Royal LePage Parksville – Qualicum Beach Realty, 314 East Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9H 2H1Toll Free: 888 • 954 • 4433joanne@joanneferreiro.com
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Royal LePage Parksville – Qualicum Beach Realty, 314 East Island Highway, Parksville, B.C. V9H 2H1Toll Free: 888 • 954 • 4433joanne@joanneferreiro.com

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Bear Safety

We are fortunate to live in an environment rich with varied wildlife and bears are an integral element of the ecosystem here on Vancouver Island. I see many bears on my frequent walks in the woods with my dogs and I take serious safety precautions to avoid any of us coming to harm, including me,…

  If you are contemplating the purchase of a home which involves the strata or cooperative type of ownership, there are some relevant points to consider: What are the monthly charges for common area maintenance (strata fees)? What services or utilities are included? Does the building have a good reputation for honesty and successful operations? Are…

  Buying or selling a home, whether for the first time or the fifth time, can be a little confusing. This glossary of some of the most common real estate terms that you’re likely to encounter will help you better understand the language of real estate.  Contact your realtor for further explanation of these terms. Adjustment Date:…

  While there are a variety of housing ownership interests, the most common include the following: Freehold – A freehold interest (also known as a fee simple) is the more precise term for what we ordinarily refer to as “ownership” of a home. The owner of the freehold interest has full use and control of the…

  When you have a property on which you want to make an offer you may consider engaging the services of experts to provide inspections and reports on important components of a property.  These services may be engaged prior to you making an offer or, more commonly, you may make your offer subject to you…

  Before you start looking for a new home, it is important that you become aware of how much you can afford to pay. This knowledge will allow you to spend your valuable time looking productively at homes which are within your predetermined price range. You can calculate a relatively accurate figure for yourself if…

Canton Chinese Restaurant

A group of 40 friends and local entrepreneurs recently came together to experience the excellent and genuine Chinese cuisine offered by the Canton Chinese Restaurant at 125 W. 2nd Avenue, in Qualicum Beach. We had a great time enjoying a nine course meal which contained many fabulous dishes. This event was organized by John Hellum…

Parksville Summer Street Market

Last night I spent a few delightful hours at the Parksville Summer Street Market. Held every Tuesday evening between June and September from 6 and 9 pm on Craig Street, this has become a huge event over the few years since it started with just a few artisan stalls. I was told the quaint shops in…

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