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SPRING IS IN THE AIR - Local Spring Gardening Tips

The Campbell River Garden Center publishes great garden tips for each season that are specific to our region. Here’s their advice on what we should be doing in March and April for a healthy lawn and garden this summer. Containers & Annual Plantings Plant a tub with pansies, bulbs, perennials and primroses to brighten your front…

MARKET MINUTE: Balanced Market Conditions Moving Into Spring For Vancouver Island

The Canadian Real Estate Association(CREA) reports “sales activity across the Vancouver Island housing market area continued its gradual upward climb this February, with reports of healthy sales activity across the Board”. This month, I’m including this organization’s summary of Island activity, followed by my regular feature on performance specific to our area (Parksville/Qualicum). CREA Vancouver…

Home Buying in the Year of the Horse

It’s the Year of the Horse and astrology experts are touting adventure, activity, decision making and spontaneity. It’s time to follow your dreams, but with careful planning and thought to the future. Interestingly, all of these elements are critical in making real estate decisions I believe you should follow your heart and I’ll help ensure…

In short, it was a good year for volume of sales, while prices remained relatively steady. In the single family home category, we saw 1171 units listed down from 1319 in 2012 and the total value of real estate sold increasing from $195 million to $228 million. The sales to listing ratio was 52% whereas…

Real estate market highlights for informed decision making

Welcome to my new feature – a regular report on market statistics for the Oceanside area. In this blog, I’ll summarize large amounts of detailed statistics published by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board into a more user-friendly narrative that provides a snapshot of market performance over the past month. I’ll also provide some personal…

Happy Holidays!

I love winter here almost as much as summer! There are yard fires about as garden work continues through the seasons and a pleasant smell of smoke is in the air. We don’t let the weather get in our way of keeping active here because it’s just never severe enough to keep you inside. Speaking…

Key Considerations for Your Estate Plan

Estate planning considerations with respect to real estate are an important consideration to ensure your assets, large or small, can be transferred smoothly to heirs. Some advanced planning in this regard can provide peace of mind to you, and ensure favorable tax treatment of the inheritance you leave for your children.  

Whether your estate is of large or modest value, an estate plan should be part of your total financial strategy. In its essence, estate planning addresses the establishment or the continuation of a tradition, one that involves the building, preserving and transferring of assets in a tax-efficient manner. The following are some of the key considerations that…

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