When you’re shopping for a new home, it’s a good idea to create a checklist of what you want and what you need. It keeps you on track to ultimately find the property that best fits your requirements — and those of your family.

There’s a big difference between want and need that is important to understand when searching for a house to call home. A ‘need’ refers to a feature that is an absolute must... read more.

How to Write a Winning Offer

(April 13, 2016)

You’ve invested days, weeks, even months of your time into searching the web, traipsing in and out of stranger’s houses and you’ve done it. You’ve finally found the one, The house you can call home! You want to write an offer, but you need to get the best deal, right? 

There is no right way to determine what price to offer initially on a home. The process involves a myriad of factors to research and... read more.