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Architectural Services

From Dirt to Design to Dream Home! You may have a building lot on which you now want to build your dream home or you have an older home and you now want to modernize your kitchen and bathrooms or you may desire a sun-room, recreation room or even another garage. Whatever your need, one […]

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Condo Specialist

Buying or Selling a Condo? What you need to know to get a fair price in the Condo market. Condo ownership is still an attractive choice for empty nesters and young professionals despite the Leaky Condo fiasco that resulted in millions of dollars in damage to condominiums in the mid-90s. That’s because condo ownership provides […]

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Distress Sales Services

Sell Your House in 7 Days or Less! Do you own an unwanted house and need to sell quickly? Is Your House in Foreclosure? If you are facing a pending foreclosure, the best advice we can give you is to Act Now and Don’t Hesitate another Minute! Many people facing foreclosure do nothing but sit […]

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For Sales by Owner

For Sale By Owner 256 Point Checklist The complete 1-800 FSBO Ad Sitter Package Home For Sale By Owner, or FSBO (pronounced fizbo), is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate agent. Doing a For Sale by Owner without representation, is not terribly difficult if the market is moving […]

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Foreclosure

How to Stop Foreclosure! Home Foreclosure (Help with) What is Foreclosure? A loss of job, unforeseen medical expenses, loss of a partner or any other number of disruptions can occur to anyone and affect our ability to manage finances. If this should happen take steps to ensure you protect your home. When mortgage payments are […]

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Home Buyer’s Agent

Buying a home? Avoid the most Common Mistakes many Buyers make. For most of us, buying a home is the single biggest financial transaction we will make. It’s exciting and fulfilling, but it can also be overwhelming, even downright frightening. The pitfalls are many but fortunately most are commonplace and we can tell you how […]

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Home Financing (Mortgages)

Consumer Tips when Shopping for a Home and Mortgage A few tips on pulling together a down payment Bank your extra money. Any time you get a tax refund, bonus, commission or birthday check put it into a separate savings account that you never touch. Try to live on one income. If you are a […]

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Home Owners Insurance

What if Chicken Little is Right? (The sky is falling) Are you covered? What Is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance provides financial protection against disasters. A standard policy insures the home itself and the things you keep in it. The insurance is a package policy. This means that it covers damage to your property and your […]

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Home Security Services

Do You Have a Burglar Friendly Home? Don’t Become a Statistic, Protect Your Assets. If you want peace of mind and trouble free deadbolt locks, have a professional install them. Usually a locksmith, this person can evaluate your existing doors and doorframes. S/he will also make sure that high security strike plates, and heavy duty […]

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Home Seller’s Agent

Selling Mistakes! Common mistakes and how to avoid them. Selling your home? Don’t let avoidable mistakes cut into your profits. Most people don’t sell homes for a living. The right real estate agent is a vital piece in the selling puzzle but ultimately it’s your home and your profit or your loss. Don’t let these common […]

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Moving Companies

Moving Day! Wagons Ho!! The low-down on Loading up and Heading Out Nobody but a lunatic enjoys moving. Moving is work, not pleasure. It takes time, energy, money, and attention. So it won’t be fun but does it have to be painful? No, but like the dentist says, “it may pinch a little”. When you […]

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Moving Truck Rental

Here are 12 steps in Renting a Moving Truck: Looking for ways to save money during your next move? Consider renting a moving truck. Renting a moving truck is one of the more cost-effective ways to relocate a whole household or even a small office. Just like renting a car, you can rent a truck […]

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Real Estate Appraisers

Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals Commonly Asked Questions about Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisals: What is an appraisal? An appraisal is a professional appraiser’s opinion of value. The preparation of an appraisal involves research into appropriate market areas; the assembly and analysis of information pertinent to a property; and the knowledge, experience and professional judgment […]

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Real Estate Legal Services

Costly Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Buying or Selling a Home. Buying or selling your home is likely to be one of the largest and most expensive transactions that you make. As such, you need to be prepared to navigate what can be a complex process that transfers a not insignificant sum of money from […]

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Real Estate Tax Services

Real Estate Tax Advice Built on a strong experience in all the real estate fields, in direct as well as indirect taxes, open to legal and financial issues, our team, specialized in real estate tax, offers the tools of decision making and middle to long term management of their tax strategy to national and international […]

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Strata Depreciation Report

Condominium Strata Depreciation Report Information BC What is a depreciation report?   A depreciation report is an established planning requirement for strata corporations in British Columbia. Depreciation reports are used to establish long term planning for common property and common assets to determine: 1) What assets are owned by the Strata (an inventory?) 2) The asset […]

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Title insurance Services

Real Estate Title Fraud, Is Title Insurance the Answer? We are often asked about real estate fraud and whether or not our clients ought to purchase title insurance for their own properties. Our clients see numerous advertisements and promotions by the title insurance industry emphasizing the fraud protection that a policy can deliver. Obviously, there […]

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Well Water Services

Does your property have cool, clean, fresh, healthy drinking water? Most rural properties’ only access to fresh water is from an underground aquifer via a well. A well is an excavation created in the ground by digging or drilling to access groundwater in underground aquifers. The well water is drawn by a pump and piped […]

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