Right next to Lougheed SkyTrain station, a new 80-storey highrise is under consideration by Burnaby city council.




development wrote, "The tower podiums will share common thematic elements and will be interconnected with sky bridges allowing pedestrian movement between buildings and a connection to the Lougheed Mall Precinct."


The proposal includes a total of 1,466 market strata residences.


Both buildings incorporate a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.


The development will meet its inclusionary rental obligation (required by Burnaby's Rental Use Zoning Policy) by providing 405 rental units at the Burnaby affordable rate of 20% below the market median for Burnaby North in a different building at nearby 3846 Carrigan Crt.


There are 311 adaptable units planned for phase 1 (147 in the first building and 164 in the second) with 173 accessible parking stalls.


The total number of residential parking stalls is 1,612, with 1,067 spaces for commercial parking.


The staff report says the developer will support alternative modes of transportation by including a subsidy for a two-zone transit pass to 15% of the strata units for 24 months, 14 car share parking spaces, and a fund to support car share services — equivalent to one car per 100 units, with memberships available to all strata residents.


The development will include work lounges, parcel storage rooms and a bike repair and storage room (the report allocates 3,374 spaces for residential, visitor and commercial bicycle parking).


It will also include a fitness centre, yoga studio, swimming pool, private party rooms and children's play room.


Further phases of the development are waiting on an agreement to be reached with the developer and the British Columbia Transportation Financing Authority, a Crown corporation which owns the private driveway access for the bus exchange off Gatineau Place.


The tallest building in the province is currently Vancouver's Living Shangri-La at 62 storeys. In Burnaby, construction on the Gilmore Place development is underway for up to 65 storeys.


There will be a public hearing regarding this development on May 31.




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'Never again,' said economists decades ago. But inflation plus stagnation may be on the way’

Like a boogeyman to scare children, stagflation is rolled out every now and again by economic prognosticators to warn of how awful things can get if we're bad. Perhaps that's why many economists don't seem to be taking the threat seriously.

Similar to the response after warnings of inflation in 2020, most financial commentators have been saying that the threat of stagflation — an unusual combination of a stagnant economy and steady inflation — is small.

But U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell did not seem as confident this week as he has been in the past.


"I think we have a good chance to restore price stability without a recession, without, you know, a severe downturn," Powell told a news conference on Wednesday.

"No one thinks it's easy, no one thinks it's straightforward, but there is certainly a plausible path … to do that."

Slaying the inflationary dragon

Powell made it clear that getting inflation under control was the priority, praising his predecessor Paul Volcker, who finally slew the inflation dragon, with interest rates of nearly 20 per cent that drove the 1980s economy deep into recession.

While we're currently far below those levels, Powell pushed rates up half a percentage point, saying he expected the next two moves would also be half-point increases.

But there are some who fear the current U.S. central banker has waited too long to hike rates, allowing rising prices to get a foothold and making recession inevitable, even as North America faces surging imported inflation.

A number of prominent U.S. commentators, including former U.S. treasury secretary Larry Summers and economist Mohamed El-Erian, have been warning that rate hikes, while too late to stop people from expecting persistent inflation, could themselves nudge the U.S., Canada and the world into recession — and into stagflation.

Recently that view has spread beyond the worrywarts, as demonstrated by the normally cautious Conference Board of Canada putting out a report entitled Could Inflation's Surge Lead to Stagflation?, explaining how it could happen in Canada.

The weird thing about stagflation, and why it so seldom occurs despite repeated frightening predictions, is that under normal circumstances, two traditional preconditions — inflation and falling GDP growth — are economic opposites and don't often occur together.


Worst of both worlds

According to the guidance of the Phillips curve, which some say was out of whack even before the pandemic, inflation and economic strength (as measured by job creation) rise together. 

But in 1965, Iain Macleod, the British Conservative politician who coined the term, was among those who noticed the Keynesian rule of thumb wasn't working.


"We now have the worst of both worlds; not just inflation on the one side or stagnation on the other, but both of them together," Macleod is recorded as saying in the British House of Commons, where he was finance critic. 

"We have a sort of 'stagflation' situation," he said. "And history, in modern terms, is indeed being made."

