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Buy first or Sell first?

The question of whether to buy first or sell first is one of the most complex questions REALTORS® face from clients. Especially in such fast moving markets as we’re seeing right now, not only is this a complicated question, but also one that get’s brushed over with quick answers that aren’t as thoughtful as they ought to be. As a REALTOR® my role is not to answer this question and make it easy, but to make sure my clients have the most accurate and pertinent information so that they can make their own decision. The answer on whether to buy first or sell first can often seem obvious, but the market can change in an instant, and when it does, this decision has extremely serious outcomes.

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4 Tips for selling a tenant occupied property

There is a lot to think about when you’re in the process of selling your property. There are moments of uncertainty as you hope to sell for the best possible price within a reasonable amount of time.

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Foreign buyers are not invading Victoria

There is alot of hype in the media right now about the high prices in Vancouver and that it is because of foreign buyers.

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Attending an Open House without your Realtor

I always like to tell a real life scenario when talking about Real Estate as I think people are able to better relate to the take away message.

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Who is buying Real Estate?

There has been alot about International buyers in the news lately. I just read an interesting article in a local magazine called the Douglas. Here is an interesting chart that may quell your fears of International buyers in Victoria.

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Housing Market Outlook for Victoria

We had a really strong 2015 in Victoria in Real Estate. Many homes in certain areas, especially those with a suite went into multiple offers and most sold for over asking price.

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What’s up Dock?

Waterfront properties with private docks are looking attractive at this time of the year, particularly with the weather we’ve been enjoying this summer.

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Is your property in the EDPA in Saanich?

You may have heard abou the EDPA, the Environmental Development Permit Area in the news or from neighbours if you live in Saanich.

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One of many reasons to work with a Realtor

It always saddens me to hear awful stories that could have turned out so differently. I was having lunch with a fellow Realtor who was telling me of what happened to a client of hers.

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Why deals fall apart when it comes to financing!

There are many reasons why a home purchase offer may fall apart due to financing. Many of these can be avoided by working on your financing and getting a preapproved mortgage before you even begin your journey to buying a home.

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