Take 50% Off at Budget Blinds This Month, With Their Biggest Sale of The Year

Posted on Feb 14, 2019

If you’ve been putting off getting new window blinds or shades, hoping for a great deal, wait no more! Budget Blinds of North and Central Vancouver Island has their biggest sale of the year in February, with 50% off Enlightened Style and Signature Series window coverings.

The Signature Series from Budget Blinds offers the latest on-trend options, with new products released every year. Choose from solar and roller shades in a variety of fabrics and colours, or choose sliding panels for large windows or patio doors.

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Find a New Look for Your Home This New Year with Budget Blinds of Vancouver Island

Posted on Jan 20, 2019

The New Year is a great time to bring new decor into your home! Find your home’s new look with the latest window fashions and take advantage of “buy one-get one” offers on select products from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

New window coverings will both update the look of your home and can enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improve your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings and find savings along the way.

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Home Sales Are Down, But Prices Are Up on Vancouver Island

Posted on Jul 13, 2018

Housing demand has decreased in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area, which ranges from Duncan to Port Hardy, in the first half of 2018. Despite lower sales to date, lack of inventory continues to tilt the market in favour of sellers and move prices up.

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After Busy December, Home Sales on Vancouver Island Return To Normal in January

Posted on Feb 3, 2018

Sales in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area returned to seasonally normal levels in January after experiencing the busiest December on record. The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) has released its monthly sales report, showing sales returning seasonally normal levels in January after the busiest December on record. Higher interest rates and the new mortgage stress test are expected to erode purchasing power for some buyers in 2018.

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) notes that the housing market in B.C. is still thriving due to the province’s strong economy. However, some economic headwinds in the form of higher interest rates and Guideline B-20 – also known as the mortgage stress test – are forecast for 2018. BCREA expects economic growth in the province to slow this year, expanding at a respectable 2.8 percent, but lower than we have seen in some time. Rising interest rates will erode affordability for some home buyers, and Guideline B-20 could reduce the purchasing power of conventional mortgagors by up to 20 percent.

Last month, the benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area hit $379,600, an increase of 22 percent from the previous January. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price was $463,700, up 17 percent from last year. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $418,600, an increase of 15 percent compared to January 2017. Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 19 percent to $514,400 while the ParksvilleQualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by 14 percent to $519,700 from one year ago and dip slightly from December 2017. The cost of a benchmark home in Port Alberni reached $259,100, up 20 percent from one year ago.

Excerpt from VIREB Press Release on Feb. 1, 2018.

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