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Sales for Single Family Homes in Greater Victoria - October, 2010 Units Total Volume Average 6-mos Avg. Median Victoria 34 $18,873,200 $555,094 $611,722 $533,700 Victoria West 2 $784,000 $392,000 $445,364 $392,000 Oak Bay 14 $13,108,501 $936,322 $865,540 $785,000 Esquimalt 7 $3,095,000 $442,143 $488,172 $404,000 View Royal 8 $4,524,900 $565,613 $562,900 $551,750 Saanich East 45 $28,100,541 $624,456 $640,682 $578,000 Saanich West 21 $11,249,100 $535,671 $572,372 $500,000 Central Saanich 7 $7,011,500 $1,001,643 $636,624 $670,000 North Saanich 7 $4,610,250 $658,607 $732,146 $620,000 Sidney 7 $3,297,500 $471,071 $493,072 $460,000 Highlands 3 $1,685,000 $561,667 $670,562 $530,000 Colwood 12 $6,867,750 $572,313 (0 comments)
Beware a bookkeeper who doesn't file taxes! - 11/24/10 05:10 PM
I liked this blog post so much from Susan Low of Directis Consulting, Victoria, BC, I decided to re-blog it! From the “I can’t believe she thought she could get away with it” file… a Victoria-area bookkeeper was convicted of income tax and GST evasion and forced to pay nearly $100K in fines. For story, click here. My observation about bookkeepers is that you either have a really good one, in which case you treat him/her like gold and make sure you ALWAYS, ALWAYS write account names on receipts… or you spend years bouncing between bookkeepers, perpetually dissatisfied. I’ve heard both (2 comments)
Grants & Rebates for Canadian Home Owners & Home Buyers - 11/19/10 02:15 PM
Top 17 Grants and Rebates for Canadian Home Owners and Home Buyers 1. Home Buyers' Plan Qualifying homebuyers can withdraw up to $25,000 (couples can withdraw up to $50,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment. Homebuyers who have repaid their RRSP may be eligible to use the program a second time. (Go to www.cra.gc.ca, enter "Home Buyers' Plan" in the search box or, phone 1-800-959-8287.) 2. GST Rebate on New Homes New homebuyers can apply for a rebate of the federal portion of the HST (the 5% GST) if the purchase price is less than $350,000. The rebate (1 comments)
Just Got an iPad ....Part II - 11/16/10 08:42 PM
Well, after staring at this slick little device for a while and after getting some nice friendly tips from other Rainmakers, I finally have this little guy up and running ... I love technology and I thought I used to be ahead of the curve when I was working for a fledgling internet company in the fall of 1993 - trying to sell web sites. Most of my sales calls ended up with 'what the heck is a web site gonna do for me?' But today I feel way behind; there's so many new tech gadgets it's mind-boggling... So, I thought (3 comments)
Home Buyer Tip - Call a Furnace Company - 11/06/10 12:54 PM
Home inspections are an important part of the purchasing process. However I have found that home inspectors do not really go 'inside' the furnace to look for maintenance issues, etc. TIP: make sure you have a furnace company check as well! Being one of the most expensive parts of a home, Buyers should know the condition and life expectancy of the main heating and cooling systems - before purchasing. (3 comments)
Just Got an iPad...now what? - 11/04/10 12:42 AM
I am the very fortunate winner of an iPad. But now what? Being used to laptops and desktops, Blackberry's, etc. this new tool (which I guess is the craze) is staring back at me, begging me to begin using it I suppose... I'd like to know from others if they have found innovative ways to use this new fangled thing - besides play music. Care to send some ideas? (6 comments)
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