Planning on a new adventure? Consider these 5 steps to simplify the later stages of the sales process and set yourself up to net the highest value possible.Read More
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.Read More
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?".Read More
The Johnson Street Bridge designed by Strauss Bascule Company is Located in Victoria BC and is a 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 Dayliner.Read More
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.Read More
The truth is – buying and selling a home is never easy. But it doesn’t have to be hard either. Damien and Brittany 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.Read More
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.Read More