Wildfire Risk Reduction

So you’ve just purchased your new home in the Shuswap in time for the summer, and you’re excited to get out on the lake, do some hiking, and take in the festivals and fairs that give our region so much character and colour. But then you start to hear about wildfires. The last thing you want is for your new property to be affected, but there are some things you can do.

Wildfires are a serious threat to homes and properties, posing a significant risk to both lives and structures. Implementing effective wildfire risk reduction measures is crucial in safeguarding your property and loved ones from the devastating impacts of fires.

One of the key components of wildfire risk reduction is proper vegetation management. Maintaining a defensible space around...

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Stay or Move? 5 Questions to Help You Decide

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it can be overwhelming. If you’re considering making a move and struggling with the decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourself:

1. What is your practical reason for selling?

This question refers to what you’ll get by moving to a new home. The reasons could include a bigger backyard, a shorter commute to work, an extra bedroom, a more desirable neighbourhood, etc. Maybe bullet point what you’ll gain against what you’d lose by moving home.

2. What are your emotional reasons for selling?

This question refers to how you’ll feel about living in a new home. For example, you might feel safer, less cramped, less worried about your kids because the local schools are...

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