Scott’s Real Estate Blog
Understanding the terminology and process of buying and selling houses can be tricky. Scott’s blog is designed to help his clients by providing general real estate information and to keep you up to date with current trends in the market.
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2023 Surrey Housing Market Report And Analysis
Surrey, BC | In January 2023, the average sold price for housing in Surrey was $895,000. This is a decrease of 8.2% compared to December 2022 and a decrease of 28% since the start of 2022. Compared to the rest of Greater Vancouver, Surrey is currently the 13th most expensive city and the 16th fastest-growing city.
South Surrey Real Estate 2022: An Investment Opportunity
South Surrey real estate boasts a robust economy, an exceptional school system, and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. It's also home to a variety of real estate options including condos, single-family homes, and townhomes.
Surrey Real Estate 2022/2023: Is It A Good Time To Invest
As we look ahead to 2023, it's clear that there are a lot of exciting developments on the horizon for Surrey real estate. Multiple condo developments are planned for the next few years, as well as plans for new office spaces, and retail spaces. But is it a good time to invest in these new developments?
A Beginner’s Guide On Investing In Real Estate
If you're thinking about investing in real estate, you're probably wondering “where do I start?” This article is going to walk you through the very basics of investing in real estate, so that you can decide whether or not this is something that could work for you.
Looking Into Townhouses? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
You've probably heard that buying a townhouse is a great way to get the best of both worlds: the convenience of apartment living and the sense of community and space that comes with owning your own home. But how do you know if it's right for you? To help you out, we’ve answered some common questions we get asked from clients about townhouses.
Buying a Townhouse in Surrey: How to Streamline the Process
Townhouses are popular and desirable homes for plenty of people. Are you looking for an additional bedroom and more space than your current condo? Is it time to exit the rental market and buy your first piece of property that’s a bit less expensive than a detached home? Buying a townhouse still involves plenty of research and it can be a difficult process if you don’t have time. Below are some go-to tips for buying a townhouse and how to make it a streamlined process for you.
Is the Cost of Housing Ever Going To Come Down? Reviewing the Surrey Housing Market Report
The Canadian housing market has seen an increase of 20% in the last year. Since our salaries have barely budged in that same time period, more and more people are feeling the squeeze of the current housing market.
Questions You Must Ask as First Time Homebuyers in Canada
The more you know before you buy a home, the better off you are. It’s one of the most important financial decisions of your life and the one that will impact you for many, many years to come. If you're one of many first time homebuyers in Canada, we've put together some great questions for you to ask about the process. Asking these questions can help you make a well-informed decision, and keep you from making costly mistakes.
What to Consider When Navigating the Rental Market
Whether it is your first ever time looking for a rental home or it could be your last, finding the perfect property that fits not only your budget but your lifestyle as well can be challenging. Scott Vanderspek is here to help. As an experienced Surrey real estate agent, he has spent a lot of time analyzing the rental market and helping families find the rental home of their dreams.
Townhouse vs Condo: What’s the Difference?
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between townhouses vs condos? In today’s real estate market, both townhouses and condos are a popular choice of residence for individuals and families. With low-upkeep and amenities they are a great option for your next home.
Why You Need a Realtor During a Bidding War for a House
After months of searching for your dream house, you’ve finally found it. But it, unfortunately, seems to be the dream home of other buyers and now you are caught in a bidding war.
When You Need a Building Permit for Your Home Renovations
Building permits are required for major home renovations, failing to obtain a permit is illegal. Find out when you need a building permit for your home renovations.
Why You Need a Realtor to Sell a House
Selling a house can be a lengthy process, and it's easy to see why many sellers choose to work with a real estate agent, rather than go it alone. People can sell their homes without using a real estate agent, and that's perfectly fine. But more often than not, homeowners aren't comfortable with the selling process and they choose to find a realtor instead.
5 New Construction Home Buying Tips: How to Buy a New Home
Buying a new home is a lot different from buying a pre-owned home, there are things you must consider in this case. Scott Vanderspek has broken down the new construction home buying process and is offering a few tips to remember.
Condo for Sale: The Different Types of Condos Explained
More people are deciding to live in townhomes, condominiums and apartments because they offer greater convenience and a lower price. Condominiums, or “condos” for short, are privately-owned individual units within a community of other units. Owners of these units share amenities and common areas. Searching for condos for sale can take time, but it’s a lot quicker when you have the best real estate agent on your side, Scott Vanderspek. He searches through condo listings to find your perfect home and works with you to ensure you understand every step of the process. If you are debating whether to live outside of the city and look for houses for sale or stay and invest in a condo, keep reading and find out the different types of condos for sale on the market today.
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