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What to Expect When Buying a Home in 2024

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What to Expect When Buying a Home in 2024 Are you considering purchasing a home in 2024? As you embark on this exciting journey, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of what to expect in today’s real estate landscape. With the guidance of an experienced real estate professional, navigating the complexities of the market…
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The Benefits of Hiring a CPA Realtor

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The Benefits of Hiring a CPA Realtor In the intricate world of real estate transactions, having a skilled guide by your side can make all the difference. While many realtors offer expertise in the housing market, there’s a distinct advantage to working with a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) realtor like myself. Let’s delve into the…
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Tips for Downsizing: Simplifying Your Life and Home

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Tips for Downsizing: Simplifying Your Life and Home Are you considering downsizing your home? Look no further for expert guidance to transform your living space into a haven of comfort and tranquility. With personalized strategies and dedication to client satisfaction, downsizing has never been easier or more rewarding. Here are some exclusive tips to simplify…
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Westshore Neighbourhoods: A Breakdown

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Westshore Neighbourhoods: A Breakdown Are you considering a move to the Westshore communities of Victoria? With its stunning landscapes, vibrant communities, and a plethora of amenities, it’s no wonder why Westshore is becoming an increasingly popular destination for homebuyers. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll break down the unique characteristics of some of the most sought-after…
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What to Expect When Selling Your Home in 2024

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What to Expect When Selling Your Home in 2024 Selling your home in 2024 brings with it a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The real estate market is constantly evolving, and it’s essential to grasp the trends and dynamics that will shape your selling experience. With my understanding of the industry, I can guide…
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A Housing Market Forecast for 2024

Real Estate
A Housing Market Forecast for 2024 Wouldn’t it be nice to have a crystal ball to predict everything that will happen in the housing market? I know I’d love it! Despite not having a crystal ball, I’m happy to share predictions from experts in the real estate market with you today! Interest Rates in 2024…
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Victoria Neighborhoods: A Breakdown

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Victoria Neighborhoods: A Breakdown As a resident of Victoria myself, I absolutely love talking about all things Victoria, including the many neighbourhoods! Having spent my formative years on the island and now proudly calling Victoria my home, I have a unique viewpoint on the thriving local real estate market. In this article, I am going…
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Buying a Home Subject to the Sale of Your Property

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Buying and Selling At The Same Time: The Challenges  Buying and selling simultaneously is like a juggling act, with the consequence of potentially being left without a place to live. Talk about stressful!  However, subject-to-sale transactions are a way to bridge the gap between these two important steps in the home-buying process. In a subject-to-sale…
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Top Tips for Selling Real Estate in British Columbia

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Top Tips for Selling Real Estate in British Columbia British Columbia consistently takes gold as one of Canada’s most picturesque provinces, with its natural beauty spanning from coastal rainforests to mountain ranges paired with a high quality of life.  After spending even a few days here, it becomes obvious why the real estate market is…
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Renovate or Move? Top 5 Considerations

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Renovate or Move? Top 5 Considerations “To renovate or to move?” is that age old question I am often posed as a realtor. For homeowners, deciding whether to invest in renovating their current home or take the leap to move to a new one is huge. Both decisions come with their respective advantages and challenges,…
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5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor

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5 Questions to Ask Your Realtor Whether you’re buying or selling your home, you should feel free to communicate with your realtor and ask for clarification on anything you’re unsure about during the process. As an experienced real estate agent, I’ve answered all kinds of questions for my clients about purchasing, selling, and investing in…
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Best Real Estate Listing Strategies in 2023

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Best Real Estate Listing Strategies in 2023 Innovative technology and shifts in buyer preferences have created a demand for unique strategies for listing real estate. With more people than ever searching, viewing, and even buying homes remotely, expectations for what potential buyers want in a listing have changed. If you’ve browsed real estate listings over…
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What is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your Home?

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What is the Best Time of Year to Sell Your Home? Choosing the right time to sell your home is a common challenge for sellers entering the real estate marketplace. Each season has its benefits and drawbacks—and it’s essential to consider the optimal time of year for home sales as you prepare to list your…
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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House? It’s exciting to consider building a new home in Canada, but many prospective homeowners are unaware of the costs associated with building a house from the ground up. While there are many advantages to a new build, such as customization and location choice, there are several…
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Top 10 Tips for Buying Real Estate in BC

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Top 10 Tips for Buying Real Estate in BC Buying a home is typically the largest purchase a person makes, so it’s essential to make a decision based on your needs and budget. As an experienced realtor, I understand the challenges of buying a new home in BC. This quick guide is designed to help…
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Is it Better to Build or Buy a Home?

