Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about being a homeowner in Victoria? I've got answers!

How can I find out what my property is worth?

You can request a free market appraisal from me! I'll provide you with a comprehensive analysis of your property's value based on market trends, recent sales data, and other factors.

What are the property taxes in Victoria?

Property taxes in Victoria are calculated based on the assessed value of your property. You can find out more information about property taxes from the City of Victoria's website or by contacting the Municipal Finance Department.

Do I need a permit to renovate my home?

It depends on the scope of the renovation. Some minor renovations, such as painting or installing new flooring, may not require a permit. However, larger projects, such as adding a new room or altering the structure of the home, typically require a permit. It's best to check with your local government or a professional contractor to determine if a permit is necessary.

What should I do if I want to sell my home?

The first step is to contact me so I can provide you with a free market appraisal and guide you through the selling process. I can help you determine the optimal listing price, market your property, and handle negotiations and paperwork.

What should I do if I want to buy a home?

Start by determining your budget and desired location, and then contact me so I can provide you with information about properties that match your criteria. I will guide you through the home-buying process, from finding the right property to handling negotiations and closing the deal.

What kind of insurance do I need as a homeowner in Victoria?

You'll need homeowner's insurance to protect your property and belongings in case of damage or loss. You may also want to consider additional coverage, such as earthquake insurance or flood insurance, depending on your location.

What kind of maintenance should I do on my home?

Regular maintenance is important to keep your home in good condition and prevent costly repairs down the road. This may include tasks such as cleaning gutters, inspecting the roof, and checking for water damage. It's a good idea to have a professional home inspection every few years to identify any issues that may require attention.

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