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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Preparing Your Home For Sale

Written on January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm, by

Break out the mop and the paintbrush. It’s time to give your home a mini-makeover. I watched the new HGTV Show last night, Buying & Selling, with my two favourite Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott. I loved how honest they were with the homeowners about cleaning, de-cluttering and staging their home for sale.  Here  Continue Reading »

Retirement rationalizations: 6 misconceptions about RRSPs

Written on January 18, 2013 at 11:01 am, by

By The statistics are clear: most Canadians are not preparing for retirement. According to a new poll by CIBC, more than half of Canadians surveyed said they did not feel adequately prepared for this later stage of their lives. When we at GoldenGirlFinance.com published an article about the importance of investing in Registered Retirement Savings  Continue Reading »

2012 Ends on a Steady Note for Victoria Real Estate Market

Written on January 2, 2013 at 10:20 am, by

VICTORIA BC – Victoria’s real estate market ended 2012 with relatively flat pricing when compared to 2011, along with similar sales numbers for the third consecutive year. Total MLS® sales in December 2012 were 283, a 17% decrease over December 2011 when 339 units sold. A different picture is told, however, when comparing full years,  Continue Reading »