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Should I Sell Now?
The pandemic has put the world on pause. Should you put your real estate plans on pause, too?
      This article reaches a sizable online audience, so there’s not just one answer to this question. In direct conversation with you—one-on-one—this question could be answered with specific reference to your location, property, finances, and desired outcomes, but there would still not only be one answer to this question.
      Real estate, by its nature and its tremendous location-driven diversity, makes that question open-ended, with many possible answers:
      • Each option has many perspectives.
• Each property is
Mortgage Rates
Canada averages as of June 2020:



1 yr. closed: 2.69%
3 yr. closed: 2.39%
5 yr. closed: 2.19%
10 yr. closed: 3.24%


Source: www.ratehub.ca






is unique.
• The reasons homeowners love, or are ready to leave, their real estate are unique, too.
      The greatest challenge can be uncovering and
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Credit and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know
     If you’re one of the thousands of homeowners who is struggling to pay your mortgage and bills right now, safeguarding your credit probably isn’t high on your must-do list. But if you want to make sure your credit stays good—or even improves—despite any economic difficulties, read on for some important updates and tips. 
      Government safeguarding credit? There have already been steps taken to safeguard credit for those who enter into a forbearance program. Typically, “Payments that are skipped or only partially paid during a mortgage forbearance period technically violate the original terms of your mortgage loan agreement, so even though your lender agrees to the forbearance plan, they may report your payments as delinquent to the



Are You Ready to Divorce Your House After the Quarantine?
     A number of things have happened during this unprecedented time:
      People have had more time to spend together. They’ve also spent that time at home. 
      All that time together has not necessarily helped some relationships. Perhaps not surprisingly, the divorce rate is skyrocketing in countries like China, and now it’s been reported that, “Cooped-up New Yorkers are flooding lawyer phone lines with divorce inquiries — with an avalanche of filings expected once the courts re-open,” said the New York Post.
      But it’s our relationship with our homes that may be the most stressed. A home may function perfectly fine when you’re only there a few hours a day, but this quarantine has shined a light on many a flaw. Here’s how to tell if you’re just done or if your relationship with your house can recover.
      It’s not something a

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A lukewarm spring comes to an end for the Victoria Real Estate market

 A total of 740 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 4.5 per cent more than the 708 properties sold in June 2018 but a 12.7 per cent decrease from May 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 6.1 per cent from June 2018 with 216 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 10.4 per cent from June 2018 with 394 sold.

 "June has trended lower than May for the past few years and tends to signal the end of the active spring market," says Victoria Real Estate Board President Cheryl Woolley. "The summer months of July and August generally see less activity than the spring, as people's attention shifts to vacation and away from real estate. This year, we have seen slightly more sales compared to June of last year. We have also seen one hundred fewer new listings enter the market this year, which continues to make a challenging market for buyers who are hoping for more options."

 There were 3,040 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of June 2019, an increase of less than one per cent compared to the month of May and a 17.1 per cent increase from the 2,595 active listings for sale at the end of June 2018.  

 The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in June 2018 was $898,500. The benchmark value for the same home in June 2019 decreased by 4.3 per cent to $859,600, slightly less than May's value of $860,800. The MLS® HPI benchmark value for a condominium in the Victoria Core area in June 2018 was $509,000, while the benchmark value for the same condominium in June 2019 increased by 2.97 per cent to $524,100, higher than May's value of $519,300.

 "It is possible that some buyers are waiting for the federal government's new first-time home buyer incentive to roll out this September," adds President Woolley. "The program is intended to assist first time buyers with their down payment. It's hard to estimate how many local buyers may take advantage of the incentive, but because of the low threshold for maximum purchase price, the program may only help those in our area who seek to buy condos. This could mean a slight uplift in lower priced properties in the fall, if more buyers are enabled to enter the market. 

  If you are interested in our Shared Home Ownership program, check out the link to our events page.......

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