Secrets Everybody Should Know About Selling a Luxury Home March 24, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Secrets Everybody Should Know About Selling a Luxury Home Luxury, or high end, homes are an increasingly sought after commodity in our area because of the rampant price increases on the mainland. Considering the value of luxury homes, it is understandable that sellers would want to get things […]
Luxury Fairway Homes in the Comox Valley March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Luxury Fairway Homes in the Comox Valley Luxury homes with great views from their yards can be found all over the Comox Valley. This is also true for views of golf courses and the beauty that they share. There are seven golf courses located in and around Courtenay […]
Wood Fireplaces in Homes and WETT Inspections March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Wood Fireplaces in Homes and WETT Inspections Most homes purchased in the Comox Valley today do not have wood burning systems (stoves, fireplaces and chimneys) in them anymore. However when they do they are of sufficient concern to warrant additional due diligence on the part of the home […]
Mainland BC Prices are Driving People to Buy Homes on Vancouver Island March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Most Recent Articles The Vancouver real estate market continues to exhibit craziness in home prices and sales. Many homes coming on the market are there for only a few days and there is a swarm of activity to buy them through processes such as multiple offer situations. Often […]
High Tech Homes March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / High Technology Homes High tech gadgetry has become part of our daily lives. The people that make up generation Y grew up connected to the internet and each other. Most could not imagine life without gadgets. In contrast the Baby Boomers grew up in an era where the […]
Comox Valley Luxury Homes Options March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Luxury Homes Options The Comox Valley offers a vast array of luxury homes options. Luxury homes are located in both urban and rural neighbourhoods. Let’s start with the urban areas. The luxury home neighbourhood of Crown Isle located in East Courtenay offers the most luxury homes […]
Luxury Homes | Sewerage Systems | Riparian Areas March 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Luxury Homes | Sewerage Systems | Riparian Areas While many luxury homes in the Comox Valley can be found within the urban confines of Courtenay and Comox, many others are located in rural areas nearby the ocean, wetlands or watercourses and where septic systems are often the norm. […]
A Higher Standard of Living or Quality of Life? February 23, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / A Higher Standard of Living or Quality of Life? A commonly help perception is that if you improve your standard of living your quality of life will also increase. Not so fast. More times than not the exact opposite can be true. Why is that? One’s standard of […]
Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Comox Valley February 20, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Most Expensive Homes for Sale in the Comox Valley Have you ever wondered what the most expensive homes for sale look like in the Comox Valley. Here are the homes listed at more than $2 million in Courtenay and Comox and those listed at more than$ million in […]
Why Comox Valley Property Tax Assessments Can be a Bad Measure of Market Value January 2, 2017 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Why Comox Valley Property Tax Assessments Can be a Bad Measure of Market Value How many times have buyers used the Property Tax Assessed Value of a home as an indicator of its market value? As a realtor I hear this metric used far too frequently by buyers […]
Comox Valley Homes Luxury at Christmas December 31, 2016 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Luxury Homes at Christmas For most people the term luxury is quite relative. A luxurious surrounding to one person may not be to another. There are a number of reasons for this. First, it often depends what one person is used to experiencing relative to another. […]
Comox Valley Real Estate Market – The Cairns Report – 2016 December 16, 2016 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Real Estate – The Cairns Report – 2016 The Comox Valley real estate market is now passed the lows of 2014 and it is gathering strength. Last year we recorded a record number of sales. Year to date sales are brisk and prices are either firming […]
Staging Your Luxury Home to Sell August 4, 2016 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Staging Your Luxury Home to Sell So you have just decided to sell your favourite high end luxury home but does it present well? Does it appear up to date? Is it in good condition? Do the home’s best features stand out? Does the home have an inviting […]
To Rent or Not to Rent August 3, 2016 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / To Rent or Not to Rent? Here is a scenario. You just bought a luxury home and you love it but shortly thereafter you are told by your boss that you are moving. Now what? You can sell that lovely home or you can rent it and hope […]
Services Above & Beyond – Leading the Way January 7, 2016 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Services Above & Beyond – Leading the Way Most Canadians are employed in the service industries in Canada. As a result most of us provide and rely on many different services during the course of our days and year. We expect that the services that we receive will […]
Comox Valley Luxury Homes Market Update August 2015 December 7, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Luxury Homes Market Update August 2015 In a nutshell, Comox Valley luxury home listings and prices and sales are up this year, and inventory is down. While this very general statement does give you a flavour for this terrific market area on Vancouver Island it is […]
