Posted by Dawn Walton on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:09 AMBy Dawn Walton / September 14, 2018Comment
Sure, property hunting in the fall foliage with a pumpkin-spiced latte in hand sounds heavenly, but there are some hard-and-fast facts to support this strategy, too.
If you wait until fall to start looking for your dream cabin or cottage, you’re more likely to find it. Families who have been thinking about selling for a while have enjoyed “one last summer” at the cottage before putting it on the market, so chances are there are more options for a buyer at the end of the season. When it comes to cottage hunting, sometimes the early birds do not catch the worm.
Posted by Dawn Walton & Associates on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 11:50 AMBy Dawn Walton & Associates / August 10, 2018Comment
1603 - 38 Front St | $699,900
Nanaimo’s Pacifica Development is right on the gorgeous waterfront of downtown. This unit features astounding views of Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Departure Bay, swinging out to Mt Benson and even as far as the coastal line of Vancouver. A central location and trips to Vancouver made easy with sea planes at your doorstep. Unit 1603 is nearly 1100 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath and floor to ceiling windows in almost every room to take in the incredible views from every angle. This home has a gourmet kitchen featuring designer cabinets, gorgeous granite counter tops, an eating bar, stainless steel appliances and includes a gas stove. The dining area has plenty of sitting area and walks out on a large private, covered deck with natural gas hook up for the barbeque. The master suite is spacious with plenty of room for a king size bed. The ensuite features double sinks, a five foot walk-in shower and a good size walk-in closet....
Posted by Dawn Walton & Associates on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 3:34 PMBy Dawn Walton & Associates / July 6, 2018Comment
Buying a home brings on a rollercoaster of emotions. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for your very first home or downsizing to your retirement home, it’s always an emotional journey. Here are few common emotions buyers experience during the process.
You’ll feel excited to take this next step in life! You’re looking for your next dream home online. You’re building your list of wants and needs in a home.
Posted by Dawn Walton & Associates on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3:27 PMBy Dawn Walton & Associates / July 3, 2018Comment
It seems the days of Welcome Wagons – new neighbours knocking on your door to offer cookies, pies, and friendship - may be long gone. So how do you meet the new neighbours? Or, how do you reconnect with neighbours you haven't seen in awhile or neighbours you never took the time to meet truly? Sometimes bad neighbours are a reason people decide to move, so in this email, we wanted to provide a few creative ideas for both introverts and extroverts to get to know neighbours.
Posted by Dawn Walton & Associates on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 2:54 PMBy Dawn Walton & Associates / June 4, 2018Comment
Unless it’s a glaring flaw or you’re a trained professional, you probably can’t tell if your home needs repairs. The home inspection is one of the most critical pieces of the buying and selling process. It’s good to know what to look for before any inspection. If you’re buying, you’ll have a better idea of what the inspector is looking for and if he or she misses anything. If you’re selling, you can have an idea of what to fix before your home goes on the market. It will take away the chance of surprises.
Here are a few things to look for: Are there visible cracks? ...
Posted by Dawn Walton & Associates on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 4:25 PMBy Dawn Walton & Associates / April 23, 2018Comment
If you're planning to buy a home, getting your financial footing is the first step in the process. After all, this is likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make. How much will a home cost? What can you afford to spend? And where will the money come from? While it's always a good idea to meet with a financial advisor to discuss the specifics of your situation, read on for starters.
I'm thinking about buying my first home. Where do I start?
Step 1 is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. A pre-approval lets you know how much you can spend, and locks you...