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Housing price correction is buying opportunity

June 29th, 2012
Housing price correction is buying opportunity

There is no doubt the market is softer with more listings than sales.  However, I don't find this is unusual.  Listings increasing during Summer time is very common.  Since the weather is better, lawn looks greener.  Sellers think their house looks prettier with nice curb appeals.  With interest rates stay low, prices in certain areas being adjust ...

Does the new lending rules affects housing affordability to Canadians?

June 26th, 2012
June 23, 2012 

Does the new lending rules affects housing affordability to Canadians? 

Based on this interesting survey, "Affordability" will always be an issue to many Canadians.  I welcomed the Federal government's new lending rules.  Although it seems a bit harsh but if the public is unable to discipline their spending & live pay cheque by pay cheque, it leaves the government has no choice ...

New Rules for government-backed insured mortgages for residential properties of 1-4 units

June 22nd, 2012

New Rules for government-backed insured mortgages for residential properties of 1-4 units

As you are probably already aware, on June 21st, 2012, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced changes to the rules for government-backed insured mortgages for residential properties of 1-4 units.   

In total, four new measures were announced for new government-backed insured mortgages. 

  • The maximum a ...

Benefits of homebuying in B.C.

June 19th, 2012
Benefits of homebuying in B.C.

This goes back to "half glass full, half glass empty" theory.  No matter what happens in any aspect of life, there are people always have negative & positive things to say about any situation.  People likes to remember the bad thing & pay less attention to the good thing.  I always say the media has a mission to tell the bad story because bad story sells.  Well, ...

English is having the same problem as the Canadian

June 15th, 2012
 English is having the same problem as the Canadian

I'm currently in England.  It's hard not to check out some real estate while I am here.  Looks like the English is having the same problem as the Canadian - Unaffordability.  It is more & more difficult for the young people to own their own property.  Read 
Housing Options & Solution for Young People in 2020 for details. 

 
 
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Depreciation Report

June 13th, 2012
June 2, 2012

Depreciation Report

I’m very surprised how many people buyers, home owners & even realtors don’t have any or very little knowledge about this “Depreciation Report Part 1 & Part 2”.  It is your strata’s Annual General Meeting time.  If your strata council plan on waiving this depreciation report.  You better read this attached report, listen to my Cantonese podcast & think twice bef ...

REBGV May Stats Videocast

June 9th, 2012
REBGV May 2012 Statistics Videocast

Home prices have been very steady with little fluctuation comparing May 2011 & May 2012



 
Tina Mak Personal Real Estate Corporation
Your Vancouver Radio Realtor
(The Bridge from East to West since 1992)
#1 Female Agent since 2002 @ 
Coldwellbanker Westburn Rlty
I ...

REGBV Statistic package May 2012

June 5th, 2012
REGBV May 2012

Please click here to read the full REBGV Statistic May 2012

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Tina Mak Personal Real Estate Corporation
Your Vancouver Radio Realtor
(The Bridge from East to West since 1992)
#1 Female Agent since 2002 @ 
Coldwellbanker Westburn Rlty
International President's Circle Award
Top 5% in Vancouver Real Estate Board
International Real Estate Info. Provider
Co-host of AM1320 Ra ...

Is it wise to sell our own properties just to save commission? What is a full time professional real estate agent should do for their Seller?

June 1st, 2012
May 26,2012 

Is it wise to sell our own properties just to save commission?  What is a full time professional real estate agent should do for their Seller? 

Please click podcast listen to Cantonese interview  

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When the market soften a little bit, there are home owners would like to save some commission & try to sell their property by themselves. I don't blame them, it does takes up a good chu ...

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