Changes with Speculation Tax in BC

Kim PhillipsReal Estate, Uncategorized

Attention! All homeowners in B.C.’s largest urban centres (all homes in Greater Victoria, Nanaimo, Kelowna and Metro Vancouver (excluding Bowen Island and Lions Bay, but including Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack) will need to apply for exemptions from the province’s new speculation tax or receive a bill, whether they are speculators or not, the government announced January 15th. This new annual … Read More

Spring Cleaning Survival Guide

Kim PhillipsLifestyle, Reiko, Uncategorized

Spring has sprung! It is that time to begin your Spring cleaning.. But where to start?! Here are 10 tips to make your life easier. Make a list of what needs to be cleaned in each room. Lists can often help people stay organized and on track with a project. Before tackling the task of spring cleaning, walk through each room … Read More

2018 New Years Resolutions

Kim PhillipsLifestyle, Reiko, Uncategorized

Can you believe that the New Year is in full swing? What are your new goals or resolutions for 2018? My main resolution for the New Year is to watch my nutrition and eat better. One of my biggest weaknesses is treats, specifically peanut buster parfaits from Dairy Queen, Reeces, 5 cent candies, chips, okay…basically anything and everything. I have recently … Read More

To-Do’s Before Listing your Home

Kim PhillipsReal Estate, Tips, Uncategorized

What to do before Listing your Home Fix the small stuff. We like to call it adding a bit of lipstick. Repair or replace broken/outdated hardware throughout your home. You can install new door handles, faucets, towel bars, and curtain rods – fixtures that are readily visible to homebuyers – rather inexpensively. Another quick way to update is to upgrade the lighting. … Read More