Richmond, BC Real Estate News

By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Click on any icon for detailed information on that particular Richmond, BC Home For Sale by Michael Cowling of Remax Michael Cowling and Associates   I specialize in the purchase and sale of residential housing in Richmond, British Columbia. Richmond is a culturally diverse, unique island city located on Canada’s West Coast, in Greater Vancouver. It enjoys a temperate climate and scenic views of the north shore mountains. Experiencing rapid growth and change, Richmond has grown from a rural, local community into a dynamic urban centre with all the amenities an international city has to offer. You can’t help but love the Richmond community and lifestyle! Whether you are relocating within Richmond, searching for an investment property, or leaving Richmond for another area, my experience ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Celebrating the Earth Day Achieving a green world lies in the hands of the nurturers. How do we care for our mother earth? What can we do to contribute? A celebration such as the Earth day is a good way to remind us of our natural responsibility to take part in energy conservation or taking on green jobs, among other activities. Everything begins from doing our own personal commitment to lead a green lifestyle. Spreading the word to celebrate the Earth Day or setting an example in school, at work and at home could create an impact. We do not have to take huge steps. Simple things count, such as recycling, or buy reusable containers and bags. You could grow some plants, take a walk, ride a bicycle, or do carpooling. There are so many things that could be done. It could start from how we ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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"Could I Do the Home Selling on My Own?" As a homeowner, you are well aware about the many aspects of your home. If you have occupied the property, you know how good you've maintained and worked on it over the years. At some point, you may need to do some repairs. In fact, you may even consider doing some upgrade or any improvement necessary to make the home even more attractive, neat and functional. Now, the point has come when you wish to sell your biggest investment: your home. When you are thinking of selling your home, the very first thing that would come to your mind is the price. And why not? Of course as a homeowner, your concern is to know what would be the amount of return from your original investment, should you decide to really sell your property. There, your question goes,...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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How Much is the Property Worth? Before a person can do any business of either buying or selling a home, one should be able to assess how much it will likely sell in the market. Usually, the buyer should be concerned about how much a seller is willing to accept the price that is being offered on the purchase of the property, considering all other factors. A consumer seeking the help of a real estate agent is often given a market evaluation to review. The CMA or what we call the Comparative Market Analysis is about looking at the properties that are currently on the market or have been sold in the last few months (usually three to six months on average) or depending on the market area. Both the buyer and the seller need to understand this aspect, in order to have a better idea how much a ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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How Canadians Are Responding to Changes on Mortgage Rates We've been hearing the news lately about the interest rates increase and somehow, we can't help but wonder how it will affect us. Some consumers have started locking in their mortgage while others are in the wait-and-see mode. An article in the Financial Post published on April 20, 2010 reveals that Canadians are taking the news on the mortgage rates increase in a not-so-alarming position. After all, we've been there at some point and the recession has given us so much time to understand, plan and prepare for our needs. Putting our priorities in place would obviously make a difference. Consumers should look at their financial position, individually and as part of the household, whether they are comfortable with their spending or ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Is It Time Already to Look at Your Mortgage? Here's an article I've posted recently in my book blog site http://Canadian-Home-Financing.iClickProperty.com Thinking of Getting a Mortgage?Copyright 2010 by Author Sheila Atienza Some of us may have an existing mortgage which may be up for renewal at some point. Others, with different reasons are intending to have an access to their home equity by way of refinancing. Some circumstances could lead many of us to consider various financial options. Even those who are yet to be in the position of a homeowner may need to understand what it takes to qualify for a mortgage, which is an integral part of home buying. The question is how many of us are aware of what the process entails? Do we know how healthy is our credit position? How many people d...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Home Financing For Canadian Homebuyers Simplified Press Release courtesy of the Publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Are you quite ready yet to apply for a mortgage? Are you aware of the factors that will make your mortgage application successful? BC-based publisher, Privilege Solutions Integrated has recently announced the release of the book "Canadian Home Financing Simplified, How to Qualify as a Real Estate Buyer", written by Sheila Atienza. In the book, "Canadian Home Financing Simplified, How to Qualify as a Real Estate Buyer", Sheila Atienza has outlined the integral factors on how typically banks and lenders in Canada look at, qualify and approve applications for a home purchase mortgage. "Real estate buyers should have at least some ba...
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By Ralna Burridge
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Turned down or not approved for the amount you need?    While most people know that they have a "credit rating," not all know their scores or how these scores are  calculated. If your mortgage application is refused or approved for less than expected, there's an opportunity for me to help people understand the causes and how to best improve the score.  Credit scores range from 350 (low) to 850 (high), with 750 being the median. The numerical score is calculated on your previous payment history, your current indebtedness, your credit history length, number and frequency of new credit inquiries and, the types of credit you have. Two so-called "Beacon killers," are payments more than 30 days late (even small amounts) and maxed-out and over limit credit cards. Your detailed history also fac...
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By James Wong Vancouver Richmond, Chinese Realtor, Vancouver > Richmond
Can Greater Vancouver housing market go higher? Market sustained by low interest rates Longer amortization and low interest rates have a huge impact on home prices. With the introduction of mortgages with 35-year (from 25 years) amortization, home buyers are able to afford homes 16% higher in value. Coupled with interest rates drop from 5% range to around 3.55% for 3-year fixed rate now, home owners can afford homes 40% higher in values as compared to 10 years ago. The above price chart for detached homes at $910,000 range shows a huge price gap between current average house value and home pricing trend line around $540,000. The above chart showed that average Greater Vancouver home price as of November/09 is 69% higher than the base-line price! Danger of higher interest rates on home p...
