Episode #14 – COVID19’s Current Effects on Residential Financing

COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of life, so what exactly is it doing to the residential financing world? Alex McFadyen from Thrive Mortgage CO and the YVR REMO Show joins James and Denny to talk about how this pandemic is affecting mortgages and how to government plans to help. This episode will focus on BC mortgages, prime rate changes, fixed rates vs variables, renewals, renter situations, how people are reacting and what may happen in the near future.

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Episode #13 – COVID19 Current Effects on the Local Real Estate Market

As Vancouver settles into accepting social distancing and staying at home as the current norm, the real estate industry moves along but with some changes. James and Denny share how COVID-19 has affected their day-to-day lives and how they have adapted to keep the team going. If you have any interests in current real estate dealings, local market activity, real estate financials or ways of developing your business in the downtime please give us a listen!

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Episode #12 – Dealing with Multiple Offers: Sellers Perspective

In a busy Vancouver market dealing with multiple offers on a property is common. In a seller’s world, this can be a great situation to be in. James and Denny share their process of how they work with sellers to get the most out of a multiple offer situation. If you want to learn more about multiple offers, market exposure, seller paperwork, offer presentations and client-realtor open communication.

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Episode #11 – Step by Step Guide to Buying a Detached Home

Buying a detached home will most likely be the largest purchase of your life so knowing what to look for can make a world of difference. James and Denny go through their 10 steps that cover all aspects of buying a home. If you are thinking of buying a detached home this episode will cover finding out how much you can afford, appraisals, site surveys, questions to ask the city, home inspections and contracts.

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Episode #9 – Dealing with Multiple Offers: Buyers Perspective

As the Vancouver markets starts to heat up, multiple offers become the norm and can be very frustrating especially for those looking to buy. James and Denny share how they approach multiple offer situations and what they look for in hot real estate markets. If you are a buyer in a multiple offer situation this episode will provide information on how to gain an advantage and land the property in a bidding war.

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Episode #8 – BC Condo Insurance Crisis

Strata Condos and townhomes in British Columbia are on the verge of an insurance crisis due to rising premiums. Increased number of claims, construction costs and climate change have all contributed to these increases. James and Denny give their take on the situation and discuss how much you can expect your strata fees to increase, what to be aware of when buying into strata and potential government intervention.

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SOLD! #3204 240 Sherbrooke St., New Westminster


Copperstone at the centre of the Lower Mainland.  This immaculate 2bdrm 2bthrm NW 1034 SF corner suite incl: laminate flooring, crown mouldings, S/S appliances, upgraded paint, lights and fixtures, in-suite laundry and security system, and more.  Sit and enjoy the afternoon sun on the private covered 9’x11′ balcony.  Spacious living areas and open floor plan.  This unit faces NW onto the quiet treed courtyard with a glimpse of snow-capped mountains.  Walk to the trendy Sapperton area that boasts a Thrifty’s (open 24hrs), Starbucks, shops, bistros, boutique gift shop and spa, and bakeries… Close to freeway access and only a 3 minute walk to the skytrain. Built in 2008, 2-5-10 warranty, 2 parking, 1 locker, Pets & Rentals Welcome.

#101 14 E Royal Ave, New Westminster (Victoria Hill)


WOW! VICTORIA HILL master planned community by Onni.This suite & RAINSCREENED building have it all! OUTSTANDING,IMMACULATE,QUIET 1236 sf 3 bed/2 bath(both ensuites)condo.Ground floor(townhome feel)unit features your own large private yard perfect for kids/entertaining/dog owners!GORGEOUS Fraser River views,2 side by side parking spaces+locker.Luxurious finishing incl:Granite counters,high 9+ft ceilings,S/S appliances,Gas stove, large private bedrooms,huge master closet w/spa like ensuite.IN BUILDING amenities:Guest suite/gym/pool table/ party room.LOW STRATA Fees!Walk or Shuttle Bus to Douglas College,shops,GREAT schools,transit,Canada Games Pool. Steps to Queen’s Park. You’ll love all that New West has to offer! REA Full Realtor 19-Mar-12 12:55 PM The enclosed information while deemed to be correct, is not guaranteed. PREC* indicates Personal Real Estate Corporation. New Westminster, Fraserview NW Residential Attached