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Is it Better to Build or Buy a Home? As you begin your house-hunting journey, it’s common to start with a list of features and amenities you want in your new home. While everyone’s “wish list” is different, it’s not always easy to find a home that checks all the boxes. A custom-built home is…
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What to Consider When Upgrading Your Home

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What to Consider When Upgrading Your Home When you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s natural to want to make improvements and enhancements to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. But there are a few things you should think about before you undertake any renovations—since not all upgrades are financially beneficial in…
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Next Steps After Closing On Your House

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Next Steps After Closing On Your House Whether you’re relocating to a new city or moving down the block, there’s nothing like the feeling of closing on your new house. Signing on the dotted line and taking possession is the final stage of the real estate transaction, but there are some essential next steps to…
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Understanding Syndication: Bringing New Investors Into The Deal

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Understanding Syndication: Bringing New Investors Into The Deal Syndication is a popular option if you’re new to investing in real estate or want to enter the marketplace with minimal capital investment. Syndication allows investors to realize a profitable return on investment while minimizing risk and liability. In today’s evolving real estate market, syndication provides a…
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How To Calculate Property Value Based On Rental Income

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How To Calculate Property Value Based On Rental Income Valuating a property based on rental income is the most accurate way to determine its true worth. Taking the time to assess properties this way helps ensure that you’re paying fair market value as a buyer—or that you’re getting full asset value as a seller. There…
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A Breakdown of Your Real Estate Savings in 2022

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A Breakdown of Your Real Estate Savings in 2022 I hear this a lot from people looking to make a move in the market or purchase for the first time. “The market is too uncertain”, “Interest is too high”, “I should’ve purchased when interest was low”. Yes, interest is high! But prices are low too.…
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Tax Benefits Available For Real Estate Investing in BC

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Tax Benefits Available For Real Estate Investing in BC Real estate is booming across southern Vancouver Island, and opportunities for real estate investment are enticing new and seasoned buyers into the market. Real estate is the most common type of large investment and is the optimal way to diversify your portfolio. Whether you’re looking for…
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Why You Shouldn’t Overprice Your Home

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Why You Shouldn’t Overprice Your Home With recent changes to interest rates, homeowners across Canada are looking to take advantage of the dynamic real estate market. It makes sense that sellers want to get the best prices for their properties and maximize their profits. However, it’s essential that you work with an experienced real estate…
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Step-by-Step Guide To Real Estate Investing In British Columbia

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Step-by-Step Guide To Real Estate Investing In British Columbia Buying real estate isn’t just a way to diversify your portfolio—it’s a chance to develop quality housing and invest in your community. As an experienced real estate advisor, I have helped numerous clients enter the real estate market and purchase their first properties. Here’s my step-by-step…
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How To Prepare Your Home For A Sale

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How To Prepare Your Home For A Sale Whether you’re in Victoria, Cowichan Valley, or the South Island’s Westshore communities, preparing your home for a sale takes planning and preparation. As an experienced real estate advisor, I’ve worked with hundreds of homeowners and know what it takes to make a home open-house ready. I’ve created…
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Pros and Cons of Apartment and Condo Investing in Victoria

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Whether you’re an empty-nester looking to downsize, a new family buying your first home, or an investor looking to capitalize on Victoria’s robust rental market, investing in apartments and condos in Victoria comes with a unique set of benefits—and challenges. As an experienced real estate advisor in Victoria and Cowichan Valley, I understand that purchasing…
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The True Costs of New Construction

The True Costs of New Construction

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The True Costs of New Construction It’s no secret that new construction costs in BC can be significant. For many, however, this begs the question of what the true costs of new construction are here in British Columbia. Today, I cover what these costs are and how, by understanding these costs, you can then make…
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What is a Real Estate Advisor?

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What is a Real Estate Advisor? When you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, and especially when you’re trying to maximize your investments, things can get a bit overwhelming. Knowing what you need and how to read the market is challenging to say the least. That’s why many people turn to real estate advisors. …
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Why You Should Stop Chasing Your ‘Forever Home’

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Why You Should Stop Chasing Your ‘Forever Home’ If you went to a real estate advisor in Victoria, BC a few decades ago, they likely would have pitched you on your ‘forever home.’ And that would have been great advice—back then. But the real estate market has changed dramatically. That means we all need new…
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How to Prepare for Home Ownership

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How to Prepare for Home Ownership Homeownership is something many of us aspire to, but there’s a big difference between having dreams and actually taking the steps necessary to reach them. Buying your first home can change your life—but it may also take some big life changes to get there in the first place.  I…
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