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May 2018

Found 9 blog entries for May 2018.

Best Smart Home Products for Modern HomeownersSmart products can do a lot to change life around the house. By combining convenience with energy efficiency, smart products can help homeowners save money, increase comfort in the home and reduce work for the homeowner. There are a lot of smart products on the market, so homeowners who aren't sure which smart products are right for them will need to consider their priorities and do their research. These smart products are among the most useful and ingenious.

Smart Security Cam

A smart security camera helps keep the home records activities in and around the home while the homeowner is away. Smart security cameras can be installed indoors or outdoors, depending on the model. Often smart security cameras are programed to tell the difference

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8034 Lochside Dr

3 Bed Rancher 2 Blocks to Beach!

Don't miss this 3 bedroom rancher!

Enjoy living near Lochside Trail and blocks from beach access with the convenience of being 10 minutes to Sidney and 20 minutes to Victoria. 

The large backyard is ideal for entertaining with pond, fire pit and garden.

You'll appreciate the open living and dining area with laminate flooring, vaulted ceiling and wood fireplace. 

The kitchen has been updated with newer appliances, cupboards and heated floors.

The house also includes newer washer/dryer, hot water tank and windows and hardy plank siding.

 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More About 8034 Lochside Dr

Talk to our team to learn more about this Lochside Trail and blocks from beach access with…
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Simple Suggestions for Maintaining Your LandscapeMaintaining beautiful landscaping can take a lot of time and energy. Fortunately, there are many things that busy homeowners can do to make caring for their landscaping a little bit easier. Suppressing weeds, planting easy to grow plants and installing outdoor living spaces are all ways that Victoria homeowners can make it easier to tend to their yard.

Install Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living space typically requires less maintenance than other types of landscaping. Outdoor living space also increases the usefulness of the yard. Installing an outdoor living space usually requires an upfront investment, but once the living space is installed, little energy is needed to keep it looking nice. Homeowners who install a deck should keep in mind

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Thinking of Selling and Property Needs Work? Maximize Your Return When Selling….even when time and money are short!

Sell Faster and For More! Clean, Declutter, Repair, Update, Renovate and Stage!

Does your Victoria area home need some TLC, perhaps painting, a new roof or a kitchen update? You don’t have the time or money to deal with it? Do you know you should and would benefit from steps to make your property more salable, but don’t have the time to wait months for a contractor, access to funds necessary and/or not willing to risk the outcome not being profitable?

If you knew that our renovation and home prep team would be in and out AND your property SOLD in less than 60* days from today AND you would put more money in your pocket AND

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Paul Kane

Metchosin Park like Acreage

Metchosin Park like Acreage.  

The opportunity you have been waiting for 5 flat private usable acres with a 2005 built mobile to live in while you build your dream home or enjoy it the way it is.  

Gorgeous entrance to the secluded oasis with your own year round creek and picturesque pond.  

The mobile has a large deck off of the front, bright open kitchen, open concept living/dining room, two good sized bedrooms and a four piece bath with jetted tub.  

If that is not enough room there is an RV hookup, pump house, and two storage sheds with electricity and water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More About 4449 Leefield Rd

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Home Improvements With Best ROIWhat home improvement should be next? Home sellers who factor ROI into the equation when they ask this question are rewarded with high-value projects that bump up home value, while those who overlook the ROI may not recoup what they spent. Add these high-value projects to the top of the home renovation list to grow home value and make the most of a home.

Front Door and Garage Door Replacement

Homeowners who are looking for a quick win can cross this project off their bucket list. Replacing garage and front doors frequently pays for itself with an 85 to 100 percent ROI, as buyers like to see an updated, fresh door for the garage and the home. Steel doors come with a high return on investment because they are durable, tough, and may even help

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Options For Home Down PaymentsHome buyers looking to purchase a home often understand that this process is one of the largest financial decision they will make. Buying a home requires a down payment. Although the standard is 20 percent, buyers may qualify to make a smaller down payment, depending on the size of the loan and their credit history. This guide shows buyers the common down payment options, and how they can get the money.

What Is the Minimum Down Payment?

Asking a number of different people about the minimum down payment for a home might yield a variety of answers. For decades, people have considered 20 percent to be the preferred amount to put down on a property. However, with average home prices what they are, having to put down close to $100,000 or more to

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Understanding the Most Common Types of MortgagesDeciding on the right kind of mortgage requires knowing what is out there. With this information, potential home buyers will understand the differences between several popular types of mortgage loans.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Amortization and Loan Terms

Sometimes, people can get the amortization schedule of the loan confused with the loan term, particularly if they are new to the process. Loan amortization refers to the amount of time a set payment of principal would need to be paid in order to completely pay off the loan. The loan term may be the same amount of time, or it could be shorter. While the loan might take as long as

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What to Expect from a Home InspectionBuying a home usually calls for a home inspection in the middle of the process. This inspection is a good time for buyers to get a sense for the condition of the home before they are on the hook to buy it. Knowing what to expect before, during, and after the home inspection helps buyers prepare to take the next step be that anticipating future home improvements, or backing out of the contract altogether.

Home Inspection Basics

A home inspection involves a routine examination and test of the home's major structure and systems. The inspection usually happens shortly after both parties have signed the purchase contract, as a way to identify and address obvious problems quickly. Some of the tests are dependent on weather. A home inspector may not

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