It’s so exciting to be in a position where you can purchase a family home! But there are a few things you need to think about before you start looking at houses for sale — especially if you're a first-time home buyer. A Great Neighbourhood You should have a good idea of which neighbourhood … Continue reading 5 Family Home Features Young Families Should Look For
If you’re lucky enough to have a basement or an attic, I hope you’re putting them to their best use. If you have both, though, your possibilities are endless! A basement or attic is more than an area to hide your stuff. You can make those areas a perfect storage space without making a … Continue reading How to Make Your Basement or Attic a Storage Haven
I’ve told you before how in a sea of homes for sale, it’s the staged homes that generally sell faster and for top dollar. So, are there ever any times when selling a home with nothing in it is better? Actually, yes, sometimes there are. But there’s a lot more you need to know. Here … Continue reading When Selling a Vacant Home Is Better Than a Staged Home
Becoming a first-time home buyer is very exciting! Buying a house is likely the most expensive purchase you’re ever going to make. And you can’t forget the number of extra costs that come with buying a house and moving. So, I’m sure having the opportunity to save a little money during the process would come … Continue reading Money-Saving Tips for First-Time Home Buyers
As a REALTOR®, I help a lot of people find their dream homes – homes they wish to stay in for a long, long time. But occasionally my clients contact me saying that although they still love their homes, things have changed. Their lives are no longer the same, and they now need more space. … Continue reading Should I Be Building a Home Addition or Buying a New Home?
It’s so lovely to be finally immersed in warmer weather here in Victoria! And after being stuck inside for a snowier than usual winter, you may be itching for some changes around your home. A lot of people tackle home renovation projects in the spring, but maybe you don’t have the time or the budget … Continue reading Thinking of a Spring Change? Here are 7 Spring Decor Trends to Try
If you’re currently renting your home but have dreams of entering the housing market, you’re in the right place! But becoming a first-time home buyer can be a huge decision to make. And if we're honest, there are a few cases where continuing to rent may actually be the best option for you. Let’s … Continue reading Is It Time to Jump from Renting to Buying a Home?
You likely have friends and family members who sold their larger homes and bought smaller ones, or even condominiums, after they retired. If you’re recently retired or are quickly approaching retirement age, you might be wondering if it’s time to look at smaller houses for sale, too. There’s no right or wrong answer to this … Continue reading Should I Downsize My Home When I Retire?
Whether you’re looking to re-do the floor in one room or undergoing major home renovations, choosing the right type of flooring can be a difficult choice. So, where do you even start? There are dozens of types of flooring — and subgroups within those — so the possibilities may seem endless. Before you make a … Continue reading I’m Ready to Upgrade My Floor, What Flooring Should I Choose?
Escrow — it’s one of those words you hear thrown around every so often, especially when it comes to real estate. But do you actually know what it means? Or if you do understand the word, you might be wondering when anyone may need to utilize escrow. Let me try to clear up some … Continue reading Understanding Escrow in Canadian Real Estate