2 Cats and one dumb realtor

realtor, experience with realtors, bylaws, house contract
Recently, a 2 bedroom and den unit in my condo building sold.  After the sale, the realtor left notices at every unit boasting of how he sold the unit for “more than any other unit” had ever sold for and that he would be happy to “assess” any other units that were thinking of selling. Photo credit: barbourians via flickr I wasn’t very impressed – there aren’t...

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Posted in: Real Estate

Hey, we bought another condo!

condo buying market, buying a condo, condo properties
Regular readers might recall that Brian and I were in the condo buying market.  We had been saving up money for a while and with current interest rates and prices, we wanted to add a second condo to our burgeoning collection.  We did announce it on one of our weekly updates, but I never wrote a blog about it.  We just finished signing the mortgage papers this week, so it seemed like as good a time...

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Posted in: Real Estate

Updates: September 23 – 29

Pfew, what a week. As you might have guessed with the real estate themed posts lately, we’re exploring the market and looking to buy a second condo in the area. Nothing firm to share yet, but we’ll definitely share some details when we have enough information to warrant an update. It’s been a busy week around the web as well and I think this is the biggest list of blogs and mentions...

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Posted in: Weekly Updates

Real estate update 2011

Real estate update, real estate, rental property, condo, renting out a property, property investment
Buying the first condo We bought our first condo at the age of 25, in March 2010.  Hard to believe, but even with the mortgage, strata, taxes and money set aside for maintenance, we were paying less for our condo per month than what we paid to rent in Vancouver! When we first bought the condo,  it was assessed at 210k. At the time, we paid 250k for it, 10k less than the asking price. We got our...

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Posted in: Home, Real Estate

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