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Bright ideas to get your home show ready to sell

Is your home show ready? Before you list your home for sale, here are a few tips to get you started: 1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of your small, personal decorative items. Put excess...

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What is a Flat Fee / Mere Posting?

With the recent CREA agreement with the competition bureau, there have been a number of questions about what Flat Fee models are and how they work. Flat fee, or For Sale by Owner (FSBO), companies typically provide a kit to a seller that may include a sign and the...

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Macdonald Realty Voted Best Real Estate Office in Vancouver

The readers of the Vancouver weekly newspaper The Georgia Straight have voted Macdonald Realty number one in the “Best Neighbourhood Real Estate Office” category.  You can see the rankings here.  Covering Vancouver business and culture, The Georgia Straight is a...

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Moving Tips

Here’s a few tips/suggestions that we thought you might find useful when moving. About a month before moving day: - as a client of ours, you will receive a “Holmes Team After the Sale/Moving Checklist” - call a moving company and book moving date - notify post office...

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Vancouver Real Estate Supply and Demand in a Global Context

Were we spoiled by the early spring flurry?   Probably. Does the inventory have to decline at the same rate as the number of units sold to maintain market integrity?  Probably not. The market appears to be levelling.  Prices are adjusting slightly downward but not in...

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10 Home Repairs that Will Save You Money

Remodels are great, but can get pretty pricey. Not everyone has thousands to add value to their home – but what about those less glamorous repair projects on your to-do list? These simple and inexpensive maintenance items don’t seem like they add to your home’s value,...

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