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Wireless service on the Sunshine Coast

Starting May 4, British Columbians will be getting a new area code, bringing the provincial total to five. Get ready to start seeing phone numbers that start with 672. Back in 2001, 10-digit dialing was introduced to Metro Vancouver and then, seven years later, in 2008, the rest of the province followed suit. That meant ... Read More »

The latest in decks for the home

Custom-built decks can expand usable outdoor entertaining spaces. Decks can surround pools and create outdoor patio areas that make it easy to establish multi-tiered living spaces, improving the functionality of outdoor areas. Certain deck trends have emerged as industry experts’ top picks for the upcoming remodeling and renovation season. For those thinking of revamping an ... Read More »

How to keep deer off your garden

With more than 60 different species of deer worldwide, there’s a good chance individuals will have some sort of interaction with these majestic animals at one point during their lifetimes. Deer, which live on all continents except Antarctica, can survive in everything from mountainous areas to wet rainforests to suburban neighborhoods. These herbivores are voracious ... Read More »

The appeal of investing in the Sunshine Coast

We are seeing an increase in activity as we move into spring and more investors looking on the Coast. Vancouver has long been a favourite city for real estate investors, but prices and taxes are forcing buyers to consider other markets. But before buying in Squamish or Kelowna, they are now considering BC’s Sunshine Coast. ... Read More »

House painting: should you hire a pro?

Few things can revitalize a home more readily than a fresh coat of paint. Thanks in part to the affordability of paint and its ease of application, painting is something that even novice DIYers can typically handle. According to the marketing advice guru Brandon Gaille, it is estimated that residential interior paint only lasts around ... Read More »

When your lawn soil is compacted, you can wear spiked aeration shoes

Compacted soil can have a dramatic effect on grass. Compacted soil blocks oxygen, water and nutrients from reaching the root systems of the turf. That creates a lawn with weak roots, which make grass more vulnerable to disease and compromising its ability to withstand harsh weather, such as summer heat. The buildup of thatch, which ... Read More »

Mosquitos are coming

When tending to their lawns, homeowners are advised to pay attention to areas that may feature standing water. According to the World Health Organization, standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can breed in great numbers in pools of water. Mosquitoes are known to carry diseases like malaria, West Nile virus and Zika. ... Read More »

What to consider with a greenhouse

Avid gardeners may be enticed by the idea of a greenhouse that allows them to explore their passion for plants year-round. While it’s true that greenhouses afford this luxury, there are important things to consider before erecting a greenhouse in your yard. Greenhouses require ample time to maintain. Greenhouses are not self-managing; they require heat, ... Read More »

Getting the jump on crabgrass

Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to showcase the fruits of their lawn-and-garden labors. Crabgrass is a common problem that appears in summer. According to Lowes, crabgrass plants produce thousands of ... Read More »

The advantages of downsizing

The collective consciousness of home sellers isn’t fully up to speed on the current reality of the Sunshine Coast real estate market. Our market has slowed considerably over the last year and what your home would have sold for 18 months ago isn’t what it’ll sell for today. Sellers can expect to see lots of ... Read More »

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