By: Gavin Chen

JANUARY 2021

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I hope 2021 has been off to a great start for you! If you have any big plans for the year, you might be interested in this famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” I would add, “Plan early.”  We know that the sooner you get started, the more likely you are to ultimately succeed. Say, for example, you’re thinking of selling yo...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

DECEMBER 2020

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Welcome to December!  If you’re like many people, you’ll be taking some time this month to reflect on those you’ve come to appreciate in 2020: friends, family, neighbours even professional acquaintances. The list of people I’ll be thinking about this year includes my clients and real estate contacts - and that, of course, means you too. Let me take this opportunity t...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

NOVEMBER 2020

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Happy autumn.  Let’s hope the coming season treats us all well! Speaking of seasons, you may have noticed that the real estate market seems to have seasons.  Traditionally, it’s slower in some months and busier in others.  In fact, that might lead you to try to “time” the market and sell when it’s hot. But, be careful. Like the weather, the real esta...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

OCTOBER 2020

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Have you ever noticed that, when it comes to real estate, there’s news, and then there's news you can actually use? For example, most major newspapers, both print and online, publish updates on the real estate market — but only nationally and regionally.  They don’t tell you what's going on in your specific neighbourhood because, by necessity, they can only cover a ...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

SEPTEMBER 2020

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Selling your home is a big decision at the best of times.  However, this year, with all its turbulence and uncertainty, many homeowners are understandably nervous about the process. Most of that anxiety is simply the result of not having the information you need. If you’re thinking of selling for example, you might be wondering:  How does it work these days?  How do buyers s...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

AUGUST 2020

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Have you seen one of those TV shows where someone brings in an item, usually an antique and an expert appraises its value?  It’s fun to watch the reaction when the expert reveals what the item is worth. While those shows are entertaining, they also teach us an important lesson.  If you have an asset or investment, you should always know and keep track of its current market value. ...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

JULY 2020

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I hope you’re enjoying the summer so far. Things are slowly starting to get better and it’s encouraging to know that our collective efforts over the past few months are paying off.  While we’re not out of the woods yet, we are seeing progress. As things continue to improve, you might have some questions about the local real estate market.  Are homes selling?  Whe...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

JUNE 2020

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If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably found these past few weeks challenging to say the least.  Although the experts say we are making progress, we’re still trying to find our footing on an uncertain road.  We’re figuring out how to live and work in new ways. In fact, when it comes to real estate, you may be wondering, “How does the selling/buying...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

MAY 2020

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During this trying time, it’s not surprising that so many homeowners are anxious and exhausted.  Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way.  If so, keep in mind that the COVID-19 outbreak will eventually wind down and hopefully, things will be back to normal soon. We’re all in this together - and we’ll get through it. As you probably already know, a key to gettin...Read More

By: Gavin Chen

APRIL 2020

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The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for all of us, at least temporarily.  Chances are you’re dealing with many new challenges, both personally and professionally.  We all are.  Now, it’s up to each of us to do our part so we can get through this as quickly as possible. Remember, we’re all in this together.  Stay positive and know that things will...Read More