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Laneway Homes in Vancouver

Mar 18, 2021 Laneway Homes in Vancouver - The R & D Group

Purchasing a detached home in Vancouver is no easy feat. Costs are on the rise and the barrier to entry is high, but luckily, so are opportunities for mortgage helpers.  Mortgage helpers are rental suites through which secondary income can be generated and used to apply for a mortgage. For those looking to purchase a […]

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What is mortgage refinancing?

Jan 10, 2021 The R & D Group - Mortgage Refinancing

Right now, mortgage rates are at incredible lows. While this is great for many prospective homeowners, it can also be extremely beneficial for existing homeowners looking to refinance their mortgage. Currently, we’re seeing homeowners taking advantage of these rock-bottom interest rates, which have been a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is mortgage refinancing? Mortgage […]

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471-250 East 6th Avenue — One bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant

Jan 04, 2021

New listing at District, 471-250 East 6th Avenue Asking $599,000 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom  641 Sq Ft Listing Info Working from home? This one-bedroom condo for sale in Mount Pleasant offers a perfect layout and fantastic building amenities! The district is a modern, concrete stratum in a hot Mount Pleasant neighbourhood with features including a […]

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Title insurance in British Columbia and its benefits

Nov 04, 2020 The R & D Group - Title insurance in British Columbia

Photo by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels You can never have enough insurance When you purchase a home, you are granted a property title that legally proves you are its owner. Property titles also list any registered mortgages and/or liens, describe any easements and provide many other important details. Title insurance is a legal form of assurance […]

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The risks of owning a former grow-op

Oct 24, 2020 The R & D Group — The risks of owning a former grow-op

Photo by Drew Taylor via Unplash Nice price tag? Consider these risks Here in British Columbia, it’s not uncommon to come across a former grow-op while on the house hunt. Although former grow-ops can have appealing price tags, there are some risks to be aware of before you call 420 High Street home.  One of […]

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What you need to know about subject removal

Sep 05, 2020 Corey Martin - The R & D Group - Subject Removal Process

So, you’ve found your dream home and your offer has been accepted. Now, it’s time for subject removal. But what exactly does that mean and what does this process entail?  It’s likely that you’ve included a list of conditions, or “subjects” in your offer; subject removal is the process of ensuring that these conditions are […]

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What you need to know about Strata Documents – Part 1 of an ongoing series

Aug 05, 2020

Strata documents & what to look for   What’s the deal with strata documents? When looking at strata properties, one of the most important steps of the purchasing process is to review the strata documents. Your agent can request these documents from the listing agent. Going through these documents can be a bit time consuming […]

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Why Home Inspections are Important…

Jul 28, 2020

Home Inspections: One of the most important parts of the purchasing process So, you’ve found the property you want to purchase. This may be the first purchase you’ve made, or maybe it’s the 10th… is it still important to have a home inspection done? What about if the property is brand new? It’s new, so […]

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What’s the deal with BC Assessments and Vancouver property values?

May 29, 2020

Did you know assessments are conducted in July of the previous year? It’s almost that time of year when BC assessments are conducted – not released – but the information is gathered for the release of the values in 2021. That all makes perfect sense right? Assessments conducted and prices rolled out 6+ months later? […]

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Oil Tanks in Vancouver

May 25, 2020 Oil Tanks in Vancouver

Up until the 1960s, most Vancouver homes were heated by oil in underground storage tanks buried in yards. Once oil gave way to more modern heating methods, many homeowners replaced their oil burning furnaces with natural gas ones, rendering their underground oil tanks useless.  At this point, oil tanks were either completely removed from properties […]

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