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Real Estate Market still strong

The Sunshine Coast real estate market has cooled a bit in the last two weeks, but it is still very much a seller’s market. Successful buyers have mortgage pre-approval and are working with a local buyer’s agent. Here are how the numbers broke down in detail for March. March year-over-year (YOY) • March 2020 saw ... Read More »

DIY backyard shed ideas for “me space”

Running out of room in your house? As home becomes more and more a comfy place of refuge, many of us are looking for ways to make the most of our property. A backyard shed can be the perfect solution to carve out some space just for you.    Gaining popularity among homeowners, livable backyard ... Read More »

Grow local this season

Spring weather and spending more time at home may have you thinking about gardening. Whether it’s a small container garden on your condo balcony, a produce aisle of your very own in your backyard or a tropical paradise around the pool, there is truly a garden for everyone. But this year, Canadian grower Arnold Devrij ... Read More »

Renovation trends for the year ahead

Home renovation trends are ever-changing. Renovations that might have been de rigueur 20 years ago may seem dated now. Recognizing the potentially popular trends of tomorrow is a great way for homeowners to give their homes a fresh new look and put themselves in position to capitalize on popular trends when they put their homes ... Read More »

How to address moss in the lawn

Lawn care can be a labour of love. Maintaining a pristine lawn is no small task, but it’s one that many homeowners proudly take on, knowing that all the hard work and time spent outside on sunny summer afternoons is well worth the sweat equity. After putting in so much effort to create a lush, ... Read More »

Time change

Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and summer for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to save energy, there’s little evidence that this goal is actually achieved. The current plan being discussed in the media for British Columbians, Yukoners, Californians, Oregonians, and Washingtonians is to fall back one more ... Read More »

Exterior lighting can add ambiance

The value of the right lighting in a home is undeniable. Lighting can instantly transform a room and create the ambiance homeowners are looking to establish. Though it might be mostly seen as a way to create mood inside a home, lighting also can do much for lawns and gardens. Backyards have come a long ... Read More »

Market Still Red Hot

The Sunshine Coast real estate market is still red hot. More listings have come on the market, but demand is still far beyond supply. Anything decent is selling right away unless the listing realtor holds offers, in which case it sells on the day offers are reviewed. Multiple offers are commonplace, and there is a ... Read More »

Rural communities seeing a surge in real estate sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on where buyers are now considering buying. Working from home being the new normal, rural communities such as the Sunshine Coast are seeing a surge in real estate sales. But what specific features of a home are now more important to buyers than they were pre-pandemic? Here ... Read More »

Market Continued with multiple offers commonplace

The busy Sunshine Coast real estate market continued last month with multiple offers commonplace, especially in the $700,000 to $900,000 range. Demand is far beyond inventory as retirees find themselves competing with young families now considering living here. I have been frequently called this month by disappointed buyers trying to do it alone (without the ... Read More »

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