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NEW! Expert's Corner

As part of the continuing development of my website, I’m pleased to introduce Expert’s Corner. This webpage contains real estate news of a more ‘formal’ nature covering financial, legal, tax, structural and related investment information that you typically need a professional to help you with in the process of dealing with your real estate assets….

In a move seen as another effort to cool Canada’s housing market, CMHC limits mortgage guarantees. This strategy doesn’t seem to be having the desired affect but may cause lenders to increase rates. TORONTO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal housing agency took small step to tighten mortgage lending in 2013, limiting guarantees it offers…

It’s easy to count your available cash, but remember that all of these cash savings cannot be used as your down-payment. There are last-minute costs, such as taxes, legal fees, appraisal fees, moving expenses, and home insurance to pay before you are finally in your new home. The time to budget for those “end” expenses…

Once you have found the home you would like, a written offer to purchase must be prepared. Considering the substantial nature of this investment, you should work with a lawyer, notary public, or a real estate licensee when preparing an offer to purchase. An offer is usually recorded on a standard form entitled Contract of…

The fabulous RCMP Musical Ride

The fabulous RCMP Musical Ride performed in Parksville at the Arbutus Arena on August 4 and what a great show it was! As part of their cross-Canada tour, they’ll be performing again in Comox next weekend (August 13 and 14). I get a huge feeling of national pride when I watch this show. The musical…

What makes British Columbia distinct, and what makes you proud to be a British Columbian?

CBC Radio, Almanac,  August 1, 2013 Just in time for BC day, CBC hosted a great show the other day with guest Howard Wright, Harbour Publishing. Listeners were invited to call in with their views on this question.  Howard led the conversation by encouraging everyone to ‘just look around you’ to see the spectacular, inexhaustible…

Vancouver Island makes world Top 10

For those looking for an island getaway, it turns out it doesn’t get much better than home! For four years in a row, Vancouver Island has been named the top island to visit in Canada and the continental U.S. by readers of Travel and Leisure magazine. In the most recent survey, it also ranked 10th…

Great feedback on my 2013 calendars

Thank you for the great feedback on my calendars. I appreciate your comments and I’m glad to hear you’re finding them both useful and attractive! I still have a few left for the remainder of 2013, so if you didn’t get one, please just let me know and I’ll send one out.  It would also…

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