10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale.1 In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.2 Source: National Associati...

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Legalizing Marijuana – Don’t put your house at risk!

Marijuana may become legal in the coming months, but growing it in your house is still a really, really bad idea. Unfortunately, at this point lenders and insurers view one plant on the deck or out in the garden, the same as 100 plants in a moist and moldy basement, and this can cause problems with financing and insuring your home. Most lenders will not fina...

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Are House Prices Going to Drop?

The number one question I am hearing recently is, “Are house prices going to drop because of these new mortgage and tax rules?” First, I don’t know for sure, but based on what I see in the market and the actual stats, not the headlines, I think the market will definitely slow but not drop. Let’s remember, last year was the best year e...

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Q1 2018 Results – Canada and Kelowna

The Q1 2018 Royal LePage House Price Survey reveals that the price of a home in Canada increased 6.2 per cent year-over-year to $605,512 in the first quarter of 2018 while the aggregate price of a home in Kelowna grew in the first quarter of 2018 by 9.6 per cent year-over-year to $632,477, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey. Canadian Report:  ...

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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: Seasonal Guide

Home Maintenance Guide   From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at all, small problems can lead to extensive a...

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The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Don’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy a home. If you’re like the vast majority of home buyers, you will choose to finance your purchase with a mortgage loan. By preparing in advance, you can avoid the common delays and roadblocks many buyers face when applying for a mortgage. The Office of the Superintendent of Financia...

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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018  We frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most valu...

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Medallion Award

  Super excited to announce that Team Weeks has earned the FVREB 2018 medallion award given to the Top 10% of realtors in the Fraser Valley.  2017 was an amazing year and we couldn’t have done it without our fabulous clients, family and friends! Thank you. Congratulations as well to our colleagues who achieved this award! Whohoo! Let’s see what we can d...

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