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Renting out a fully furnished property is a perfect idea, especially if you own a small apartment or condo. This type of rent is great for people who, regarding their predominant lifestyle, mostly need a home ready to be occupied, so that they don't have to buy any house equipment. Nevertheless, before you will be able to enjoy the extra cash you get by renting a fully furnished property, there are plenty of decisions to be made and lots to think about. What costs will be involved for you? First of all you’ve got to find out how much you will have to pay up front to set it all up. Go through the offers of available fully furnished properties in your area. Compare a few properties of a similar size, location and furnishing as the one you are going to offer. As soon as you get a more prec...
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By Darrell Backen, Digital Marketing
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WHAT IS YOUR HOME WORTH IN RICHMOND? With access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data I will provide you with what youneed to: Gauge how the market is trending  Find out what sold most recently and for how much         Understand how homes compete on price with other properties selling in the area  View homes for sale with photos to better assess the market conditions ... and answer any pressing questions youmay have. MLS Market Snapshot  FOR  RICHMOND?
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Richmond, British Columbia - Real Estate Rainmaker Speaking As a follow up to a post I've written some while ago on being a rainmaker, a good article I've come across in the community can be found in the link that follows. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1142301/the-activerain-rainmaker-getting-results- I know some of us might still be curious about what exactly this network of rainmakers exactly offers to us all members? Eversince I've joined Activerain, I've always had this high regard for the network. I can say that there's never been a more empowering internet tool a real estate professional could ever have than to be visible to the public you serve. So, whether you have been in the business for that long or just starting out, to be a part of this real estate network is certainly a ...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Internet Technology for Home Selling and Buying Some time ago, people in the industry such as real estate agents, homebuyers and home sellers had to go through a very exhausting experience of getting raw leads, finding prospects and showing properties. You have to physically do all the work. Of course, that was the only route available at the time. When the internet technology has emerged and definitely has evolved, some people found a better approach to doing trading business on real estate, whether as a buyer or seller. Even the MLS or Multiple Listing Service site has been utilized by thousands of Realtors listing propertiesand those agents representing the buyers, co-operating with other agents to find the right property fortheir client. Who could not appreciate the fact that the bu...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Canadian Libraries Stocking the Book for New Immigrants and First-time Buyers I am so pleased to inform the public that copies of the book "How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada: Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers" are now available in Canadian Libraries. Some of these libraries are: Ontario: Guelph Public Library   OakvilleRegion of WaterlooChatham-KentSault Ste. MarieWindsor Public LibraryBruce County Public LibraryWellandLondon Public LibraryThunder Bay Public Library Prince Edward Island:PEIConfederation Centre Public Library British Columbia: Richmond Public Library (all branches)Surrey You may check out a copy from your local library. If the book  is not in the titles list yet, you may want torequest from your library by filling out a "suggest to purch...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Some people might think that real estate agents just simply earn substantial commissions. No more. No less. Or some might have the thought that what a real estate agent does is something just like what other sales people do anyway. Some might even think that agents do work such little effort to equate such huge fees or commission income. What do Real Estate Professionals actually have or had to do behind the showing and listing of houses on behalf of clients? What some people may not realize is that real estate agents like business owners or entrepreneursdo run their business with significant funds to back their operations and marketing activities. It's not just something that you hang your licence in your office and voila, you are sure you are on your way up. Other people must understa...
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Ready to take the Next Steps? Wow, it's been quite awhile since the last time I was here...I guess that was sometime late of July. Now when I logged into Activerain I realized how much I missed writing on my real estate and mortgage blog. Oh well, how time flies really fast... students and teachers went back to school. And we are soon approaching autumn? I guess that's the beauty of enjoying the four seasons of the year, eh? There's always something exciting to look forward to. I can't help but bring some more news as we go along. So much stuff has been going on and of course I'd like to share with our readers what we all could benefit upon. Okay. First is the thought that we are now recovering from the recession. I hope that in one way or anotherwe all have learned from this occurence....
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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"How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada" at the Cambie Library The Richmond Public Library in Cambie now has the book title: How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada: Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers. New immigrants and first-time buyers are encouraged to check out a copy by visiting the Cambie library located at Cambie Branch Cambie Shopping Plaza, Unit 150 - 11590 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C. , 10:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon. - Fri. and 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat. - Sun. The book is also available for purchase in Canada at Chapters.indigo.ca and Amazon.ca  
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Book title: "How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada" now at Steveston Richmond, BC, Canada - Richmond Public Library - Steveston now has the book title: "How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada: Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers". Newcomers and immigrants can visit the Richmond Public Library - Steveston Branch located at 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond, B.C. from Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The book is also available for purchase in Canada at Chapters.indigo.ca and Amazon.ca  
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By Sheila Atienza, Book Author/Content Creator
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Book for Newcomers in Canada at the Ironwood library The book title: How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada: Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers in Canada written by: Sheila Atienza (ISBN 9780981147512) is now at the Richmond Public Library - Ironwood Branch. Library patrons and readers can check out a copy by visiting the library at 11688 Steveston Hwy, Unit 8200 Richmond, BC, located in the Ironwood Plaza, corner of No. 5 Road and Steveston Highway. The library is open Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sat, Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The book is also available for purchase in Canada at Chapters.indigo.ca and Amazon.ca  
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New immigrants based in Central Richmond can read "How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada" at Brighouse library Richmond, BC, Canada - Here's good news for new immigrants in Canada and who live or work close by the central part of Richmond. The book title: How to Prepare to Own a Home in Canada: Recession-proof Lifestyle for Immigrants and First-time Buyers in Canada written by: Sheila Atienza (ISBN 9780981147512) is now at the Richmond Public Library - Brighouse (Main) Branch. Library users and readers can check out a copy by visiting the library at 100-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, B.C.  The library is open Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The book is also available for purchase in Canada at Chapters.indigo.ca and Amazon.ca  
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