Blog - Craig Doherty

The Worst Home Selling Mistake

(January 27, 2015)

When you're about to list your home read this article. Don't fall for the agent that sells themselves by over-selling the market value of your home in order to win a listing http://homebuying.about.com/od/sellingahouse/a/overprice.htm?utm_term=expired%20mls%20listings&utm_content=p1-main-4-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adid-c9d44806-cf79-4bb6-802f-3dd352d93462-0-ab_gsb_ocode... read more.

Bank of Canada Lowers Overnight Rate

(January 21, 2015)

This is super news for homeowners and for those looking to get into the market http://www.repmag.ca/news/boc-lowers-target-for-overnight-rate-187382.aspx

Urban Boundaries - Good for the community and house prices

(January 19, 2015)

This short article really articulates common sense supply v demand. Toronto's greenbelt can be compared to BC's Agricultural Land Reserve and other natural elements such as mountains, water and an international border http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/how-urban-boundaries-are-impacting-investors-187190.aspx

2014 Video Real Estate Wrap Up for Greater Vancouver 

(January 16, 2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=786XxiMqkVU&feature=youtu.be

Home Energy Audit

(January 16, 2015)

Drafts are not just annoying or the source of the sniffles...they can cost you more than $600/year


https://brightnest.com/todos/winter-home-energy-audit

This Blew My Mind...

(January 16, 2015)

North America’s top housing markets were last announced in March 2014 by the Financial Post, with Vancouver at #1. They reported an average home in the city came in around $864,000 CAD, followed by San Francisco at just over $800,000. By a considerable gap, San Diego, Toronto and Los Angeles closed out the top five around the $500,000 mark. 


Check out what you can buy. My picks...Waimea, Hawaii; Ph... read more.

14 Things To Do After You Buy A Home

(January 14, 2015)

So you've bought and you're over the moon about your new digs...what do prudent new home owners do next...https://brightnest.com/posts/14-things-new-homeowners-don-t-know-they-need-to-do

Can Interest Rates Go Lower?

(January 14, 2015)

There's a lot of talk about lower oil prices but, other than being happy to fill my tank, should I worry about flow-on effect to the largest obligation in my life...my mortgage? It seems views are mixed around what the Bank of Canada may do but the prevailing view is that the Canadian economy is founded on strong fundamentals http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages... read more.

8 Extras That Help Sell A House

(January 01, 2015)

You would guess that these 8 would be common sense...but you'd be surprised.