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Category: Home Buyer Info (16 posts)

  • June 6, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

Things to Consider Before Moving Into an Over-55 Community in Victoria, BC

Many people, as they approach retirement age and the kids are gone, begin thinking about downsizing. One of the more popular choices for reduction is moving to one of the over-55 communities that ar

  • May 17, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

How to Know If You Should Buy a Home or Continue Renting in Victoria, BC

While owning a home and a plot of land was once part of the 'American Dream' for many people, the times have shifted. The global financial crisis which resulted in a massive shift in the housing marke

  • May 2, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

Great Buy on a Home in Victoria, BC? - Don't Expect the Appraisal to Prove It

Buying a home can be fun and exciting, especially when you drive a hard bargain and get that seller over a barrel.  You did your research, caught a home with higher than average days on the marke

  • March 21, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

Five Things to Consider Before Flipping a House in Victoria, BC

House flipping can be a tempting way to make fast money, but not every fixer-upper has the potential to be profitable. Here's five things to consider before buying a property to flip. 1. Time Te

  • March 7, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

Thinking of Buying a Home in Victoria, BC? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Many people simply assume that buying a home is always better than renting, but that is not always the case. Owning a home makes sense in certain circumstances, just as renting is a smart move in othe

  • January 3, 2018
  • Rebecca Barritt

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New Home vs an Existing Home in Victoria, BC

If you're planning on investing in real estate, then you're going to have two main options: to buy an existing home or buy a new home in Victoria, BC. An existing home is a house that has been lived i

  • December 20, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Can You Afford to Buy a New Home in Victoria, BC?

Is Purchasing a New Home in Victoria, BC in Your Budget?   If you're throwing your hard-earned money away on rent each month, putting that same amount towards your own home could be an incred

  • December 6, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home in Victoria, BC

Buying a first home in Victoria, BC is an exciting time in an individual's life. You may already have a family that needs more than simply being a good structure to protect against them against the el

  • October 18, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Buying Your First Victoria, BC Home? Be Prepared for These 5 Startup Expenses

If you are in the market for your first Victoria, BC home, you’ve probably saved a substantial amount of money for the down payment. You researched closing costs, sought out the best deal on a m

  • August 16, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

10 Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make in Victoria, BC

Buying your first house in Victoria, BC can be an exciting and stressful time. There are so many things to consider that you can find yourself getting overwhelmed. Here are some common mistakes first-

  • July 19, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Five Things First Time Victoria, BC Home Buyers Should Do Before They Go Shopping

Shopping for your first Victoria, BC home is exciting, and it is only natural to want to get right to it. The idea of trading in that monthly rent check for a mortgage payment that builds equity and w

  • June 21, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

4 Things You Need To Know When Buying A Vacation Home in Victoria, BC

Everyone looks forward to a vacation, and many people return to their favorite spot each year. If you really enjoy your annual destination, you might be ready to invest in a vacation home. There are m

  • June 7, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Gathering the Money for a Down Payment in Two Years or Less in Victoria Island

Whether you are looking to purchase a Victoria, BC home in the next two years or you intend to wait another five, you must find a way to save up enough money to use for a down payment. Without the mon

  • May 3, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Home Buying 101 - Why the Relationship with Your Victoria, BC Broker Should Be a Positive Partnership

Whether you are looking for your first Victoria, BC home or moving up to the home of your dreams, having an experienced real estate broker or agent in your corner is a must. Real estate is a very spec

  • March 25, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

Can You Afford to Buy a New Home?

If you're throwing your hard-earned money away on rent each month, putting that same amount towards your own home could be an incredible advantage. However, it's also imperative to consider whether yo

  • March 4, 2017
  • Rebecca Barritt

The Benefits of Investing in Income-Producing Properties

Making money in any real estate venture is a difficult task, and many people don't have the skills (or the stomach) for flipping houses. An alternative to this intrinsically risky activity is to purch