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Pricing Your Home?

When sellers receive an offer quickly, it’s a natural reaction to wonder if they priced it too low. This is not the case, when a new listing comes on the market, all the motivated qualified buyers look in the first few days. If your home is priced right, one of those buyers will buy your home.

When a home seller does not receive an offer, they ask “why doesn’t someone write an offer”. The reality of the situation is that in a hot market like FSJ buyers rarely write offers on homes priced too high.

Buyers aggressively compare all the homes for sale and always choose the home with the most value. If one home is overpriced by as little as $15,000 on a $350,000 home, chances are this home will not sell. Let me explain. Over priced homes make homes ‘priced right’ look like a better deal. The accurately priced home will offer more value, like a better location, renovations or a shop. Overpriced homes may receive a lot of showings but rarely receive offers because the buyer see’s better value for the same money in other homes. Overpriced homes make right priced homes sell faster. The average days it take a home to sell in FSJ is 35 in 2014, my average is 8 days*. I am very proud of my ability to price your home right so that your home will sell for the most money possible. Call or text Scott for immediate professional advice at 1-250-794-1515 or email me at *BCNREB Stats 09/02/14

Mortgage Thoughts

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable introducing me to.

There is more to a mortgage than just the interest rate. Protect yourself, and choose your new mortgage with the lowest pay out penalties. If you need to sell your home or change your mortgage for any reason during the term of your mortgage this will make your life much happier. The two most common pay out penalties are “3 Month Penalty” or “Interest Differential”. 3 Month Penalty- The bank or financial institution that holds your mortgage charges you the equal amount of the interest you would pay over a 3 month period. Interest Differential- The bank or financial institution that holds your mortgage charges you an interest penalty in a complex formula comparing your interest rate with current rates and the amount of time remaining on your mortgage. The difference is $1000.00’s of dollars more.

I highly recommend talking to Thom at the local credit union or text me and I will help you understand the basics 250-794-1515

8007 88 Ave
Banner "1/2 Duplex"
Price $299,999
Photo "Bright floor plan"

Immaculate half-duplex with the perfect floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open living, eating and kitchen area welcome you when you open the door. Generous living room fits all your full-sized furniture. The kitchen abounds with counter space, and a view of the backyard so that you can watch the kids play in the fully-fenced backyard. To help keep the house tidy, there is a mud room with laundry. Huge crawl space for storage also. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The master bedroom is gigantic. Still covered with new-home warranty and ready for you! MLS® Call Scott 250-794-1515

9408 96 Ave
Banner "Duplex Zoned"
Price $250,000
Photo "Exterior "

Cute 2 bedroom home on a large lot, updated furnace and hot water tank, newer flooring, newer windows (all but one). and the bathroom has updated tub-surround and toilet. Parking in the front and off the lane. Zoned RM2, lot is 50' x 136' according to the city tax records. MLS® Call or text Scott for your viewing 250-794-1515.

11319 95A St
Banner "Sold"
Price - Sold full price
PHoto kith

Cute as a button and immaculate! 3 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 bedroom downstairs with a huge family room and a 3-pc bath. The main floor has oak country kitchen, open floor plan. Kitchen window overlooks the huge wrap-around deck. The attached garage is wired for 220v. The basement has a good-sized laundry room with newer front-loading machines. This is the perfect family home with a good roof and updated hot water tank and furnace. Easy to see, so call or text Scott for immediate professional help. 250-794-1515 MLS®

9607 98 St
Price - Sold Full Price
Banner Sold
Photo - Jai

R2 zoned. Double garage. 2200 sq ft. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with large principal rooms and a fully-finished basement. The double, attached garage is 25x26. The kitchen is large with oak cabinets and lots of counter space. Kitchen is open to the huge semi-formal eating area. The basement is perfect for the family, with space for a rec room plus a pool table, and a games area. 2 additional bedrooms and a 3-pc bath. Basement could be converted to a rental suite. It's a beauty! Call or text Scott 250-794-1515 cell

Houses prices increase 22%!!

The average price of a house in FSJ has gone up 22.36% based on the average sale price in August 2013 compared to August 2014. The average sale price of a home in August 2014 in FSJ was $446,889. That is absolutely mind blowing. If you are considering making a change call or text me for immediate professional Real Estate advice 250-794-1515 cell

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