Should I buy Condo or a house?

By: Axel Ziba

Should I buy Condo or a house?

Tags: Real Estate Buyer Tips

This a very common question. But to answer this, I always turn the question to the real estate buyer by pointing out what it is their priority? Vancouver is an international city and has been a focus of investment for years. Despite of local government interference to slow it down and causing the price drop, we yet are witnessing the values are increasing and the effect and the result of what the...Read More

Condo or House?

By: Axel Ziba

Condo or House?

Tags: Real Estate Tips

I was meeting a couple who were interested in purchasing a home for their family of 3 and their pet dog at my office in Yaletown Vancouver.  Since I previously referred them to a financial institution for mortgage pre-approval, after reviewing their options and looking at their pre-approved mortgage amount, they asked me whether a house or a condo apartment in Vancouver offers better value an...Read More

Different Types of Strata in BC

By: Axel Ziba

Different Types of Strata in BC

Tags: Real Estate Tips

A strata or strata development is a way of subdividing and owning portions of land and buildings on that subdivision. A Strata Corporation is created and shaped when a developer registers a strata plan of the subdivided land/buildings with the British Columbia Land Title and Survey Authority. A strata corporation has all of the powers of a natural person who has full capacity. This means...Read More

5 Top Characteristics of REALTOR®

By: Axel Ziba

5 Top Characteristics of REALTOR®

Tags: Real Estate Tips

5 important must-have character to seek in your Vancouver Realtor: No matter whether you are searching for a real estate and property for sale in Vancouver or looking to sell your home as a real estate seller, when meeting with a Vancouver Realtor, it is important to know their level of competency to act on your behalf. It is a good idea, to either listen to how the following factors unfold itsel...Read More

What to View At a Home For Sale?

By: Axel Ziba

What to View At a Home For Sale?

Tags: Real Estate Buyer Tips

So you have been searching for house and or condo apartment for sale alongside of your REALTOR® and set aside a few top choices to have a closer look.  Your real estate agent arranged with the listing agent and made an appointment for all 3 listings. It is a fun tour day and you are going to view your top selections of home for sale. What is it that you need to look for and make note? I ...Read More

Should I Buy or Sell in This Real Estate Market?

By: Axel Ziba

Should I Buy or Sell in This Real Estate Market?

Tags: Real Estate Tips

No matter the market, whether high activity or low, there are real estate sellers and buyers that need to sell or buy. - A family that has out-grown their space and need a bigger space to upgrade their real estate need to sell their current home and purchase another. - Seniors who wish to down-size their space must sell and buy another  - Job and career relocation. There are sellers whom mus...Read More

First Time Home Buyer & Property Transfer Tax?

By: Axel Ziba

First Time Home Buyer & Property Transfer Tax?

Tags: Real Estate Buyer Tips

British Columbia’s first time home buyers’ program helps reducing or eliminating the property transfer tax payable on a first time home purchase. The qualify buyers may be eligible for a full or partial exception from property transfer tax. What qualification is required to be exempt from Property Transfer Tax (PTT)? The following is required when registering the property: - The real ...Read More

How Much a  Realtor® Should know?

By: Axel Ziba

How Much a Realtor® Should know?

Tags: Real Estate Tips

In my previous article of the benefit of Vancouver Realtor, I emphasized on the knowledge, skills and ability. When it comes to knowledge, I have been asked from many buyers how much does my Realtor know about the specific home I’m about to purchase? To answer let’s dig deeper into what you need to find out about the property and or house you’re about to make an offer.  Whe...Read More

Deadline on my offer of Purchase?

By: Axel Ziba

Deadline on my offer of Purchase?

Tags: Real Estate Buyer Tips

As we are going through a market shift and some balancing of sales, going toward a buyer’s market in real estate market in Vancouver, we see many offers and counter offers are negotiated. So the other say as I was preparing the offer or in other words as we call in in BC real Estate, Contract of Purchase and Sale (CPS), I started explaining every note on the pre-drafted contract.  On th...Read More

How Much Deposit?

By: Axel Ziba

How Much Deposit?

Tags: Real estate buyer tips

When a Real Estate Buyer Pays the Deposit and How Much? In addition to be a listing agent and represent many home sellers, I also work with surge of home buyers looking for a house or condo apartment for sale. I’ve had many of the buyers asking me when they need and required to submit their deposit payment when making an offer on a property for sale. Contract of Purchase and Sale in other...Read More