Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

Posted on Dec 13, 2019

It can be difficult to decide whether or not to have your home on the market during the holidays.  Typically, there are fewer showings throughout this timeframe, but buyers will be more serious and apt to make an offer if they are spending their Christmas house hunting.

Trying to keep your home looking "perfect" for buyers while you wrap your gifts a...

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Christmas Traditions From Around the World (and some are weird)

Posted on Dec 06, 2019

The holiday season is upon us.  There is no turning back now!  Whatever festive traditions you celebrate with your friends and family, there are some very interesting ones that take place in other parts of the world.

Got goat? For the past 53 years, a 13 metre tall straw goat has been constructed in Castle Square in Gavle, Sweden. It has created anoth...

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The Dark History of Black Friday (and it isn't pretty)

Posted on Nov 29, 2019

Black Friday.  The day that stores offer sales so incredible that grown men and women still line up in freezing weather overnight to purchase that gigantic flat screen TV or toy that your child has been begging you for.  

Have you ever wondered the origins of Black Friday? The answer might surprise you. Back in the 1950's, American companies started s...

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Our Caveman Instincts That Fail Us in Real Estate

Posted on Nov 22, 2019

Things must have seemed much simpler in real estate when a caveman went hunting for the perfect stone abode to raise his family, discover fire and create weapons to protect himself from predators.  However, those very same survival instincts that kept a caveman safe often do us harm when dealing with real estate in the modern era.

One misstep that ma...

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Real Estate Update for Nanaimo Area- Oct 2019 vs Oct 2018

Posted on Nov 15, 2019

Layzell Dreger and Associates wants to share with you a snapshot of the real estate market broken down into segments for the month of October. We have also included a bit more information as to the current inventory levels, days on the market compared to October 2018, and more. Our team also identified some emerging trends in our market. The market...

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Daylight Savings - "Fall Back" This Weekend⏰

Posted on Nov 01, 2019

It is hard to believe that it is already November! With summer now just a pleasant memory, it is time to celebrate Daylight Savings Time this weekend.  We wanted to remind you to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

What the heck is Daylight Savings Time and what is different with Saskatchewan? Many people do not kno...

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