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ATTN Buyers: Changes to Property Transfer Tax

(March 13, 2016, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan – Sutton West Coast Realty


With changes to the latest budget regarding the new property transfer tax, it’s worthwhile to touch on some of the questions I’ve encountered frequently. Right off the bat, it should be clarified that there are no changes to the first time home buyer exemptions. The changes passed affect the purchase of brand new homes, and homes over $2,000,000.

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Home buyers: To get a home inspection or not?

(March 07, 2016, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan – Sutton West Coast Realty

You’re smart. You’re savvy. You’ve written a strong offer, and successfully gotten an accepted offer in this difficult seller’s market. Congratulations! But before we celebrate, there’s still the matter of removing your subjects. Today we zero-in one of those ‘subjects’ you diligently included – subject to obtaining and approving an inspection repor... read more.

List now, or wait till after the holidays?

(December 07, 2015, posted in Sellers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty

It's that wonderful time of year again! The leaves have all dropped, the carollers are out in full force, and the trials & tribulations of gift shopping are upon us. But hey – who doesn’t love this time of year!

On the real estate front, it seems that year after year, the same age-old question is asked by those thinking of making a move: Should I li... read more.

Take care of that roof over your head

(November 26, 2015, posted in Home Care Maintenance Tips)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty

You’re driving through your neighbourhood and pull up into your driveway.  The nicely pedicured landscaping and well kept home look beautiful and inviting, but that roof loaded with moss just grabs your attention. It’s what keeps you dry and the elements out, so let’s talk about some maintenance that you can do to keep it that way!


You'll find that qu... read more.

First time homebuyer? Catch a break with these government programs!

(November 26, 2015, posted in Buyers Corner)

Written by Dean Hassan - Sutton West Coast Realty


You’ve taken a look at your finances, calculated your budget, and have decided that the time to make a move into the world of home-ownership has finally arrived. Being a first time homebuyer is an exciting time – a major step of independence for those moving out of the parental home, and the ability to kiss your landlord goodbye for others!

Though it... read more.