Buyer's Guide

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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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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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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Homebuyers Guide – Types of Ownership

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in Buyer's Guide

Land ownership is rewarding and can be a great investment. Knowing exactly what you are buying is very important and research is required.

There are many forms of interest in land.  We have created a list of most common examples found in British Columbia with pros and cons for each.

If you have any questions please feel free for to contact us to help...

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How real estate works (and why, sometimes, it doesn't)

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 in Buyer's Guide

Buyer agents often get a bad rap for pushiness, limited availability, and a lack of interest or deep understanding of their clients needs.
Let’s take a deeper look at why…It’s often said that people don’t value those things which come to them for free. In real estate, in most cases, buyers can enlist the services of a Realtor at no cost. This is bec...

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