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It would seem that inheriting a house, especially one filled with good memories, would be an unqualified blessing.   But inheriting the family homestead and deciding what to do with it also can stir up all sorts of emotions, including unpleasant ones. It also can strain family relationships. Befo...
01/30/2007
Does thoughts of moving keep recurring?  Change house, neighbourhood, perhaps neighbours?  These are some signs that a real estate deal and move is in your horizon.Kids sharing a room? Yard too small? You need a family friendly home that will grow with your family. Maybe you need a smaller home. ...
12/23/2006
French Chic in prestigious Rockridge Estate! Custom built home by Dave Clemson. The features of this fabulous Nanaimo home go on and on. Oversized kitchen, living and diningroom. A big master bedroom complete with ensuite and double walk-in closets. Subtle tile in the foyer leads to your vaulted ...
12/20/2006
Find out how much you can afford to pay for your new house and get pre-qualified for a mortgage.   Now you're ready to start your search.  Sources available to find the right home would include:Word of mouth:  By telling everyone you know you're looking for a new house, you just might hea...
12/20/2006
The Home InspectorFor most people it is a good idea to have the new home you're thinking of buying inspected by a knowledgeable, professional home inspector.  Your Realtor can include this in your Offer to Purchase.The role of the home inspector is to educate you on the condition of the prope...
12/20/2006
The Cost of Home Ownership (Part 2 of 2)In addition to the items listed in Part 1, you may need to consider these following items and whether or not they pertain to you.  Nobody likes nasty surprises after the for sale becomes sold.Appliances  (Is it a new home, or new to you?  Appliances may or ...
12/19/2006
There are various costs associated with the purchase of your new home whether it be in Nanaimo or elswhere.  After you've arrived at the price range of the home for sale that you can afford and the home's mortgage you've qualified for, remember to add on the up front costs.Mortgage Lo...
12/18/2006
Nanaimo Kitchen tips:Fridge - why make the fridge work harder:  keep it away from sources of heat in your home like sunlight, heating vents, kitchen ranges, dishwashers or radiators.  Let food cool down prior to putting inside your fridge so extra energy isn't being used in chilling the food....
12/13/2006
Ever wonder why "kitchen parties" naturally occur in your home every time you have a get-together?  Well, it is because the kitchen is the hub of every home.  It is where we get nourishment and refreshment, gather and regroup after a busy day.  It is a room with real value for every fam...
11/22/2006
Whether you're buying real estate in Nanaimo or elsewhere in Canada, you can now apply for a 40 year mortgage with no money down.  When you spot the for sale sign on that perfect house, imagine the feeling of comfort knowing you've been pre-qualified for the mortgage.  Your realtor can in...
11/22/2006
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