March 31, 2015 is the last day the 2% Transition Tax will be in effect.

This temporary tax is applicable on the sale of a new home that was 10% or more complete as of April 1, 2013. However, if ownership and possession take place on or after April 1, 2015, the 2% tax will not apply, as it ceases to exist on April 1.

For information visit the BC government’s transitional rules for new housing page at http://bit.ly/1GpxEUd

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                                             Benefits of Using a Realtor to Sell your Home


Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced Realtor has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way. Consider the following benefits of working with a Realtor:


Professional Experience
With knowledge and training in marketing strategy, negotiation tactics, and the workings of the current real estate market, a Realtor will be able to guide you through the steps of the home-selling process and be able to explain exactly what to expect. S/he will make you aware of your rights and responsibilities, work with you to strategize the best moves according to your own goals, discuss financing options, and point you in the direction of other specialized professionals who will aid you in different stages of the process.


Best Price
Realtors have their fingers on the pulse of the current real estate market, and will know what comparable properties in your area are selling for. They have the resources and knowledge to establish the best asking price and to attract the highest selling price. With access to their company’s professional marketing resources and connections, they will ensure potential buyers are immediately made aware of your home and market the property to sell as quickly as possible and for the most money.


“Showcasing” Experience
Your Realtor will know the importance of a property’s first impression. S/he will have experienced first-hand, for example, the impact a property’s “drive-up appeal” has on the rest of a potential Buyer’s experience of your home. Your Realtor will be able to offer you tips and information on how to get your home in the best selling shape possible, in order to sell your property quickly and for top dollar.


Access to Qualified Buyers
Realtors save time and effort by dealing only with qualified buyers. They have access to a pool of pre-screened and pre-qualified buyers who are serious about buying a home in your neighbourhood. Realtors work hard to develop this base of qualified buyers which will become an invaluable resource for you.


Negotiation Skills

Realtors serve many functions, but perhaps the most important is their role as primary negotiator on your behalf. Your Realtor realizes your goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible, and for the most money possible, and will work closely with you during the negotiation process to facilitate this goal.

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Please visit our Open House at 10690 247A ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Saturday, January 17, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
** ABSOLUTELY GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD** This executive 3 storey home is nestled in the very back of this private community and is loaded w/high-end DELUXE finishings. The main floor has a great room concept, 18 ft. vaulted ceilings withwindows to match, adding tonnes of natural light. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with Maple Shaker cabinets, a huge island with raised eating bar & pantry. Upstairs is a media room, generous size bedrooms with the master exceeding 18' x 13', that presents a 5 piece SPA-LIKE ensuite & huge walk-in closet. Making your way downstairs has 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom a huge rec room with separate entrance, all fully finished with permits. Steps to SRT High School & parks. **OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2 - 4 pm **
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