Your Offer Was Accepted! Now What?

Buying | April 27, 2021 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying your first home is a thrilling but scary experience. You saved up money for a down payment, attended open houses, and even had a few offers rejected. But then you stumble across it… your dream home, right here in Cloverdale! You make the offer, and to your jubilation, it is accepted! Now what?  …

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Understanding the Hot Cloverdale Housing Market

Buying | December 16, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

The housing market in the Clayton and Cloverdale area of Surrey is hot. Because houses have been selling so quickly there is low supply but lots of buyers want to get into the market at the low-interest rates the market is holding on to. Here are a few tips to help give you a better…

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How Does Buying a Home in Surrey and Langley Affect Your Taxes

Buying | October 21, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying a home is a big life decision. It’s important to know how that decision will affect your tax situation. When buying a home in BC you are not required to pay any yearly taxes unless you are making rental income on your home or flipped the home for an income. You are however, required…

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4 Reasons to Regularly Check Your Home’s Value

Buying, Investing, Selling | June 10, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

In the real estate industry, it is inevitable that the value of your home will change over time. The city of Surrey and Langley will send you yearly assessments for tax purposes that give you the most accurate assessment of your home. There are many opportunities available when your assessments increase.    Assessments are also…

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3 Tips for Handling Real Estate Deals During COVID-19

Buying, Selling | May 25, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

The Coronavirus, more commonly referred to as COVID-19, has held the world’s economy hostage because of the threat of its spread. With strict quarantine procedures and social distancing methods in place, the world is finding new ways to cope with living in this new way of life.   The Effect Of The Pandemic on Real…

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How COVID-19 Affects Real Estate in Canada

Buying, Selling | May 20, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

In Canada, real estate is considered an essential service. The real estate industry is continually moving and adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19, which is why houses, condos, and other real estate infrastructures are still currently up in the market.   The Canadian government is helping keep the economy stable by providing relief to…

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Guide to buying a home or selling a home during a pandemic

Your Guide to Buying a Home Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

Buying, Selling | May 12, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying a property you can call home is an exciting journey for you and your family. However, it can also be a stressful experience, especially when you are trying to purchase a house during the coronavirus outbreak.   With all the options and factors available, looking for the home of your dreams on your own…

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12 Extra Fees to Consider When Buying a Home

Buying, Real Estate Tips | March 23, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

Buying a place you can call a home can be considered a big accomplishment. While choosing the right house for you is an exciting process, it can also have high costs attached.  The listed price of the property is not the only cost you should factor into consideration when buying a home. While top real…

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4 Key Factors to Consider When Investing in a Home in Cloverdale

Buying | March 3, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

If you’re a young professional or a newly married couple starting a family, a new home purchase is a wise decision. Having a place that you can call home is a great investment.    When it comes to home investments in Cloverdale, however, there are a few considerations to factor in beforehand. To ensure that…

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Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Home Inspections

Buying | February 14, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

It is always good to know as much as you can about what you are purchasing to ensure that it is precisely what you’re looking for. In doing so, you can avoid any unfortunate surprises that may be lying in wait. This principle is particularly important when it comes to homes. In the process of…

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