Tips & Advice

Insurance & Climate Change

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Tips & Advice



You may have noticed lately that your insurance premium has been increasing every year, whether it's your home, strata or auto insurance. The climate is becoming more volatile causing flooding, forest fires and landslides. Catastrophic insurance claims are increasing as these disasters become more common around the world and affects what we all pay...

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Understanding the Contract of Purchase & Sale for Real Estate

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Tips & Advice



Century 21 Horizon West's mission is to help educate you, the consumer to make better informed decisions when purchasing and selling real estate and help you understand the process. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has created the video below for REALTORS® to share with their clients to help explain one of the key documents used...

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Explanation of the Disclosure of Representation in Trading Services

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Tips & Advice


You may casually talk about the housing market with a REALTOR®, but if the conversation shifts to your personal information like your motivation, financial situation or advice on market pricing, etc. you are entering into a legal agency relationship with that agent. The BC government has mandated that the REALTOR® ask you to sign a form called “Dis...

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Testing Your Well Water

Posted on May 06, 2020 in Tips & Advice



According to the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, more than 14-15% of all Canadians rely on private wells. Even more people rely on private wells in smaller rural communities like those in Tulameen, Coalmont, Missezula Lake and Bankeir. I receive many questions from clients asking about the drinking water source, how it works, if it's saf...

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A Homeowner's Guide to Radon

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Tips & Advice



Introduction

Radon — a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of the uranium in soil, rocks, and water — is present in all houses. Left unmitigated, high levels of radon can present significant health risks, so testing is an important element of responsible home ownership. Long-term testing, advocated by Health Canada, provide...

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