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Home Buyer Links, Tips & Resources

We've put together the following list of helpful links and real estate reports for home buyers. Discover money saving tips, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice & more! 

Professional Services for Home Buyers

Richard Bell 604.873.8723 - Lawyer

Legal Services


Frank Kaplan - Lawyer
Legal Services


Joan Letendre - Notary
Notary Services


Shaun Zipursky 604.862.6360 - Mortgage Broker
Full Service Mortgage Broker 


Cara Savage 604.788.1788 - Mortgage Broker


Wayne Dejong, Home Inspector - Pillar To Post
Professional Pre-Purchase Home Inspection Services


RMC Insight - Home Inspectors
Professional Home Inspectors


Oil Tanks - CERC Oil Tank Removal
Buried and above ground oil tank removal

Buying a Home in BC - Consumer Protection Guide

Consumer Protection - Buying in BC

Extensive buyers guide to buying a Home, Towhhome or Condo provided by the Homeowner Protection Office of BC

Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you're wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

Hire the Right Agent, For the Right Reasons: 8 Questions to Ask

Finding a real estate agent who is right for you requires doing a little homework, and asking the right questions. Choosing an agent is a decision that could ultimately cost or save you thousands of dollars. Keep in mind the individual you choose will be handling almost every maneuver in the biggest financial investment of your life. Experience, interests, and expertise vary from agent to agent, so you should be asking very specific questions in order to align your own needs with the abilities of an appropriate representative

Home Inspections: Top Ten Problems

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound - in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye - and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

You've been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you've finally decided to do it - you're ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?