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Property Value is Made Up Of:
Your home doesn’t exist in a bubble. When an appraiser values a home, they take a lot into consideration. Such as the neighborhood, the market, and the location of the home. You unfortunately can’t control these factors of your property. So if you’re buying, pay special attention to these so you make a good investment.

The value is based on the home and aspects you can control. If you keep your home in good condition and make improvements to it, you’ll likely see the property value increase. And that means that when you’re ready, you can sell for more and make a profit.

Have any questions about property value? Simply fill out the contact form below or call/text me anytime. 
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New property listed in CV Comox (Town of), Comox Valley
I have listed a new property at 2235 McKenzie Ave in Comox.
This warm and updated 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is located in the beautiful Town of Comox on a 0.18 acre lot. The kitchen features quartz countertops, soft close cabinets and drawers and large modern windows that overlook the backyard. Off the dining area you can take in the wonderful mountain views or walk out onto the spacious deck that’s perfect for entertaining and relaxing. The fully fenced backyard has a wonderful spot for a pool, gardens and has a fully insulated shed to enjoy all year round. Downstairs you will find the family room perfect for kicking back in, the furnace/storage room, laundry room, and in-house workshop. This home also boasts a newer gas high efficiency furnace, hot water tank, windows, doors, and plumbing. Book your showing today and come see what else this home and amazing town has to offer.
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Is Buying a Fixer Upper Right For You?

Buying a home can be difficult in today's market if you are on a budget.

Fixer-uppers are a great alternative to a newer home since they have less competition, more options to customize, and you are in control of choosing who you hire to make renovations.

But, renovations can become costly, unexpected issues can arise, and construction can last a long time.

If you are unsure if a fixer-upper would work for your budget, I'm here to help guide you.


If you have questions, simply fill out the contact form below or call/text me anytime. 

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How to Get Your Offer Accepted
While we are still in a seller's market, here are a few ways to get your offer accepted:

✅ Get pre-approved and have your financing ready to go.
✅ Consider giving the sellers an extra month to move out.
✅ Try offering a larger amount of earnest money deposit or down payment.
✅ Waive contingencies
✅ Use an experienced agent you trust!

For more advice on placing a great offer, give me a call today!
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5 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value to Your Home
Home improvements do not automatically increase the value of your home. Sometimes, it's the small stuff that can have the best impact on your sale price.

According to RIS Media & Zillow, there are five manageable projects that you might want to consider before listing your home for sale:

Upgrade your light fixtures (at minimum, take them down for a deep clean).
Replace faucets to elevate your bathrooms and kitchen.
​ Paint or replace your front door.
Private outdoor space is in high demand this year so, it's important to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.
Add a fire pit to your backyard. Is it a must-have? No. But it just might give the buyer that cozy backyard vibe they want. (if local zoning allows, of course)

When you bought your last home, what made the biggest impression?

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Inspection vs Appraisal
Know the difference! Inspections and appraisals might seem similar, but they play very different roles in the home closing process.

An appraisal determines the fair market value of the home. An appraiser will walk through the property and take a general assessment of the home. They then use their report and comparable sales to determine the property’s fair market value. Lenders require appraisals to make sure that the home is worth the mortgage amount. They don’t want to lend money on something worth less than the mortgage.

An inspection is an in-depth look through the home to determine its condition. An inspector will go through the house, test all of the major home systems and then create a report with recommendations on repairs and concerns.

If you’re buying with cash, you don’t have to do either. But it’s still worth the time and money to get them done to make sure that you’re putting your money into a safe investment.
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