February 28th, 2008 REAL ESTATE SEMINAR 2008


Location : JTB International Richmond

Time : February 28th (Thurs) 6:15pm – 8:00pm

To address various issues surrounding the hot Real Estate Market in the Metro Vancouver, The JC-COC held a Real Estate Seminar on February 28th. The seminar was held at JTB International in Richmond, with a robust turn out of around 40 member and non-member participants. It proved a great opportunity to keep up with an array of Real Estate topics from a spectrum of specialists in the field.


JC-COC Chairman/Lawyer : Gary Matson
Phone: (604)688-9337

Mortgage Specialist : Heidi Hamano
Web: www.hamanomortgages.com

Real Estate Agent : Matt Kadioglu (Multiple Realty)
Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway)>

Real Estate Agent : Joji Murakami
Sutton Group – West Coast Realty
Web(Japanese): www.jmurakami.com

Real Estate Agnet : Yori Nakatani
Web: www.oakwest.net

ith Gary Matson, JC-COC President, as MC for the event, the five speakers presented the following relevant topics.

Tips on Expenses Relating to Purchasing and The Contract of Purchase & Sale

Gary Matson focused on the important aspects of the Contract of Purchase and Sale in a real estate transaction and what to look out for and prepare for upon completion of a purchase and sale.

The Role of The Mortgage Broker

Mortgage specialist Heidi Hamano described the role and benefits of using a mortgage specialist when determining financing. Mortgage specialists can provide a wider variety of products at no cost to the Buyer.

Municipal Regulations & Planning and Its Effect on Real Estate

Matt Kadioglu spoke on how governmental regulations & planning can affect the value of real estate, while providing applicable examples from the Metro Vancouver area.

Real Estate Market Outlook

Building upon past experience and statistics, Joji Murakami gave a presentation on which direction our local market is headed for.

Break Down of Investing in Real Estate

Yori Nakatani presented the basic types of real estate investments and investor profiles using actual examples from past sales in Metro Vancouver.

The seminar came to a close with door prizes from our sponsors.

Sponsors :

Vancouver Shinpo, Pacific Western Brewing, Gary Matson, Matt Kadioglu, Joji Murakami, Yori Nakatani, Heidi Hamano

The JC-COC looks forward to sponsoring many more seminars on relevant and practical topics for all of our memebers.

Report : The JC-COC; Heidi Hamano