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Found 5 blog entries for November 2020.



Saska the Vancouver Island CatThere are many well documented reasons why household pets help people of all ages. They help reduce stress and that helps improve physical and mental health outcomes.

Pets have been used in therapy to help relieve anxiety before and after surgery and during treatment of other physical and emotional conditions. Exams time can be extremely stressful for students so universities, knowing this, have developed opportunities for students to play with puppies and kittens. 

Pets in family settings help members interact with one another; they help children develop interactive skills and they take the edge off loneliness and/or depression.

It's no surprise that the number of pets being purchased and adopted, during Covid 19, has increased…

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House on Departure Bay beach in Nanaimo BC

  1.  Get your financing in place.
  2. Secure a temporary place to live after you've sold your existing home. You can't compete if you still have to sell your existing home.
  3. Realize that the selection is limited so other buyers are in competition with you.
  4. Agree to a working relationship with just one Realtor and have them commit to you.
  5. Have your deposit money easily accessible and ready to write a cheque.
  6. Familiarize yourself with the market and the area you're looking in so you feel comfortable making a quick decision. Don't let the asking price fool you; know the recent sales in the area
  7. Make sure your Realtor will show you properties as soon as they are listed.
  8. Make sure You are available to look at properties as soon as they're…
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I'm going to show you how to take the pain out of the pre-showing clean-up.

I like a clean house but I don't love the work involved. As I Realtor, I never realized how stressful it is to prepare for showing until I listed my home for sale. I was literally in my cleaning attire right up to the last minute before the buyers arrived to see the place.

under the bed storage bins

First things first, have the right tools:

  • broom with angled heads
  • vacuum
  • dusters with telescopic handles
  • mop with removable heads
  • flat plastic storage bin for under the bed
  • 2 large plastic totes a small, portable caddy 

Now it's time to get organized; add your cleaning supplies to the caddy

  • all purpose cleaner
  • sponges
  • microfiber cloths
  • gloves

Now the Plan…

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460 Realty mask and sanitizer

This is what BCREA asks us to do in order to protect you and others.

Safer Showings During BC’s Second Wave Real estate professionals must continue to adapt to protect themselves, consumers and communities from COVID-19. Realtors must continue to manage risks of showings as infections rise the acceleration in the number of COVID-19 infections in British Columbia means we must all continue our efforts to slow the spread of the disease in accordance with public directives and the public health order from the Provincial Health Office. Both the British Columbia Real Estate Association and the Real Estate Council of British Columbia now strongly recommend against open houses and are replacing previous guidance on hosting safer open houses with this…
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Unless you have all of the money you need to complete the purchase of the home you have an accepted offer on; you will have made the contract of purchase and sale conditional on you being able to secure a mortgage loan.


When you apply for a mortgage loan, the lender will look at several factors before deciding if they’ll approve the loan; they look at you and the property in detail.

Canadian one hundred dollar bills

3 C’s

  1. Credit: They’ll do a credit check on you to see if you have a good history of paying your bills on time. Be careful not to default on cell phone bills while disputing charges; it’ll reflect poorly on your credit score. Before agreeing to offers for credit cards, remember that each application shows up on your credit bureau…
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