The Real Deal Pod: Allister Carrington & Geoff Lee’s Pro Insights in Real Estate

Allister Carrington

Welcome to ”The Real Deal Pod,” where industry experts Allister Carrington, founder of Allister Carrington Real Estate, and Geoff Lee from GLM Mortgages join forces to bring you Pro Insights in Real Estate. Join us in insightful conversations about the ever-dynamic real estate market, delve into mortgage rates, and gain valuable knowledge that empowers you in your property journey. Our commitment to authenticity and personalized service shines through as we navigate the intricacies of the real estate landscape. Get ready for an engaging and informative podcast that goes beyond the surface, helping you make informed decisions in the world of real estate. Tune in and stay ahead with Allister Carrington and Geoff Lee – your trusted guides in the real estate realm. read less
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🎙️ Episode 18: Market Value vs. BC Assessment - What Matters Most?
1w ago
🎙️ Episode 18: Market Value vs. BC Assessment - What Matters Most?
Unlock the essential insights on the critical difference between BC Assessment and your home's true market value! 📊🏡 In our latest episode of The Real Deal Pod, Allister and Geoff delve into the nuances of BC Assessment and explain why understanding market value is crucial for homeowners. Learn how BC Assessment is calculated, its role in property taxes, and why it often doesn’t reflect the true value of your home. Discover the importance of a professional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to get an accurate picture of your property's worth. Key Takeaways: BC Assessment is used primarily for taxation purposes and may not reflect your home's true market value.Market value is determined by a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including interior condition and current market trends.A professional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) from a trusted realtor is crucial for accurate pricing and successful home sales.Understanding the difference between BC Assessment and market value can help you make informed decisions about your property. Allister and Geoff emphasize that market value, not BC Assessment, is the key metric for homeowners. They encourage listeners to work with trusted realtors for comprehensive market analyses to make informed decisions. Don’t miss out on this valuable information—download now on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favourite podcast platform! 🎧 Follow the podcast on:                   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412      Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e      YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube   ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com     Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor #RealEstateTips #HomeValue #BCAssessment #MarketValue #PropertyInvesting #RealtorAdvice #HomeOwnership #RealEstatePodcast
🎙️Episode 17: Strategies for Paying Off Mortgages Early
Jul 11 2024
🎙️Episode 17: Strategies for Paying Off Mortgages Early
Unlock the secrets to financial freedom with expert tips from Allister Carrington and Geoff Lee! 📊🏠 In our latest episode of The Real Deal Pod, Allister and Geoff dive into effective strategies for paying off mortgages early. Learn how to utilize prepayment privileges, refinancing options, and smart budgeting techniques to accelerate your mortgage payoff. With rising interest rates, now is the time to take action! Key Highlights: Effective Strategies for Paying Off Mortgages Early: Discover how lump sum payments, increased regular payments, and refinancing to a shorter amortization can make a significant impact.Impact of Rising Interest Rates: Understand why aggressively paying down your mortgage may be more beneficial now than ever before.Benefits of Early Mortgage Payoff: Reduce financial stress, increase monthly affordability, and build equity and wealth.Budgeting and Side Hustles: Find out how to create a detailed budget and explore side income streams to accelerate your mortgage payoff. Don't miss out on these valuable insights—download now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favorite podcast platform! 🎧   Follow the podcast on:                 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412    Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e    YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube   ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com     Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor
🎙️Episode 16: June Market Update: Slower Sales, Rising Inventory
Jul 4 2024
🎙️Episode 16: June Market Update: Slower Sales, Rising Inventory
Unlock the secrets of the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver real estate market in our latest episode! 📉🏡 In Episode 16 of The Real Deal Pod, we dive deep into the recent slowdown in sales and the significant rise in active listings. Despite a rate cut by the Bank of Canada, the anticipated surge in buyer activity hasn't materialized, leading to a standoff between cautious buyers and eager sellers. Key Segments: Market Update @ 0:00: Explore the latest trends and statistics. 📊Pricing Homes Properly @ 2:00: Discover why fair market pricing is crucial in today’s market. 💰🏠Short-Term Rental Regulations @ 10:00: Understand the impact of new rules on investors and the rental market. 🏢🚫Exemptions and Opt-Ins @ 44:08: Learn about the complexities and specific area regulations. 📜🔍Recap and Key Takeaways @ 51:00: Summarize the critical points and strategies for navigating current conditions. 📝🗝️ Whether you're buying, selling, or investing, this episode is packed with essential insights to help you make informed decisions. Don't miss out—download now on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favorite podcast platform! 🎧   Follow the podcast on:                  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412      Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e      YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube   ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com   Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor
🎙️ Episode 15: Understanding Notaries vs. Lawyers in BC Real Estate with Grant Sauer 🏡📝
Jun 27 2024
🎙️ Episode 15: Understanding Notaries vs. Lawyers in BC Real Estate with Grant Sauer 🏡📝
