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Zoning - A Complicated Maze of Information

How difficult can it be to figure out of if the intended use and development of the property is permitted under the zoning bylaws?  Let me tell you, it is not quite as simple as one might think. 

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Decluttering

I always say that how we live in our home and how we present our home for sale are two very different things.  We can live any way we want but when we sell, to minimize time on the market and to obtain maximum dollars, changes have to be made...

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The Ongoing Update

It seems every time I do a renovation it causes me to look around and see that places I feel I just updated are looking ready yet again.   Where does the time go?

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New Down Payment Rules

NEW DOWN PAYMENT RULES – FEBUARY 15, 2016

As many of you may be aware the minimum down payment rules for insured mortgages (generally less than 20% down) are changing as of February 15, 2016.

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The Generalist

If you have had children then you are probably familiar with the book “Are you my Mother" by P. D. Eastman, a book in the Dr. Seuss series of beginner books.  It is a charming story

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So You’ve received your Tax Notice

Happy New Year! Along with that comes your Property Tax Assessment in the mail. Each and every January we get phone calls from people with various questions about their assessment going up or down in value.

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Welcome to my Blog

Well - here I am blogging.  Why? I have over 28 years’ experience selling real estate in the Cowichan Valley.  Combine that with Cheryl Blackey's 24 plus years selling here and I think we might have something valuable to say about the real estate industry, the Cowichan Valley and life.

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