The B.C. government has continued to reassure renters they will not be evicted if they cannot pay rent during the state of emergency related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As you may be aware, it was announced on March 25, 2020 that the Province of British Columbia has halted evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. Though some support is being offered, it’s leaving tenants and landlords both posing questions of what the future holds in the Comox Valley and beyond. Below is some basic information to clarify the support available with additional links for extended funding education; 

A Temporary Rental Supplement (TRS) is currently available, offering up to $500 a month to help renters pay part of their rent and help ensure landlords continue to…

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Not all real estate transactions are created equally. Some moves happen by choice in effort to acquire more space for a growing family, or to downsize when the empty nester era sets in. In other circumstances, a real estate transaction must take place because of a job transfer, death in the family, divorce or other monumental life change.

If you find yourself having to move during these times, you’ll want to ensure more than ever that you’ve hired the best professionals to stand in your corner. Among your team of professionals will be a mortgage lender, a real estate lawyer/notary and a trusted Comox Valley Real Estate Professional. By building your very own team of experts you can ensure your important questions are answered by industry specialists,…

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Beautiful Cumberland home with a mortgage helper will help pave the way for you and your family. The suite is legal and is located over the garage, and has its own yard. The home has a bright open concept with the kitchen and family room leading out to the patio. The upstairs design has the laundry adjacent to the bedrooms and features great separation from the suite over the garage. The suite has its own entry and makes this home very affordable. 

 

Beautiful Cumberland home with a mortgage helper will help pave the way for you and your family. The suite is legal and is located over the garage, and has its own yard. The home has a bright open concept with the kitchen and family room leading out to the patio. The upstairs design has the laundry…

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This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury condo is one you will not want to miss if you are looking in the Campbell River Market. This unit is an end unit, giving you that added privacy, ocean views, and the unit features the biggest walkout balconies in this complex. Enjoy the luxury of having beautiful quartz counters throughout along with 2 bedrooms, a den and 2 full bathrooms, one of which is a gorgeous 5 piece ensuite with large soaker tub and separate shower stall. Situated in a gated community, just a short drive from downtown Campbell River.

 

 

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How are you spending your time in the beautiful Comox Valley during the days of social distancing? Have you taken some time to spring clean the house, catch up on your favourite Netflix shows or even try your hand at an old hobby? The ever-changing circumstances have limited the operations of many businesses, leaving some people without revenue while others navigate a significantly reduced income lifestyle. As we walk this new norm as a community, we’ve compiled 5 simple, yet effective ways to reduce your expenses in 2020:

Shopping Lists and Meal Plans
During the days of COVID19, we’re more aware of the number of times we’re heading out in Courtenay to shop at stores like Costco and the grocery store. Pre-planning what you need for meals and snacks…

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a top floor corner unit with mountain views. This updated unit has lots of windows giving you that bright daylight right feeling in almost every room. This is a well-maintained building. A desirable, quiet East Courtenay location at the end of a cul-de-sac. This condo has an open plan between the living room, dining room and has a bright kitchen. This is an ideal unit for first time home buyers or investors. Close to all amenities including, CFB Comox, Costco, Home Depot, Thrifty Foods, parks, all levels of schools including North Island College, and the Aquatic Center. Don't think twice, call Bryce!

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We're living in strange times, with most of us currently sitting at home twiddling our thumbs in self-isolation. Luckily, with the change of the seasons here in the Comox Valley, it's the perfect time to spend ur days in self-isolation to Spring clean our homes! Spring cleaning is a great time to review closets, garages, and storage rooms; donating any items no longer serving purpose in your home. Take some of your newly found time at home to get your property in a sparkling state with these areas of focus:

The House as a Whole
Pick a room and get down to business cleaning baseboards, windowsills, doors and windows. This is a great time to dust from the top of a room to the bottom, ensuring you're eliminating any potential dust allergens. If you're…

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Gearing up to purchase real estate is an exciting time. You’ll spend time reviewing the active listings on Realtor.ca to establish which home features are most important to you and decide an appropriate budget that allows you to maintain your favourite hobbies and lifestyle after the big purchase. The real estate industry is always changing, as are the potential fees and rebates that you may be eligible for when purchasing a property. Though each transaction comes with its own unique circumstances, there are some common costs associated with making a real estate purchase. We’ve detailed the top 7 most common real estate costs here: 

 

Real Estate Offer Deposit
A deposit is a monetary “good faith” that is required by the buyer upon a successful (or…

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Navigating the ever-changing mortgage market can feel overwhelming at times. As you’re on this journey to homeownership it’s important to ensure you have trusted professionals working for you. Once you’ve connected with your chosen Realtor® it’s time to start the mortgage pre-approval process. Here are some key terms and first steps to get you started on your path to real estate purchasing success.

 

Choosing a Lender
Establish your affordability by meeting with your favourite Comox Valley mortgage professional prior to beginning your house hunt. Compare your mortgage options by researching lenders, local banks and mortgage brokers to see the products, rates and terms that are available to you.

A pre-approval will help you to establish your own…

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One of the things we love most about living in the Comox Valley is the community mindset and support-local attitude of the amazing people that live here. Like the majority of British Columbia, small business entrepreneurship has been on the rise in the Comox Valley over the last several years. The 2019 Government of BC Small Business Profile showcased that a staggering 61% of the province’s small businesses were operated by self-employed persons with no paid employees. The success of a small businesses weighs on many important factors, most importantly a strong office set-up that promotes productivity and positivity. Many entrepreneurs work solely from home or rely on a streamlined home office to ensure they’re maximizing their work-from-home time.…

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