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Avoid Money Pit Problems & Get a Home Inspection Before Purchasing a House

Posted by Jack Barker

There are many reasons to be excited about purchasing a new home, but there are potential issues as well. Every time one thing comes to mind, you realize the money it could cost to repair or maintain it. Getting a home inspection completed can avoid blowing out your budget and make the process exciting all over again. 

If you are a first-time homebuyer, an inspection can give you a crash course in home maintenance and a checklist of items that need attention to make your home as safe and sound as possible. Whatever the situation, addressing issues early through a home inspection can save you tens of thousands of dollars down the road.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a House With a Friend

Posted by Jack Barker

Purchasing property in this day and age seems like an impossible goal when you’re a single person. Buying a house with a friend can open you up to a lot more possibilities, including specialty loans created just for these situations.

A co-owner doubles your buying power because you’ll be combining your income and savings with someone else. There’s also the added bonus of building a closer relationship with your friend as you own your home together. 

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Buying Property Without Seeing it in Person

Posted by Jack Barker

The past year has been difficult for many people, but restrictions on gathering in person have also given rise to technology we already had in place to be used differently.

Real estate agents and buyers alike have found that remote viewing is not only possible, but often more desirable for all parties involved.

The use of this technology means that the property can be staged at the seller’s convenience, and they don’t necessarily have to leave the property in order for remote viewings to take place. This also helps buyers who plan to move long distances make a purchase with no regrets.

Here are a few more reasons how and why you can buy a house without ever stepping foot in it. 

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Decrease in First-Time Buyers: March Updates

Posted by Jack Barker

Much like 2020, 2021 has represented a uniquely challenging and unpredictable time for all of us, and that’s reflected in the most recent news out of the BC Real Estate Market. Here are some market trend updates to know about. 

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Property Insurance and Covid-19: February Updates

Posted by Jack Barker

Property insurance is something every homeowner should have — but it’s also something that many homeowners remain in the dark or misinformed about, despite its vital importance in protecting and securing their home.

That’s why today, we’re going to look at what home insurance does exactly, as well as a little on how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting home insurance. 

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Sellers: Tips on Staging Your Home for Sale

Posted by Jack Barker

If you’re looking to sell your home there are two things you need to know: what does the market look like in my area, and what can I do to make my home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers.

That’s precisely what we’re going to be taking a look at in this post, with an overview of how the Victoria real estate market looks after December 2020, and some tips on how to stage your home to make it as appealing to buyers as possible!

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Changes in the Market: December Updates

Posted by Jack Barker

As we close out what has been a strenuous year for all of us, we’re ending our monthly roundups for 2020 with some positive news that perfectly sums up what has been a strange year for the BC real estate market. 

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Record Sales - October Updates

Posted by Jack Barker

Our latest news update still comes to you from a place of uncertainty. With the pandemic still holding its grip on the housing market, and the economy at large, predicting even as far as next year remains a tricky proposition.

However, the news in the present does present some opportunities for homeowners and buyers alike. Let's take a look. 

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