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Royal LePage Parksville – Qualicum Beach Realty, 314 East Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9H 2H1Toll Free: 888 • 954 • 4433joanne@joanneferreiro.com

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Interest rates impact the housing market in many ways, one of which is that low interest rates encourage people to invest in mortgages by buying homes. While interest rates are low, or before anticipated increases in rates, housing purchases are likely to increase and that bodes well for the continuation of a strong market in…

Which Home Improvements Add The Most Value

Whether you’re ready to sell your home now, or anticipating that you will one day, it’s a good idea to plan all your home improvements with a return on investment in mind. You can also save time and money by completing incremental projects each year as part of your spring clean-up (new year’s resolutions?) so…

Each year we receive a tax assessment that impacts our annual property tax bill. Some clients have asked me how this evaluation is determined and others are intent on appealing the amount. All in all I believe the government does an honest job of these assessments (they’ve called me from time to time to get…

Introducing… the Glamily Room and More 2016 Decorating Trends!

Here are some fun ideas for freshening up and adding excitement to your home decor. On line shopping opens up a world of opportunities which, with a little creativity (and we’re rich on that here on Vancouver Island), you can copy or modify to your own taste. I personally love the idea of fabrics that…

A Spicy Dinner Out

I’ve heard it say ‘don’t eat in a restaurant that has pictures on the menu’ but in this case, you’d be well-served to make an exception (there are plentiful photos on the website)!  I recently discovered the Spice Hut in Comox, thanks to the recommendation of my dear friends and clients Jim and Pat McLean,…

10 Tips for Getting Your Home Sold

Buyers have choices. They make decisions about a property within a blink of an eye. Here are ten overlooked tips for getting your property sold.   1. Don’t get personal Whether working with a professional stager or going it alone, cut all emotional ties. Visit each room, remember the memories and then pack the sentimentality…

Royal LePage Purchases Coast Realty

In an exciting development this month, the Coast Realtor team moved to combine their great strengths with the Royal LePage.group in Oceanside. For me, this represents a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the exposure of your home, and bring additional tools and resources to help buyers and sellers made the best decisions in all their real…

When you buy a home, what you’re buying is the title to the property, which means you own the property. It’s important to know that the title is valid so you’ll be able to sell your home in the future or take out a mortgage on it. Traditionally, homebuyers have relied on lawyers for the…

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