LOCAL REAL ESTATE INVESTING - things to know.
Real estate, especially in Chilliwack has been a great place to invest recently, detached homes, townhouses, condos, acreage prices are all showing a year - over - year increase on average of 17% as of this summer. No one can predict whether this blistering pace of growth will continue, but here are some considerations when making a decision to purchase real estate as an investment:
Talk to your banker- First, you have to know what price you are prepared and able to pay. Determine h...
CONTEST RULES - Canada Day Give-Away Contest .
Canada Day Give-Away Contest
courtesy: Bryan Van Hoepen & Associates
Win a FAMILY 6-pack GENERAL ADMISSION PASSES to
FLY OVER CANADA
PLUS WIN $200 SPENDING MONEY!
1. This Facebook Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Bryan Van Hoepen & Associates. The contest is open to anyone who “like”s the Bryan Van Hoepen & Associates Facebook page and in addition must, “share” the CANADA DAY Family Giv...
GET TO KNOW US - MEET OUR TEAM - SHERRY.
Today we would like to introduce you to our Marketing Assistant, Sherry Hunter. She has over 24 years of experience in Advertising & Marketing. She is passionate about her work, loves her family deeply and enjoys being a part of this unique team.
Name & Title: Sherry Hunter, Marketing Assistant
Where are you from: Born in Surrey, BC, Chilliwack has been home since 9 yrs old.
Birthday: March 4th
GET TO KNOW US - MEET OUR TEAM - HARPREET.
Today, we would like to introduce you to Harpreet as part of the “Meet Our Team” blog series. Harpreet is a loving mother to her daughters, is our teams extraordinary organizer, and manager of all things office related. She’s awesome, friendly and brings a lot of conveyancing knowledge to our team.
Name & Title: Harpreet Dhaliwal, Office Administrator
Where are you from: Abbotsford, BC
Birthday: June 15
WE SPEAK REAL ESTATE.
Between myself, our sales associates and administrators we speak five languages: English, German, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Dutch.
With such diversity in serving Chilliwack and surrounding communities, it’s important to ensure all our clients enjoy and are completely at ease throughout their entire real estate process. That is why my team is comprised of individuals from different backgrounds. Just as our community is very multicultural, so is Bryan Van Hoepen and...
GET TO KNOW US - MEET OUR TEAM - BRYAN.
Today, we would like to introduce you to Bryan, as we continue our “insider access”. Bryan is a dedicated father, is very passionate about his real estate career and being approachable. He’s thoughtful, kind and also enjoys a good cup of coffee! Bryan is the backbone of our team, sharing his knowledge and having an open door where we can share, communicate and empower each other.
Name & Title: Bryan Van Hoepen&n...
GET TO KNOW US - MEET OUR TEAM - LEONA.
We continue our weekly feature giving you “insider access” to our group of unique and talented individuals. We are proud to have built a team of experts in real estate sales, marketing and administration who not only know the in’s & out’s of the business but have demonstrated a track record of achieving real success.
Name & Title: Leona Janzen, ASSOCIATE REALTOR®
Where are you from: Born in...
GET TO KNOW US - MEET OUR TEAM - EVA.
Over the next 6 weeks starting today, we will post a weekly feature on one of our team members giving you “insider access” to our group of unique and talented individuals. We are proud to have built a team of experts in real estate sales, marketing and administration who not only know the in’s & out’s of the business but have demonstrated a track record of achieving real success.
Name & Tit...
CHILLIWACK REAL ESTATE MARKET: 2016-A-YEAR-IN-REVIEW.
In 2016, the real estate market in Chilliwack experienced one of the most robust years to-date. Even though there was a lot of sale activity, inventory levels remained low throughout the year, resulting in significant price increases in pretty well all segments of the market. This, in turn caused the value of all transactions completed in 2016 to reach over $1.7 Billion.
Buyer interest in Chilliwack reached a peak in the first 6 months of the year as a result of low interest rates, st...
REFERRAL REWARD PROGRAM.
The most important thing we can say to our clients is . . . Thank you!
We appreciate our clients all year long, however, once a year we have a prize draw to express our gratitude in a more tangible way, letting clients who referred business our way, know how much we appreciate it and are very thankful for referrals to their friends, family and colleagues.
So what do our clients WIN with a referral?
PRIZE - $2,500.00 TRAVEL VOUCHER
Every time we receive a referral from one of our client...
TIPS ON SELLING A HOUSE FAST IN CHILLIWACK.
You have probably heard of a lot of advice about selling a house in Chilliwack. However, many people don’t understand the value of their real estate, and this is one of the biggest mistakes they make. The truth is it doesn’t matter what you personally think your home is worth because the home’s value is determined by perspective buyers or the market. With that said, if you want to sell a house, then you need to think of what buyers want, and you should keep the tips below in ...
5 GROUND RULES FOR HOME BUYING SUCCESS.
Buying a home is one of the few purchases that carry both financial and psychological weight. Whether it’s a first home, a dream home or it’s time to downsize as you become empty nesters, this is a vital step in your life and it has some ground rules that can help you be more successful.
There are many devastating and long term consequences if you make a wrong choice in your home purchase. This is a huge financial investment and it will have a lot of impact on your life, you...
THE PROS AND CONS OF OWNING YOUR OWN HOME.
There may be times when renting a home is more beneficial for someone but for the most part owning your home is accompanied by far more conveniences and advantages.
A now retired uncle and aunt of mine, uncle Joe and aunt Kim were renting a condo in the Abbotsford BC. Uncle Joe had been a minister who during his career had lived with his wife in parsonages. A parsonage is a home which is outfitted by the congregation during the minister’s time with them.
My uncle Joe and aunt Kim later...
TOP TEN TIPS FOR LOCATING INVESTMENT PROPERTIES.
When you begin to look for an investment property, you want to find the best deals possible. There are many resources you can use to find the best investment properties in the area. Continue reading to find the top ten ways to find investment properties.
Ask Around Believe it or not, this is one of the best ways to find investment properties. You never know how may be thinking of selling, but haven’t placed their property on the market yet.
Surf the WebThe internet is a great place t...