One of the most complex transactions most consumers will ever complete is buying a home, as such, it is very important that you understand what you are getting into. Here is a list of some common real-estate terminology and their definitions to help you on your way...
The market remains strong with continued low levels of inventory on Vancouver Island. According to VIREB, in the month January, 245 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 258 last January, a decrease of five per cent.
The highly-anticipated Spring Wine Festivals will soon be here, so get ready to say goodbye to the grey that’s been a steady presence this winter and consider these BC VQA wines while you eagerly anticipate this year’s spring releases, and hopefully, warmer temperatures.
The 2016 tax deadline is fast approaching, and recent home sellers should take note of a new rule introduced by the Federal Government last year.
With spring just around the corner, it's time to think about your home garden; but before you think about doing all that work yourself, consider getting the kids involved. There are many lessons to be learned with a shovel and some dirt! Gardening is a great way to spend time outside, learn basic plant science, and have loads of family fun.
Not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day with flowers, cards, and chocolates. Check out this neat infographic on how love is celebrated in different countries around the world.
The final numbers are in for 2016, and it ended up being a record year in our area. Our markets annual sales volume rose 24 per cent over 2015 with a total for the board area of 6,063 single-family homes SOLD on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
We ended with single-family home sales in December lower than the previous month, reflecting seasonal market conditions and inventory challenges.
Keeping with current trends in interior design is a real passion for our home marketing team. We've put together a 2017 list of what trends are upcoming, some are welcomed and some you may choose to reconsider.
Ensuring that your home is ‘Show Ready’ is something that you’ll need to keep in mind once you have decided to offer it for sale. Before we start to create your homes unique listing display, our home marketing specialists have some general tips for 'Photo Day' that will ensure your home makes a magnificent first impression.
Like a fine piece of art, buyers will spend countless hours examining offerings online. That is why we take great time and care in crafting your home marketing materials, and we need your help to better prepare for this creative process.
Follow these tips to prepare your home for the best real estate photos possible.
Back in the 1980s, NASA did a study to look at which plants were best able to filter the air of the space station! And, if it's good enough for the space station...
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