Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • October 16, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

How Many Homes Should You Tour Before Buying in Courtenay, BC?

If you are beginning the home-buying process, you may begin to wonder how long it will take until you find the perfect home for you and your family....

  • October 2, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Home in Courtenay, BC?

Spring may be the most popular time of the year to buy a new home, but is it the best time of year to go home shopping? While the best time to browse ...

  • September 18, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

How To Stage A House For Sale in Courtenay, BC

It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully ...

  • September 4, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

Real Estate: How to Boost Your Credit Score Before Buying Applying for a Mortgage in Courtenay, BC

For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for th...

  • August 21, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Condo in Courtenay, BC

When you decide to take your first step on the property ladder, you will have plenty of property-types to choose from. Many buyers prefer to buy an ex...

  • August 7, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

10 Benefits of Buying a Newly Constructed House in Courtenay, BC

There are two options available when seeking a new home for your family. You can purchase a resale (meaning an older home that has already been live...

  • July 17, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

How Much House Can You Afford in Courtenay, BC? Ask Yourself These Critical Questions to Find Out

It is the perennial question for every first-time homeowner. How much house can I afford? As with so many life-changing decisions, there is no one rig...

  • July 3, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

3 Simple Ways to Repair Your Credit in Courtenay, BC

For many Canadians looking to purchase a home, bad credit scores stand in the way of getting a mortgage. Most lenders prefer your score to be 650 or h...

  • June 19, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

First Time Home Buyers Guide: What Happens after Sending an Offer to Purchase in Courtenay, BC

After sending the offer to purchase to the seller, there's nothing left to do but cross some fingers and hope for the best. Or is there? What happens ...

  • June 5, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

First Time Home Buyers Guide in Courtenay: What about Pre-Qualification, Pre-Approval, and Mortgage Commitment Letters?

Securing pre-qualification, pre-approval, and mortgage commitment letters can simplify the mortgage application process. These steps can also help hom...