“First-time Home Buyer? Empower yourself. Buy Smart.”

On March 1, 2017 the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) will be hosting its 23rd Homebuyer Forum at the SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. in Vancouver. In a time where real estate demand in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland outpaces supply having market intelligence before you offer on a home can enable better decisions about the home buying process. So why not check out this free event?

The mantra of GVHBA is “Prepare before your purchase.” As part of that mantra they organize this annual event to provide home buyers like you with:

  • Industry Seminars With Experts
  • Panel Discussions
  • Information Not Commonly Found Online
  • Enriched Knowledge About the Home Buying Market

Home Buyers Forums Include

Getting Ready to Buy (5:00pm – 5:45pm)

Includes a BC HOME Program review, Stress Test information as defined by the CMHC, Energy considerations, and expectations regarding the future of mortgages.

Market Intelligence (6:00pm – 6:45pm)

Includes how, and where to purchase, an update on Stratas and their bylaws, choosing to live in a condo with 5 Kids 1 Condo blogger (Adrian Crook).

What Product is Right for Me? (7:00pm – 7:45pm)

Pre-sale, new build, re-sale, emerging new home products, trending millennial neighbourhoods, new home warranty and more to consider!

Don’t Forget to Donate to Surrey Food Bank!

The is a FREE event, but you need to register on the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association registration page. The event will also be live-streamed, but registration through GVHBA is still required to access that stream.

Attendees in person are asked to bring donations for the Surrey Food Bank. After 26 years of operation, they are now distributing 2,000 hampers of food every week. They are giving, as they say, a “hand up, not a hand out.” Donations can be made on their website HERE if you can’t attend in person.

There’s more event information on the GVHBA website.

If you would rather speak with a Realtor about any of the topics listed above, please contact Sutton WestCoast Realty’s Natasha Taylor, specializing in White Rock and Surrey BC real estate. Call 778-316-4290.