Entries by Diana Klejne

Making 2018 your turnaround year

It’s become a bit of a cliché to talk about resolutions at the start of the New Year. You’re going to be inundated with pitches to exercise more, “eat right” or pick up a new hobby. These resolutions start out with the best of intentions but ultimately most of us can’t manage to keep them. […]

Mortgage rule changes explained

By now, we’re all aware of the major mortgage rule changes that have started to come into effect at the start of the year. To recap, in October, the Office of Superintendent of Financial Institutions, or OSFI, introduced tighter rules on mortgages set for Jan. 1, 2018. While there were several changes announced, the biggest […]

Stay or Move ? How to Decide.

Do you sometimes look for houses for sale online ? Do you drive by an open house sign and feel the urfe to stop and check it out? Those are common indications that, at least on some level, you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move. But how do you decide if you should […]

When to Consider Buying a “Diamond in the Rough”

Let’s face it. When you visit a home during a scheduled viewing or Open House, you’re usually seeing it at its best. The rooms are tidy. The sinks are clean. The closets are organized and uncluttered. Even the lighting is set to its brightest. That’s just good old-fashioned marketing. However, not every house you see […]

Steady sales and diminished listings characterize 2017 for the Metro Vancouver housing market

After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver* home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 35,993 on the […]

Should You Rent Out Part of Your Home?

Have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating your basement into a self-contained rental apartment? It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider. On the pro side, renting can provide you with additional income. An extra few hundred dollars a month can go a long way […]

Using Neighbourhood Data to Help Sell Your Home

Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they need about your neighbourhood. For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s […]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

As we are saying goodbye to 2017, I am looking back and feeling truly grateful and blessed for a fantastic year. Wishing you and your loved ones truly the most Amazing Holiday Season!! May 2018 be filled with laughter, joy and happiness! 🙂 Diana Klejne and Team  

Reducing Toxins in Your Home

You may be surprised to discover that many common household products contain chemicals that could cause discomfort or harm to family members. If you are concerned about your indoor air quality (IAQ), take the time to check the labels on the products you have purchased. While arsenic and formaldehyde are commonly known, there are many […]

Navigating the Real Estate Maze.

Have you ever wanted to try to make your way through a maze at an amusement park or farm field? If you don’t know the layout, it can take a long time to find your way through. You’ll hit a lot of dead ends, go around in circles a few times, and maybe even become […]

How to be a Smart Condo Viewer

Viewing condos on the market can be a very exciting and a fast-paced experience especially if you’re also selling your current property. You see a condo you like, you fall in love with some of its key features and, before you know it, you’re making an offer. But, if you haven’t taken the time to […]