My Real Estate Blog Posts

Invermere & Area Real Estate Statistics 2019 & early 2020!

Posted on Feb 16, 2020

We need to look at the past, to see where we are and where are going! Real Estate trends and statistics are important, recent historical data can give us important insights into what is currently happening and what is going to happen soon.

For REALTORS® in the East & West Kootenays the tail end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 represented some big chan...

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When is the Best time to LIST???

Posted on Feb 01, 2020

One of the really common questions that I get is; 'When is the best time of year to list my property?'

The common belief is that the Spring is the best time list. There is some logic behind this, a lot of people want possession in time for the summer (or after the school season ends). There are some other realities, road conditions are generally bet...

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What is 'Vendor Financing'? (and why does it matter?)

Posted on Oct 17, 2019

Although 'Vendor Financing' is a relatively simple concept, it is often confused with other very different things, like 'rent to own' or an 'option to purchase'. It is interesting that many otherwise savvy and experience home owners and real estate consumers- really don't understand what 'Vendor Financing' is, and why it could or should be consider...

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Real Estate Stats 2019, year to date (date at September 30)

Posted on Oct 06, 2019


Average single family home sold prices are up 59% compared to last year! ($638,800 average 2019 selling price compared to $400,800 in 2018) But what does that mean, is my home really worth 59% more? It is unlikely, what it means is that generally higher priced homes have been selling and lower priced recreational condos have been taking longer to s...

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Scams & Prepaid Vacations

When 'Real Estate' is not an Investment

Posted on Feb 09, 2019

Unfortunately there are lots of 'opportunities' that are passed off as real estate investments; some are purely recreational and a form of prepaid vacation- well others are full out scams and should be completely avoided. 

Scams

Generally these take the forms of small investment amounts, between $10,000 to $100,000 and sometimes they are eligible RRS...

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2018 Real Estate Stats; Compared

Posted on Jan 09, 2019


Well, ready or not we are into a New Year. Although every year we often have dreams and hopes of having an even more fulfilling life, and shedding a few pounds- this time of year also gives us time to take stock and look back on the year that just finished; and if you are a Real Estate nerd like me, compare that year to other years to see what tren...

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