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 ...
August 21, 2014

Property Inspections: What Buyers and Sellers Should Both Know

Property Inspections: What Buyers and Sellers Should Both Know Pretty much every property that I have helped a client buy or sell has included p...
June 13, 2014

Can I Sell My Parking Spot?

Buyers often ask us; “If we buy a condo with parking but don't need it can I sell my parking spot?" Or sellers sometimes want to keep their parking...
March 19, 2013

Deficiency Walk-Through

A deficiency walk-through is unique to new developments/buildings. It is a chance for a purchaser to walk through the property they are buying (wit...
August 7, 2012

Buying A Court-Ordered Sale

Every so often, you will come across a listing on that is a court-ordered sale (COS). Although specific circumstances differ on each listing, a Cou...
June 15, 2012

A Comprehensive Moving Checklist

Have you found your new home in Victoria? Your Condo Experts have comprised this moving checklist as a helpful guideline for your move! 1 month be...
May 26, 2011

How to Spot a Leaky Condo

The leaky condo era was one of the most devastating things to happen to the condo market. In the 90's when buildings started to be confirmed as lea...
May 24, 2011

2-5-10 Warranty: What is Included in New Home Insurance?

Homes built by Licensed Residential Builders in British Columbia are covered by mandatory, third-party 2-5-10 Warranty. What is included? The most ...