As with many ideas in economics, there is a lot of argument over the whys and wherefores. But when stagflation swept the U.S. and Canada in the 1970s, blame was cast on the supply shock brought on when OPEC members suddenly demanded an increased price for their oil, pushing already-high inflation even higher and simultaneously battered the economy.


Never again, whoops

"When I was a graduate student, all the professors would say, 'Oh, we'll never see this era again of letting the inflation genie out of the bottle,'" economist Constance Smith, a professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, said wryly.

Like others who lived through that time, she remembers it as being "unpleasant" — a term echoed exactly by Powell from his own memories, as repeated attempts by central banks to quash inflation failed to convince people that prices would stop rising.

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Canada’s housing market will “moderate from historic 2021 levels” in terms of price, sales, starts and rentals over the next year – but not to the point where owning or renting a home will be any more affordable than it is now.

That is the forecast published by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, or CMHC, this morning in its latest Housing Market Outlook. The report noted that, despite the expected moderation in prices and the number of sales throughout Canada, costs growth will continue to outpace income growth in several major cities – placing “greater pressure on the affordability of home ownership.”

“Improving levels of employment and immigration are expected to be key factors, as the impact of pandemic restrictions continue to recede,” said CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan in a statement about sales, prices and housing starts remaining elevated in 2022. “In 2023 and 2024, the growth in prices will trend closer to long-run averages, with sales and starts activity expected to remain above 5- and 10-year averages.”

The report paints the same picture for Metro Vancouver, Canada’s most expensive real estate market. According to the CMHC outlook, price growth of homes should slow down this year from the blistering pace seen in 2020 and 2021 – but immigration-driven demand and rising debt servicing costs will lead to a worsening of affordability.

CMHC projects the growth rate of home prices in the Greater Vancouver region will not continue on its double-digit rate beyond Q1 2022, and the rate of growth in prices will actually fall to below 5% year-over-year by 2023.

When asked during a media call on the forecast’s release, Dugan - despite noting a variety of factors - laid majority of the blame on one specific cause.

“Despite the strong base of housing starts, the housing stock in Canada is too low, and the pace of new home construction forecast over the next several years will not be sufficient to rectify the shortfall,” he said. “Much more housing supply is needed.”

Dugan added the tightness in the home sales market will likely have a knock-on effect on rents, as people who might have been able to afford entry-level homes will now likely be forced to stay in rentals - further stressing the lack of inventory while keeping rental demand at a high level.

“[Housing] supply has been so low relative to demand that even if you have demand pull back somewhat, I think you can still have a situation that continues to drive prices higher,” he said.

”We do definitely expect price growth to moderate going into the next year as mortgage rates go up,” Dugan continued. “… but the main idea is that supply constraints remain binding in this environment and it continues to put upward pressure on prices... We need to do a lot more work on supply in order to sort of get to the point where we can stabilize prices and allow incomes to catch up.”

Braden Batch, CMHC’s senior analyst of market insights (and author of the outlook’s chapter on Vancouver), noted there are variables in the projection of continued growth for the Lower Mainland’s real estate market. Batch noted that “trouble in the national and global markets” – ranging from interest rates to other economic pressures on B.C. home buyers – could slow market activity to a greater degree than what’s projected if Metro Vancouver cannot remain insulated.

Similarly, total housing starts will fall this year in Metro Vancouver and shift towards row and semi-detached units, but shortage in skilled trade labour and supply chain bottlenecks will continue to push costs of construction higher.

“Vancouver will emerge from the pandemic with a strong economy,” Batch said in the report. “Immigration will be a major demand driver over the next few years, but a lack of supply at all levels and tightening credit has worsened affordability.”

The theme of continued unaffordability stretches to the rental market. The CMHC is projecting Vancouver’s rental vacancy rate to remain around 1%, all while the economic and migration rebound will put new pressures on demand, leading to rent increases.

“Long development timelines and the current level of construction won’t provide enough new units in the next three years to raise vacancy rates or to provide sufficient competition among property owners to lower rents,” Batch said. “Upward pressure on rents is inevitable for much of the market, particularly when rent controlled units turn over and reprice for the current market.”

