March 2019

How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck, by Prepping Your Home for Sale!

Posted on Mar 25, 2019


Every seller wants to maximize his or her profit. Partnering with a real estate agent is a great start. 
Homeowners can further increase their bottom line with a few simple steps. 
To get the most out of your house, complete the following before you list.
1. Hire your own home inspector. 
If a buyer’s inspector finds issues with your home, you can expe...

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Property Tax Dynamics in British Columbia

Posted on Mar 20, 2019

1. Municipal Mill Rate
2. Tax Grants
3. Appeal Your Taxes
4. Tax Deferment Program
5. What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes?
6. Property Transfer Tax
For more Information please call
Debbie Simmonds 250-246-0708
Real Estate Ocean Pointe Realty Vancouver Island

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Why Flexibility Is the Watchword for Today’s Homes

Posted on Mar 19, 2019

Why Flexibility Is the Watchword for Today’s Homes
Let’s roll back the clock to around 1900. If we take a tour of the average home, we’ll find layouts of about 900 square feet. 
Fast forward to the year 2000, and we’ll find that number has more than doubled, to just over 2,000 square feet. 
However, the trend toward “bigger is better” has not carried...

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The Art of Negotiation

Posted on Mar 05, 2019


Negotiation: There’s More to it Than You Think!
When you think of real estate negotiations, what comes to mind? 
For most buyers and sellers, price tops the list.
While this is certainly an important part of any real estate deal, did you know there are at least six others areas of potential negotiation? 
Closing costs:
In addition to the price of the ho...

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Top Do's and Don'ts for a Quick Sale in Real Estate

Posted on Mar 01, 2019


You want to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, right? What's the secret to achieving this goal? There are several. Use these do's and don'ts to guide your home sale process. 

What to Do

Get out of Dodge: When potential buyers view your home, they want to see your property, not you. Always leave the premises. The buyers will feel...

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