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February 2016

Found 2 blog entries for February 2016.

There aren’t many things that highlight individual differences so starkly as a home renovation or buying/selling a home. If you are considering any these moves in the now or in the near future, read on to see how you can protect your relationship from common pitfalls during a stressful time.

There seem to be 4 consistent areas of strife in a renovation (you may be able to name more!):

  1. Your quality of life is affected
  2. There is a lack of control (over a lot of variables)
  3. Finances
  4. Unfinished projects

                                                                                                       Fred Harper

In short, as Sheri Stritof, a marriage expert says, “A remodeling project requires that the two of you are able to talk

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The trend we experienced through 2015 has continued as expected into our start to 2016. There are fewer properties for sale and more selling, creating upwards pressure on prices.  Core area premium properties continue to attract the most interest from buyers, resulting in more frequent competition for the same listings. The Victoria Real Estate Board reported 539 sales in January 2016, up 53% from 351 sold in January of 2015 and the most in January in 14 years! The total number of properties available for sale at the end of January 2016 was only 2,471 which is down 25% from 3283 at the end of January 2015.

This ratio of sales to listings represents a 4.5 month supply confirming a Seller’s market. The resultant shift in prices from one year ago for

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