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     Cheri Crause, CPCA
real estate agent in Victoria, BC

Archives: 2011

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"I just love it when a plan comes together."

I think that phrase comes from a movie but I’m not sure. Regardless, it is true  for me. I recently had a friend become a client to buy a property that we both knew was a great deal—a work project mind you, but still a great deal. He had another investor friend who was ...

Posted by Cheri Monday Jul 18, 2011 16:30
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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

Selling your home can be stressful at the best of times but with single parents, I often see a bit more stress. Big decisions have to be made all on your own. A seller of mine was recently very excited to have an offer for her house come in and after negotiations, reached the stage of acceptance ...

Posted by Cheri Monday Jun 13, 2011 22:55
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Buying a property that is rented out, part 2

Last time I wrote about buying a house with a renter—on a lease—so now here's the story if the tenant rents month to month when you buy. The tenant can be given 60 days notice and receive a month’s rent to leave. This request must be 60 days of actual rent time, so ...

Posted by Cheri Monday Jun 13, 2011 17:30
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Buying a property that is rented out, part 1

Last time I wrote about what sellers should be aware of, so now it is the buyer's turn. Buying with a renter on a lease If the tenant has a lease in place when you buy, here are the rules: The tenant’s lease has to be honoured. You can buy it before the end of the lease, but as ...

Posted by Cheri Wednesday Jun 01, 2011 14:06
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Selling with a tenant, part 2

This week I'm continuing on with the topic of what a BC landlord can and can’t do if they are selling a property which is tenanted. In my previous blog I covered things to consider if your tenant has a lease, today I'll move on to the situation if your contract with the tenant is on a ...

Posted by Cheri Tuesday May 17, 2011 11:20
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Selling with a tenant, part 1

 There seems to be a lot of confusion around the topic of what a landlord can and can’t do if they are selling a property which is tenanted. As there are many facets to this, I'll cover it in two blogs. Just because you are selling does not mean you can ask them to leave. They have ...

Posted by Cheri Monday May 02, 2011 10:30
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Time to Move

I’ve known this particular lady for about 15 years now. She was referred to me (back in my financial planning days) after her husband passed away. We have stayed connected and now the time has come for her to move from the house and into a retirement community. The upkeep of house and yard ...

Posted by Cheri Thursday Apr 21, 2011 09:07
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A Year of Change

 I had a friend that I grew up with. She was a couple of years older than I and on the evening of her first birthday she got a baby brother as a present. From her second birthday on it was always a shared birthday…something that kept them close through the years…that is until ...

Posted by Cheri Saturday Apr 09, 2011 14:27
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The Best Laid Plans

I’m a planner by nature and while I was in the business of financial planning, I met a couple who were meticulous in organizing everything in their lives and wonderful with their finances as a result. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball that no amount of planning can prepare ...

Posted by Cheri Monday Apr 04, 2011 16:21
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St Patrick’s Day

I remember St Patrick’s Day 43 years ago (I was 7) when I came home from school at lunch time to find out I had a new nephew. I would get to go have a peek at him after school through the nursery window. I was very excited. I can remember looking though the glass at him. When his mom and ...

Posted by Cheri Monday Mar 21, 2011 09:41
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Cheri Crause is a real estate agent in Victoria, BC. This is her blog. 

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