Buying a home is one of the most important investments of a lifetime. The Department of Finance has confirmed that as of April 6th, 2020, home buyers getting insured mortgages will have a much easier time qualifying.
I see the housing market in BC continuing to be stronger in 2020 and I expect we may go back to a more typical year of home sales as markets recover from the policy-induced slowdown of the past two years.
Insurance companies are hiking building insurance premiums to unprecedented levels causing a severe impact on consumers in the condo sector in B.C.
We are often asked what are the most important areas of the home to renovate when it comes time to sell.
Strategic upgrades will increase the value of your home and they don't have to be major renovations. We have compiled a list that will go a long way in improving the value of your home and appeal to buyers.
The following 10 home upgrades range from DIY to more major renovations.
2019 Housing Market ends on a positive note with growth expectations for 2020.
Sales of single-family homes in December increased by 40% from one year ago and were 24% lower than in November.
Have you ever been reading through your Nanaimo title search for a property you’re interested in purchasing and wondered what the section entitled Exceptions and Reservations – Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company means? Well we actually see this on title for most of the homes in Nanaimo so here’s an explanation for you.
Downsizing a home can seem very overwhelming but there also can be a certain joy in scaling back and decluttering one's life. Going through the process can actually be very satisfying. Think of it as a walk through history, a wonderful opportunity to be generous and a chance to discover less is more! The joy of downsizing can be a very rewarding new chapter in your life to do the things you really want to do without the commitment a house and yard can bring.
As 2019 winds up we are witnessing conditions that reflect seasonal norms. 2020 will see a tightening of inventory which will balance supply and demand. With more clarity, interest rates projected to hold, we expect this momentum and sustained demand to carry through into 2020 and the latest outlook from the Conference Board of Canada forecasts real GDP growth of 1.8% for 2020 and 1.9% in 2021.
During the holiday season there are so many fun activities happening in and around Vancouver Island! From Christmas lights, wagon rides, Christmas carols, Christmas market & train rides there is something for everyone. We have compiled a list of some favourites to enjoy with loved ones to add to family traditions and create new ones!
As we get closer to Christmas, decorating the home in holiday cheer is top priority. The dining table can often be forgotten as it can be the center for so many things other than eating! If you find it has become the wrapping center for presents, an area to store baking or even the kids crafting area the following ideas are sure to inspire you. Do something totally unexpected this holiday season and create table decor that will be as memorable as your menu!
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