Overall, the forecast projects the MLS average price for the Vancouver CMA to be in the range between a high of $1,459,000 and a low of $1,064,000 – showing no significant deviations from 2021’s average of $1,150,357 and demonstrably higher than the pre-COVID level of $923,070 recorded in 2019.

Home resale transactions this year will range between 44,000 and 60,000, again not venturing far from 2021 and 2020 figures (61,829 and 44,468, respectively). Again, those projections are significantly higher than levels recorded pre-pandemic in 2019 (35,715 sales transactions).

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The full report can be found at https://biv.com/article/2022/04/cmhc-no-affordability-relief-sight-vancouver-housing-2022

CMHC - Original Source

https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/professionals/housing-markets-data-and-research/market-reports/housing-market/housing-market-outlook

 
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Chrystia Freeland, who also serves as the finance minister, says the issue is her top domestic concern amid affordability crisis

Canada’s finance minister has described the country’s out-of-control housing prices as an “intergenerational injustice”, as political leaders struggle to rein in a spiraling affordability crisis.

Chrystia Freeland, who also serves as Canada’s deputy prime minister, said the issue is her top domestic concern.

“We had a better shot at buying a home and starting a family than young people today, and we cannot have a Canada where the rising generation is shut out of the dream of home ownership,” she told reporters Monday, calling the current situation a “shock”.

Canada has the largest gap between incomes and house prices in the G7, according to the OECD, and two of its large cities, Vancouver and Toronto, often appear in rankings of global real estate bubbles.

In February, the country recorded its highest ever average selling price for a house, C$816,720 (US$647,340 or £497,101), with prices up 20% over the last year. The province of Nova Scotia had the largest increase of any region, with house prices leaping 35% since last year. The city of Kingston, Ontario, recorded the highest increase, with prices jumping 44%.

Politicians and economists have increasingly grown worried that such increases aren’t sustainable, but experts say there are no quick fixes to the crisis, which has been driven in part by low interest rates, market speculation and a shortage of new housing.

The Liberal government budget announced last week implemented a two-year ban on foreign house purchases in an effort to tame runaway prices. It also promised to invest C$10.14bn in housing and said it will accelerate the pace at which new houses are built, with Freeland blaming low housing stock as a prominent driver of price increases.

“We cannot have the fastest growing population in the G7 without also having the fastest growing housing stock,” she said.

Elected officials have increasingly made housing affordability the central focus of their re-election campaigns. Ontario premier Doug Ford, who faces voters in June, has blamed cities for slow zoning processes, arguing delays drive up costs.

“Believe it or not, folks, sometimes when [developers] apply for a permit, it can take four to six years,” he said late last year. “Where in North America does it take four to six years?”

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre has also made housing affordability a top focus of his campaign. In viral video shot over the weekend in Vancouver the frontrunner blamed “big city gatekeepers”, alleging the system was meant to keep real estate investors wealthy.

On Tuesday, Statistics Canada released new data highlighting the “inequalities” in the country’s housing market.

Figures collected by the national agency found that “multiple-property owners possess nearly one-third of all residential properties” and that “the top 10% wealthiest owners account for around one-quarter of residential housing value”.

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What is property tax?

Property tax is paid by landowners and funds municipalities’ public services, such as emergency services (fire, police, and paramedic), public schools, parks and trails, as well as road and sewer maintenance. The property tax is set based on the percentage of the market value of a given property, whether it be residential, commercial, industrial, or farm, and is paid to your municipality or regional municipality.

Can I be exempt from property tax?

Some properties and owners may be exempt from paying this tax, including religious buildings, low-income households, and any federal or provincial property. Municipalities set these rules, so it’s best to consult your local municipality for more details on exemptions and eligibility.

How is property tax calculated?

Property tax is determined by multiplying the value of a property by the base municipal and education taxation rate. These rates are set according to the type and use of a property by elected officials based on the city’s budget. They’re also determined by how much revenue comes from services, fines, and provincial transfers. Property values are determined with regular property tax assessments. 

For instance, if you owned a property valued at $300,000 and the combined municipal and education tax rate is 1.13%, your annual balance would be: $3,390. 

