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Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

(September 07, 2017)

As Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm on record, makes its first landfall, the clean-up of Hurricane Harvey continues, and western Canada continues to battle wildfires, emergency preparedness is on a lot of our minds. So, are you ready?

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The threat of natural disaster can make people uncomfortable, and for good reason. It isn’t something we want to acknowledge directly, but the stories... read more.

Victoria West: Dockside Green Staging a Comeback?

(August 31, 2017)

Dockside Green is one of the most coveted areas in Victoria, and people from all over the city and even from out of town know it and want to be a part of it. Started in 2006, this community had grand plans for itself, including housing and commercial portions. However, it stalled out in 2009 after the last building was completed, largely considered to be due to the 2008 financial collapse.

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However... read more.

Condo Listings: Get Your Condo Ready

(August 25, 2017)

As much as we don’t want to face the truth, Summer 2017 is winding down. With only a few days left in August, we’re turning our sights onto September and getting ready for the fall. Are you in the same boat and wondering if now might be a good time to list your condo?

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We definitely think it is. At the beginning of the month, the Victoria Real Estate Board stats showed us less than 2,000 listings i... read more.

Damaged Credit: How You Can Turn Things Around

(August 20, 2017)

Are you grappling with the idea of whether you should continue renting or jump into the real estate game? Have you talked to your mortgage broker? Are you maybe a little nervous about that conversation because of your damaged credit?

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You’re not alone in that. With the cost of living skyrocketing and salaries not necessarily keeping up with that, you might have run into some trouble that affected y... read more.

Unconditional Offers: When Things Go Wrong

(August 09, 2017)

Ever wonder what happens if you, as a buyer, were to just walk away from an unconditional offer? Whether you submitted an unconditional offer or had conditions and then removed them, that contract is binding with the expectation that you will complete when the closing day comes.

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For one couple in Surrey, however, they didn’t get so lucky with their buyer. Back in May 2016, these sellers accepted a... read more.