Sarah’s Tips On Downsizing:

Sarah’s Tips On Downsizing:

This article caught my attention, as it states that about 64% (according to a study done in 2014) of retirees, 50 and older, have either moved, or will move post retirement. It goes on to say that a few experts recommend moving sooner than later… something to think about as you read! http://www.financialbuzz.com/retirement-and-downsizing-659673  

Getting A Storage Unit

Getting A Storage Unit

To store or not to store, that’s a sometimes complicated question. When you’re getting ready to downsize, there are two sides to getting a storage unit. Are you going to need a storage unit? If you already have one but want to get rid of it, what’s the best way to go about it? Storage […]

Is the spring market here?

Is the spring market here?

It’s a beautiful day in Nanaimo, lots of sunshine and both buyers and sellers are calling with questions about what the spring market will bring.  When we lived in Winnipeg we were told never to plant anything until after the May long weekend because of the risk of frost.  Yesterday I dropped my daughter off […]

The Up Side Of Downsizing

The Up Side Of Downsizing

There comes a point in a lot of peoples’ lives when they want to simplify things and move into a smaller home. It’s a big step to take and can sometimes be a confusing or difficult time once the decision is made. In the next few articles, we’ll take a look at some of the […]

November Sales Report

November Sales Report

This month we saw a decline in the number of single family homes sold for the past three months.  September saw 182 sales, October 149 and November 98.  This is down 9% from 2015.  Its not unusual to see a lower number of sales as we get closer to Christmas.  128 new homes were listed […]

The Emotional Impact Of Downsizing

The Emotional Impact Of Downsizing

Most people don’t decide to downsize out of the blue. There’s usually a specific reason for it – a life transition like divorce, the kids have moved out, elderly people moving into assisted or independent living accommodations or the death of a spouse. Whatever the reason, the emotional impact of downsizing can take an emotional […]

New Rule for Reporting the Sale of your Home

New Rule for Reporting the Sale of your Home

Did you know that the Government has recently announced a new rule that will require all Canadian homeowners to report the sale of a principal residence in their tax returns in the year of the sale?  Ian met up with Tayler Osmond from MNP in Nanaimo to discuss this matter. Reporting the sale of your […]

October 2016 Real Estate Sales Report

October 2016 Real Estate Sales Report

The real estate sales report this month confirms what realtors and home buyers already know … prices are up and the number of homes for sale is down. There has been a lot of talk in the media about the overall slowing market so I did a 5 year comparison. Real estate sales report October […]