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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

What’s one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, “I liked the house, but I wasn’t too […]

4 Reasons to Sell Your House in Winter

Spring is traditionally the time that most people put their houses on the market, but if you’re ready to sell now during the winter months, you shouldn’t wait until spring. Why? Here are a few good reasons why you should jump on listing now: Less Competition Everyone thinks they should sell in the spring, and […]

3 Ways to Recognize Potential Issues When Buying a Home

When you are looking to purchase a house, it can be easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious rec room with plenty of space for entertaining. You need to make sure that in all that excitement you don’t overlook any potential expensive maintenance issues […]

8 Easy House Updates To Do Before You Sell

Remodeling your house before you sell is rarely a reasonable option, nor does it usually pay off. Instead, give your house a cosmetic makeover by completing these simple and easy updates: Make it brighter. Good lighting is something every buyer wants. Remove your curtains, or replace them with sheers. Clean the windows. Replace lightbulbs. Add […]

6 Safety Items to Check After You Move In

Moving into a new home can be exciting, and exhausting, as you unpack, arrange furniture, rearrange furniture, and generally get used to your new space. Don’t let the act of moving in distract you from checking a few key safety items though. Make time to review these potentially life-saving house items: Smoke detectors This may […]

6 Simple Staging Tricks to Make Your House Stand Out

When potential buyers tour a house, they make quick judgments about whether they like the space, and whether it’s right for them. Staging your house is a great way to help potential buyers see the features and possible usage of the various rooms and spaces. Staging doesn’t have to complicated. Here are six simple staging […]

Long Weekend Getaway

Over the August long weekend, we took a little getaway to Nootka Sound to go fishing and enjoy quiet time on the water. It was relaxing and restful, and included time with friends, some fish catching, and yes, a bit of work too. The lodge we stayed at is one our good friend Doug Rippingale […]

2018 Home Buying in Campbell River Infographic

Every year the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board releases a buyer profile report that gives details about the who, what and why of house buying. The 2018 report was recently released (full report can be found here), and we’ve put together an infographic highlighting some of the key information about buying a home in Campbell […]

5 Items to Evaluate when Viewing a House

When you go to view a house you might potentially buy, you need to consider more than just the superficial look of it. Here are a couple of key items you should evaluate to determine if that house will fit your needs. Outdoor access How do you get to the outside spaces? In particular, how […]

#1 Tip for Preparing to Sell Your Home

Selling your house is a big deal, and there are tons of tips and suggestions for you to prepare before selling. But what’s the one thing you need to do before all others? Detach emotionally. When you make the decision to sell, you need to emotionally detach from the house. Stop seeing it as your […]

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