The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth

Tags: Real Estate Wealth, Invesment

Wealth is within reach for many people; however, according to a recent study 63 percent of Americans said it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 Don’t just dream of being wealthy; start taking the steps to make it a reality. There is no secret to becoming rich--it takes time, sacrifice and good financial sense. Here are a few ways to build your household’s wealth.   Let...Read More

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

Tags: Vancouver Real Estate, Home Seller, Downsizing

  In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle.   In fact, the advantages of downsizing are being increasingly rec...Read More

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Tags: Vancouver Real Estate, New Home, Existing Home

Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction - wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home has all the conveniences of modern living - open floor plan in the living and dining spaces, large windows, connected, “smart&...Read More

4 Ways To Safely Show and Sell Your Home

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

4 Ways To Safely Show and Sell Your Home

Tags: Home Seller, Vancouver Real Estate

  Are you ready to sell your house, but not ready to let in crowds of people? We have several virtual viewing options we can use to promote your property while limiting the physical traffic inside your home. ONLINE OPEN HOUSE  We’ll create buyer interest and drive digital traffic to your listing by hosting an Online Open House on Facebook and Instagram. VIRTUAL LISTING TOUR In...Read More

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR:  A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

Tags: Home Maintenance Tips

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk.   In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive and expensive repairs. And even if you avoid ...Read More

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

Tags: Household Budgeting, Vancouver Real Estate

E20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget     These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings ea...Read More

Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?

Tags: Upsize, Real Estate, Investment

The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home.   According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no longer had to commute as often. Some of the top reaso...Read More

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

Tags: Home Buying, Home Selling, New Year, Vancouver Real Estate

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021.   Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay...Read More

Tips for Long Distance Moves

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

Tips for Long Distance Moves

Tags: Long Distance Moves, Home Buyers

Moving can be a stressful experience—and that’s especially true when you’re packing up your life and moving somewhere far, far away. There are so many logistics that go into planning a long distance move. And if you don’t have those logistics in order, by the time you make it to your new home, you can feel completely stressed and overwhelmed. But it doesn’t have to ...Read More

Selling Your Home? These Quick Fixes Will Appeal To Buyers—And Help You Sell Faster

By: Amir Shojaee | MEng (UBC) , EIT, REALTOR®

Selling Your Home? These Quick Fixes Will Appeal To Buyers—And Help You Sell Faster

Tags: Fast Sell, Vancouver Real Estate, Home Seller

When you list your home, you want it to sell as quickly as possible. But in order for your home to sell quickly, it needs to appeal to buyers. A recent article from Redfin outlined quick DIY home improvement projects you can do to up your home’s appeal—and help it sell faster. Some of the quickest and easiest fixes include: Upgrade your mailbox. Your mailbox is often...Read More