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Considering listing your home for sale this spring? Robbie talks about why the spring market is a great time to list your home for sale. Call Robbie at 604-825-3079 or CLICK HERE to get customized market assessment

The Langley and Surrey real estate market is constantly changing, making it difficult to always assess the current value. As a trained Fraser Valley Real Estate professional, I have the right knowledge and tools to determine your home’s value. What is your property worth in today’s market in your area? Let me help!

By utilizing a“Right Price Analysis”, we will be able to assess what your property is valued at today.

During the FREE Home Evaluation, I can advise on:

  • Tax issues
  • How bank appraisals work
  • Current
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While other nations are struggling to survive economic turmoil and unwanted debt levels, Canadian real estate values have remained consistent. This is quite noticeable as even foreign investors are expanding their horizons to the Canadian market. The immigration rate in Canada has also grown in the past years resulting in an increase in condo and housing sales. The real estate residential sector will be Canada’s most stable market in 2013. The occupancy rate is currently over 98 percent this year.

Canadian real estate proves to have a positive outlook in 2013. The nation’s real estate market will maintain its solid fundamentals even though other countries have been experiencing uncertainties and inflation. The property values will remain in a steady

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When it comes to finding a new place to live, there are basically two choices. One can buy a residence outright, or one can rent one that belongs to somebody else. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and depending on one’s financial situation they may be different for everybody. Both aspects of both options will be outlined below.

Advantages of Renting

If you are renting a place to live, one of the big advantages is that you do not have to do maintenance work—you simply notify the landlord or management company if something needs to be done. Moving out is also easier, whereas if you own a house and want to move into a new one there is a great deal of paperwork that needs to be done on both the old and the new houses.

Drawbacks of Renting

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Buying Distressed sale or foreclosure properties in Vancouver, Surrey and Surrounding Areas.

Are you weighing your options when it comes to buying a distressed sale properties in vancouver? This could be a pre-foreclosure, foreclosure home or a run down residential/commercial building in need of repairs. Here are some reasons why distressed sale properties Vancouver are a great option for you, whether you are buying as a home owner or investor.

1. They come with immense discounts. Most distressed homes attract discounts of up to 20-50% off their market value, which adds up to huge savings for you.

2. They provide guaranteed profits for the investor. It you are dealing in the housing or real estate industry, buying distressed homes is a great way

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As we approach the Holiday season most people are busy shopping and getting things planned for the holidays.  However if you are in the market and thinking about waiting until spring it may cost you a bit more than what you can find out their right now. Today’s market represents an ideal time to be out searching for homes. Here’s a Few tips when searching for your home or selling during the holiday season:

If you are selling then:

  • There’s Less Competition out their for you to compete with,
  • More Qualified buyers that are eager to find a home, that are ready to do business.

If You Are Buying then:

  • Understand that some seller’s may need to sell, especially if they are putting their home on the market during the typical
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Clayton Heights Surrey Real Estate

Clayton Heights is an emerging residential community in Surrey, BC Canada, that is becoming more and more popular. There are many real estate opportunities in Clayton Heights, Surrey, BC Canada, due to the development of the area in recent years.

If you are looking to find a real estate property within the area of Clayton Heights then you are in luck. There are many real estate agencies within the area who can help you to find the perfect home for you and your family. Most of the Clayton Heights real estate agents have websites that you can visit to look at all of the homes and properties that they have on offer, making the whole selection and viewing process so much more simpler for you.

Some of the Clayton

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Access to credit has created a credit crisis in North America. The concept of keeping up with the neighbor’s purchases, even whenindividuals don’t have the money to do so, has destroyed personal and financial lives of families. Credit card debt is at an all time high, even as consumer savings rates are slowly climbing. A debt consolidation mortgage is an option to turn external debt into a mortgage loan, making it easier and faster to pay the loan off.

The way these loans work is they typically take a second position on the mortgage loan. The original mortgage loan is always first lien position. The second mortgage consolidates the debts of credit cards, credit lines, car loans, or any type of credit line outstanding into one loan payment, usually at a

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2012 will most likely be a continued rebounding year for the British Columbia real estate market. Outside of the Vancouver Metro area, expect the real estate market growth to remain slow, but steady and stable.

Overall, British Columbia is expected to see a higher than average growth in housing starts, estimated by the CMHC to be a 7.1% increase for 2012. Housing starts in British Columbia are projected by the CMHC to be roughly 24,000 on the low side with a high forecast of 28,000. Of these, 60% of the new starts are forecast to be multiple units. As with most of Canada, mortgage rates remain low in the British Columbia region, making financing attractive for purchasers. Mortgage rates remain close to 3.5% for a 1 year closed term and below 5.5% for a

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Renovations and Repairs – Preparing Your Home For Selling – 7 Things you should know When Selling Your Home.

Selling your house is the process of turning your house into a product. You cannot expect someone to buy a product that is broken or damaged.

Here are some valuable tips you can use when selling your home or getting ready to list your home on the market:

  1. When selling your house, you need to make all necessary replacements and repairs to damaged parts of your house. When preparing your house to be sold, there are certain areas of the house that buyers will look at the most. Knowing these areas will help you to be successful in selling your house.
  2. The two rooms to be concerned about most are the kitchen and bathrooms. These rooms can
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Why Surrey is BC’s BEST Real Estate Investment Town. For two years in a row, The Real Estate Investment Network of Canada rated Surrey BC the best real estate investment city in Canada for residential real estate. The REIN group also rated Surrey the 4th best overall city in Canada for real estate investment.

The study was based on:

  1. Average household income
  2. Transportation capacity
  3. Job outlook
  4. Population
  5. And other factors

Surrey has been growing steadily over the past decade and some predict it may eventually overtake Vancouver as BC’s largest city. Its population has grown by 100,000 in the past decade. The city is rebounding from the worldwide financial setbacks of 2008, showing substantial growth in the residential market.

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