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I Just Cancelled My Home Insurance

Posted on Aug 11, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


I just cancelled my strata home insurance here in Surrey, because the BC Strata Insurance crisis is officially over! Or is it?

If your strata is like mine and they finally have full coverage, you are going to want to check and make sure that your owners policy covers the strata's high deductibles in the event of a claim (most specifically water loss...

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My Real Estate Secret

Posted on Jul 28, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


In this video I expose my secret “cheat code” that helps me identify which way the market is trending on a daily basis and if we are about to see the market shift! Checking this single statistic ever morning before starting my day and it guides the advice I provide to clients in that moment.

If you would like to know more about Surrey, Fraser Valle...

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Open Houses Don't Work

Posted on Jul 26, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


Do open houses work? Top Toronto Real Estate Agent Tom Storey says open houses are not an effective tool when trying to sell your home.

In this video, Surrey Real Estate Agent Steve Karrasch of Macdonald Realty reacts to Tom's Instagram statement.

We are interested to find out what your thoughts are and if you think you would want your agent to hol...

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Reacting To A One Star Review

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


Our business rely's heavily on satisfied client's referring us to their friends and family, AND sharing their positive experiences working with our team, on Google. But you can't keep everyone happy all of the time.

In this video, Surrey Real Estate Agent Steve Karrasch of Macdonald Realty reacts to a one star Google review.

Every agent in BC is req...

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Cash Flow Positive

Posted on Jun 28, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


If you are a beginner real estate investor or thinking about becoming a landlord for the first time, this is a video that you need to watch.

The minimum down payment on a rental property in Canada is 20%. But with such high real estate prices in Vancouver and the rest of the lower mainland… and province for that matter, does the minimum cut it?

In...

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House Prices Don't Matter

Posted on Jun 24, 2021 in Real Estate Tips


The title of this video and the thumbnail might both seem ridiculous (and they are), but your Gross Debt Service Ratio and Total Debt Service Ratio are going to be much more important when purchasing than your purchase price ever will be.

In this video, Surrey REALTOR® Steve Karrasch of Macdonald Realty explains GDS and TDS.

If you have any questio...

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