Christina Erl Real Estate Blog

What to do Before You Move into Your New Home

(July 13, 2017, posted in Buying)

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you're probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new  urniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first and it's best to do these before you move in as it will save you time, money and give you peace of mind...

Change the locks

Even if you're promised that new locks have been installed in your hom... read more.

BC Government to Offer Down Payment Loans to First-Time Buyers

(December 16, 2016, posted in Buying)

BC government to offer down payment loans for first-time buyers
Premier Christy Clark unveiled a new loan program today to help first-time home buyers come up with their down payment.

The BC Home Owner Mortgage and Equity (HOME) Partnership program will offer qualifying home buyers loans of up to $37,500, interest and payment free, for five years.

The province will begin accepting applications on Jan... read more.

How to Buy a Condo in Vancouver

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)

Buying any piece of real estate can be overwhelming, which is why there is an entire industry of professionals working with buyers, such as yourself, looking for a new home. However, though buying a condo may at first seem less intimidating that buying a “whole house”, there is much more to the process than most buyers first realize.


PREPARATION

1. Work with Professionals – from your Realtor to a Mo... read more.

Time to Buy A Recreational Property?

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)



Have you ever thought of owning a recreational property? .. kids jumping off the dock, parents unwinding with food and wine, a sky filled with stars you can actually see and could never count.. close enough to home that it’s easy to get away but a sanctuary where you feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of city life.. a time to recoup.. a place to relax.. a property to retreat from... read more.

Buying Vancouver Real Estate

(December 18, 2013, posted in Buying)

I often get asked the question, “when is the best time to buy real estate?” In other words, will prices continue to drop or should I buy right now…?

While none of us have a crystal ball, there is a simple and absurdly accurate way to assess the market that can tell us if future price drops are coming quickly or not. Simply by dividing the total number of MLS inventory by the total number of monthly... read more.