Understanding the New BC Tenancy Rules Effective July 18, 2024

Kim PhillipsProperty Investment, RE/MAX, rentals, Tips

At Phillips & Munro Real Estate, our goal is to ensure that buyers and sellers are aware of the new rules regarding tenant-occupied properties. The Provincial Government of British Columbia has announced some significant changes to the Residential Tenancy Act, effective on Thursday, July 18, 2024. These changes aim to prevent landlords from unfairly evicting tenants in bad faith. As … Read More

Navigating the New Changes in Capital Gains Tax and Flipping Homes in Canada

Kim PhillipsProperty Investment, RE/MAX, Real Estate, Tips

With recent changes to capital gains tax legislation, Canadian real estate investors, especially those who consider themselves “home flippers,” should stay informed about how these updates could impact their financial strategies.  At Phillips and Munro Real Estate Team, we’re always committed to guiding our clients through the ever-evolving real estate landscape. We will explore the latest capital gains tax law … Read More

Investing in Real Estate: Pros and Cons of Different Residential Properties and Strategies Worth Considering

Kim PhillipsProperty Investment, Real Estate, Tips

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When it comes to investing in real estate, the landscape is as vast as it is varied. For more than two decades, the Kim Phillips Real Estate Team has been guiding buyers and sellers through the bustling markets of Langley, Cloverdale, and South Surrey. Local realtors, our team stands in the Top 1% of the Fraser Valley, which showcases our … Read More

Buying a Home in South Surrey? Here Are Some Things to Look For…

Kim PhillipsReal Estate, Surrey, Tips

In today’s market, you deserve not just any realtor, but the best. You deserve a team that’s dedicated, knowledgeable, and has your best interests at heart. Buying a home is a significant milestone, and the Kim Phillips Real Estate Team believes you deserve a realtor who genuinely cares. Let’s dive into the details worth considering when shopping for real estate … Read More

The Importance of Home Inspections Before Buying in the Fraser Valley

Kim PhillipsCloverdale, Inside Fraser Valley, Langley, Real Estate, Surrey, Tips

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The Fraser Valley, with its stunning landscapes and vibrant communities, has emerged as a hotspot in British Columbia’s real estate market. Amid this dynamic market, the importance of home inspections cannot be overstated. The Kim Phillips Real Estate Team, a dedicated group of local realtors, has been assisting buyers and sellers in South Surrey, Cloverdale, and Langley, ensuring seamless transactions … Read More

6 Design Trends to Refresh Your Kitchen 

Kim PhillipsHome Decor, Lifestyle, Tips

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Your kitchen is a place where you gather to cook, eat, socialize, perhaps even work from time to time. As the heart of the home, you want to make it true to you, while also being optimized come resell time! If you have been considering a kitchen refresh, we’ve got some ideas to get you started. Here are some of … Read More

6 Areas of Your Kitchen to Clean After Moving In

Kim PhillipsHomeowner Hacks, Lifestyle, Tips

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It’s official! You’ve just signed the paperwork on your new home and are getting ready to move in. While our team of local realtors can streamline this process in many ways, there are some tasks that are left up to the new homeowners. But don’t worry – we’ll provide you with the tools to give you the guidance you deserve. … Read More

To Build or Buy: The Big Real Estate Question in 2022

Kim PhillipsCloverdale, Langley House Market, Property Investment, Real Estate, Surrey, Tips

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Are you ready to call a new place home? While this is an incredibly exciting and worthwhile venture, we know the “what ifs” of house hunting can tack on a lot of stress. One question many soon-to-be-homeowners wonder is if they should buy a house or build one. Since both options come with several factors to consider, it’s important to … Read More

How to Renovate a Bedroom Into Your Dream Primary Suite

Kim PhillipsHomeowner Hacks, Inside Fraser Valley, Lifestyle, Real Estate, Tips

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Do you want a perfectly crafted, completely customized oasis at the core of your home? Do you dream of having a spa-retreat to escape to after a long day of enduring the hustle and bustle of modern living? All can be yours with a thoughtfully planned renovation to your primary bedroom. As top Cloverdale realtors, we’re no strangers to luxury … Read More