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Category archive: Vancouver Island

BC’s Best Beaches

I always talk to my real estate clients from out of town about the wonderful beaches in Oceanside and this great list provides the evidence. Of all the lovely places to be in British Columbia we rate high in so many and, when it comes to beaches, it turns out we’re not only on the…

Small Towns Beat Big Cities

Small Towns Beat Big Cities Living in Qualicum Bay, with Bowser as my go-to town, this delightful little blog resonated with me. I’m always telling buyers I meet about the joys of living here and encouraging people to explore our area as the best place to live on Vancouver Island! I’ve moved out. Way out,…

MARKET MINUTE UPDATE: Who Will Buy My Home?

According to the latest Buyer Profile data collected by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (2013), in this area its just as likely to be someone from right here in Oceanside (18%), elsewhere on Vancouver Island (18%), or Alberta (17%). For all of Vancouver Island, there is a sharper contrast between buyer sources with a…

Local Country Fair Makes a Splash

I took some time out this summer to attend a couple of country fairs – so much good old fashioned fun! At the Comox Valley Fair on August 23, we enjoyed a newfound event for me (an incurable lover of all dogs), and equally fun for anyone who enjoys a good laugh!  Dock Dogs, is…

Lighthouse Country Fall Fair

Reserve August 30, 2014 in your calendar! It’s the 44th. Lighthouse Country Fall Fair and it’s a wonderful event that celebrates the seaside, our community and the great people who live here. As a member of the Bow-Horne Community Club, I’m thrilled to be part of planning and running this great day. I hope to…

Snowbirds Performing in Comox Valley

It’s that time of the year again! I saw the magnificent Snowbirds practicing in Comox last year and it was a wonderful event, not to be missed. Standing out in the sunshine watching these legendary flyers do their critically-timed stunts is tremendously exciting and provides yet one more reason to be proud to be a…

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…

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