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Real Estate Mistakes Made By Each Generation

Posted on Feb 22, 2019



Earlier this week, Statistics Canada reported that nearly 1.9 million Canadians aged 25 to 64 lived with at least one parent in 2017, more than double the 900,000 recorded 20 years ago. In real estate, I am seeing more multi-generational families buying homes to accommodate adult children moving back home with parents because of health issues, job...

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The Psychology of Snow

Posted on Feb 15, 2019




It's official. Nanaimo has been hit with a season called "winter" that many of us are having mixed feelings about. Perhaps we have been too quick to post memes on social media mocking the rest of Canada with our typical 10 degree weather and little or no snow. Mother Nature has certainly had the last laugh, and as a result, some areas in Nanaimo ar...

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Have You Said Goodbye to Your New Year's Resolutions?

Posted on Feb 08, 2019




If you are someone who has made a New Year's resolution and is now struggling to continue eating kale, and beet juice each morning, or going to the gym 6 times per week - you are not alone! Psychology Today reports that only 8% of people will actually achieve their New Year's resolution. Less than 1 in 10 will actually stay committed to a promise t...

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Reflection on Nanaimo's Election

Posted on Feb 01, 2019



Passionate. That is one of the kinder words used online to describe my support of the recent by-election in Nanaimo. This is the city that I have been raised in, work, and am fortunate to now raise my own family here. I am dedicated to serving my community, and I appreciated reading differing opinions, learning from engaging with others, and sharin...

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices? 

Posted on May 18, 2018

There has been some discussion recently on home prices in relation to mortgage rates. Some believe if there is a rapid rise of mortgage rates, home prices should decrease. Logically it makes the most sense for the price of the house to drop when interest rates are rising, but this is not always the case.This theory of home prices decreasing is typi...

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Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

Posted on May 18, 2018

It is easy to become overwhelmed when you enter the home buying market. Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their opinions if you are a first time home buyer. While most of them are looking out for your best interest, they are not fully aware of what is happening in the housing market.It is important for you to be prep...

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