Searching for a 1/2 duplex or townhome? Here are some valuable hints, tips & resources:

Due diligence will include review of the following documents:

  • History of municipal permits
  • Approvals and undertakings, if any
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Financial Statements, if any
  • History of any meeting notes, agreements
  • Strata Plan (if applicable)
  • Title Search
  • Property Disclosure Statement

As a full service real estate specialist, expect a review and summary of all documents related to the purchase of a new home from us.

First Steps:

Mortgage Prequalification.  Imperative to obtain prior to previewing half duplex properties.  You’ll determine your budget, be protected with a mortgage rate hold and will help determine your criteria.

Mortgage brokers work either for a large financial bank or are independent.  It’s always best to get 2 quotes from competing resources to compare benefits, terms and rates.

The below tabs hold my trusted resources lists for everything you need as a buyer:

Mortgage Brokers
Sheree Rankin, Mortgage Specialist
RBC Royal Bank
Tel:  604 505-6269
Karen Gibbard, AMP Principal
Gibbard Group Financial
Tel:  604 313-3199
Aly Kassam, Mobile Mortgage Specialist
TD Canada Trust
Tel:  604 833-9304
Brian Johnston, Mortgage Advisor
Tel: 604 218-8306
Home and Building Inspectors
Fairbairn Inspection Services
David Fairbairn
Tel:  604 395-2795
Buchamer Home Services
Rick Buchamer
Tel: 604 983-2347
Pillar to Post Home Inspectors
Contact Derek Jacques
Tel:  604 250-8832
Lawyers & Notaries
Lonsdale Law
North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 980-5089
Lonsdale Law
Kim Vickers, Notary Public
North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-985-9812
Kim Vickers
Ratcliff & Company
David von der Porten
North Vancouver, BC  Tel: 604 988-5201
Silver Law
North Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604 986-2522
Lorraine John, Notary Public
North Vancouver, BC
Tel:  604 985-4150
Lorraine John
Insurance Providers
Churchill Insurance Brokerage Services
Churchill Insurance
Tel: 604 628-1794
Irwin & Billings Insurance
Irwin & Billings
Tel:  604 988-1148
Westland Insurance
Westland Insurance
Tel:  604 983-3323
Tel:  888 268-2222

As a full service realtor, I offer an initial consultation with your choice of the following professional stagers.  This is beneficial to you to plan your décor and furniture placement and could save you money, time and help you get “your design on!”

Jennifer McPherson
Urban Presentations
Leslie Todd
Refresh Home Staging
Suze McCart
Suze Interiors

Chances are, if you are buying previously owned townhome, there may be a few items to repair or fix.  Call for professional help:

Express Home Repairs
Express Home Repairs
Tel:  604 988-4663
HomePro Handyman
Homepro Handyman
Tel:  604 904-7846
Edgemont Movers
North Vancouver
Tel:  604 984-9101
Edgemont Movers
Ellis Moving & Storage
North Vancouver
Tel:  604 986-9817
Ellis Moving & Storage
Ferguson Moving & Storage
North Vancouver
Tel:  604 922-2212
Ferguson Moving