Derek Kaufman's Blog Posts

April 2022 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Report

In this vlog we touch on what's been going on in the Comox Valley real estate market for the past month.In the last 15 days, 70% of single family homes have been selling at list price or overlist

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June 2022 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Report

Hello! Just a short recap of the last 15 days in the local market.There's been 32 pending sales. Thirteen of them went for list price or overlist price, which is 41% of the overall.Days on Market is

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May 2022 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Report

In this vlog we're going to touch on the doom and gloom going around in the headlines, but not everything's as bad as it seems. I challenge one of the points in an article regarding sales to listing

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February 2022 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Report

In this video I talk about what's been going on lately in the Courtenay Real Estate Market. Record high prices, record low inventory. Don't expect anything different this month. Pending sales last

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January 2022 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Report

On this video we underline the importance of the assessments that went out this month. Make sure you're not overassessed! The Courtenay Official Community Plan draft just went out also.The Numbers

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October 2021 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update

On this video we talk about the October 2021 market stats. Specifically we talk about inventory (95 active listings as of posting), and how we have a long way to go to a balanced market. We also

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May 2021 Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update

On this video we talk about what's been going on in the past month in the Comox Valley Real Estate Market. There are some very real changes going on: fewer multiple offers, fewer homes going for

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Transportation and Traffic in the Comox Valley

The local saying of "Nothing is no more than 10 minutes away" isn't as common anymore, as the Comox Valley continues growing. When looking to buy real estate in the Comox Valley, you will want to

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Sale of a rental that you once lived in

Are you trying to figure out what the capital gain may be on the sale of a property that you lived in and rented it out for a period of time? This can be a big question! Especially if you owned the

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Best places to dine in the Comox Valley

With over 150 places to eat out in the Comox Valley, it’s not easy to choose just 3! So I'll mention that these are my favourite places, my go-to's!There really are so many amazing places to

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Average Price vs Benchmark Price

Something that comes up time and time again is when people see average prices reported, what does it actually mean and is it important? I want to share with you the difference of Average and

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Adding Square Footage to Increase Value

I’m going to share with you one of my favourite and most effective ways to add value to a property. This strategy is actually pretty straight forward but is often overlooked when shopping for

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Adding Bedrooms or Bathrooms to Increase Value

Hey guys, I hope you’re having a good day! I want to talk about adding value to your home or next project by adding bedrooms and bathrooms. This strategy takes a starter home and makes it a

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Market Value vs Assessed Value

What is assessed value? BC Assessment estimates the value of home every year for the purpose of levying property taxes. The effective date is always July 1. These appraisals rarely include a

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