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Buying a home is a big decision, and all aspects should be carefully thought about before any choices are made. You want to find your dream home within a reasonable budget, so you may decide to cut some corners by carefully analyzing the things you want over the things you need in hopes of staying within that budget.

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While making these decisions, you might decide to skip using a Buyer's Agent. Here's why this isn't a good choice:

  • It’s free! The cost of using a Buyer’s Agent is covered by the seller out of the sale of their home. This means that choosing to use an agent will not only make your home buying journey much easier, but it won’t add a single penny to your budget.
  • A Buyer’s Representation Agreement is what an agent will use to
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1. know your budget

Before even considering finding a realtor, you should decide the amount that you're comfortable paying per month for your mortgage. If you don't already have a budget , create one and know what will work for you. The next step is to go to the bank for a pre-qualification letter.

Having a budget will help you keep track of where your money is going. It will help you determine how much you can afford to pay on utilities, furnishings, and possibly repairs. A budget could help prevent you from getting too carried away with buying new items for your home.

2. know your credit score

There are two things that will determine the interest rate you get on your mortgage, the amount of your down-payment and your credit score. The

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Use a Colour Palette

Whether you’re a black-and-white type of character or have an every-color-of-the-rainbow personality, creating a colour palette is a great idea when getting your home ready for showings.

An assortment of colours is great, but it’s important to make sure they all match and work well together. When it comes to staging your home, you want to create something that looks aesthetically pleasing to show off the quality of your home.

How to create a colour scheme

Step 1: choose the primary colour. This is the colour that you really want to use for a room. It should be a colour you love and look forward to seeing.

Step 2: decide where this colour is going. Will you use it for the walls or for accent pieces?

Step 3:

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A great sale

Congrats to our sellers!

We just sold their two bedroom condo at 304 6689 Willingdon Avenue in Burnaby.

This condo was located in a great area just in the heart of Burnaby, steps away from Metrotown and close to transit.

Condos are in-demand

Condos continue to be the hottest on the home sales market. If you're thinking of selling your home, don't hesitate to call us at 604-936-1111 or email us at team@teamleo.com. You can even contact us if you want to know the current value of your condo or townhouse.

We can't wait to hear from you.

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Can you believe Léo has been working with RE/MAX for TWO DECADES?

A business man

Léo's interest in real estate was prominent at a young age. His passion was obvious from when he first started working in the business. As a dedicated member of RE/MAX, he is proud of the success of the brand. RE/MAX is the top real estate brand in the world, and Léo is proud to be a representative of the brand.

A community member

Léo's top priority has always been towards the community. It is with fond memories that we think back to past Team Léo events held to show appreciation towards clients and to also promote the community. Who in the neighbourhood can't recognize the loud boom of Léo's voice before seeing him? Those of us who know him well probably

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Skating Party Fun!

What better way to jump into the new year than with a Skating Party!

RE/MAX All Points hosted their annual skate party and invited all of our past clients, family and friends to join us for an amazing time.

We would like to thank the good people at Poirier Rec Centre for helping to make this event a success and we can't wait to continue hosting skate parties.

 

We hope to see you at our next client event!

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2015 and 2016 saw Metro Vancouver reaching record levels in home sales, but they returned to more normal levels in 2017. The sales from detached, attached and apartment properties have decreased by 9.9% from sales in 2016, and by 15% from sales in 2015. However, the sale total for 2017 was 9.7% above the 10-year average.

While there was an increase in the home sales, the total amount of listings from last year was 4.4% below the 10-year listings average. Market activity differed based on property type and there was a lot of competition in the condominium and townhome markets. The detached home market was more balance and home buyers had more selection to choose from.

What changed in 2018?

The new mortgage qualification rules have just taken

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There is so much to do in the Vancouver area over Christmas. This magical season has a lot to offer from light displays to concerts. All of these events listed are family-friendly, so bring your kids along to experience these amazing Christmas events.

1. Burnaby Village Heritage Christmas

From now until January 5, 2018

The Burnaby Village at Christmas time comes alive with lights and decorations. This village is Vancouver's most interesting outdoor museum. Located at 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, this museum includes old-fashioned streets, historic buildings, period-costumed townsfolk, and even an historic street car.

Hours of Operation:

1:00 - 9:00 pm everyday (except December 24 and 25)

See more about this event here.

2. VanDusen

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304 6689 WILLINGDON AVENUE 

This bright and spacious 2 bedroom condo has 900 sq ft of living space and is the perfect home for anyone. Come to the open house on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH 2-4 PM.

Park-like setting

The condo is in a quiet corner of the Metrotown area. And with beautiful greenery from the surrounding area, you'll feel like you're living in a park. The living room has big windows that provide plenty of natural light and it also has sliders that go right out to a private balcony. 

Great amenities

Who doesn't like the idea of getting a swim in before the day begins. The building has an indoor swimming pool for you to use at your leisure. It also has saunas!

Awesome location

Location is important when looking for a

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There are some pretty great house showings happening this weekend that you don't want to miss. If you are looking for a house, definitely check out one of the following open houses. 

7375 Newcombe Street

Burnaby V3N 3V5: East Burnaby   Open House on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM   Newcombe Street   This home is situated in a great location, close to shopping, parks and transit. With 2,040 square feet and 4 bedrooms, you'll have plenty of space to grow your family.  

324 Blue Mountain Street

Coquitlam V3K 4J2: Coquitlam West   Open House on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM  

Blue Mountain Street

This 3 bedroom home with suite is located on a fantastic corner lot on north side of Delestre with views of

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