Vancouver Mortgage Broker Evangeline Villanueva provides information about the new stress test benchmark rate and what this means to borrowers.
Guest Writer: Peter Radonjic, Mortgage Specialist for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog explains the new BC Government downpayment loan for first time home buyers.
As you may have heard, the BC government just announced the “B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership program” which will lend first-time homebuyers up to 5% of the purchase price to use as a downpayment. For the first 5 years the loan is interest-free and re-payments don’t start until year 6. Here’s CBC’s article on it (NOTE the terrible headline – the loan is NOT “interest-free” it’s a loan with interest and payments – the clock just doesn’t start ticking on interest and payments don’t start for 5 years after you get the cash):
Guest Writer EA Renovations Ltd. for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog. Bathroom remodelling experts explain what to consider and the ins and outs of the budget plan for your bathroom model.
The bathroom is one of the most important areas of the home: it’s a private get-a-way that can be used as your own personal sanctuary. By remodelling a bathroom, you transform the room into a space of luxury with beautiful amenities for a homeowner to enjoy a relaxing retreat. A bathroom makeover can increase a homes’ value which is one of the reasons why it’s the second most renovated room.
Guest Writer: Tara Blanchet for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog. Helping homeowners organize their home and space with individual custom storage solutions by California Closets.
Sales and Design Manager Tara Blanchet from California Closets provides expert advise through questions and answers for organizing a bedroom closet.
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Staging is a well used term when it comes to preparing your house for sale. Many homeowners focus on the inside of their house, but what about the outside curb appeal?
Think back to the first viewings of your current home. When you drove up, you immediately looked at the front entrance and judged it by its curb appeal. It happens, we judge the outside, especially when it comes to house hunting. That in itself is enough to stage the outside as well.
Helping home buyers understand the importance of talking to their Mortgage Specialist before making a decision about buying a home.
With the current crazy Greater Vancouver housing market it has never been as stressful to purchase a house. Complicating matters, mortgage rules and regulations are as strict as they’ve ever been – the federal government has tightened up mortgage rules five times since the US housing market collapse in 2008/09.
Guest Writer: Griffin Co. for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog. Providing home owners with insight as to what they should consider when renovating an older home.
When most people are looking at either buying or selling an older home – in the back of their minds they have a renovation to-do list of changes they would like to make. Whether you are looking for added value or just to create a space that is reflective of you, here are just a few items that we run across when looking into renovating an older home – and by renovating, we mean improving what you have and not adding an addition or second storey.
Guest Writer: AIM Plumbing for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog. Providing home owners with information about what they should look for when hiring a plumbing company.
Finding the right Coquitlam Plumbing Company for your plumbing, heating or drainage needs may seem like an overwhelming task, but often a necessary one. You might need plumbing services for a new renovation project, installation of appliances or for an emergency situation. Plumbing is a vital part of any home, strata or commercial building and having a trusted plumber that you can turn to would make the situation less stressful.
Guest Writer EA Renovations Ltd. provides their take on the tops trends in kitchens for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog.
A renovated kitchen will not only transform the look of that space but will also have a positive impact on the value of your home. Vancouver home and kitchen renovation contractors EA Renovations give their take on the top trends in Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Vancouver kitchens.