Tax Abatements and What it Can Do to the Market

Tax Abatements and What it Can Do to the Market

On the same topic of property assessments which we talked about last week, I think it’s very interesting to look at what is happening in other parts of the world such as the United Sates, as well as recently back home here as Nanaimo which has approved a 10-year Tax abatement for the new Conference […]

Is the BC Assessment my Properties True Value?

Is the BC Assessment my Properties True Value?

By now, I would think that most people have received their 2020 property tax assessments and it is interesting to hear people’s views on what their properties have been assessed at. The reality is the assessment value that you receive in the mail may not be accurate as to the market value of your home. […]

I-Guana Wish You a Merry Christmas!

I-Guana Wish You a Merry Christmas!

As we settle down with our family this holiday season, and as I sort through some of my past pictures on my phone, I came across one of a savagely attacked arm, so as I think back on that I decided to share with you a cautionary Christmas tale that happened which is too funny […]

Opinions Matter but Just How Much?

Opinions Matter but Just How Much?

What is an opinion: “a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.” I’m a good one for asking people their opinions. I look at it as a bit of a polling or a consensus of opinions from people whose opinions I value. Then I look at that those opinions, […]

How Do You Decorate Your Home?

I remember years ago buying houses and renovating them and stripping off wall after wall after wall of wallpaper. Anyone who has done that knows it’s not a lot of fun and it takes forever!!! Today, renovating homes that were built from around 2000 onward is not the chore it was with your old homes […]

How do you use Social Media?

How do you use Social Media?

To say that communication has changed over the years would be an incredible understatement!!! As Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and so many other platforms have emerged, the way people communicate with others has also changed in many great ways and, as is often the case, it has also changed in some not so positive ways. For […]