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Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Real Estate Resolutions!

It’s very easy to make New Year’s resolutions in the heat of the moment, but most of us are more familiar with the difficulty of sticking to the resolutions! It is possible but it does take focus, planning, and a determination to stick with your objectives. So, what’s a blog on new year’s resolutions doing…

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…

Enjoy a Unique Local Event in nearby Nanaimo

Three full days of fun and activities for the young, old and in-between, family oriented and held in NANAIMO, the Sun-Porch of Canada, the Jewel of the West and the Bathtub Racing Capital of the World, the “Great INTERNATIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BATHTUB RACE AND NANAIMO MARINE FESTIVAL HAPPENS ON July 25th to July 27th, 2014….

Oceanside this summer

So much is happening in Oceanside this summer that you can do something different literally every day, and these aren’t just minor events! I’m going to feature three of the ‘big one’s’ but I encourage you to explore local calendars to find a lot more choices. While I’ve featured it before in my blog, the…

Newly Renovated Qualicum Beach Inn!

We’re very excited here in Qualicum about our newly renovated Qualicum Beach Inn! At the gateway to our lovely village from the Island Highway, on the previous site of the Old Dutch Inn, new owners have done a fabulous job of creating this landmark hotel which reflects the beauty and quality of our location. Already…

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…

Yummy, its Easter – a license to eat chocolate!

I don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate any day of the year, but it’s particularly interesting to explore why we have special license to munch on this delicious treat at Easter, as long as it’s egg-shaped! Delve into the history and origins of the festival of Easter and you come up with a few…

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…

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