Real Estate Blog for Buyers & Sellers

  • 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...

  • April 18, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

Cluttered garage?

Tips to clean it up and keep it organized   Garage organization presents a unique challenge when you are storing a variety of items in one plac...

  • April 16, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan


Safety and prevention in your home   When it comes to fire, knowledge and understanding are the key to keeping your family safe. Preventative m...

  • March 20, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

Time to get scrubbing!

10 spring cleaning tips for homeowners   Spring has sprung!   It’s time to open up the windows, roll up your sleeves, and get clea...

  • March 20, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

It’s patio season!

Give your deck a makeover this weekend   The outside of your home should receive just as much attention as the inside does. Luckily, you don&rs...

  • February 8, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

On the move?

Should you hire movers or do-it-yourself?!     Moving is a big job. The whole process comes with numerous choices that can leave you feel...

  • January 15, 2019
  • Melissa Berrigan

Juggling moving tasks?

These tips will keep you organized     When you’re getting ready to move homes, there’s much to get done and it isn’t e...

  • December 14, 2018
  • Melissa Berrigan

Safe and secure

How to protect your house while you travel   Your bags are all packed and it’s almost time to hit the road. But, before you head out on y...