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February 2020 Market Update

YANA CHRISTMAS TREE AUCTION

CHRISTMAS TREE  

(Approximate Value:  $2120.00)

Generous Donations By:

Above All Cleaning-4hr clean-$200.00

Daryl Robbins Notary Public Ltd-Wine & Chocolates

Mon Dieu Interior Designs-Wine & Chocolates

Blackfin Pub-Gift Cards-$100.00

Bay View Hotel-One Night Stay-$200.00

Arbor Dental-Gift Basket For Your Teeth

Inner Pursuit Fitness-35 Day Program-$149.00

Sutherland Home Inspections-$500

BodyNetix Unlimited Month Membership-$150 value

Hair by Kim Thomas-$140.00

Allison Brown (From The Record)-Heart Glass Ornaments

HITEC Print/Brazen Sportswear-Gift basket $170.00

Gifts Donated by Cindy Armstrong Personal Real Estate Corp :

 Giant Mickey Mouse

   Snowman

Moose

Bendable Snowman Trio

3 Wooden Houses

  2 House Picture Frames

Tree Decorations

9 Things to Never Leave Out During an Open House

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 Tips to Help Sell a Home in Autumn

The fall real estate market is almost always a hot season. Home selling in autumn is the second-best time of the year to sell a home. Families have returned from summer vacations. Kids have gone back to school. The holidays aren't yet upon us, at least not yet in an annoying way. We are set to enjoy 75 to 80 days of normalcy, and that's a great time to sell a home.

In parts of the country with four seasons, we watch leaves explode in vibrant colors as for sale signs pop up in yards. People are happy and relaxed as the temperature begins to drop. It's not just sweater weather that creates static electricity in autumn; it's the scurrying of agents diligently working to pop a few more sales into the hopper before third-quarter sales results are posted.

Here are some great tips for attracting the autumn home buyer:

1. Clean Up the Yard

Rake dead leaves and debris in your lawn. Don't let overgrown vegetation block the windows or path to the entrance. Cutting bushes and tree limbs will let the sun inside and showcase the exterior of your home. Cutaway summer vines and cut down dead flowers. Make the most of the autumn weather in the fall real estate market.

2. Create Autumn Curb Appeal

The most popular autumn flowers are chrysanthemums (or mums), and they bloom for a long time. Marigolds are another idea for fall. Both mums and marigolds are available in yellow, which is my number one home selling color. Plant them in pots. Place pots on the steps and along the sidewalk. Accent with pumpkins or other types of squash.

3. Dress the Windows

Rain and wind from over the summer months can make your windows dusty and streaked by autumn. You might not notice smudges, but buyers will, if only on a subconscious level. Your windows need to sparkle to sell a home. Maybe your cats routinely rub their little noses on the inside glass while walking along window ledges. You'll need to wash my windows inside and out every autumn. Remove screens and spray them down.

4. Check the HVAC

You want the air inside your home to smell fresh. When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? You can buy 90-day furnace filters. Check the HVAC system before you need to turn on the heater. Besides, the buyer will ask a home inspector to look at your HVAC. If you discover problems with your furnace, it's better to fix them before your home goes on the market.

5. Clean Out the Fireplace for the Fall Real Estate Market

Ah, nothing smells like autumn than smoke from a wood-burning fireplace. If you have a gas fireplace, light it when buyers come through. If the fireplace is filled with cobwebs because it hasn't been used for months, vacuum it out and wash it down. Some ​home stagers arrange knickknacks in the fireplace in place of wood logs.

6. Prepare Autumn Edibles

Speaking of autumn scents, you might set out freshly baked pumpkin cupcakes or simmer hot apple cider on the stove. Put a tray of cinnamon sticks on the counter, dotted with whole cloves. Prop open a cookbook to an autumn stew. Fill a bowl with crisp red apples.

7. Utilize Autumn Accent Colors

You don't need to dump a lifeless sofa when you can accessorize its dullness with bright red, orange and/or golden yellow pillows. Toss a quilt or autumn-colored throw over a chair. After you've cleared away the clutter and depersonalized each room, bring a few autumn hues to each room by placing bold-colored accent pieces in odd groupings such as 3's and 5's. Create an autumn centerpiece for the dining room table by arranging pine cones and nuts around orange candles, stick in a few leaves from the yard.

8. Turn on the Lights Everywhere

Above all, bring in the light. When days get shorter, the sun sets lower in the horizon and casts wider shadows. Pull up the blinds, open the shutters, push back the drapes on every window. Turn on every light in the house, including appliance lights and closet lights. Brighten darker rooms with few windows by placing spotlights on the floor behind furniture, and for goodness sakes, turn off the TV.

We are NEVER to busy to answer any questions you may have!  Happy Fall!!

                                   Cheers, Cindy & Corissa          

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TOP TEN SUMMER THINGS TO DO!

  1. Charter a fishing or sightseeing tour
  2. Paddle rivers, streams, and shorelines
  3. Hike the trails of Strathcona Provincial Park
  4. Book a tee time and hit the links for majestic views
  5. Enjoy local produce at the year round Farmers’ Market
  6. Browse art from 120+ artisans at the Filberg Festival in Comox
  7. Tour numerous local art studios and galleries
  8. Discover Aboriginal heritage at National Aboriginal Day
  9. Tour and taste at locals breweries, wineries & distilleries
  10. Buy off-the-boat salmon, tuna, and halibut at the Comox Wharf

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TOP TEN SPRING THINGS TO DO!

  1. Ski Mount Washington Alpine Resort
  2. Try caving at Horne Lake Caves
  3. Go scuba diving to see Pacific octopus, wolf eels and seals
  4. Walk or drive the Comox Valley Heritage Experience Tour
  5. Book a kayak or canoe trip to neighbouring islands
  6. Go birdwatching at several estuaries
  7. Check out live music, concerts, and theatre performances
  8. Taste farm-to-table specialties at Dine Around the Comox Valley
  9. Hit the links at one of the year-round golf courses
  10. Hike Nymph Falls Nature Park.

Nordic or alpine ski in spring conditions, scuba dive in search of octopus and wolf eels, cave at Horne Lake, bird watch in the Courtenay Estuary, sample farm-to-table cuisine during Dine Around Comox Valley, take part in the annual Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race, catch the classic Victoria Day Parade in Cumberland, witness the spectacular herring run at Point Holmes, and indulge a love of seafood at the annual BC Seafood Festival, the largest seafood celebration in western Canada.

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