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The "great unoccupied condo scandal"

March 26th, 2013
The "great unoccupied condo scandal"

Love this Globe and Mail article!  If the Americans don't complain about the Canadian snow birds(#1 foreign investors in US) leave their "investment" properties sit empty min 6 months of the year if not more, why do Vancouverites complain some sit empty condos in the Metro Vancouver that are owned by ONLY 2% foreign investors.  If they let them sit, they ar ...

MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE MARCH 21 2013

March 25th, 2013
MORTGAGE RATE UPDATE MARCH 21 2013

Finally the feeling of Spring is in the air, hopefully getting people up and out looking at properties.

Did you know some lenders offer “Purchase Plus Improvements”?  This allows Buyers to purchase a home/condo and add in some extra funds for renos at the same great rate the mortgage is at.   Many homebuyers are not aware of this as an option…and for those ...

Will PST make the purchase of pricier homes cheaper?

March 25th, 2013
Will PST make the purchase of pricier homes cheaper?

Most of the BC residents will not reap any tax savings especially the government introduced the 2 % transitional tax, only the purchase over 850k will see the difference.  Read the article for details. 

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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 si ...

Canada-US Cross border tax guide for real estate investors Pt 2

March 22nd, 2013
Canada-US Cross border tax guide for real estate investors Pt 2

Tina Mak, real estate consultant at Coldwell Banker Westburn, President of Asian Real Estate Association of America, Vancouver Chapter interview Arthur Azana, Areaa Vancouver Treasurer, CA of D+H Group LLP on Canada-US cross-border taxation issues for Canadian investors.  Canadian is #1 foreign investors in US.  This Part 2 inte ...

Who buys and sells unique properties in Vancouver? Part 2

March 18th, 2013


Who buys and sells unique properties in Vancouver? Part 2




Tina Mak, real estate consultant at Coldwell Banker Westburn, President of Asian Real Estate Association of America, Vancouver Chapter interviewed Mark Lester, Senior VP at Sotheby's International on "Who buys and sells unique real estate in Vanc ...

The 10 Priciest real Estate Markets in the World

March 18th, 2013
The 10 Priciest real Estate Markets in the World

Wow, Vancouverites should celebrate! We are NOT on the list!! will you be happy? or will you complain? With the crazy low interest rate now with 50% or more of your mortgage payment going to the principal, can someone explain to me why this is not a good time to buy?? Read More:  The 10 Priciest Real Estate Markets in the World 


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Canada-US Cross border tax guide for real estate investors Pt 1:

March 12th, 2013
Canada-US Cross border tax guide for real estate investors Pt 1:

Canadian is #1 foreign investors in US.  Tina Mak, real estate consultant at Coldwell Banker Westburn, President of Asian Real Estate Association of America, Vancouver Chapter interview Arthur Azana, Areaa Vancouver Treasurer, CA of D+H Group LLP on Canada-US cross-border taxation issues for Canadian investors. This Part 1 inte ...

807 1420 GEORGIA Street W, Vancouver West, British Columbia

March 11th, 2013

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 807 1420 GEORGIA Street W, Vancouver West, British Columbia

1BR + den with spacious open balcony at the Georgia. Great layout, updated with laminated floor. Steps to Robson, Westend,seawall,Stanley Park & Urban Fare. Rentals OK. No pets. Quick completion. Weekend showing is best. 24 hrs notice needed.

February 2013 Edmonton Real Estate Statistic

March 8th, 2013

February 2013 Edmonton Real Estate Statistic

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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 @ Coldwell Banker Westburn Rlty

President of AREAA Vancouver

Canadian Ambassador of Coldwell Banker 2011

Co-host of AM1320 Radio Investment Show

International President's Circle Award


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An Analysis of Wealth Creation

March 8th, 2013
An Analysis of Wealth Creation

In the wealth report 2013 done in UK. Shanghai and Beijing should be still leading China's economy in the next decade. Watch this youtube for detail:

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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 @ Coldwell Banker Westburn Rlty

President of AREAA Vancouver

Canadi ...

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