Buying Homes the Right Way September 21, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Buying Homes the Right Way Many home buyers are adequately prepared for the home buying process but too many are not. Knowing what to do, in what order to do things, and when to do things can help reduce the stresses associated with buying a home. When things […]
Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update September 2015 September 17, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update September 2015 We are nearing the turnover from summer to fall. As expected, the weather is starting to change and so has the Comox Valley real estate market has changed as predicted at the start of the year. The market has gone […]
Generational Luxury August 5, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Generational Luxury For decades there have been labels placed on groups of people largely based on social generational groupings according to when they were born. Some of the more common ones are: The Silent Generation born between the 1920s and 1940s; The Baby Boomers born between the 1940s […]
Comox Valley Ripples Near the Ocean July 17, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Ripples Near the Ocean Relocating to the Comox Valley from other areas of the province and country is about much more than just searching for and purchasing a residence in a new location. For many people, especially for those living in larger urban centres, it is […]
Luxury Multi-generational Homes June 13, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Most Recent Articles For many people luxury homes are a dream but not a realty. This may be the case for any number of reasons. As people age, however, their needs, tastes, and means often change. Later in life when people have the means to buy these types […]
Real Estate Commissions – Mystery and Myth May 27, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Real Estate Commissions – Mystery and Myth Real estate companies, like any other company, have expenses that they must pay to stay in business. For example, rent, utilities, insurance, and salaries to office staff (but not to real estate agents who get paid on a commission basis when […]
The 2015 Comox Valley Luxury Real Estate Market May 22, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / The 2015 Comox Valley Luxury Real Estate Market We are getting near the ½ way point in the 2015 Comox Valley luxury real estate market. So how have we fared. What is going well and what is not? Oceanfront homes Comox Valley oceanfront and oceanview seaside homes sales […]
Luxury Lifestyles of the not so rich and famous May 17, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Luxury Lifestyles of the not so Rich and Famous When you are thinking of your next move to a location that offers great quality of life without all of the added stress consider a move to the Comox Valley. This part of Vancouver Island can offer you a […]
What does a Comox Valley luxury home for sale SOLD sign actually mean April 19, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / What does a Comox Valley luxury home for sale SOLD sign actually mean? All too often when people view a SOLD sign on a Comox Valley luxury property they assume that the home was sold by the agent whose name appears on the sign. In most instances this […]
Comox Valley Luxury Home Affordability April 13, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Comox Valley Luxury Home Affodability When most people heard the words luxury homes they immediately think “one million dollars” and up. By many standards in many cities around the world this is a fairly reasonable expectation but this is not the case in the Comox Valley. Prices in […]
Luxury Homes Features Touches Spaces Feeling and Impact April 5, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Luxury Homes Features Touches Spaces Feeling and Impact More often than not people who live luxury lifestyles also live in luxury homes. Routinely the focal point of their lives is a home that leaves an immediate positive impact when compared to most others. This “wow factor” can be […]
Luxury Homes are part of the Mosaic of the Comox Valley April 2, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Luxury Homes are part of the Mosaic of the Comox Valley Luxury homes are a part of the mosaic of the Comox Valley. They dot the landscape and border the seascape. Some offer million dollar views and others afford tranquil seclusion. Each residence is very different and often […]
What are Some of the Considerations for Buying a Comox Valley Oceanfront Home March 24, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Most Recent Articles When asked about dream locations for a home, many people will think of oceanfront. Some of the scenes in these types of settings that trigger the imagination include: Sitting out on your back deck and observing whales, eagles, and even cruise ships sail by. Sipping […]
How You Can Live a Luxury Lifestyle in the Comox Valley March 20, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Most Recent Articles Living a luxury lifestyle is more about living your dream than extravagant spending or lavish purchases. What motivates and drives you and what makes you happy are key elements of how you will spend your life. Taking advantage of the many opportunities to enjoy what […]
Why You Should Consider Buying a Comox Valley Luxury Home March 18, 2015 - Home / News & Luxury Articles / Why You Should Consider Buying a Comox Valley Luxury Home Luxury homes are located in many parts of Canada and especially in large urban areas. The Comox Valley is not a large urban area but it does offer most things that larger areas offer without the traffic, long […]