Welcome to the July 2018 edition of Modern Real Estate Team’s eReport, featuring: The BCREA Mortgage Rate Forecast, Boulevard Magazine's Superfood of the Summer (p.18), & What the New Real Estate Rules Mean for Consumers.
A few highlights include:
- Mortgage rates returning to long-run level
- B20 stress test prompts slow start to 2018 for the Canadian economy
- Trump trade tantrum may delay Bank of Canada tightening
Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are some of our favorite berries to grow.
If you don't have the space to grow them at home, shop local! There are many local growers in Victoria and Nurseries in Saanich that specialize in berries as well.
Here are our top 5 reasons to grow berries YOURSELF this summer...
1. Duh, they are delicious!
2. They are expensive to buy.
3. They're sooo easy to grow! Whether it's in a garden or a pot on your deck.
4. You have full control over how you grow them! No pesticides or sprays and totally organic!
5. They're perfect for baking or a great addition to a healthy summer salad.
Don't forget to check out a wonderful article in our local Boulevard Magazine (p. 18) about why they are the superfood of the summer!
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! On June 15, our Real Estate Council implemented new rules for our industry. Some of the changes are great and include increased disclosure about what it means to be represented by an agent but there are things consumers need to be aware of as these changes affect you too! We'll try and break it down for you...
If you are a BUYER...
You are an unrepresented buyer going to check out an open house. You should know that the listing agent is there to represent the seller and cannot help you with the purchase of this property. If you are attending an open house, you should not disclose any personal information or motivation for moving to the listing agent. They are representing the seller and legally cannot help you.
If you are interested in one of our listings, we work closely with another team at Royal LePage that would be more than happy to represent you.
If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Our 6th Annual Raise the Roof fundraiser to help local women's shelters is happening this October and we are looking for silent auction items. If you or anyone you know would like to donate, (anything helps!) send an email to Team@modernrev.com
When: October 12, 2018
Where: John Fluevog Shoes, 566 Johnson
What: A fun cocktail event with silent auction, hors-d'oeuvres, and shoes!
We hope you enjoyed the July edition of our eReport. If you have any questions about the above information or would like to chat about your real estate goals, we are here to help! Simply reply to this e-mail and we will be in touch soon.