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MARCH 2020 MARKET UPDATE

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February 2020 Market Update

YANA CHRISTMAS TREE AUCTION

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(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

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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…

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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+ ar…

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SPRING COLOURING CONTEST!!

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       CONTEST RUNS FROM APRIL 4 TO APRIL 17, 2019. 

PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED APRIL 18, 2019.

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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 sev…

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CINDY’S TIP OF THE WEEK

 

1 Paint!
Dollar for dollar, a fresh coat of paint gives you more bang for your decorating buck than anything else. Even if your current palette is relatively new, any scuffs or wear marks will channel an unkempt vibe. And an unusual colour choice – even if the height of fashion – may limit your home’s appeal. So, break out that roller and slap on a couple coats of crowd-pleasing warm white or sand paint.

2 Improve the lighting!
Replace any dated light fixtures ASAP. How can you tell if it has to go? If it’s over 15 years old and looks it – it should probably go. “Retro” is not something most homebuyers are looking for. You don’t need to break the bank, just head to Home Depot or Canadian Tire.

3 De-clutter!
Take the collectibles off the mantel, put the mismatched armchair into storage (or better yet, donate it) and pare your closets down to what you’re actually wearing this season, packing away the rest. Ideally, all this extra stuff would head to charity (if in good, saleable condition), the garbage dump, or into storage. The more you store onsite, the more cluttered and smaller your home appears.
 

4 Give dated bathrooms a facelift!
A nice bath helps sell a house but, don’t invest in a total renovation. Renos are costly, and you won’t recoup your costs unless you find your exact décor doppelganger. Bring an out-of-date bath up to speed with gleaming white walls whether via a fresh coat of white bath and kitchen paint or ceramic tile and new lighting (Home Depot excels at affordable, stylish bathroom vanity lighting). Buy neutral new shower curtains, a simple new bath mat and vanity set, and have fresh flowers in the room during showings.

5 Take down curtains!
Dated window treatments need to come down, pronto (if it’s over 10 years old, get rid of it). If privacy isn’t an issue, just leave the windows bare to maximize natural light and make the room’s dimensions seem more generous. Otherwise, buy basic-issue cotton or linen drapes from Linens ‘N Things or another well-priced retailer. Always tie drapes back during viewings and open houses.

6 Put up mirrors!
Make small rooms appear bigger and dark rooms seem brighter by adding an attractive wall mirror. A boxlike dining room will benefit from a leaning floor mirror (HomeSense, Winners, or Home Depot often has great deals) and an entranceway more welcoming with a console mirror.

7 Update porch hardware!
Increase your home’s curb appeal by updating the hardware on your front porch. Buy a doorknocker or bell, mailbox, kick plate, doorknob and lockset in a set or in complementary styles. Brushed nickel is a neutral finish that will never date, while oil-rubbed bronze is another favourite.

8 And the porch light!
Update your porch light to coordinate with the new hardware, if needed. They don’t have to be an exact match or even come from the same period, but the finishes and styles should look pleasing together.

9 Spiff up the front yard!
Refresh your front yard according to the season. In spring, summer and fall, trim back dead plants and foliage and plant attractive annuals or perennials in flowerbeds. In winter, keep the walkway shoveled and cut back any tree or shrub branches damaged by heavy snowfall. A pair of planters flanking the front door and filled with seasonal arrangements instantly conveys pride of ownership.

10 Tend the backyard!
Simple fix-it’s will make the most of your existing yard layout. Replace any damaged boards on your deck or fence, and apply a fresh coat of paint, or stain and sealant if the finish needs it. Weed and groom your garden and add some perennials for colour when in-season. If kids’ toys are taking over the space, put some in storage. Think “tidy,” “update” and “refresh”: never do anything costly or major like adding a swimming pool or pond, which may put off potential buyers.

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