downsizing: 7 Questions Seniors Should Ask Any Real Estate Agent - 11/21/16 03:26 AM
7 Questions seniors should ask any real estate agent
Buying or Selling Real Estate is Different for Seniors.
Questions and Tips to ensure that are working with a team of experts.
A little preparation will minimize your stress, prevent mistakes while saving you time and money.
1. What makes you different?        Why should I trust my home (purchase or sale) to you? Not every agent specializes in working with seniors. What you are looking for in an expert,  is a person who can recognize and resolve problems before they affect you. A person with a proven track record, a true professional with years … (1 comments)

downsizing: Common Scents - 02/24/12 04:39 AM
Once Again Karen Bernetti (one of our Favourite Stagers) offers some Pfanntastic suggestions and reminders for those that are getting ready to (or are in the middle of) sell their home....
Karen points out very eloquently how important the scent (any scent) can very much trow off potential buyers from what would otherwise be a Pfanntastic Home....
If you have any questions about any of Karen's suggestions, please Talk To Peter or Linda, (250) 213 9490.
Thank you Karen for sharing this excellent information with our Greater Victoria Readers.
Home sellers can create spaces that appeal to prospective buyers by employing … (0 comments)

downsizing: Greater Victoria Senior Expo Tuesday March 06, 2012 Viva Las-Vegas Style - 02/24/12 02:27 AM
Greater Victoria Senior Expo Tuesday March 06, 2012
Viva Las-Vegas Style,
We encourage all boomers and seniors in Greater Victoria to attend this great opportunity to gain access to a wide variety of information, services and products.Entry is by donation and there is plenty of free parking around....With over 120 Interactive Displays, All day entertainment, offering the largest Senior and Aging Focused Expo in BC, be sure to Circle March 06 on your Calendar.Hosted by Senior Living Magazine, at Pearkes Arena (across from Tillicum Centre @ 3100 Tillicum Rd. Victoria, this is really a "do not miss event" for Greater Victoria … (2 comments)

downsizing: So You Moved to Victoria, ...The First Few Days, After Moving - 02/21/12 01:47 AM
So You Moved to Victoria, ...The First Few Days, After Moving.Welcome to Victoria, You will Love Living in Paradise....However, the first few days in your new Victoria home will feel just as if you're still packing – just you'll be unpacking and making a mess.  Its impractical to even try to consider being organized and unpacked within one day, unless you have very few belongings, so you should try to unpack in the order you packed, or as close to it as possible – placing boxes in or near the room you're planning to unpack may be impractical, depending on the … (6 comments)

downsizing: Do you really want to wait for your double to come along? - 02/12/12 11:02 AM
Once Again, One of our Favourite Staging Bloggers "Janice Ankrett" is offering us a great set of reasons why having your house professionally staged before you pursue the sale of your property is so very important.
If you are thinking of Selling in Greater Victoria, Let us provide you will all the support and marketing assistance you need, in the mean time, enjoy this Pfanntastic article by Janice

 
You have made your house into your home. It reflects your life, your style and it's comfortable. You love the way it fits.
Now you are about to sell and you … (0 comments)

downsizing: Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, October Edition - 10/14/11 05:38 AM
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, October EditionWow Fall is really here, October brings the real warnings of the fall and winter storms.... so far so good, near perfect weather, just a few rainy days and bit of wind stay tuned..........
We know we are on borrowed time, Eventually all this nice weather will turn into our "GRAY" Season and we need to get all this fall and winter preperation stuff done before it is too late, the garden or the house receives damage, or we have to fix problems in the rain or at great expense......
By allocating … (11 comments)

downsizing: Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, September Edition - 09/10/11 06:16 AM
 Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, September Edition
 
September already, and we are desperately trying to hang on to summer....... and so far so good, near perfect weather, kids are back to school (careful on the roads and near school zones).....
 
On the other hand, we know it all about to change isn't it, getting dark sooner, a little more moisture in the air, dew and condensation on everything in the mornings...... 
 
Never mind the fact that the first few leaves showing signs of turning brown, oh boy this is starting to look like we might need to … (23 comments)

downsizing: Essential Services and Resources for all Greater Victoria BC Communities - 09/01/11 12:30 PM
 Essential Services and Resources for all Greater Victoria BC Communities So You Need Some Quick Information and don't have time to run around or do 20 - 40 Google searches to find all your Greater Victoria Local Community Essential Services,
Well You have come to the Right Place, without bragging, we think we have thought of most of the typical Greater Victoria resources that you might need regardless if you are new to the South Vancouver Island area or just searching for some basic local information about schools, the municipalities, Revenue Canada or anything else for that matter.
Greater Victoria has … (2 comments)

downsizing: Affordable Homes in Greater Victoria Update for August 10, 2011 - 08/10/11 04:23 AM
 Affordable Homes in Greater Victoria.
 In this article we wanted to focus on the many Affordable Homes available in and around Greater Victoria, complete with direct access to currently available properties so that you can get actual examples of homes that may be available for you dependent on property type, style, and price. In a previous article we provided access to the highest priced properties available in and around Greater Victoria, (here is the link to this article) off course it is fun to see what amazing homes and properties one could buy if money was no object.
Split in the … (0 comments)

downsizing: Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August - 08/04/11 10:35 AM
Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August
It is August, and the last thing you want to think about is home maintenance, it is way to nice out there and there are so many other things to do. However, please allocate a few hours here or there, and complete the few items on the Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August, once done you will be happy you did. To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions for you as a quick and easy monthly reminder. You will find that … (24 comments)

