Spring is here! That means it’s time to stop hemmin' and hawin' and get after some home maintenance projects. A few ideas to get you started:
• Get down and dirty by scrubbing those baseboards, trim, doors, walls, and handles.
• Scared to look at those air filters after the long winter? Take a deep breath and swap them out with fresh new ones.
• Clean the blinds slate-by-slate (yes, it’s a PAIN) and wash, or easier yet, dry-clean window treatments.
• Get the grime and slime off kitchen cabinets with a top-to-bottom wipe down.
• Flip mattresses and, while you’re at it, wash ALL your bed linens (mattress pads and pillow shams included).
• Have a look at your gutters and downspouts for winter damage and debris. (You'll def want a buddy to hold the ladder.)
• Inspect wooden decks, railings, windowsills, and steps for damage or rot.
• Pressure wash patios, decks, driveway, and outdoor furniture. (Pressure washing is awesome. Seriously. You’ve gotta try it.)
• Tune-up any lawn maintenance equipment.
• Clear the front entryway of bugs and cobwebs. Go on and throw up a colorful spring wreath and welcome mat, too!
Whip your home into shape ASAP so you’ll be ready to kick up your feet when that to-die-for spring weather comes a' knockin'!
Buyer demand continues to outweigh supply in the VIREB market and competition for those few precious listings is fierce. Buyers continue to be frustrated with thier home search as inventory numbers reached an all-time low. The BCREA does not see the inventory situation improving until more supply comes on the market later this year. The BCREA and local real estate boards are advocating with policy makers to encourage streamlining the development process so that municipalities can expand supply more quickly to meet the growing demand.
It is an exciting time to sell your home as the robust market is impacting prices. Single family homes as a 15% increase over February 2020. Last month, we saw a 56% increase in the sales of single family homes since the same period last year with 417 units sold.
More than ever, it's important for buyers and sellers alike to work with a realtor to help them navigate the ever-changing envorinment.