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Hot Market Talk

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

Hot Market Talk 2018-07-19T22:37:26+00:00

IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION FOR BUYERS & SELLERS!

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

IMPORTANT TIME SENSITIVE INFORMATION FOR BUYERS & SELLERS! 2017-11-22T21:44:10+00:00

Captain “Kidd” Johannsen & his crew of Privateers pillage for a cause!

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

Captain “Kidd” Johannsen & his crew of Privateers pillage for a cause! 2017-04-27T23:29:44+00:00

Don’t Be Undersold

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

Don’t Be Undersold 2012-04-15T21:45:08+00:00

Grant for Purchase of a Secondary or Recreational Residence

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

Grant for Purchase of a Secondary or Recreational Residence 2012-04-05T21:40:24+00:00

First Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus

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

First Time New Home Buyers’ Bonus 2012-03-25T21:15:19+00:00

Market Heating Up

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

Market Heating Up 2012-03-19T18:50:49+00:00
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