Rent vs Buy

(January 03, 2017)

Did you know that the house like the one you are renting for $800 / month could possibly be purchased for as little as $600 / month?

The Creston Valley area has a severe shortage of available rental homes, and has for awhile.  With the current market conditions, this is unlikely to change anytime soon.

I know there are a number of different reasons that people rent instead of buy. Some of those rente... read more.

Financing Oddity

(December 01, 2016)

When people are buying a new home, they usually follow a process to make sure they are getting the place that is perfect for them. They start by looking online at everything that is available in their market area and price range. They choose the 5-10 places that they feel are likely to be the best match for their needs, and view them in person. The next step may be to pick the one they like best... read more.

Selling your home in the "Offseason"

(November 19, 2016)

Lately I have been studying stats for real estate in the Creston area. I have noticed a few things, specifically regarding fall and winter, that show that this can be a very good time of year to have your property listed for sale.

Every fall we see a sharp drop in the number of available listings. There are a variety of reasons for this. Some people go south for the winter and don't want to deal wi... read more.

Prairie Memories

(June 29, 2016)

I grew up mostly in small farming towns throughout rural Saskatchewan.  I don’t get back there nearly as often as I would like to, and the longer I am away, the more I miss little things that tend to be specific to the prairies. 

I was driving through Lister the other day to check out an acreage for sale. The weather was perfect so I had the windows down. The smell of fresh-cut hay drifted into the c... read more.

The Creston Valley - Your Home for Recreation (Warm Weather Edition)

(March 04, 2016)

The Creston Valley area is home to an amazing variety of recreational activities.  Indoor or outdoor, summer or winter, the options are almost too many to count. 

Creston Valley orchards and farmlandThe mild climate in our valley means that most summer activities are possible starting earlier in the year and lasting months later than other locations.  Young or old, with your family or on your own, there is something for everyone. 

The Cre... read more.