The speculation and vacancy tax, introduced by the B.C. government in 2018, is set to expand to include several new municipalities, including Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland. This expansion is slated to take effect starting January 1, 2025. As part of this policy change, residential property owners in these communities will be required to declare in January 2025 how they used their property in 2024. This could include whether the property was rented, vacant, etc.
In the world of Canadian real estate, 2023 drew to a close with a flourish of activity, and I, your local real estate agent with over three decades of experience, am here to dissect the numbers and offer my insights. Let's dive right into the statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and uncover the trends that have been shaping our housing market.
When it comes to selling your home, the kitchen often plays a pivotal role in attracting potential buyers, as it’s commonly considered the heart of the home. However, certain features in your kitchen could actually be diminishing its value. If you're planning to put your home on the market, it's crucial to know what might turn off buyers. Here are the top five things in your kitchen that could be devaluing your property and why you should consider updating them.
In the tapestry of daily life, a well-designed home has the power to elevate our everyday experiences, transforming routine into ritual and the mundane into the sublime. Welcome to "Designing for Joy," a journey into the art of crafting intentional living spaces that do more than shelter—they nurture the soul.
As we peel back the layers of what makes a space not just livable but lovable, we find that the secret lies in intentionality—creating environments that celebrate sustainability without sacrificing style, organize with elegance, and personalize with panache. So fluff up the cushions, pour yourself a cup of something comforting, and let's embark on this journey together—because when it comes to your home, every choice is a chance to design for joy.
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