As a realtor, I take pride in helping my clients with the largest and most significant purchase of their lives. Even though I'm not directly responsible for your financing, I certainly want to make sure you are well covered so you can continue to enjoy your new home for man years to come. This is why I highly recommend you consider purchasing your own personal life insurance policy, rather than relying solely on MPP (mortage protection plan).

Here are the top 3 reasons why personal life insurance is a good idea:
 
1. YOU WILL SAVE MONEY: Without fail a life insurance policy is at least 10-40% less than MPP (see example below)
 
2. YOU GET COLD HARD CASH: When life insurance pays off, your family will get CASH in their bank account tax free. This is much better than the bank getting the cash to pay off your mortgage. Your mortgage is paid off NOW WHAT?! You still have to pay...
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VANCOUVER, B.C. June 3, 2014 An increase in home buyer demand put Greater Vancouver in the upper reaches of a balanced real estate market in May.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,286 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2014. This represents a 14 per cent increase compared to the 2,882 sales recorded in May 2013, and a 7.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,050 sales in April 2014.

 

Last months sales were 6.5 per cent below the 10-year sales average for May of 3,514. The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 20.4 per cent in Greater Vancouver, which is the first time that this measure has been above 20 per cent since June 2011.

 

Our MLS® statistics tell us that theres more home buyer demand today than at any point...

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SURREY, BC – May’s property sales in the Fraser Valley reached the highest they’ve been in seven years with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board posting 1,633 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), an increase of 18 per cent compared to May 2013 and 11 per cent more than in April.

 

Previous record-setting Mays were in the mid-2000s during the market peak, with last month’s sales coming in just below the 10-year average.

 

Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “For the second month in a row, we’re experiencing healthy sales volumes with the most popular choice being single family detached homes followed by townhouses. For single family homes, that market is at the upper-end of a balanced market with certain areas in a sellers’ market where over 30 per cent of available inventory is selling."

 

Werger adds that the market...

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I have sold a property at 38 10221 WILSON ST in Mission.
Creek front & fully renovated in the Adult side of Triple Creek Estates! A sunny & bright 1185 sf, 2 bdrms (room for 3), 2 living rms, separate dining & open concept kitchen. New windows, flooring, drywall, paint inside & out, patio, hot water tank & both the furnace & roof are 5 yrs old. Awesome large new kitchen with butcher block island & appliances too. The yard is fully fenced, treed & incredibly private & quiet. You've got your own firepit creekside, private hottub, parking for over 10 + vehicles & lots of room for your RV, boat & your other toys. Bonus 16x10 workshop w/power & another 12x8 storage shed. Pad rental just $460 mth. Great location on the Maple Ridge/Mission border with amazing fishing across street.
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I have sold a property at 2302 188 KEEFER PL in Vancouver.
Stunning mountain, city and water views soon to be overlooking the brand new Vancouver art gallery designed by world renowned architects Herzog & de Mueron. Great corner unit floor plan with 2 bedrooms on opposite sides for privacy, 2 fullbathrooms, good size den/office, solarium, in suite laundry and outdoor balcony. Open concept living/kitchen with flat panel white cabinets, black granite, stainless steel appliances and wine fridge. Excellent condition with fresh paint and new flooring. Awesome amenities include 25m indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fully equipped gym and clubhouse with kitchen. Plus 1 parking and bike storage. Super central location in Crosstown's popular Espana Tower II. Walk to everything! Pets & rentals welcome.
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