How to Choose Your Realtor – Solo vs a Team Agent

Buying | August 14, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

  A lot of people ask me how to choose a Realtor and if they should be working with a Solo Agent or working with a Real Estate Team. As with many professions, there are all kinds of Realtors out there, some are great, others are not so great – so I’ve created this video…

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Finding the Right Location

Buying | August 10, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

So you’re ready to buy a new home and it needs to be perfect for you and your family. You want a place that has everything you need now as well as something you can grow into long term. You’ve made a list outlining your criteria but with so many options, which area should you…

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Why Home Buyers Should Work With Real Estate Agents

Buying | August 8, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Many home buyers may doubt if they need to work with a real estate agent. Agents are there to do several works on behalf of the home buyer, particularly in navigating extensive paperwork. A real estate agent can help a buyer in purchasing a property. Here are some tips on how you can work well…

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Steps to Help You Write the Perfect Real Estate Offer

Buying | July 30, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

No matter how good your offer is, if it is poorly written, your chances of the seller accepting it drops significantly. It is essential to use the right forms and procedures to give you the best chance at completing the transaction. Here are a few steps to keep you on the right track:   Use…

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3 Tips on How to Find the Best Real Estate Agent for You

Buying, Selling | July 13, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

The real estate market can be a vicious and competitive place, which is why it may be in your best interest to have someone on your side who knows it well. This is where a real estate agent comes in, as they can help you navigate the complex real estate market and allow you to…

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How to Get a Pre-Approval

Buying | July 11, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

Previously we discussed why you definitely want to get pre-approved before you start looking for homes, but here we’re going to dive a little deeper and tell you exactly how your bank/credit union determines your pre-approval amount. HOW A LENDER PRE-APPROVES YOU Credit Score First off is your credit score. Most people have heard of…

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New Development: Aloha Estates in Surrey

Buying, Investing | July 9, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

I’m super excited to share with you a new development in Clayton Heights, Surrey. I’ll be at the private sales event next week and look forward to bringing a few clients with me. Aloha Estates is a new, upcoming development in the Clayton neighbourhood. Featuring 83 3-4 bedroom townhouses at affordable prices, these units start…

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Home Inspections

Buying | July 6, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

One question we get asked all the time from our buyers is, “should we make this offer SUBJECT to us approving a HOME INSPECTION!?” Contrary to popular belief – The answer is not a simple yes or no. You see – like many decisions, when submitting an offer to purchase real estate, there are PROS…

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What is a Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Buying | June 28, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

One of the questions we get asked most often is, ‘what is a mortgage pre-approval?’ Simply put – When buying a home, a PRE-APPROVAL will determine the purchase price you can afford and helps you work within your budget.  When you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll find out 3 things: The maximum amount…

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Renting vs Owning Your Home

Buying | June 25, 2019 | written by Corbin Chivers

   Renting vs owning? As a Realtor, it’s a question I get asked on a daily basis. My simple answer is that owning your own home is an investment in YOUR future – not your landlord’s. Now let me say that buying ISN’T for everyone!  Everybody has a different financial situation or different circumstances…

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