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Home Inspectors

Importance of a Home Inspector:

Choosing a home inspector means choosing someone you can trust to objectively, independently and apart from anyone’s interests, other than your own, provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home and property’s major systems and components.

Homebuyers are not the only people who hire inspectors. Home sellers also use inspectors to gain knowledge of the condition of their home before placing it on the market. Smart home sellers know that knowledge about their home’s condition makes the selling process more palatable.

Homebuyers, home sellers, homeowners, or anyone who wants to make an informed decision about a house or property based on objective information deserves a professional home inspection.


Pillar to Post – Vancouver
Wayne DeJong

649 West 23rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2A5
t: 604-250-9263 | f: 604-873-9536
vancouver@pillartopost.com
vancouver.pillartopost.com
Zegarra Residential Inspections

10871 Southport Rd.
Richmond, BC V7A 3V9, Canada
t: 778-898-6831
info@zegarra.ca
www.zegarra.ca
Archway Home Inspection
Eric Farjoo

2138 Madison Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 6T6
c: 604-816-1723
Info@archwayinspections.ca
AmeriSpec Inspection Services
Gary Brisebois 

300-3665 Kingsway, 
Vancouver, BC,  V5R 5W2
t: 604-430-0343
vancouver@amerispec.ca

Doctor Home Inspections
Kam Ajdari

t: 604-710-4060
info@doctorhomeinspections.com

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Home Staging

Why Stage your home?

Home Staging is merchandising your largest asset – your home. Preparing your home for sale is like designing a stage for a play, everything in the right place, perfectly arranged and comfortably set. It takes the guess work out for potential Buyers when it comes to furniture placement and arrangements.

Benefits:

  • Staging is a proven real estate strategy
  • Attracts a broader range of buyers
  • Staged homes are appealing and are recognized as the best properties to see
  • Potential buyers see a staged home as spacious, warm, clean, fresh, pleasant and inviting
  • Faster sales time – staged homes create a positive first impression and therefore enhances the prospect of early success

Revamp Home Staging

1155 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2
t: 604-738-2675
service@revampconcepts.com
Dekora Home Staging

3498 Bridgeway Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1B6
t: 604-876-4355

Lawyers / Notaries


What Does a Lawyer or Notary Do?

  • conducts a title search to ensure that the seller is the true owner of the property, ensures that the current or proposed occupancy usage conforms to local by-laws
  • obtains compliance letter acknowledging that no outstanding liens (legal claims) or work orders are in effect
  • organizes tax department release verifying that property taxes are up to date
  • handles the transfer of ownership from seller to buyer
  • registers the mortgage on title
  • ensures arrangements are in place for funds to be available for closing
  • coordinates with lenders the setup of legal documents for any mortgage security
  • ensures that all mortgage terms and conditions are met, and that title is clear in order to make undertakings to lender(s)
  • may obtain title insurance on your behalf if there is any issue surrounding title that may cause a claim or work order of some kind in the future
  • arranges with you the signing of legal documents and submission of remaining funds not provided by the mortgage lender(s)
  • coordinates closing of the purchase transaction with the lawyer or notary acting for the seller of the property

Pazder Law Corporation
Barristers & Solicitors
Kenneth Allan Pazder

1460 – 800 W. Pender St.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6C 2V6
t: 604-682-1509 | f: 604-682-3196
plc@pazderlaw.com
www.pazderlaw.com

Jenab & Company, Law Corporation
Zahra Jenab

220 – 545 Clyde Avenue,
West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C5
t: 604-925-6005 |f: 604-925-6007
info@jenablaw.com

Moving Companies


Choosing a Mover

Moving is almost always stressful, whether you’re going across town or across the country. However, through careful planning, you can smooth away many of the “wrinkles” from your move.

Make arrangements for your move at least two weeks in advance. Ask for recommendations from friends who have moved recently, or contact the Better Business Bureau. Then get two or three written estimates from movers. It is often best to consider a mover with long standing in your community as your first choice, not one who appears only in the classified ads.

Be sure you know exactly what you want moved. Also think about what you may be willing to move yourself. Long-distance moves (outside 50 miles) are based on weight and mileage, while local moving is generally an hourly rate for a truck and crew.

Show the move estimator everything you want moved – from the old trunk in the attic to the exercise bike in the basement. This is important, because you’ll be charged more for anything you add on later. Also, discuss any special services you may want, such as having a piano moved, temporary storage if you can’t go directly to your new home, or an exact guaranteed delivery date.

Ready to make a choice? Remember that the lowest price may not be the best value. If you’re using a small firm, for example, be sure that the price includes loading and unloading. Don’t be afraid to negotiate the rate, or inquire as to seasonal specials. It can be less expensive to move between October and June.
You Move Me

#301-887 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
c: 778-231-5785
mike.dahlman@youmoveme.com
BungoBox

8294 St. George Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5X 3S5
t: 1-855-286-4629
vancouver@BungoBox.ca

Mortgage Brokers


Why is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Important?

Pre-approval of a mortgage is when your lender, whether it is your personal bank or a mortgage broker, has reviewed all your financial information and has determined the maximum amount of money you can borrow. The advantages to pre-approval include:

You know how much you can borrow, so you don’t waste time looking at properties you can’t afford.
You don’t have to worry about rising interest rates while shopping for a home, as usually the mortgage broker will guarantee the current interest rate for 60 – 90 days.
You have an edge when you make an offer, because the seller knows you’re more likely to get a loan.
You save time when you apply for your loan because you’ve already assembled your paperwork.

City Halls


Schools


Home Insurance Companies

BCAA

289 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC,
t: 604-801-7130
LEO - BFL Canada

t: 884-374-4120
leo@bflcanada.ca

Get In Touch

Milad Rostamkhani

Mobile: 778.994.6002

Phone: 604.714.1700

Fax: 604.738.1888

Email

Office Info

Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

#301, 1508 W Broadway  Vancouver,  BC  V6J 1W8 

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