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CMHC raises premiums - Tips from your local South Surrey/White Rock Realtors

February 28th, 2014
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CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) announced today that they will be raising the insurance premiums in order to insure mortage loans by up to 15% depending on how much money a Buyer has to put down on their mortgage.

Many home Buyers only have 5-10% to put down on their mortgage, unless they have a 20% downpayment then they will need to have their mortgage insured by 1 of the 3 mor ...

Thinking of Moving? Two things you need to know. -Tips from your local Cloverdale realtors

February 28th, 2014

If you're thinking of making a move within the next few months, there are two important things you need to know.

The first is the market value of your current property. That's the amount your home will likely sell for in today's market. When you know its market value, you'll have a better idea of how much money will be available to invest in a new home.

The second is an overview of what's avail ...

Congratulations to all of our Olympic athletes

February 24th, 2014
Canada Flag

From all of us at The Bettina Reid Group we want to congratulate all of our Canadian Olympic athletes for making CANADA proud!

Sad to see the Winter Olympics is now over. Such a sense of pride always seems to sweep our Nation and these Olympics were no exception. We cheer for all of our Olympians and feel for them when they don't achieve what they were hoping for. But we also beam with Pride f ...

Should you Buy the "Less Than Perfect" home? - Tips from your local South Surrey/White Rock Realtors

February 20th, 2014

When you’re shopping for a new home, you want to find a property that has all the features and characteristics you want. A large deck surrounded by picturesque landscaping ... a beautiful kitchen with gleaming marble countertops... a cozy finished basement with fireplace....

You should look for the ideal home. You deserve it! But some home buyers make the mistake of becoming fixated on finding ...

BC Government puts money back in to the pockets of 1st Time Home Buyers - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtors

February 20th, 2014
BC government
Great news for First time Home Buyers. The BC government came down with their budget yesterday and Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced a new savings for First Time Home Buyers by raising the tax threshold from $425,000 to $475,000. 

Which means as long as you are a Canadian resident, have lived in BC for at least a year, never owned a property anytime or anywhere in the world. Then as of t ...

Opt out of Yellow Pages - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtors

February 18th, 2014
Yellow pages catalogues
Are you tired of receiving Yellow pages catalogues at your door? I know I am! 

Trying to stay as Paperless as possible, it infuriates me to find Yellow Pages catalogues at my door that immediately go in to the recycling bin. How many trees could have been saved? Especially when you think about it, when was the last time YOU went looking for a telephone book of any kind to find a business or pe ...

Provinceton Open House!

February 16th, 2014

We are proud to announce that this Feb 16th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 18166 70 Ave in the Provinceton neighborhood, Surrey. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Provinceton.

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Provinceton House for sale.

As always please do not he ...

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the Bettina Reid Group

February 14th, 2014
Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at the Bettina Reid Group! Hopefully you can share some of the day with your loved ones, but always remember today shouldn't be the only day you recognize each other. 

Watch for these electrical hazards in your home - Tips from your local South Surrey/White Rock realtors

February 13th, 2014
Greater Vancouver Electric

Watch for these electrical hazards in your home

Electricity in the home is so commonplace that it's easy to forget how dangerous it can be. According to the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, an electrical shock can knock you unconscious, cause a serious burn, or even stop your heartbeat.

Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to reduce the ri ...

Making sense of a crazy market - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtors

February 7th, 2014

Making sense of a crazy market

Unless you're a real estate expert, you probably look at the market and think things are pretty confusing. Even a bit crazy! You hear news about “bubbles bursting”, “higher or lower home sales in a particular month”, “new home starts” that are up or down, and on and on it goes.

It’s a lot of news and a lot of jargon.

If you're thinking of s ...

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