Thank you, thank you. For all those who donated and all those who bought. We raised just over $3,000.00 in Victoria. I haven't got the National Total yet but I will let you know. It was hard work but fun. Without your support we could not have done it.
If you can provide any household items for our garage sale, that would be absolutely terrific. Thanks.
I thought this was very interesting.
Have a great weekend. Even though it's raining, the blossums are beautiful and showing promises that "spring is in the air"
"All through the long winter I dream of my garden. On the first warm day of Spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel her energy and my spirit soars" (Helen Hayes).
Here is an article you might want to read regarding the new "Depreciation Reports" for stratas. app/webroot/uploads/Strata Depreciation Report.pdf
We had a great seminar with Sasha from the Great Victoria Development Agency. Great Victoria information on the website www.gvda.ca
We have had a number of questions concerning Co-Op Ownerships (as we have a couple of the market right now).
When you buy into a co-op you are purchasing shares in the Company that owns to the Co-Op - that's you. The shares give you the right to occupy the suite. Co-op's are usually less money that Strata Titles because it is very difficult & almost impossible to obtain financing. If the co-op is a second home then you can obtain financing by registering on your personal residence. The co-op functions as a strata would. There are Rules & Regulations, By-Laws, Monthly maintenance fees and taxes (sometimes the Monthly Maintenance also includes the taxes but not necessarily) and a Board of Directors. In the end, pretty straight forward.
I hope you had a great Holiday Season and New Year. Here were are back to reality. Had open houses over the week and they were very busy. Most of the customers had seen the Open Houses on the OpenHouseVictoria.com site, that's the new Victoria Real Estate Board Site for Open Houses. Very efficient and easy to find the open houses. We are looking forward to a healthy and vibrant Victoria Real Estate Market in 2012.
Happy New Year