Safely Heating with Wood

Posted on Nov 19, 2020

Many people in the Creston Valley use wood heat as either the primary or secondary heat source when the weather gets colder.  Many of the homes for sale here have this option installed.  There are some things that should be done to ensure that your home can safely be heated in this way.

Upon purchasing a home, most lenders and insurance companies will...

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Real Estate during COVID-19 (Nov 18/2020 update)

Posted on Nov 18, 2020

In this time of COVID-19, real estate in Creston is continuing but with some changes. The biggest change most Buyers and Sellers will see is to do with showings.  

A couple of those changes include the wearing of masks during all showings, and limiting the touching of any surfaces in the house by the Buyers and Realtors. The showing Realtor will wipe...

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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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