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Have you been watching the active Comox Valley Real Estate market wondering how you can invest in the current market? While you’re setting yourself up for investment success, your route will depend on some important factors; for starters, how much money do you have to invest, how hands-on would you like to be, and what is your personal risk tolerance? Have a look at 4 popular real estate investing opportunities to see which route may be the best for you.


Buy a Rental Property

Sounds straight-forward enough, right? Rental properties are a great way to create a steady stream of income; with the right tenants and a well-maintained property you could reap the rewards as a landlord for many years. Before you set out on your rental property hunt,

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A glistening blanket of snow will soon be upon the Comox Valley; and with those long-lost low temperatures returning, we can quickly fall victim to increased utility bills. Running the furnace, lazing by the gas fireplace and dark setting in earlier all contribute to higher monthly utility costs. What better time to lend these tips to save on not only on your winter heating, but on your monthly utility costs as a whole? 


Programable Thermostat

Is there any better feeling than hitting the ground running in the morning on a warm floor and returning from a hard day’s work to a cozy home to boot? Keeping comfortable temperatures while you are home is a must; but while you venture out for the day, set your baseline temperature a few degrees lower.

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The road to first-time homeownership is an eventful journey during which you’ll want to have the best professionals in your corner; a lawyer, a home inspector and your trusted Comox Valley Real Estate agent, Bryce Hansen. As a new homebuyer, you’ll likely have many questions about the purchasing process. We’ve put together a few preliminary things to consider before embarking on purchasing your first property.


Mortgage Pre-Approval

Establish your affordability by meeting with your mortgage professional prior to beginning the shopping process. A pre-approval will help you to establish your purchasing budget, down payment figures, and what basic monthly homeownership obligations will cost. Be sure to ask your mortgage broker the details of your

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Kelsey Cragg is a born and raised Comox Valley woman and supporting local is true to her heart. Kelsey has high energy and her enthusiasm for life is contagious. A proud mom, Kelsey enjoys spending her spare time with her family and is often found at the hockey rink or exploring the vast outdoors that the Comox Valley has to offer.  Her knowledge of the Real Estate market paired with her approachable personality and ability to connect with people makes her a natural at negotiations. Kelsey is a friendly, approachable person who thrives on meeting new people and is truly invested in the Comox Valley region. Kelsey is committed to delivering exceptional service and believes in building strong, long-lasting relationships with everyone she works with and

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In our last blog post, we talked about ways to prepare your home for the fall real estate market here in the Comox Valley. One of our important tips was about minor home improvements, so we thought we’d elaborate on that as it can make a big difference to the listing and selling price of your home.

Preparing to sell your home is an exciting and opportunistic time. Potential buyers of your property will be walking through each room of your home; reviewing cupboard space, checking views and even measuring nooks while dreaming of their own homeownership future.

Taking time prior to listing to improve your property will maximize your revenue and reduce possible counter-offers with these real estate pre-sale update suggestions;


Curb Appeal;

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As a rule of thumb, spend as little money as possible when preparing your home to hit the local Comox Valley real estate market. Although buyers will be impressed by the extras, such as a new roof, you aren't likely to recoup the money spent on it. Save your money for home improvement projects for your new home!

With that said, it does make a big difference to invest a little money into updating your Comox Valley home and getting it ready for the market. Minor touch ups may range from putting new knobs on cabinets to painting some rooms. Here are a few tips for getting your house in the Comox Valley ready to sell:

Depersonalize Your Home

The first step in selling your home is to depersonalize it. This involves removing personal items such as

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It's back on the market today. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own this beautiful Comox Valley home, Located right in the heart of Comox. Within walking distance to the Comox Marina, Comox Mall, downtown boutique shopping of Comox, and all the amazing restaurants and local breweries, Comox has to offer. Courtenay is less than a five-minute drive away. This home was built in 2016 and is only 3 years old, its 3225 square feet. This home has 12’ vaulted ceilings, room for a suite with the plumbing in the walls, kitchen ready. This house is extremely well priced, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity, to make this home yours. Be sure to check back in, to see this listing today!

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Fabulous family home with mountain views! Located on a desirable East Courtenay cul-de-sac this home offers all the space you will need for the growing family but still has that warm & cozy feeling! On the main floor, you will find a nice sized kitchen with immediate access to your private back yard with a new deck where you can enjoy year-round barbecues, a generously sized living room with large windows that allow for plenty of natural light and beautiful mountain views. Also, on the main floor is your dining room & 3 good sized bedrooms one of which is the master bedroom that has its own walk-in closet and 3 pc ensuite. On the lower level of this home, your family will be sure to love the size of the generous family room, 3-piece bathroom and the

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This is a fantastic opportunity to own or invest in this high exposure 12,000+ sq. ft. building. This building consists of a bright, 2500 sqft glassed showroom plus additional offices that would add to this sqft. There is a mezzanine that has separate office spaces and a boardroom, washrooms and a lunch room. There is 5200+ sqft of warehouse or shop space with three 14 foot overhead doors and 18-foot ceilings, plus an additional 835 sqft shop with another 14-foot overhead door, perfect for shipping and receiving. Courtenay Motorsports has simply outgrown this location and are willing to lease it back.

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Built by Benco in 2014, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers an open floor plan with no lack of attention to detail. No expenses were spared in this 2323 sq ft home. The open concept living room has 12' ceilings, gas fireplace and built-in speaker system throughout. A cook dream kitchen will sure to be enjoyed. White cabinetry, quartz countertops, and built-in appliances showcase the kitchen and offer's plenty of space to cook and entertain. The dining area opens to the covered patio where you can relax on those beautiful summer nights. The master bedroom is set in the back corner of the house, away from the other 2 bedrooms giving the homeowner plenty of privacy from the other 2 bedrooms located on the other side of the house. The ensuite has a

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