Posts tagged realtor
Everyone Vs The Real Estate Market

I'm going to say something you're probably not going to like. The real estate market is smarter than you. I hate saying it and I like hearing it even less because it also means It's smarter than me too.  

So let's put that in context...

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9 Reasons to Consider Listing your Home in the Winter.

An intriguing study completed by Redfin during 2010 to 2014 showed that the winter season starting from mid-December to mid-March was unexpectedly a favourable market for sellers. 

February was rated the best month to list with an average of 66% of homes sold in 90 days, with above closing prices than other months, excluding April and May.  

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6 Mistakes Home Buyers Make 

Mistake #1.  Not Pre-Qualifying for a Mortgage

Before you begin house hunting take the time to get pre-qualified by the bank or mortgage broker. This can save you hours of searching for homes in the wrong price range or worse, putting in an offer on a home and then finding out you don’t qualify for financing.  Pre-qualifying gives you peace of mind, helps narrow your search criteria and most importantly, gives your agent a negotiating edge by being able to alleviate the sellers concern over financing. The latter is especially important should a competing offer surface. 

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5 REASONS CHOOSING A LOCAL REALTOR WILL HELP MAKE BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOME EASIER

The truth is – buying and selling a home is never easy. But it doesn’t have to be hard either. Damien with Re-Max Ocean Pointe Realty know timing and planning are the most important components to a smooth transaction in real estate. You can try to do all the work yourself. But, with so many details to check and to keep track of, missing even one thing you’re supposed to do could cause a domino effect of headaches relating to your move.

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The Kinsol Trestle

This a must see spot on Vancouver Island, it is absolutely beautiful. It is a great walk people of all ages and even dogs too. If you walk to the far side of the trestle, there is an accessible path for swimming.

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Best Hotels In The Cowichan Valley

The Cowichan Valley is a very popular destination especially during the summer months. There is not a wide variety of hotels in the Cowichan Valley, however below is a compiled list of the best/well known hotel's in the community. Additionally there are many other accommodation options other than hotel such as Air B&B, Lodges and B&B.

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Facts About The Johnson Street Bridge - Victoria BC

The Johnson Street Bridge designed by  Strauss Bascule Company  is Located in Victoria BC  and is an iconic feature of the city. The iconic bridge is easily noticeable for its bright blue colour and the uniqueness on how  the bridge draws upwards to allow passage of boats mainly VIA Rail Day-liner. 

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Home Buyer’s Completion Checklist

Now that your purchase is official, we’ll be waiting for the Completion and Possession Date, which are noted on the contract! On the Possession date, we will meet at the property to do a walk-through (to make sure everything is as expected) and then you’ll officially be the new owner! Note that the Contract stipulates a specific time with regards to the Possession – it’s often at Noon, but can be later or earlier in the day – so you want to make sure that you have planned the movers around the Possession time so you don’t get stuck having to pay the movers until you finally get the keys!

There are a few tasks you need to complete before the Completion and Possession Date.

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Home Seller’s Completion Checklist

 The Offer has been accepted, congratulations!.. now what? 

Once your sale is official (subjects removed, if any), we will be waiting for the Completion and Possession Date which are noted on the Contract of Purchase and Sale. On the Possession date, we will ensure that all furniture and belongings are packed and removed from the property and the property is spotless for the new owners! Note that the Contract stipulates a specific time with regards to the Possession of the home for the new owner; it’s often at noon, but can be later or earlier in the day – so you want to make sure that you have planned your cleaners and movers well before the Possession time to ensure a smooth turnaround! 

There are a few tasks that you need to do before the Completion and Possession Date.  

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The Pit Falls Of Over Pricing Your Home

Listing your home inevitably brings up the question, how do I sell for top dollar and if I price it high what’s the risk?  

In this instance I will focus on risk…

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The Pit Falls Of Over Pricing Your Home

Listing your home inevitably brings up the question, how do I sell for top dollar and if I price it high what’s the risk?  

In this instance I will focus on risk…

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The 7 Sins When Selling Your Home

Listing your home inevitably brings up challenges, my intention with this article is to help you navigate those challenges and keep you out of all the trouble that comes along with dealing in high-stakes Real Estate transactions.   

As a Realtor I meet an exorbitant amount of people, many of whom say "I'm thinking of listing my home BUT I have the news telling me one thing about the market, a Realtor telling me another and then that friend or family member that has an answer for everything. Where do I start?".  

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