Laura Barkman's Blog Posts

6 WAYS TO IMPROVE CURB APPEAL BEFORE SELLING A HOME THIS SPRING

We have 1 more week of Spring Break and the weather in Whistler is becoming spring like very fast.  I am already thinking how to get my garden and yard ready for planting.  Here are some

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TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE BEST MORTGAGE RATE IN CANADA

When you purchase a home, a down payment is typically applied to the purchase price, and the balance is to be paid off over your term of the mortgage. The loan you receive from a lender in order to

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WHY LOWER CANADIAN REAL ESTATE PRICES COULD BENEFIT SELLERS THIS SPRING

The Canadian real estate market is going through an adjustment period right now. After a couple of years of meteoric growth across the entire housing sector, conditions seem to be settling, the

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CANADA'S MORTGAGE STRESS TEST

There has been much speculation on the mortgage stress test - and many feel it should go - some good background info in this article:Should Canada’s banking regulators abandon the 

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BUYING A PROPERTY? HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS GET A HOME INSPECTION OR VIEW STRATA DOCS

It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time home buyer or seasoned investor, there are a few universal rules that apply when buying a house or investment property. One being a home

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THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING THIS SPRING?

Spring is a wonderful time of year, especially after a long winter. The warmer weather, blooming flowers, and increasing daylight hours can lift our spirits and bring a renewed energy to our daily

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