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Larry Sims

Sharen Warde

Victoria BC. REALTORS ®

Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty


January 2013 Newsletter

Despite some doom and gloom reports in the media,the CMHC Canadian Housing Observer 2012 has some interesting conclusions about the Canadian housing market.

Click here to view the .pdf document.

BC Assessment

The Assessment Notices have been sent to Property Owners in the Capital Region for 2013.  Check out their website at:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you the very best of the Season and the very best in 2013.

I know that we all eat too much so here is a way to stay slim.  Enjoy

Depreciation Reports - two very helpful links

Need to know more about depreciation reports? Here are two great links with more information.

The Condominium Home Owner's Association (CHOA) has a great informational guide along with a copy of the regulations.

Check out the Housing and Construction Standards site for continuous updates.

Where have all the Buyers gone?

A paragraph from a 1986 Arcticle I came across:   "Where have all the buyer' gone?

.. ".Well they are still here but  significant number are sitting on their wallets waiting to see what happens to interest rates and prices.  One group has the cash to buy but prefers to earn 13.5% on T-Bills while they wait for house prices to bottom out.  The other group does not have the cash, needs the house but can't afford today's high mortgage rates unless house prices fall substantially. "

The average house price in 1986 was approximately $100,000 and the interest rates were about 11%.  I guess they didn't bottom out. 

Have a great weekend, the last one in August - yikes.




Girls Night Out In Downtown Victoria

It's Girl's Night Out tomororw in Downtown Victoria. Grab your ladies and go out on the town for deals, promotions, giveaways and entertainment at your favourite shops, restaurants and studios.

Make sure you check out the website for a detailed list of promotions and deals!

Reporting Issues for US Taxpayers Residing in Canada

 An informative article on annual reporting for US citizens, regardless of residency. 

Summertime in Victoria

We trust you are having a fantastic summer so far and enjoying this wonderful summertime weather.  Don't forget the 6th Annual  Water Garden Tour on Saturday, July 14th sponsored by "For the Love of Africa"

Power of Attorney

We had an interesting discussion with our lawyers this morning about Power of Attorneys being used for signatures when purchasing property.  If you are thinking of using a Power of Attorney to purchase property please make sure your Lawyer and Mortgage Broker/Bank have approved the wording and type of Power of Attorney.  Not all Power of Attorneys are valid.  

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