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As we hopefully endured the last of winter, the market kept a slow pace with 5 new listings appearing. There were a couple of re-lists and two land parcels, so overall pretty quiet on the new property front. Two price drops happened this week as well, but the interesting stats was the number of sales. Yes, we had 5 sales and two of them were near the $300,000 mark.
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Ending a Tenancy in BC
While we don’t deal in property management, we get a lot of questions in regards to tenants from investors. The most asked question is about serving enforceable notice upon selling. Proper notice in BC consists of the official form being served on the tenant prior to their next rental period. That means if the rental term is from the 1st of the month, then notice needs to be served on or before the last day of the month for it to take effect in two months. The tenants are allowed a full 60 days notice if you are selling the property, and landlords are required to return the last month’s rent to the tenants for the inconvenience/costs of an unplanned move. If the notice is served on the first of the month or later, it doesn’t take effect until the first of the following month….Timing is critical. All tenancy information and forms are available here:
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MLS in Quesnel last week in February
The week brought us longer days, lots of sunshine, some cold weather and 9 new listings. There were 3 raw land, several re-lists and a few new to the market. If you are looking for a commercial type shop at home check out the new listing on Dale Lake Road (N233609). Five existing listings dropped their prices and (wow) 3 sales. Our sales total for the first two months of 2014 is already 12 units. That is great for winter!
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Troll Resort hosting Troll Tele Festival
Troll Resort is holding another fun packed event this weekend with Tele Festival, complete with music. Here are the details:
Troll Tele Festival! Lift passes will be sold at half day rates to people registered.
( $35.00 for an Adult)
For the $35.00 registration , you get a limited edition Clair and Bill long sleeve T-Shirts, Tele lessons, some trips out on the snow cat machine to take advantage of the powder on the Knoll, includes cover charge for the Joey Only band, AND your name gets entered into a draw for some very nice prizes.
Lift passes will be sold at half day rates to people registered. ( $35.00 for an Adult). Dinner will be served after 5 pm, and we will have: Curry Beef, Buttered Chicken, Curried Veggie dish, Lentil bean stew, Rice and a spinach Salad. It will be buffet style, $15.00 a plate.
If you are coming out just for the music the cover charge is $ 10.00.
Here is link for bus details etc http://www.trollresort.com/events.html
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Upgrades to Consider when Selling
Homes that are updated sell more readily and at higher prices. Many buyers don’t have the skills or the time to do the work, so the appeal of a remodelled house is strong. Be careful how much you spend though, as you will often recover most but not all the investment. As of late, kitchens seem to be capturing more attention, but they can be very expensive to do. Despite what is says in the article, in our experience, Jacuzzi tubs are best avoided, but certainly soaker tubs are popular. Here is an article that lays it out for you.
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Quesnel Sled Dog Racers Win!
Congrats out to the Local sled dog racer, Waren Palfrey, who won in Saskatchewan race.http://www.paherald.sk.ca/News/Local/2014-02-21/article-3624919/Quesnel-mushers-dominate-the-Canadian-Challenge-Sled-Dog-Race/1
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Home Staging Tips
These are great basic tips. Especially the second one. Clean light switches, baseboards, doors, windows and sills, etc. They are easily overlooked in the day to day jobs, but make a house sparkle when it comes time to sell.