Karen Tsao | 604-422-0855

Got Many Real Estate Questions?

During the process of buying or selling a home, you will unearth countless questions. I know how difficult it can be to sift through all the details in order to find answers relevant and meaningful to you.
 
I have put together the following series of documents that provide clear, concise and useful information on a wide range of issues related to real estate. Here you'll find tips on how to save money, real estate insider secrets, renovation advice, and much more.  I would be happy to personally answer any other questions you may have. 

Buying a Home

  Buying a Home in British Columbia

Buying a home is the largest investment most of us ever become involved in.  This booklet will help you better understand the entire buying process.

  Condominium Buyer's Guide

This guide will help you become an informed condominium buyer and to help you make the best choice.

  What Expenses to Expect When Buying a Home

Budgeting for a new home can be tricky. Not only are there mortgage installments and the down payment to consider, there are a host of other - sometimes unexpected - expenses to add to the equation. The last thing you want is to be caught financially unprepared, blindsided by taxes and other hidden costs on closing day.

  8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

You've been saving for awhile, weighing your options, looking around casually. Now you've finally decided to do it - you're ready to buy a house. The process of buying a new home can be incredibly exciting, yet stressful, all at once. Where do you start?

  Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you're wondering what your strategy should be: do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around? You have a few options. Use the following as a guide to explore what might be the best move for you.

  7 Things to Look for in a New Neighbourhood

Whether seeking solace, activity, schools, churches, or green space, every homebuyer looks for a different combination of attributes in a new community. Choosing a neighbourhood that suits your needs and wants is one of the most important decisions you'll make in the home-buying process; your choice of environment will affect the way you experience your new home.

  How to Set an Offer Price

There is no set equation to determine how you'll reach an offer price. Rather, the process involves a range of research and comparison that will vary with each situation. You'll need to look at sales of comparable properties, and factor in additional data such as the condition of the property, the current market, and seller circumstances. With this information in hand, you will be able to determine a fair price range and, from there, establish the price you're willing to offer.

  Home Inspections Top Ten Problems

Each homebuyer has different ideas of what will constitute the ideal home for them, these notions often based on particular aesthetic preferences. But one thing that unites all potential homebuyers is the desire to find a home that is fundamentally sound - in areas beyond the immediate sweep of the eye - and that will provide a safe, comfortable, and efficient foundation for their life behind a new door.

  Top Grants and Rebates for Buyers and Home Owners

There are many cost saving programs that home buyers and home owners can benefit. Check out the top grants and rebates in BC.

Karen Tsao
Cell:604-422-0855
Office:604-602-1111
RE/MAX Crest Westside (vanw7)
1428 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6H 1C1 CA