The Greater Vancouver Area and the City of Vancouver have been witnessing a slowdown over the last couple of months. There are several reasons for the Vancouver real estate market cooling, such as the changes in mortgage rules (introduced by the federal government in July 2012), as the maximum amortization has been reduced to 25 years from the previous maximum 30 years. This move obviously generated a reaction from buyers, as they experienced difficulties getting new mortgages from banks.(Vancouver Real Estate Market Sales Cool in January continued...)
Home renovators have little time to knock their properties into shape before the federal government's home renovation tax credit expires at the end of the month.(Taxing Time for Home Renovators continued...)
Winter is a challenging time for every house owner. Wheather conditions shift to extreme and below zero temperatures can permanently damage many components of your home. Take your time to go through the following checkpoints and fix smaller isssues. Not taking winter care seriously can lead to disasters - broken pipes being just one of them.(Winter Home Maintenance - Eleven Easy Steps to Prevent Disasters continued...)
Naturally, every seller wants to sell their property for the best possible price in the given time frame. In order to do that, you have to think about what makes the buyers heart jump and how to create the impression which triggers instant "must-have" feelings. Every home has a massive potential and the selling price can significantly increase even after a few simple changes.
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