First Time Home Buyer Coquitlam

First Time Home Buyer Downpayment Loan

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):

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Coquitlam Home Renovations

Guest Writer: Home Improvements That Should Be Left to a Contractor

Guest Writer EA Renovations Ltd. for our Coquitlam Real Estate Blog. Provides insight and tips on home improvements that should be left to a Contractor.

More and more Vancouver and Lower Mainland homeowners are opting to take on DIY home renovations. Inspiration often stems from popular renovation shows and even social media websites such as Pinterest. As a Vancouver based home renovation specialist, we are enthused and inspired as well when we watch these shows!

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Bathroom Renovations

What is the Average Cost of a Bathroom Remodel?

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.

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Coquitlam House for Sale

When it Comes to Offers, it’s Not Always about Price

If you are selling your Coquitlam, Port Moody or Port Coquitlam home, when it comes to offers, there is more than price to consider. As a Coquitlam real estate agent,  here is what I share with clients to help them make a decision when it comes to accepting an offer on their home.

When considering which of two or more competing offers to accept for your home, there is no doubt price plays a huge role. After all, if Offer #1 is $10,000 higher than Offer #2, that’s an enticing difference that puts thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.

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