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If you are a homeowner in BC.  You may have already received your BC Assessment in the mail.  If not, you can go to their website.  https://bcassessment.ca enter your street address and you can see your new value as well as how much you were assessed last year.  You can also see how they came up with that value by scrolling down and clicking on "Sample Sold Properties."  Many of you will see an increase that reflects the market value increase that we experienced over the past year. This may concern you because the more BC Assessment says your house is worth; the more tax you will pay.  If you feel that your assessment doesn't accurately reflect the value of your home you can dispute it by going to this…

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If you have been a Realtor, developer or landowner anywhere is British Columbia's Southern Interior for very long you know the name William Maddox.  He's been scribing his name on survey plans since the early 1970s.  He was one of the friendliest and most helpful professionals I've had the pleasure to work with, even before I became a Realtor.  His legacy will live on and blossom everytime a document that bears his name is shared from the LTSA (BC Land Title and Survey Authority).  It was my pleasure to know him.

William Maddox

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No signs of slowing down in Kootenay real estate, high demand continues for single family homes

Nelson, BC – 06-12-2020: The Kootenay Association of REALTORS® (KAR) reports that a total of 315 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November 2020, a rise of 66.6 per cent from November 2019. The average MLS® residential price in the region was $401,969, a 15.2 per cent rise from $348,864 recorded in November last year. Total sales dollar volume in November was $126.6 million, a 92 per cent rise over 2019, which stood at $65.9 million.

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“Much like other regions in BC, these are exciting times…

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The BC Government has issued new guidelines for social distancing that will be in place from now until the situation is reviewed on December 7, 2020.  At the moment only open houses are completely restricted.  It seems that homelessness is more of a problem than allowing potential tenants and buyers into rental homes for viewings.  This is a challenging time, but adhering to the government rules is the best way for Realtors, clients and the public to navigate the way through it.  Refer to the Government website for more information and updates or click the links below.

Look for ‘accessing rental units’ HERE

 

HERE are the NEW restrictions. See ‘restrictions by sector’ , ‘Rental and home sale viewings’.

For access and uncooperative…

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