downsizing: Saanich West BC, Heritage Walking Tour. - 07/20/11 04:27 AM
Saanich West BC, Heritage Walking Tours along
Admirals Rd., Gorge Rd. and along Colquitz Rd and Inlet Ave.
We all know, Greater Victoria is Pfanntastic for walking, with the trails, its history, and many areas of amazing beauty. A great and totally free way to experience some of the unique areas of Greater Victoria is by completing  one of the 3 (or all three) Saanich Heritage Walking Tours.
Today we want to introduce a Great Saanich West Heritage Walking Tour along Admirals R, Beautiful Gorge Rd., and Historic Colquitz and Inlet Ave.
Heritage Walking Tours offer new and longterm residents … (5 comments)

downsizing: Affordable Homes Around Greater Victoria. - 07/16/11 08:06 AM
Affordable Homes Around Greater Victoria.
In this article we wanted to focus on the many Affordable Homes available in and around Greater Victoria, complete with direct access to currently available properties so that you can get actual examples of homes that may be available for you dependent on property type, style, and price. In a previous article we provided access to the highest priced properties available in and around Greater Victoria, (here is the link to this article) off course it is fun to see what amazing homes and properties one could buy if money was no object.

Split in … (6 comments)

downsizing: Saanich BC, Heritage Walking Tours along Tyndall & Torquay in Gordon Head - 07/12/11 07:56 AM
Saanich BC, Heritage Walking Tours along
Tyndall & Torquay in Gordon Head
Greater Victoria is Pfanntastic for walking, with trails, hiking paths, and many many areas of extreme beauty. A great way to experience some of the unique areas of Greater Victoria are (for example) experiencing on of the 3 (or all three) Saanich Heritage Walking Tours.
Today we want to introduce a Great Saanich Heritage Walking Tour along Tyndall and Torquay in Gordon Head. Heritage Walking Tours offer new and longterm residents as well as visitors a totally different perspective of the neighbourhood that you may have lived … (2 comments)

downsizing: Basic Home Maintenance Supplies. - 07/04/11 05:17 AM
Basic Home Maintenance Supplies.
In an earlier article we provided you with a list to create your own Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit, However,  the tools, a bit of time and common sense and a Honey Do List will allow you to complete about 1/2 of all the small and bigger projects around the house.
In addition to your Tools, a few books, the Internet etc. as resources, you will also need some Basic Home Maintenance Supplies in order to complete all of your regular monthly Home Maintenance Projects, as well as most emergency repairs. You will also be much better prepared … (8 comments)

downsizing: Home Maintenance Checklist for July - 07/03/11 06:49 AM
Home Maintenance Checklist for July. July offers many distractions and opportunities to have all kinds of Pfunn.... However, please allocate a few hours here or there, and complete the items on the Home Maintenance Checklist for July, once done you will be happy you did. To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions each month as a reminder. You will find that completing these easy to follow suggestions, will avoid more extensive and expensive repairs in the long run.
Check the Attic,  Check for leaks,  Check the amount and … (10 comments)

downsizing: What The Home Inspector Writes Can Be Significant - 06/25/11 04:10 AM
 
This Morning we read a great article by Jay Markanich, one of our favourite online Home Inspectors,  who shares with us a great story about a recent inspection, that particularly home sellers should keep in mind when they are planning to sell and during the home selling process.
Home Inspections are all but a standard term in most sales contract, and home sellers can and should prepare their home for sale with that in mind, the condition and presentation of your home will receive serious scrutiny......... Thank you Jay, for providing an excellent example in what NOT to do as … (0 comments)

downsizing: Decorating Dimensions - 06/24/11 02:01 PM
 
Today We noticed yet another pfanntastic post by Karen Bernetti.
Karen is one our favourite home stagers, and Always offers superior tips and suggestions for those that are considering to move or those that are in the process of preparing for a move.....
We hope you enjoy this articel, and if we can answer any questions for you, or provide you with our preprare your home for sale package, please contact Peter and Linda Pfann today.
Thank you Karen, for a Pfanntastic Article.
 
Decorating Dimensions
This handy resource guide will help  you remember a few home decorating MATH FACTS...
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downsizing: Thinking of Selling Your Home? Plan Ahead - Way Ahead! - 06/13/11 06:21 AM
 
This morning we found a Pfanntastic Article by Judy Klem, which cover just about all the details about getting your home ready before selling for the best possible results.
Judy's excellent article will assist all those that are considering to make a move over the next little while. In a very compeditive market place where not just pricing but also the overal condition of a home is very important, the steps and suggestions made in the Pfanntastic arcticle below will make a huge differnence.
If you have any questions about getting the best possible results when considering a real estate … (0 comments)

downsizing: How to Run a Successful Yard Sale - 05/18/11 04:55 AM
How to Run a Successful Yard Sale
As the Greater Victoria weather improves and we find ourselves with Spring Cleaning Urges, a Yard or Garage Sale, may be just the perfect way to dispose of those items that should become a treasure in someone else's home or garage.
For this purpose  Peter and Linda Pfann have compiled a FREE Pfanntastic Garage / Yard Sale Kit.Our Kit offers a number of great tips, tools, signs, equipment and benefits that will ensure the best possible resultsA well-organized and well-planned yard sale is more appealing and makes it easier for shoppers to see … (20 comments)

downsizing: Will that be Concrete or Wood? - 09/11/10 09:34 AM
Will that be Concrete or Wood? This may seem like a strange question as it relates to buying a home, and why would this one question potentially change how you decide to proceed with your future real estate plans.
 
The question of wood or concrete in the process of buying a Condominium in and around Greater Victoria is often ignored or considered as not at all essential in the home buying process. In many cases it may not even be an option if you are after a specific location or amenities. However, we hope that this information will assist you … (5 comments)

 
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