In our latest episode of The Real Deal Pod, we're so excited to be joined by Grant Sauer from Grant Sauer Notary Public to explore the crucial differences between notaries and lawyers in real estate transactions, specifically within British Columbia. Discover what sets Grant's business apart from other notaries and lawyers in the region. Whether you're a homebuyer or seller, this episode is packed with valuable insights to help you navigate your real estate journey with confidence. Don't miss out on this essential information—download now on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favorite podcast platform! 🎧   ➡️   Todays Guest Grant Sauer Owner, Grant Sauer Notary https://sauernotary.ca/   Follow the podcast on:                   Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412      Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e      YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube   ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com     Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor
🎙️ Episode 14: Navigating Financial Strain in 2024 - Insights for Homebuyers and Investors 📉🏡
Jun 20 2024
🎙️ Episode 14: Navigating Financial Strain in 2024 - Insights for Homebuyers and Investors 📉🏡
In this episode of The Real Estate Insights Podcast, Allister Carrington and Geoff Lee dive deep into the latest Equifax Canada report revealing escalating financial strain on Canadian households. Discover how rising missed credit payments and regional disparities are impacting the housing market and consumer spending. Get expert insights on what these trends mean for homebuyers, investors, and the broader economy. Tune in to stay ahead in these challenging times and make informed financial decisions. Follow the podcast on:                 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412    Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e    YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube                Blog: https://geoffleemortgage.com/navigating-financial-strain-in-2024-how-we-can-help/     ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com   Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor
🎙️ Episode 13: Navigating Interest Rate Waves and Market Trends! 📉🏡
Jun 13 2024
🎙️ Episode 13: Navigating Interest Rate Waves and Market Trends! 📉🏡
Welcome back to The Real Deal Pod with Allister and Geoff! In lucky episode number 13, we dive deep into the dynamic world of interest rates and real estate market trends. Join us as we discuss the recent Bank of Canada rate cuts, what they mean for fixed and variable mortgage rates, and how these shifts are influencing the real estate market. Geoff shares his personal experience with the Valley Fondo, while Allister recounts a delightful weekend date at a local gem, Haven. We also tackle crucial conversations around the 50 basis point rule, offering practical advice for choosing between fixed and variable rates in this fluctuating market. Tune in for insights on how economic changes within our borders can impact your mortgage decisions and why now might be the perfect time to jump into the real estate market. Whether you're a seasoned homeowner, a first-time buyer, or just interested in the latest market trends, this episode is packed with valuable nuggets to help you navigate your real estate journey. Don’t miss out on our expert tips and personal anecdotes designed to empower, advise, and represent your interests in the ever-changing real estate and mortgage landscape. Highlights: Geoff's 120-kilometer Valley Fondo adventureAllister's charming weekend date at HavenIn-depth discussion on fixed vs. variable mortgage ratesImpact of recent Bank of Canada rate cutsPredictions on future market trends and ratesPractical advice for buyers in the current market Tune in, stay informed, and let us guide you through the twists and turns of the real estate world with empathy, expertise, and a touch of humor. Happy listening!
🎙️ Episode 12: Understanding the Rate Drop: What Homebuyers and Investors Need to Know! 📉🏡
Jun 6 2024
🎙️ Episode 12: Understanding the Rate Drop: What Homebuyers and Investors Need to Know! 📉🏡
In our latest episode of The Real Deal Pod, Geoff and I dive deep into the recent quarter-point drop in the Bank of Canada's overnight lending rate and what it means for you! 🏠💰 Key takeaways: Discover how the rate drop impacts your mortgage payments.Learn why this move provides a psychological boost for buyers.Speculate with us on future rate drops and what they could mean for the market.Get the lowdown on fixed vs. variable rates and which might be right for you.Understand the four "buckets" of mortgage rates and how they apply to your situation. This episode is packed with valuable insights that could save you money and help you make informed decisions in your real estate journey. Don't miss out—download now on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favorite podcast platform! 🎧   Follow the podcast on:                Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412    Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e    YouTube: Allister Carrington Real Estate - YouTube – Geoff Lee - YouTube   ➡️  Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group  www.GLMmortgage.com   1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com   Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com  1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #allistercarringtonrealestate #realestate #langleyrealtor
🎙️ Episode 11: Unlock the secrets of Canada’s interest rates and inflation, and empower your real estate decisions.
May 30 2024
🎙️ Episode 11: Unlock the secrets of Canada’s interest rates and inflation, and empower your real estate decisions.
Stay ahead of the curve with our latest episode of The Real Deal Pod, where Allister Carrington and Geoff Lee unravel the complexities of Canada's shifting interest rates and inflation trends. This essential discussion is a must-listen for homebuyers, sellers, and real estate investors looking to make informed decisions in a fluctuating market. Join us as we explore how rising rates and inflation impact mortgage payments, property values, and investment strategies. Learn expert tips on how to adapt your financial plans to current economic conditions and secure your real estate goals despite market volatility. Don't miss out on this crucial information—download now on Spotify, Apple Music, or your favorite podcast platform and take control of your financial future! Follow the podcast on: 🟣 Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-real-deal-pod-allister-carrington-geoff-lees-pro/id1735837412 🟢 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5pE0dyVkEI1nSohmsKPx25?si=f8a1feefa64542f6&nd=1&dlsi=5ba76cfbe0ba462e 🛜 PodBean: https://allistercarrington.podbean.com/   ➡️ Find out how we can help you with your homeownership journey!   Geoff Lee Mortgage Broker, GLM Mortgage Group www.GLMmortgage.com 1.604.259.1486 geoff@GLMmortgage.com   Allister Carrington Realtor, Fraser Valley Real Estate www.AllisterCarrington.com 1.778.990.8703 allister@allistercarrington.com   #VancouverMortgageBroker #GLMMortgageGroup #MortgageBroker #realtor #realestate #allistercarringtonrealestate #realtoryoucantrust Empower your real estate journey with insights that matter!