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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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3 Big Announcements - The Surrey Report - December 2019

Posted on Dec 05, 2019 in Market Updates


We have big news! In this month's update, Steve and Chris step back from real estate talk and focus on three amazing things happening in our lives that affect you, our amazing clients.

First, we announce the results of our flagship client event Battle For The Bank where our goal was to raise $15,000 for the Surrey Food Bank.

Next, we address our re...

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Hiring An Ethical Agent - The Surrey Report - November 2019

Posted on Nov 05, 2019 in Market Updates


When hiring a REALTOR® to help buy or sell your home, most people have concerns about knowing if they are hiring the right person for the job. Statistics and marketing aside, most people want to know they will be treated fairly by a professional with the highest possible ethics. But how do you know if the agent you are interviewing has a high moral...

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Appliances With Mike - The Surrey Report - October 2019

Posted on Oct 03, 2019 in Market Updates


Mike Wasney from Coast Wholesale Appliances is not only a friend of Chris Whitehead & Associates but he is also a client. Steve got a chance to catch up with Mike this month to ask him a few home appliance questions like:

Is stainless finish still all the rage?
How much space do I lose with a counter depth fridge?
What are the two types of dishwasher...

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Aging Loved Ones and Estates - The Surrey Report - September 2019

Posted on Sep 05, 2019 in Market Updates


We are noticing a trend of empty properties on the market where owners have either moved on into a retirement home or passed away. This brings up things that we don't all like to discuss, but we absolutely need to know about. To make sure you are better informed, Steve Karrasch sat down with Marylou Leslie of Macdonald Realty and they discussed som...

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