April 2013

There are 2 blog entries for April 2013.

All too often, people looking for a home in Vancouver get hung up on small issues and let a home they would love slip away to some other buyer.   These small issues are the things that can easily be changed – like carpet or paint colors, or even counter-tops or light fixtures.   Sometimes it's lack of a fence for the dogs or a "foggy" window that makes a buyer reject an otherwise "perfect" house.   If the house has a convenient location, the square footage you want, the room arrangement that will fit your lifestyle, and the atmosphere that makes you feel like this could be "home," then think twice before rejecting it over things that can easily be altered.   When you want a home in Vancouver, give me a call. I'll help you keep your…
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Who decides which offer to accept? The Homeowner.   One of the short sale misconceptions that's been repeated so often that people have come to believe it is that all offers are presented to the bank – and the bank's asset manager makes the decision.   This isn't true. The house still belongs to the seller, and he or she makes that decision. Then the offer is submitted to the bank for approval.   It is the Vancouver homeowner who chooses the listing agent and sets the listing price, based on advice from his or her listing agent. As long as that Vancouver agent is experienced in short sales and has prepared an accurate market analysis, the listing price should fall within a range that the lender will accept.   Of course, there are…
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