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Key renovations to increase your home’s property value

If you are looking to increase your home’s property value, here are five of the best renovations you can do to your home to increase property value.  These five renovations have the potential to get you a return on investment of five to six times of what they cost. Flooring Continuity of flooring is one ... Read More »

An opportunity to downsize

Larger properties being sold on the Sunshine Coast will likely be appealing to investors.  There is a demand now for larger homes that are, or could become, multiple suites.  By providing rental inventory the hope is to further reduce the lack of affordable housing, especially in the rental market. Eagleview Heights development in Gibsons is ... Read More »

Helping pets deal with moving stress

Moving to a new house is one of the most stressful things we do. Hiring a realtor to help will reduce a human’s stress but not their dog or cat’s. Some tips for making the move as smooth as possible for our furry friends are as follows: Pack early Pack as much as you can ... Read More »

RE/MAX proud to be organizing Elves Club in its 50th year

I couldn’t be prouder or more excited that our office is taking over the administration of the Sunshine Coast Elves Club in this, its 50th anniversary year. Lynn Nestman, the driving force of the Elves Club for the past six years, will continue to be involved but my colleagues and I at RE/MAX City Realty ... Read More »

How will exemption from BC’s speculation tax affect Sunshine Coast real estate?

On my blog back in March, I talked about BC’s proposed “speculation tax”. Last month that legislation was brought forward, giving us our first look at how and where the tax will be implemented. According to the CBC, the new tax will apply to all properties in Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District, as ... Read More »

Welcoming ‘them’

Living in the most beautiful place in the world has an ugly side. It rears its head when friends and neighbours start talking about “those,” “them,” and “they.” “Those” people from Vancouver’s North Shore that just bought a house down the street. “Those” Albertans that enrolled their children in your kids’ school. Or even humans ... Read More »

Get the maximum exposure for your property

How your home is marketed is the largest factor in deciding how quickly and for how much it will sell. Here are some effective things that you, or your realtor can do to achieve maximum exposure for your property Photos, video, floorplan The first order of business is to take professional photos, to get a ... Read More »

Car-sharing, renting and fall real estate tips

A focus on squeezing out the last few drops of summer while getting kids ready for school meant that buying or selling a home wasn’t a top priority in September. Families are returning to their routines and as such, I anticipate that October will be slightly busier than last month. I see two positives as ... Read More »

Gibsons’ aquifer an internationally recognised asset

Gibsons is perhaps most famous for being the home to the long running CBC program “The Beachcombers” but less well known is the fact that Gibsons has some of the best drinking water in the world. This isn’t just my opinion – it’s an actual fact. In 2005, the Town of Gibsons was awarded the ... Read More »

Pricing your home in a down market

Buyers across the Lower Mainland are taking a “wait-and-see” approach, opting to sit on the sidelines as prices throughout most local regions are either falling or flattening. This is also true on the Sunshine Coast. Despite having the lowest benchmark price in the Lower Mainland, buyers are no longer rushing to the Coast to buy ... Read More »

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