Category Archive for "Home owner tips"

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Thinking of Buying a Character Home?

Ryan Coffey

A character home can be a money pit or a gold mine and knowing how to discern the two is not easy. In my experience people will lean towards either being too afraid of having to do any work at all or…

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Thinking of living in a rural location?

Ryan Coffey

Beyond the common dichotomy of condos versus houses, there is rural property. They’re  typically more quiet, spacious and more out of the way.  Depending on the person these may be appealing details or unappealing details. Beyond that, it is still…

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Tax Assessments are out and they’re not (really) accurate.

Before we dig in, let me point out that this blog has just reached four years of age and is going strong. I had over 32,000 unique visitors to this blog in 2011. My posts have been sparse of late…

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What Creates Value in a Home?

Ryan Coffey

Not “Location, location, location.” Or, not just that at least. Regardless of what I write on this topic, it will only be a summary of general principles. You see, in some ways houses are like people. They are all unique,…

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Selling your home Do’s and Don’ts

Ryan Coffey

  Another title for this post could be “Listing Your Home vs. Selling Your Home” as they are not the same thing and not everyone recognizes that. A few weeks ago, I wrote about  Buying Real Estate on a Budget…

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Home Theatre Decorating Ideas

Ryan Coffey

A home theatre has quickly become a must-have for practically every family. From the simple family room setup to a much more elaborate theatre-seating wonder, today’s home theatres aren’t just for the wealthy anymore. The decor of a home theatre…

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B.C.’s Controversial Archaeological Branch Squeezes Homeowners for Big Money

The following article was recently brought to my attention as a potential topic for a blog post. I think the article, though possibly not easy reading for those who don’t live in the real estate world, speaks for itself and…

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Ductless Heat Pumps by Daikin

Ryan Coffey

The following is a guest post from the local heating and plumbing experts Torry and Sons. In hopes of adding depth and variety to the knowledge shared on this blog, I thought it would beneficial to have the perspectives of…

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Do I really need a tune up on my Heat Pump?

Ryan Coffey

The following is guest post from Torry and Sons plumbing and heating here in Nanaimo. I am hoping this is the first of many as they have a good reputation and have lots of knowledge and expertise to share which…

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Should You Repair or Replace Your Home Windows?

Ryan Coffey

The following is an article that I found in an old edition of Canada Realty News that I thought was good enough to hold onto and share. Enjoy. Over the years, there have been many changes in style, technology, and…

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