Blog by Betsy Carstairs

BC Automible Association

January 20th, 2013
I have been a member of BCAA for over 10 years now & this week I was reminded just how helpful that membership is. While driving the other day I was waved over to the side of the road by a passing driver who alerted me that I had a flat tire. OH bother ( As WInnie the pooh) would say. I just put new snow tires on my truck 3 weeks ago!!!. Not now I have just enough time to get ot my 12 noon ap ...

Whistler BC, Bargain real estate

January 16th, 2013

WHistler real estate has been reversing her cousin in Vancouver for real estate prices. Yes as the lower mainland prices head up up & away out of reach for a lot of buyers, Whistlers values have been softening to the tune of 30% over the last few years. Here is what the Globe & Mail posted on this subject. More affordable homes up the mountain make it attractive for retirees & families to mov ...

Property Assessment 2013

January 15th, 2013
I just received my property assessment & OUCH. What happened??? My modest rancher in a older area of Coquitlam has, according to the assessment authority gone up in value to the tune of $70,000!!!!! My ego of course kicked in & said see your original $250,000 was a great investment ....look at how well your real estate portfolio performed. That thought although true is not in reality the infl ...