Homebuying Knowledge

June 5, 2023

Forest Fires and Home Insurance


It is forest fire season in Canada and that means that insurance companies are watching where fires are burning in your neck of the woods. For example, on Vancouver Island as of writing this article there are two forest fires. Insurers have rules around insuring homes near forest fires ...

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April 3, 2023

Divorce and Real Estate

Selling a house due to separation or divorce can be stressful on all parties and this is where we come in. I have gone through this before. Trust me, I get it. You are dealing with managing finances, trying to maintain a normal homelife for dependents, figuring out what is ...

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Jan. 1, 2023

Federal Foreign Buyer's Policy

Effective January 1, 2023 foreign citizens will not be allowed to buy a residential property in Canada except in certain areas (Whistler for example) or if you are one of the following:


(a) a temporary resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who satisfies prescribed ...

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Dec. 1, 2022

Rescission Period

AKA The least the government could do and still save face.

This new policy essentially protects Buyers who got in way over their head in making a really bad emotionally charged decision. Basically, for three days after an offer is written a Buyer can cancel the transaction with no reason ...

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Nov. 1, 2022


Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and second leading cause in smokers.

This smelless gas comes out of the ground and into our homes. Luckily on Vancouver Island we have very low radon gas emissions.  On the map below green is good! Green shows less than ...

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June 3, 2022


Are you looking for an expert in getting a house ready and selling a home after a loved one has passed away? I am here to co-ordinate and manage the liquidation of the estate.

This process is time consuming, potentially expensive, and emotionally draining. I am here to help ...

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April 4, 2022

Where There's a Will

This month I have come across several different scenarios on properties where someone has passed away and I wish to share some of these stories. 

  1. Passing away with no will. This is the most challenging situation because so many things can happen. These are the two situations I have ...

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March 14, 2022


This month I have personally come across four foreclosure listings. That is a lot in terms of what I have seen in the past. There is definitely more to this story as we come out of COVID financial times and back into the mainstream finance world.

Banks, Mortgage Finance ...
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Feb. 4, 2022

Waiting Versus Buying High

I know it is hard to purchase a home in a Seller’s market and that you don’t want to overpay. Let’s look at the true cost of waiting.


Here are some outlooks on price increases for property values in 2022. The Canadian Real Estate Association predicts a 7.6 ...

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Feb. 4, 2022

2022 Real Estate Strategies

Are you looking to purchase a home? Here are some top strategies for purchasing a home in 2022.


  1. If you need financing, set up an appointment with a mortgage broker and discuss your options. Do a full financial analysis with your mortgage professional that includes a credit check, income ...
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