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Mortgage Deferrals Resulting From Covid-19

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Real Estate Tips


Many people across the country are going to be out of work over the coming weeks and months due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. Therefore most lending institutions in Canada are allowing mortgage deferral programs to help ease the financial burden. Steve Karrasch and Rowan Smith sat down for a quick Q&A to help answer many of the questions people...

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Things To Do At Home While Social Distancing

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Real Estate Tips


We feel that it's important to stay positive while doing our part to "flatten the curve". In this video, Chandani Pooni explains how we can all feel better about our day to day lives during what is likely going to be a difficult time for many. When we feel that there is little control over much of our daily lives, Chandani reminds us of some of the...

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Covid-19 and Real Estate

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in Real Estate Tips


Many of our clients are wondering how the recent events of Covid-19 and its impact on the stock market are affecting real estate in the Lower Mainland. Well, the reality is, it has had no effect yet. If anything the drop in interest rates and instability in stocks is causing home prices to rise. The first reason for this is most young families and...

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World's Easiest Mortgage Hack

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


This mortgage hack can be done by anyone with a mortgage that allows the increase of payments (as most Canadian institutions do). However, due to the fact that younger first-time buyers generally increase their wages faster than more mature owners, this plan can benefit them most of all.

This simple example of how to allocate increases in pay to yo...

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12.5 Questions About CMHC's New First Time Home Buyer Program

Posted on Jun 19, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


We answer the TOP 12.5 questions about the new CMHC First Time Buyer Incentive Program

Housekeeping:
We are learning as the details emerge and as always, details are subject to change.
We refer to the CBC.ca article by Pete Evans on June 17, 2019

The questions answered in this video are:

1. What are the positives of this program?
2. I see the number 1...

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BC Speculation Tax and You!

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in Real Estate Tips


It's up to you as a BC property owner to opt out of the new BC Government's Speculation Tax. In this video, Steve Karrasch of Chris Whitehead & Associates goes over a few points you may not know about the newly implemented tax. 

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