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How To Clean Your Furnace Filter

Furnace air filters collect pollen and dust while running during the winter, and if not regularly cleaned they can build up a thick layer of contaminants that will make your furnace consume more energy, as well as spoil the air quality in your home rather than preserve it.

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Home Heating Options In BC

Did you know that up to 60% of the energy used to run your home is used for heating? As a home owner (or new home buyer), choosing, changing, or upgrading your heating system can result in significant savings, government rebates, and a more comfortable home.

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Christmas In Sidney BC

Christmas grows ever nearer, but the celebrations have just begun! Find out about all the great holiday events taking place in Sidney BC, and experience what makes it such a beautiful city to live in.

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7 Landscaping Tips For Victoria & Sidney

The landscaping of your lawn and garden can have a huge affect on the curb appeal of your home when selling. As such, it's often best to get a head start on your landscaping so that it's professional and ready to go when the time to sell comes. In this post I address the basics of of landscaping design and maintenance for homes in Victoria and Sidney BC.

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When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home in BC?

You're finally ready to take the big step and sell your home: you have a real estate agent lined up, you've added improvements to increase your home's value, and you may already have your next property purchased and ready to move into.

But when should you list your current property on the market?

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Identifying & Repairing Wet Basements

As the winter months in Victoria roll in with their steady rainfall, basement leaks begin to rear their ugly heads. Learn to spot the signs of wet basements as a home buyer, and what you can do as a home seller to keep wet basements from bringing down your selling price.

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Fractional Ownership vs. Timesharing in BC

Fractional ownership is a form of property ownership where several parties can divide the use and cost of a piece of real estate among them, usually for vacation purposes. Instead of buying a second home outright, you can own ¼, ⅛, or even 1/10 of a property.

Not too long ago, timeshares were the most common way to purchase time in a vacation home, but fractional real estate is gaining popularity around the world as an alternative option that provides stability and extra value.

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Conveyancing in BC

As the process of legally transferring either a property title, mortgage, or lien from one person to another, conveyancing is a necessary stage in every real estate transaction, whether you are buying or selling a property. Learn what you might encounter in the conveyancing process in BC, and help ensure a smooth real estate transaction when buying or selling your home.

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