Your municipality will make the information in your tax statements as clear as possible so you know exactly what makes up your property tax. Some charges like waste removal or rural stormwater drainage (ditches) may show up as a flat fee, depending on your municipality or property location.

Your municipality will also give a detailed breakdown of how your tax dollars are being distributed between things such as emergency services, library services, roads and traffic, etc. Understandably, rates differ broadly across Canadian municipalities based on the types of properties, and density. 

What is a property assessment?

Property assessments are required to determine the value of your property, which then factors into how much your property tax will be. Keep in mind, property assessments are different from a home inspection or appraisal. A property assessment is the process of determining the value of a property based on the open market sale averages of other properties in the surrounding area. In the case of residential properties, the location (neighbourhood), size of the lot, building type, size, age, and the building materials used, plus any updates or additions, are taken into account to determine value.

Why are property assessments necessary?

Since all properties are different, assessments are necessary to ensure everyone pays a fair share based on the value of their property and how said property is being used. First, property values change over time, either appreciating or depreciating in value, depending on real estate market trends in those areas. Secondly, population sizes change when urban and suburban centres expand with new construction. Property assessments also play a part in determining taxation rates. If property values increase more in comparison to the municipality’s budgetary needs, a tax rate reduction may result.

Who assesses properties, and how often?

Assessments are handled differently in each province and territory and are conducted by either the municipalities, a specific branch of the provincial government, or by independent organizations commissioned by provinces and/or municipalities. Assessment intervals also differ from province to province. 

For instance, in British ColumbiaBC Assessment was formed to assess all properties annually in the province. Ontario has a similar organization, MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation), a non-profit corporation whose members are made up of Ontario municipalities, and who conduct assessments every four years. 

To dig a little deeper into assessments for your specific province, check out the links below.


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NEW CREA Pilot Program Will Let Homebuyers See All Offers in Real Time


“Multiple offer scenarios have become increasingly commonplace in today’s real estate environment”


The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is proud to announce a pilot project that will display real-time tracking of offers on REALTOR.ca listings, a first for Canada. Openn Offers, a ground-breaking offer management software provided by property technology company Openn Negotiation, has been selected to be integrated with REALTOR.ca, Canada’s No. 1 real estate 


Openn Negotiation, an Australian property technology company, has been in negotiation with Canadian Real Estate partners.  With CREA saying that it will kick off sometime this summer in select markets across the country. 

“Multiple offer scenarios have become increasingly commonplace in today’s real estate environment,” said CREA’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Bourque. “Canadian property buyers and sellers seek greater confidence in the process, while Canadian realtors seek tools to enable and more easily manage these situations. We’re very excited about the potential of this pilot to address both.”

The announcement came just one day before the federal government announced its intention to ban blind bidding Canada-wide in the 2022 Federal Budget. This followed a 2021 campaign promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to create a Home Buyers’ Bill of Rights, which would include the banning of blind bidding.

As rising home prices and fierce bidding wars rage-on, Canada is looking to follow the lead of other countries like Australia which use an open bidding system as a means to cool Canada’s housing market. Duncan Anderson, executive director of Openn and president of Openn North America, says that since launching, their software has offered Australian homebuyers much needed transparency.

“Through six-plus years of development, execution, and innovation in the Foreign market, we have proven that both the real estate professional and consumer benefit greatly from enhanced transparency,” Anderson said. “We are thrilled by the opportunity to partner with CREA to introduce Openn Offers to the Canadian marketplace.”

“ It’s important to note, however, that all of Australia’s home sales, as well as a large portion of New Zealand’s, are carried out via a live auction. And in Sweden, bids placed on a home are not legally binding. Both are significant departures from Canada’s typical home buying process”

Some have questioned federal government’s decision to implement open bidding, with one report from policy think tank Smart Prosperity Institute stating that not only is there no evidence to support the government’s claim that blind bidding causes prices to soar, but that actual evidence from countries like Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia suggests open bidding will lead to higher prices. It’s important to note, however, that all of Australia’s home sales, as well as a large portion of New Zealand’s, are carried out via a live auction. And in Sweden, bids placed on a home are not legally binding. Both are significant departures from Canada’s typical home buying process.

