Ei-Leen Ong's (vancouver) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Macdonald Realty 1st Pioneer
FINALLY! Expansion of the skytrain track INTO Surrey!  I'm so glad to read this in the latest board newsletter.  I've been a resident of Surrey ever since moving here from Singapore in 1992 & I've always felt that the transit system could be more efficient.  I've been spoilt in Singapore where th...
In conjunction with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is holding its first ever computer and electronic equipment recycling event this week from Monday, January 28 to Thursday, January 31.  I'm planning to drop off my old printer, cables that I have n...
Short version:  the rebate is just under 2% (1.8% to be exact) for new homes under $350,000.  It gets a little more complicated for homes between $350,000 & $450,000 as a sliding scale is used to calculate the rebate. Long version:  Here are the formulas from the office conveyancer for those who ...
Many clients ask about the cost of lawyers & notaries & I happened to get a price list in my mailbox the other day.  I thought I'd share the prices for some of the more common services so everyone has an idea of what to expect when they go to a lawyer (notaries charge similar prices...some charge...
Being part of the Education Committee, I'm one of the first to hear about the new seminars that will be offered at the board.  Kevin Doherty & Bill Murray from Investors Group put on a Power Lunch on Financial Planning on Wed.  I've heard similar presentations before from a friend who is with WFG...
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's annual Education Week will be held from January 30th - February 1st, 2008 at the Coast Hotel & Convention Centre in Langley.  A significantly different format from previous years, we will see a Trade Show for the first time, several breakout sessions on vario...
I read the following article from News 1130 the other day & found it interesting.  I've heard different numbers, but there's a rule where for every complaint received, there's 100-200 similar concerns that are never expressed...I first heard this when I was writing a letter to the local MP.  I wo...

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