FREE Download – House Hunting Checklist

Kim PhillipsFree Digital Downloads

Whether you’re purchasing a home for the first time, or the fifth, house hunting is always an exciting time! When you start going to showings, it can become difficult to remember the features of each home that you’re viewing. We’ve created this handy checklist that you can print at home and bring with you to each showing.  It’s worthwhile to … Read More

OSFI Considers Increasing Stress Test For Uninsured Mortgages

Kim PhillipsReal Estate

Sound residential mortgage underwriting is always important for the safety and stability of financial institutions; today it is more important than ever. – Jeremy Rudin, Superintendent The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) restarted its consultation on the minimum qualifying rate for uninsured mortgages, and re-emphasized the importance of sound mortgage underwriting. This is likely stemming from several … Read More

Our Junior Moving Guide

Kim PhillipsTips

Over the past 20 years, we have helped countless families achieve their Real Estate goals in the Fraser Valley. Whether you’re Buying or Selling, we are here to help every step of the way to make your Real Estate experience as easy as possible.  If you’re moving with younger children, they may find the idea of switching homes overwhelming. We … Read More

Easter Long Weekend Activities For Families

Kim PhillipsCommunity

We absolutely love Easter! It falls at a perfect time when the weather starts to warm up, the birds are singing, and gardens are beginning to bloom. Here is Surrey, we have an abundance of cherry blossom trees that are starting to flower. There is nothing quite like spring in the Lower Mainland! It is truly a delightful time of … Read More

Check Out Our Instagram Community Guides!

Kim PhillipsCommunity, Inside Fraser Valley

Have you checked out our Instagram Community Guides yet? If you head over to the “Guides” tab on our Instagram page, you’ll find a selection of Community Guides that have been curated by our team. We have created unique guides for six communities in the Lower Mainland. We’ve chosen to focus these lists more on communities where we serve our … Read More

2020 Speculation & Vacancy Tax Declaration

Kim PhillipsReal Estate, Tips

Let’s Talk about the Speculation & Vacancy Tax! You would have received your declaration letter between mid-January to mid-February in the mail. This is a friendly reminder that your Speculation & Vacancy Tax Declarations are due March 31st, 2021. It’s easy to submit your declaration online HERE. Not familiar with the Speculation & Vacancy Tax Declarations? Read below for more … Read More

Fraser Valley Housing Market Update – February 2021

Kim PhillipsReal Estate

Can you believe it’s March already? It seems like February was gone in the blink of an eye. February was yet another record breaking month for property sales in the Fraser Valley. Our team completed 10 deals for our valued buyers and sellers! *Chris Shields, President of the Board said of this month’s record numbers, “This is new territory for … Read More

Your BC Property Assessment For 2021

Kim PhillipsInside Fraser Valley, Real Estate

It’s that time of year again! The B.C. Assessment Authority released its online record of property valuations for 2020. BC Assessment collects, monitors and analyzes property data throughout the year. Property assessments are based on property values as of July 1st of every year. Interested in learning more about the assessment process, appeals and what the results mean for you? … Read More

Community Feature: Breathe Salt Wellness

Kim PhillipsCommunity, Inside Fraser Valley, Lifestyle

This past week, Kim and I had the pleasure of visiting Beata at Breathe Salt Wellness. Breathe Salt Wellness is a salt therapy clinic that is centrally located in Surrey BC, right off Fraser Highway and across from Willowbrook Shopping Centre.  Upon arrival in the clinic, you’re welcomed into the space by the reception staff. The glow from the Himalayan … Read More