Strata Mondays #6 – Leaky Condos Part III

In my continuing series about strata property, Strata Mondays, I answer a different question about condos, townhouses and other strata property in Victoria, Sooke, and British Columbia. Make sure you subscribe via RSS or E-mail to get each new post. Q. I’m considering buying a condo in an older building here in Victoria, BC –Continue reading “Strata Mondays #6 – Leaky Condos Part III”

Strata Mondays #5 – Leaky Condos Part II

In my continuing series about strata property, Strata Mondays, I answer a different question about condos, townhouses and other strata property in Victoria, Sooke, and British Columbia. Make sure you subscribe via RSS or E-mail to get each new post. Q. I’ve heard that most of the systemic problems that caused the leaky condo crisisContinue reading “Strata Mondays #5 – Leaky Condos Part II”

Strata Mondays #4 – Leaky Condos Part I

In my continuing series about strata property, Strata Mondays, I answer a different question about condos, townhouses and other strata property in Victoria, Sooke, and British Columbia. Make sure you subscribe via RSS or E-mail to get each new post. Q. I’ve heard the term “Leaky Condo” from my friends and family, and that IContinue reading “Strata Mondays #4 – Leaky Condos Part I”

Strata Mondays #3 – Maintenance Responsibilities

In my continuing series about strata property, Strata Mondays, I answer a different question about condos, townhouses and other strata property in Victoria, Sooke, and British Columbia. Make sure you subscribe via RSS or E-mail to get each new post. Q. Who is responsible for the exterior maintenance of a strata complex (including washing windows)?Continue reading “Strata Mondays #3 – Maintenance Responsibilities”

First Time Buyer Friday #5 – Do I Need A REALTOR®?

In my continuing series, First-Time-Buyer Fridays, I answer a common question from a first-time buyer. If you have a question to submit, first-time-buyer or experienced investor, put one in the comments below, or fire me an e-mail at Tim@TimAyres.ca. Q. I can search the MLS® myself, go around to open houses myself, and call theContinue reading “First Time Buyer Friday #5 – Do I Need A REALTOR®?”

Strata Mondays #2 – Which floor is worth more?

In my continuing series about strata property, Strata Mondays, I answer a different question about condos, townhouses and other strata property in Victoria, Sooke, and British Columbia. Make sure you subscribe via RSS or E-mail to get each new post! Q. I was looking at a new condominium project and I noticed that the sameContinue reading “Strata Mondays #2 – Which floor is worth more?”

Strata Mondays #1: Bare Land Stratas

Inspired by my most recent First-Time-Buyer Friday post, I have decided to dedicate a new tag on this blog to covering strata issues. So, without further ado, we have the first weekly, but much less alliterative, Strata Mondays. Q. When searching Realtor.ca the other day, I saw a property listed as a bare land strata.Continue reading “Strata Mondays #1: Bare Land Stratas”

First-Time-Buyer Friday #3 – Strata Properties

In my continuing series, First-Time-Buyer Fridays, I answer a common question from a first-time buyer. If you have a question to submit, first-time-buyer or experienced investor, put one in the comments below, or fire me an e-mail at Tim@TimAyres.ca. Q. I hear the terms “strata property,” “strata fee,” and “strata council” all the time whenContinue reading “First-Time-Buyer Friday #3 – Strata Properties”

First-Time-Buyer Friday #2 – Needs vs Wants

Q. There are lots of potential homes in my price range. How can I narrow down the field so I don’t waste time viewing homes I really have no interest in buying? A. Many first time buyers are hit with this problem. Often, because they’re just starting out and want to make sure they don’tContinue reading “First-Time-Buyer Friday #2 – Needs vs Wants”

First-Time Buyer Fridays! – New Feature on the 642Blog

Welcome to the first edition of First-time Buyer Friday! In this new section of the blog, I’ll chat about a different topic each week that is specifically important to first time buyers in the Victoria and Sooke marketplace. I’ve been working with a lot of first-time buyers lately, so I am getting a lot ofContinue reading “First-Time Buyer Fridays! – New Feature on the 642Blog”