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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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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In short, it was a good year for volume of sales, while prices remained relatively steady. In the single family home category, we saw 1171 units listed down from 1319 in 2012 and the total value of real estate sold increasing from $195 million to $228 million. The sales to listing ratio was 52% whereas…

Whether your estate is of large or modest value, an estate plan should be part of your total financial strategy. In its essence, estate planning addresses the establishment or the continuation of a tradition, one that involves the building, preserving and transferring of assets in a tax-efficient manner. The following are some of the key considerations that…

Many homebuyers looking at older properties find themselves in a common predicament: they’ve found a property that suits them, but it needs some costly and immediate upgrades. Many buyers add the costs of those immediate renovations into their mortgage, instead of racking up credit card bills or selling investments to pay for the upgrades.  Known…

As long as they are not experiencing any problems, many homeowners tend to ignore their roof drainage system – until it’s too late. Most gutters need to be cleaned at least two to three times per year to remove a buildup of leaves, pine needles, silt and other debris.  It is also important to check…

Ever step into the shower and realize that the water is not what you want? Or while you’re enjoying that nice, warm shower, suddenly a blast of icy cold water sends shivers down your spine. But what may be much worse than that is when someone flushes a toilet elsewhere in the house, momentarily diverting…

After moving into a home, particularly an older one, of the most daunting issues for a new homeowner is figuring out how all the systems work. One system with some unique issues is the electric system. It may take some time to determine what switch controls what light or what receptacles are on what circuit,…

  If you are contemplating the purchase of a home which involves the strata or cooperative type of ownership, there are some relevant points to consider: What are the monthly charges for common area maintenance (strata fees)? What services or utilities are included? Does the building have a good reputation for honesty and successful operations? Are…

  Buying or selling a home, whether for the first time or the fifth time, can be a little confusing. This glossary of some of the most common real estate terms that you’re likely to encounter will help you better understand the language of real estate.  Contact your realtor for further explanation of these terms. Adjustment Date:…

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