 “In Ontario, for example, the Real Estate Brokers Act prohibits realtors from revealing the dollar amount of competing bids, but requires they reveal how many other offers there are. In British Columbia, on the other hand, buyers must rely on a selling agent’s willingness to reveal how many other offers they’ve received”

The federal government has not yet provided any details on what exactly the blind bidding ban would entail or how it would be implemented. Currently, each province or territory have their own varied rules and regulations when it comes to open bidding. In Ontario, for example, the Real Estate Brokers Act prohibits realtors from revealing the dollar amount of competing bids, but requires they reveal how many other offers there are. In British Columbia, on the other hand, buyers must rely on a selling agent’s willingness to reveal how many other offers they’ve received.

Despite the current rules, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is on board with the CREA pilot.

“This opportunity is well-timed and well-suited for our market,” said Jeff King, CEO of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. “We are excited to participate in a by realtors for realtors solution that provides equality of access to information and facilitates increased transparency for the consumer.”


 
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Ways to Profit from Real Estate Investments

There are many ways to profit in Vancouver’s hot housing market and now is the time to buy. In Vancouver’s rapidly appreciating market, many are sitting on built up home Equity, which they are eligible to borrow from. I will go more into detail about home equity in my next article; however today I will be going over a few ways to invest in Real Estate with Mario Felicella.  Joel’s over 25 years industry experience, his market knowledge and relationships have elevated him to the top of Vancouver’s Realtors List. Here are a few ways Joel recommends as great opportunities. 

1. Rental Properties

Owning rental properties can be a great opportunity for individuals who have DIY renovation skills and the patience to manage tenants in order to fully maximize your profit from your investment. This strategy however requires a substantial capital to finance upfront maintenance costs and to cover vacant months; due to tenants.

Pros

  • Provides a regular income stream and properties can appreciate.

  • Maximizing Capital through leverage.

  • Many tax-deductible associated expenses.

Cons

  • Difficulty managing tenants, potential damage. 

  • Reduced income from potential vacancies. 

2. House Flipping

This is an option better suited for an experienced investor with significant experience in real estate valuation, marketing and renovation. Requires capital and the ability to do, or manage repairs as needed. Typically Flippers often look to profitably sell the undervalued  property in less than 6 months. 

 Pros

  • 1. Ties up capital for a shorter time period

  • 2. Can offer quick returns.

 Cons

  • 1. Requires a deeper market knowledge, and understanding of market value and timing.

  • 2. Fluctuating markets, cooling unexpectedly

3. Real Estate Investment Groups


REIGs are ideal for people who want to own rental Real Estate without the hassles of management. Requires a significant capital cushion and access to financing. 

Pros

  • 1. Income and Investment Property Appreciation.

  • 2. More hands-off approach than owning/managing rental properties on your own.

Cons

  • 1. Vacancy risks; finding the right tenants.

  • 2. Fees more similar to those associated with mutual funds. 

  • 3. Susceptible to unscrupulous managers

4. Real Estate Investment Trusts

REITs are suitable for investors in need of portfolio exposure in Real Estate without your traditional Real Estate Transaction. Corporation uses investors’ money to purchase and operate income properties. Purchased and sold on major stock exchanges like any other stock.

Pros

  • 1. Essential dividend-paying stocks

  • 2. Core holdings tend to be long-term, cash-producing leases.

Cons

  • 1. Leverage associated with traditional rental real estate does not apply. 

5. Online Real Estate Platforms

Real Estate investing platforms are for those who want to join others in investing in a bigger commercial or residential deal. The investment is made via online real estate platforms which are also known as ‘real estate crowdfunding’. Still requires significant investing capital, although less than what’s required to purchase the properties outright. 


Pros

  • 1. Can invest in single projects or portfolio of projects.

  • 2. Geographic diversification.

Cons
  • 1. Tend to be illiquid with lockup periods.

  • 2. High management fees.


Key Takeaways

Aspiring real estate owners can buy a property by using leverage, paying a portion of its total cost upfront, and paying off the balance over time. One of the primary ways in which 

investors can make money in real estate is to become the landlord of a rental property. People who are House Flippers, buying up undervalued or distressed  real estate, fixing it up, and selling it, can also earn significant income, by maximizing their profits. Real estate investment groups (REIGs) are a more hands-off approach to make money in real estate. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are basically dividend-paying stocks. 

