Includes expanded chapters on buying and selling condos.
The Canadian bestseller, fully revised and updated
Buying a house is one of the most costly investments you'll ever make. Buying a house is one of the most costly investment you'll ever make. Likewise, getting the best price when you sell can help you move up and into something better. Even though a lot is riding on these decisions, sit back, relax, and let this handy reference take you on a tour of the Canadian real estate scene. You'll be charting a course to domestic bliss in no time.
Vancouver-based Tony Ioannou has worked in Canadian real estate for more than 20 years and is a senior associate and manager with Dexter Associates Realty. Heather Ball is a Toronto-based writer and editor.
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Tony Ioannou is currently a senior associate and manager with Dexter Associates Realty in Vancouver, and has been interviewed many times in the Vancouver and national media about the state of the real estate market and the industry in general.
Tony obtained his real estate licence in 1984, and has consistently been a top-producing salesperson with NRS Block Bros., and with Dexter Associates Realty since 1990. In 1990, he obtained his agents (managing brokers) licence, but continues to enjoy working as a residential real estate sales person primarily on the West Side of Vancouver. He has also worked as a division director for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, sits on a number of industry committees, teaches a real estate course to new real estate agents, and speaks to the public about real estate at seminars and shows.
Tony was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and immigrated with his family to Vancouver in 1973. He completed high school in Vancouver and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Geography from the University of British Columbia. He has lived in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood for the past 25 years and is an avid mountain biker, motorcyclist, and golfer.
Heather Ball is an editor and writer at Colborne Communications in Toronto. She has worked on book projects covering topics such as genealogy, cooking, and ladder safety. She is also the author of two non-fiction books for children.