First Time Homebuyerrs

Are you thinking about buying your first home? Not sure how it all works?  Don't know which neighbourhood is right for you?  If you answered yes to any of these questions and you are considering buying a home in the Cowichan Valley, you'll find the

Maybe some Good News on the Horizon?!?

We received some information from the British Columbia Real Estate Association - BCREA - which reviewed the recent Bank of Canada interest rate announcement: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement - October 23, 2012The Bank of Canada once again opted to hold its target for the

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

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

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

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

Fall Maintenance – Protect Your Investment!

Regular maintenance of your home is key. A regular schedule of seasonal maintenance can put a stop to the most common – and costly – problems before they occur. While most maintenance is year round, here are a few important tasks to take care of

Financing a Foreclosure

Many people look at purchasing a foreclosure because the price is right.  If you are thinking of buying one, here are some things you should know; Once a property is listed as a foreclosure on the MLS it has gone to a court ordered sale. 

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