Using the historically high 2021 figures as a benchmark for where market values should aim to be is misleading to potential buyers, investors and home owners. Your home is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, at the time you are ready to sell it. And you should only buy or sell a home or property when it makes sense for you, and not just when the market is at the lowest or highest point. Yes, it is financially advantageous when you can time the purchase or sale of your property to coincide with the beginning or end of a cycle, but the real return on investment in owning your own home is received while you are living in it and still paying for it. Somewhere along the line we have forgotten that.
Savvy buyers and property investors look beyond luxury square footage to first locate a one-of-a-kind, spectacular location before entering into any type of residential or
commercial land purchase, and so should you!
Whether you buy .25 or 500+ acres, a land purchase is an investment in the physical geography in that unique location. Highly sought after geographical attributes like, water frontage, clean air, sunshine hours, fertile soil, mild climate, mature trees & timber, the view, the privacy and clean drinking water, all factor into the locations desirability and increases the richness of both lifestyle and market value.
North to south, BC markets are at different stages of a market correction. The low interest rate buying frenzy is behind us as prices fall in line with realistic lender assessments and approvals. Careful consideration, in-depth vetting and negotiation has returned to the real estate process. A welcomed change for…
Start by walking your property and the roads or alleys surrounding it, and examine it like a thief would, looking for opportune points of entry. You should do this in the daytime and at night, to get the perspective of what a thief might see on foot and from a vehicle. The harder it is for a thief to get onto your property, the less likely you are to experience a burglary or property crime. Opportunity is what most criminals look for, un-gated
driveways, hedges around an unfenced border, gates without…
Despite the costs of building a backyard zen, investing in your property instead of a couple costly weekend get-aways gives you a forever space that can be enjoy every day of the week. Well built outdoor improvements add value to your property, and they become unique future selling features. In my experience, buyers are impressed by extra storage, inspired by covered outdoor living areas, and excited to discover a greenhouse or garden that
Many rural and remote acreages are being purchased this year and lots of buyers are discovering that they need the professional services of a surveyor to begin the process of securing the land with gating and fencing and to plan out the location of new dwellings and outbuildings. A boundary survey adds value to your title, it allows the title owner to confidently create a land use plan and develop the acreage to add maximum value using the land in the best possible way.
Your real estate listing has received an offer to purchase, and it’s now time to negotiate the sale. Navigating through qualifying the offer and understanding the legalities and contingencies in this process can be daunting. How you handle and respond to the timely offer is crucial to reaching your goal and securing the best possible […]
It is the duty of the buyer to gather all necessary information on actual or potential risks involved in a home or property investment. An experienced realtor will assist you through this process, but It is ultimately your responsibility to examine and confirm that everything you have been provided about a listing actually checks-out to […]
Buying waterfront recreational property in BC is the dream of so many homeowners. Luckily, BC has thousands of different waterfront landholdings; from seaside properties on the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island, to owning beach front in the vibrant sunny Okanagan, to cozy cabins and R.V. lots on lakes all the way north up through the […]
The trend continues, as a growing segment of college educated Gen.Y, Gen. X and late born Boomers are selling their urban homes in the lower mainland and moving north into the BC Interior’s Cariboo Region. Some are retiring, some are retiring early, and a good portion are still working professionals seeking a security and independence […]