January 14, 2016

Consider a nest egg for your condo purchase

Consider your nest egg when making your next condo purchase. Always a subject for investigation and concern, the health of a condo's contingency...
November 16, 2015

What Is a Comparative Market Analysis, Anyway?

If you’re a real estate “junkie” like me and spend free time trolling the web looking at various real estate websites, then you’ll undoubtedly have...
September 11, 2015

Victoria Real Estate – Be a Savvy Buyer!

As a Condo Expert in Victoria real estate, I often hear buyers say, “I would be interested in that condo for the right price.” I always ask: “What ...
September 4, 2015

Condos in Victoria – Think Like a Buyer!

I can't tell you how many times I go into listing appointments for condos in Victoria and meet sellers that are understandably quite biased about t...
March 31, 2015

Maintenance vs. Care — Why Should I Care? by David Albrice

Maintenance vs. Care  -- Why Should I Care? by David Albrice I have experienced some "a-ha moments" in my career. I may be watching an expert...
March 17, 2015

Extending Asset Life: 3 Maintenance Scenarios

When it comes to our building assets, such as our roofs and boilers, we all want to stretch our dollars by delaying the big ticket items. This is...
March 3, 2015

The Most Expensive Assets to Replace…? by David Albrice

  Have you ever wondered which parts of a building are the most expensive to replace? Well, we did a study on 1,651 buildings over a 10 year ...
February 26, 2015

5 Benefits of Updating Reserve Fund Studies by David Albrice

"You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past" Reserve Fund - Whether we are property owners, property managers or REALTOR®, ...
February 20, 2015

Funding Strategies | A Survey of 600 Condo Buildings (Part One) by David Albrice

Funding Strategies | A Survey of 600 Condo Buildings (Part One) by David Albrice In late-2014 we carried out an analysis into the operating bu...
February 11, 2015

How long do buildings last? Written by David Albrice

We have tracked 1,651 buildings over a 20+ year period and have identified five life stages. These stages apply to all sectors: commercial, res...
February 4, 2015

Gambling with Deferred Maintenance by David Albrice

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" - Robert Louis Stevenson. Deferred Maintenance - We may think we can outsmart ...
November 13, 2014

Negotiating Furniture in Your Real Estate Transaction

Here are some tips to keep in mind when negotiating furniture into your real estate transaction. As a buyer, you can write an offer that includes ...