Articles Worth Reading

I hope you find the following news stories and articles about real estate and points of interest useful and informative.

China Growth Sets Vancouver Home Prices: Chart of the Day

Thu, Jan 24th, 2013

Vancouver's housing market may depend on the strength of China's economy as much as anything that happens in Canada.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows the relationship between growth in China's gross domestic product and home prices in metropolitan Vancouver, Canada's most expensive city, where Statistics Canada data show 15 percent of the population has a first language that's a Chinese dialect.


Looking to invest? Pay down your mortgage instead.

Wed, Jan 16th, 2013

Do yourself a favour and read this article. I thought it was a really good informative article.


Problems with Underground Oil Storage Tanks

Wed, Nov 16th, 2011

Here is a recent summary of the problems with underground storage tanks written by Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers on Nov 11th 2011.



Mon, Mar 15th, 2010

If you are contemplating buying a new home or if you have already purchased one that is under warranty you should read over this policy. It's fairly short and to the point.



Fri, Mar 19th, 2010

It is very important to both those considering building a home for themselves to live in and to those considering buying a re-sale home that is less than 10 years old to understand the ramifications of these actions. Specifically, if you are the Owner-Builder and you want to sell your home what you are responsible for to the new owner and if you are the Buyer to know exactly what you are getting into. If you are the buyer be sure to have your realtor check the building permit issued to build the home to see how it was taken out at the time of construction. This is how you know if it is an Owner-Built or Licensed Builder home.


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