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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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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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