Rent vs Buy

Posted on Jan 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 th...

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Financing Oddity

Posted on Dec 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...

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Selling your home in the "Offseason"

Posted on Nov 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...

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Prairie Memories

Posted on Jun 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 d...

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

Posted on Mar 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...

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Why List with a Realtor (preferably me!)

Posted on Feb 18, 2016

When it comes to selling your home, you have options. These options involve vastly different levels of service, and cost the seller anywhere from nothing at all (private sale), to a non-refundable up-front fee (Property Guys, etc, who you pay even if you don't get a sale), to a small percentage of the final sale price (Realtors, who get nothing if...

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