Radon Gas in Victoria BC Homes?

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 in Buyer's Guide

map of Radon distribution in BC shows that Victoria, BC homes have a medium to high potential of containing Radon gas. Radon is an invisible, odourless and tasteless radioactive gas created by the natural breakdown of Uranium in the earth and rock. Radon is the 2nd highest leading cause of Lung Cancer after smoking. Radon can accumulate in the ba...

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Would you replace your door if it meant an extra $6000 USD in your pocket?

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in Seller's Guide

According to a recent Zillow report, a door can be worth about $6000 usd.   This makes sense… First impressions count and a poor experience at the entrance to the home will diminish interest and turn off buyers.  Remember supply and demand?  Less buyers means less money.

But you may not even need to replace that door.... A fresh coat of paint can go a l...

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Typical costs of buying a house

Posted on Jul 25, 2019 in Buyer's Guide

Knowledge is power, they say. Before you agree to buy a house, it is important to know how much you will spend on it – including the various taxes and services. Buying a house is one of the largest investments that most people make in their lifetimes, and you should know how large an investment this is going to be. This list will help you understan...

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Welcome to the new website

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in News

Thank you to the folks at REALTYNINJA who have been working stealthily creating this new site.  I'm excited to add a "buildings" section as well as quick and easy navigation.  I welcome any feedback or suggestions.  

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Five Simple [But Smart] Reasons Why Townhouses are Great For “Snowbirds”

Posted on Apr 11, 2019

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Underground Oil Tanks 

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Buyer's Guide

Technician cleaning out interior of UST

In Victoria we are starting to see more problems with oil tanks and finding that a remediated (but not removed) tank is no longer sufficient for some lenders/insurers, with more likely to decline coverage in future. This makes it more important than ever to ensure that no oil tank exists on the property you're buying and to do the proper investigat...

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