BE AWARE-THE COWICHAN VALLEY MARKET IS CHANGING! There has been a lot of recent talk among myself and my colleagues here and on Vancouver Island in general. There is no question in anybody’s mind that the real estate market is changing now
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Why You Should Always Use a Buyer Specialist Many buyers do not fully understand the home buying process & what role a Realtor plays. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from Buyers: Does it cost a buyer to
Hot Market Talk If you’re going to be a home seller in the Cowichan Valley this year you may be in for a bit of a shock. Real estate agents now are regularly seeing bidding wars, and prices have soared over the
JUNE 15 IS A BIG DAY FOR THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY IN BC! June 15th is a very important date for Realtors and you if you are planning on doing Real Estate. After that date Realtors will no longer be able to
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has released guidelines for the mortgage industry that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. What does this mean for buyers and sellers? Recent previous changes meant insured borrowers (those putting less than 20% of the value
This Summer I became part of a group of dedicated individuals from right here in the Cowichan Valley who pulled together to form a troupe, or “crew” I guess you’d say, of fundraising “Privateers”. Now, Privateers are not Pirates. Privateers are authorized to loot and
Real Estate markets change and market specific strategies should be employed for the market that you are in. While some might say that we are approaching a balanced market I can say that we are still very much in a Buyer’s Market. In a Buyer’s
Did you know, if you are thinking of purchasing a new residential home for the purpose of using it as a secondary or recreational residence you may be eligible to receive a grant? This grant will be equivalent to the amount of the PST portion of the
Did you know, if you are thinking of purchasing a newly constructed home as your primary residence as a first time home buyer, you may be eligible to qualify for the first-time new home buyers' bonus? This bonus is a one-time refundable personal income tax
A short while ago I wrote my annual Spring Newsletter which I mailed out to all my clients. Yes, in this age of emails, e-cards and the like I still believe that a printed Real Estate Update from your Realtor is a nice way to