Joel Korn -  Sutton Group West-Coast Realty, does not personally endorse any of these methods specifically, and his expertise is in methods 1. Rental Properties  and 2. House Flipping.


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As we age, our elders will come to a time when they may not be able to care for themselves at home. Generally these types of situations involve family members assisting with the sale of a property which they have not legally inherited while their relative transitions into an assisted-living facility or senior community.

So, what exactly does the process of selling your elderly relative's home entail? Whether it's your grandparents, Mom or Dad; Joel Korn is the right Realtor for the transaction. By making the process seamless and efficient, Joel understands the difficulty of the situation and delivers on your goals every time. 

Joel Korn, a REALTOR®, Vancouver-based agent and salesperson with Sutton Group West Coast Realty,  and he will walk you through the important steps of selling a home for an aging or ailing relative.

Recruit the right REALTOR®

This starts with hiring a REALTOR® who understands these types of real estate transactions. Joel’s industry experience in this very situation helps to ease the stresses of the family relationship.

You may want to consider working with  Joel who is a qualified Realtor® with over 25 years experience, multiple accolades and awards, and also been a member of the prestigious Medallion Club.

Joel understands a Real Estate transaction is not just the selling of the home, but a relationship in which you really need to go above and beyond for your clients. By keeping what's in the best interest of the client, Joel has managed to obtain multiple clients repeat Real Estate Transactions, and many more referrals. 

There is no simple, straightforward solution when it comes to working with senior homeowners. Each with a very unique set of circumstances with their finances, health, family and property requiring Joel’s expert skill-set.

Get all parties involved

Joel likes to meet with the client and their family to better understand the circumstance and each party’s intentions. What goals are they trying to accomplish with the sale of their home? And to determine the next steps after the sale of the property in terms of living arrangements, living needs, etc.  

Understanding wills, powers of attorney, lawyers, who the decision maker and where the money from the sale of the property is going. ie: long-term care expenses.

In cases where conflict or heavy stress between family members, hiring a counselor or neutral party to alleviate tensions and set the groundwork for a successful sale. Joel’s industry experience has helped him succeed in the ugliest of situations, and understands the importance of satisfying the homeowner within reason. He treats every transaction as if it were his family.

Decluttering the space by organizing and cleaning up unwanted/needed possessions. Valuable or sentimental items should either be left to someone. It’s crucial to review and document these pieces ahead of preparing the property for sale. 

They may not be cognitively available and you really need to make sure everybody is on the same page because arguments arise easily, like selling off sentimental possessions which were promised to a child.

Prepare both the home and the seller

Putting a home on the market is a stressful event for any homeowner, but it can be especially difficult for vulnerable seniors or ailing relatives. 

In some cases, Joel suggests that it may be more beneficial to move the senior out prior to the home being listed. If repairs are needed on the property or people are coming over to assist with packing, Joel is always present with the senior seller so they’re not nervous with unfamiliar people coming and going from the house. 

You might be tempted to completely stage and renovate the property prior to listing it. The priority should be to ensure the property is clean and free of any garbage, with some repairs and touch-ups made on the property where needed, like painting or removing damaged carpet. 

Large repair jobs or renovations are not necessary, as longs as its up to city standards, it my be worth selling as is.

Take your time with offers

In today’s competitive housing market where there’s a shortage of supply, it doesn’t take long for purchase offers and hopeful buyers to quickly come knocking on your door. When working with a senior homeowner, however, the pace of the offer phase may be different than normal.

Joel meets with his senior clients in person, making sure the offer allows for a couple of days for the client’s lawyer to ensure everything is above board. In some cases, an offer presentation date provides some control over the pace and process of how offers are received and reviewed. 

Joel’s priority will always be strictly the client and what’s in their best interest. If they’re cognitively available, he would sit with them and explain each one.

If you’re starting the process of selling the home of an aging or ailing relative, consult the advice of a Joel Korn REALTOR® 604.722.4588.


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