How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?
Unless you are buying your home outright, the current mortgage economy, interest rates and personal income to debt ratio will influence how much ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on May 9, 2022
Should I Sell Before I Buy, or Buy Before I Sell - Ask a Pro
Chris Fenton CEO of The Fenton Group, sits down and answers a common question from clients on this segment of Ask Your Professional. This month Chris ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on April 27, 2022
BC Home Buyers May Flock To Get Mortgages Due to Rate Rise
Surely, you've heard that real estate prices across British Columbia skyrocketed in 2021. With house prices rising at unprecedented levels, more and ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on February 17, 2022
My BC Property Assessment Went Up! What This Actually Means For Taxpayers
Property owners in British Columbia are getting an annual letter in the mail - their official property assessment from BC Assessment (BCA) is in. ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on January 4, 2022
11 Tips to Help Beat the Heat
With this heat wave that has hit Vancouver Island, and other parts of British Columbia, it is near impossible to keep your house at a comfortable ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on June 29, 2021
Tips to Help Make Your Move Stress Free
Dejunk Before you Move
Regardless of whether your home is spotless or have stuff scattered everywhere we all have items we have not touched in years. ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on April 6, 2021
Tips for First Time Home Buyers
Buying a home is probably one of the largest decisions you will make in your life. The thought of owning a house and being able to paint and decorate ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on March 22, 2021
Why You Should Stage Your Home
Do you ever fall in love with those grand prize lottery homes, or a show home for new development in your area? While the fancy upgrades and high-end ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on March 15, 2021
Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?
Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on February 23, 2021
6 Common Attributes People Look for in a Home
Location, Location, Location
This must be the most important factor when looking for a home. If you find a home that checks everything off your list ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on February 16, 2021
First Time Home Buyer Incentives in British Columbia
Buying a home for the first time can seem like a daunting task with a lot of unknowns but, it doesn't have to be that way. Enlisting the services of ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on October 17, 2020
Looking for an Affordable Alternative to Home Ownership? Consider Purchasing a Mobile Home
Mobile homes are factory-built homes delivered to site. They differ from “modular homes” in that they are not built in sections and can ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on September 25, 2020
Buying, Selling and Financing a Home During the Pandemic
One thing is for sure, we’re living through a unique time! In the real estate world, we’re getting a lot of questions from clients about ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on April 16, 2020
Covid-19 Mortgage Relief for Consumers
It is clear that we are living through unprecedented times of economic turmoil and financial uncertainty. Many of our community ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on March 30, 2020
Why We Must Speak Up Against Domestic Violence
As I continue to get ready for the Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter, I wanted to continue to write about the journey. In this article, I wanted to ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on September 12, 2019
Why I Chose to Take on the Sahara Desert Challenge
In 79 days I'm going to be landing in the North African country of Morocco, to take on a 100 kilometre trek through the Sahara Desert, in support of ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on September 2, 2019
Vancouver Island Property Tax Information
Well, it's that time of year again - the time of year when the dreaded tax assessments have arrived in the mail. This year's assessments have been a ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on January 9, 2019
Real Estate Appraisal vs. Home Inspection: What’s the Difference?
During a real estate purchase you will come across two types of services prior to the sale of a home: Real Estate Appraisal and Home Inspection. ...
Posted by Chris Fenton on November 16, 2018