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Whether you’re buying or selling a home (or both), your success hinges upon the expert advice and services provided by your real estate agent.

I’m committed to providing my clients with professional services based on my experience, knowledge and skills.

I’ve filled this website with tips and resources to help you quickly understand what you need to know — and how I deliver the services designed to meet your needs.

If you’re selling click here to learn more about the process and how to ensure your property sells quickly and for the highest price possible.

If you’re buying click here to discover how to find your next dream home and get it, without overpaying.

I’m the agent who specializes in this local market – and has the reputation for putting you, the client, first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact me. There’s no obligation.

I’m looking forward to learning more about your needs and goals.


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Getting Schooled On Local Schools

If you have kids, the local school will be a big part of your new home buying decision. That’s why it’s important to get a school’s “vital statistics”, such as: Safety record Curriculum Accommodation for special needs Awards Average class sizes Extracurricular activities. (sports, arts, crafts, technology, etc.) Scores on standardized achievement tests Daily schedules and vacations Even such ...

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Fresh Air Sells

The problem with household smells is that we get accustomed to them… when they are in our own homes. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air! So when you put your home on the ...

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Why You Should Order Your Own Credit Report

“I don’t have a problem with credit,” a potential new home buyer says. “I pay my bills on time. I never have trouble getting a loan.” That may be true. However, according to several surveys, most people are surprised by at least one piece of information in their credit report. And ...

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in April 2017. Greater Victoria In April 2017, there were 382 sales of single family homes and 509 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $663,500 with an average days on market of 21. The hottest market for ...

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New Rules Regarding The Principal Residence Exemption

Tax season is upon us.  Canadian tax residents must file tax returns for 2016 income with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) before the end of April 2017.  Who is a Canadian tax resident?  In principle, anyone for whom Canada is a home base is regarded as a tax resident. In reporting ...

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Consider Buying a Home With Some “Undesirable” Features

When you’re looking for a home, chances are, you have a checklist of things you want. Two bathrooms… a finished basement… a great looking kitchen… an expansive deck… But what happens when a home you see has a feature that doesn’t quite measure up? Perhaps the basement is poorly renovated. Or ...

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