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3 Things You Didn't Know Banks Are Doing - The Surrey Report - July 2020

Posted on Jul 04, 2020 in Market Updates


Do you know what is in the fine print of your mortgage? Most people focus on rate and amortization when renewing their mortgages or buying a property. Very few of us understand what we are really signing. 

In the July 2020 edition of The Surrey Report, Steve and Chandani discuss three of the most important terms of a mortgage that get lost in the fi...

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Real First-Time Buyer - The Surrey Report - June 2020

Posted on Jun 02, 2020 in Market Updates


This month we are starting to get back to normal (or at least we are trying to).

In June 2020's edition of The Surrey Report, Steve sits down with Shannon to discuss becoming a homeowner. It's easy to dismiss agents like us telling you about all the positives of buying real estate, that is why we feel it is important to hear experiences from our ac...

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What If I Need To Sell During This Pandemic? - The Surrey Report - May 2020

Posted on May 04, 2020 in Market Updates


Our team is used to pulling out all the stops to make sure we get your home sold fast and for top dollar. During these extraordinary times, we want you to know that we now come prepared with a new set of tools that keep your safety (and ours) as the top priority.

Yes, if you have the need, you can still make a move during this global pandemic.

We h...

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The 1 Thing REALTORS® Don't Want To Talk About - The Surrey Report - March 2020

Posted on Mar 03, 2020 in Market Updates


This month we wanted to address the one thing that us REALTORS® never want to talk about... and that thing is "the competition".

We often compete against other agents for our new listings. However, the second we sign a new listing, we immediately switch from competition with other agents to cooperation in an effort to find the buyer and ultimately...

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Home Insurance Crisis? - The Surrey Report - February 2020

Posted on Feb 04, 2020 in Market Updates


Since the end of December, our team has been flooded with calls from clients. Not necessarily people wanting to move, but rather our past clients who have heard alarming news from their home insurance companies about increases in premiums and deductibles. We dove into this topic head first and after speaking with many insurance brokers and professi...

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2020 Real Estate Predictions - The Surrey Report - January 2020

Posted on Jan 06, 2020 in Market Updates


In the January 2020 edition of the Surrey Report, Steve Karrasch dusts off his crystal ball to predict what will happen in the wild world of real estate during the next 12 months. These predictions include:

What will happen to the stress test? Interest rates? Inventory?
Will prices go up or down?
and
What will the most desirable type of home be in 20...

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