Free Real Estate Seminar In Sooke: Buying Your First Home

Is 2016 The Year? Learn all about mortgages, real estate, and how to buy your first home Coming up Wednesday, January 27, 2016, you can spend a couple of hours with three of Sooke’s real estate and mortgage professionals learning about strategies you can use to get into your first home in 2016. The seminar isContinue reading “Free Real Estate Seminar In Sooke: Buying Your First Home”

Sooke Real Estate Information Night – Come and Learn!

  Get educated about buying and selling real estate. Hear from three local experts about buying your first home, moving up, and more! When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00pm Where: Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke [map – street view] I’ll be joined by Sooke’s dynamic mortgage team, KerryContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Information Night – Come and Learn!”

What is a Back-Up Offer And How Does It Work?

While it doesn’t happen too often in the current Sooke real estate market, occasionally, you might find a property that you love which already has an accepted offer on it. Or, maybe you saw the property a few weeks ago, and finally decided to make an offer and were too late. At this point, youContinue reading “What is a Back-Up Offer And How Does It Work?”

Manufactured/Mobile Homes and CSA/Electrical Safety Stickers

In British Columbia, you cannot legally sell a manufactured/mobile home (sometimes known as a trailer) without either a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) or BC Electrical Safety Authority (BCESA) certification. When a trailer is manufactured in Canada, its manufacturer applies a decal, usually on the exterior near the front door, with its CSA number, and sometimesContinue reading “Manufactured/Mobile Homes and CSA/Electrical Safety Stickers”

Upcoming First Time Buyer Real Estate Seminar – Sooke, Victoria, BC

Is this the year you stop paying rent and start paying yourself? If you’re considering buying your first home in 2012, you should make sure that you join me on February 15th (Langford) or February 16th (Sooke) for a free and informative interactive seminar – Buying Your First Home. 

Disputing Your 2012 BC Assessment Value

It’s the end of the first week of January, and by now you should have received your 2012 BC Assessment notice in the mail, or checked online to see what the provincial assessment authority values your property at. Most people simply open it, read it, and file it away with their other house documents. ItContinue reading “Disputing Your 2012 BC Assessment Value”

Rural Living In Sooke: Well, Well, Well – All About Your Water Supply

Chances are, if you live on an acreage in Sooke, or anywhere else in greater Victoria for that matter, you have a well. If you’re considering buying an acreage property, this may be your first experience with your own water supply. Water in our region is plentiful, thankfully, and we enjoy abundant, cheap, good-tasting municipalContinue reading “Rural Living In Sooke: Well, Well, Well – All About Your Water Supply”

How Do Property Taxes Work, And When Are They Due In 2011?

First, the easy part: your 2011 property taxes are due July 4, 2011. If your property is in the District of Sooke, you can pay in myriad different ways. There is a drop box for your cheque at municipal hall, or you can visit and pay in person. You can pay in person or onlineContinue reading “How Do Property Taxes Work, And When Are They Due In 2011?”

Foreclosure in BC – Part 3 – Closing and Possession

      The Court Approved Your Offer – Great! Now What? In Part 1, I went over how to pursue an offer on a foreclosure or court ordered sale. In Part 2, I detailed how things go down in court. In this post, I’ll go through the ups and downs of closing on aContinue reading “Foreclosure in BC – Part 3 – Closing and Possession”

Feb 15, 2011: Free Victoria Real Estate Seminar: Buying Your First Home

      Is this the year you buy your first home? There are plenty of great properties on the market, and prices are more attractive than in recent months. Interest rates are still low, but expected to rise this year. How much do you need and how can you save for a down payment?Continue reading “Feb 15, 2011: Free Victoria Real Estate Seminar: Buying Your First Home”